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X: X-Spurts, The 1977 Recordings

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Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: October 6, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music


Track Listing

  1. You Don't Like Me
  2. Infamy
  3. Slash Your Wrists
  4. Runaway
  5. Losing
  6. TV Cabaret Roll
  7. Hey You
  8. Revolution
  9. Degenerate Boy
  10. One More Chance


Previously unreleased 10 track album

Two years before X's classic debut X-Aspirations, the original four piece line-up of Ian Rilen, Steve Lucas, Ian Krahe and Steve Cafiero laid down the 10 tracks that make up this album. Recorded live in a lounge room on a borrowed four-track, this recording is a potent reminder of their powerful chemistry and a fascinating early glimpse of a legendary band.

Unfortunately, X’s momentum was halted by the shock passing of Krahe in May 1978. “As far as I’m concerned, that four-piece line-up of X was the definitive edition, Ian Krahe was a terrible loss that no-one every really got over. He was a unique player with a special sense of melody.” Steve Lucas, 2011.

Luckily, after languishing for years in somebody’s wardrobe, the original four-track tapes tracks were found, baked and mixed (on 70’s equipment) and now everyone has an opportunity to experience what just a lucky few in Sydney in 1977 did. Some of these songs would turn up on later X albums, but in much different versions and many are unique to this album. Mixed and mastered from the original four-track masters by Gil Matthews in September 2011

Package Contents

Digitally remastered by Gil Matthews, 6 panel digipak, 24 page booklet with rare photos and liner notes.


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