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The Walkabouts turn 25! Time to celebrate one of the most influential bands in Alt. Country as well as Indie-Rock. Milestones of their career were the Americana masterpiece “Satisfied Mind” in 1993, which got them praise from all around the world and several “album of the month” reviews, the raw and rocking “New West Motel”, the dreamy “Devil’s Road” which contained their first and only Top Ten single (at least in several countries), “The Lights Will Stay On” or the Brain Eno-produced “Scavenger”.

Now as a gift to these great people from Seattle, numerous musicians created this tribute album, amongst others Peter Buck from R.E.M., Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate), Chris Cacavas (Green On Red), Jon Langford of Mekons fame and many many more. Don’t expect 1:1 copies of the originals, for instance Chris Cacavas’ opening version of “Grand Theft Auto” recalls the atmosphere of Thomas Leer’s “Private Plane” or Throbbing Gristle’s “United”. “A good songs is a good song”, Bob Dylan once said, and in case of The Walkabouts’ songbook, these versions prove that Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson are indeed truly gifted songwriters. CD 2 comprises of remastered versions of the originals.

The whole thing comes in an extremely beautiful multi-fold digifile, keeping up with the quality of the music it contains.



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The Songs Of The Walkabouts/Various Artists

Release Date: 10/07/2009 · Format: 2-CD · Cat-No: GR 698

The Walkabouts turn 25! Time to celebrate one of the most influential bands in Alt. Country as well as Indie-Rock. Milestones of their career were the Americana masterpiece “Satisfied Mind” in 1993, which got them praise from all around the...
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