Previously Unheard Music From Late AC/DC Singer BON SCOTT Officially Released After 50 Years
January 22, 2021
A box set containing previously unreleased music written and sung by Bon Scott has just been made available via Cherry Red Records.
Founded in Australia, rock band FRATERNITY will forever be associated with Scott, who would later join AC/DC and enjoy worldwide fame. However, Scott's tenure with FRATERNITY has been poorly documented on the reissue market. Of the two albums the band had issued at the time, "Livestock" and "Flaming Galah", neither album has been released officially. And their story has never been told accurately. Half a century later, "Seasons Of Change - The Complete Recordings 1970-1974" finally seeks to amend this oversight.
Curated in conjunction with surviving band members (Bruce Howe, John Freeman, Sam See, John Bisset, Uncle John Eyers and the estate of Mick Jurd) and their original manager Hamish Henry, this three-CD set seeks to offer the complete recorded output of FRATERNITY, including both their albums from 1971-72 (originally issued on Sweet Peach and RCA, respectively),utilizing the original master tapes and best possible remastering sources, adding all relevant non-albums singles As and Bs and EP tracks. Bonus tracks feature FRATERNITY backing THE VALENTINES' Vince Lovegrove and their victory at the National Battle Of The Sounds competition where they claimed the title of Australia's No. 1 band.
In addition, research by Victor Marshall for this package uncovered the long-lost Hamish Henry cache of session tapes which have been curated into FRATERNITY's third album "Second Chance". "Second Chance" also features live tracks recorded at PT Lincoln, South Australia as part of their historic Country Arts Tour and unheard songs including vocals and song writing contributions from Bon Scott. Famous artist Vytas Serelis, designer of the "Flaming Galah" cover returns with original cover artwork for "Second Chance".
Musically, from their base in Aldgate, South Australia, FRATERNITY ran the gamut of musical styles in vogue on the rock scene at the dawn of the 1970s, from proto-heavy metal to country and soft rock, progressive music and a nod here and there to the earlier psychedelic boom.
"Seasons Of Change - The Complete Recordings 1970-1974" is beautifully presented, with exhaustive 18,000-word sleeve notes and unseen photos of the band from The Grape Organisation, which has worked in conjunction with Cherry Red's Lemon label to create this new 50th-anniversary collection.
Disc One: Livestock
01. Livestock 02. Somerville 03. Raglan's Folly 04. Cool Spot 05. Grand Canyon Suites 06. Jupiter Landscape 07. You Have A God 08. It
09. Why Did It Have To Be Me? 10. Question 11. Seasons Of Change (Single Version) 12. Somerville (Single Version) 13. The Race Part 1 14. The Race Part 2
Disc Two: Flaming Galah
01. Welfare Boogie 02. Annabelle 03. Seasons Of Change 04. If You Got It 05. You Have A God 06. Hemming's Farm 07. Raglan's Folly 08. Getting Off 09. Somerville R.I.P. 10. Canyon Suite
11. The Shape I'm In 12. If You Got It 13. Raglan's Folly 14. You Have A God 15. Seasons Of Change / If You Got It (Hoadley's Battle Of The Sounds 1971)
Disc Three: Second Chance
01. Second Chance 02. Tiger 03. Going Down 04. Requiem 05. Patch Of Land 06. Cool Spot (Alternative Version) 07. Hogwash 08. Chest Fever 09. Little Queenie 10. The Memory 11. Just Another Whistle Stop 12. No Particular Place To Go 13. Livestock 14. Rented Room Blues 15. Get Myself Out Of This Place (Alias Getting Off) 16. That's Alright Momma
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