Seasons of Change: The Complete Recordings 1970-1974 (3-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Released: January 22, 2021
  • Originally Released: 2021
  • Label: Lemon

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Livestock
  • 2.Somerville
  • 3.Raglan's Folly
  • 4.Cool Spot
  • 5.Grand Canyon Suites
  • 6.Jupiter Landscape
  • 7.You Have a God
  • 8.It
  • 9.Why Did It Have to Be Me?
  • 10.Question
  • 11.Seasons of Change [Single Version]
  • 12.Somerville [Single Version]
  • 13.The Race, Pt. 1
  • 14.The Race, Pt. 2

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Welfare Boogie
  • 2.Annabelle
  • 3.Seasons of Change
  • 4.If You Got It
  • 5.You Have a God
  • 6.Hemming's Farm
  • 7.Raglan's Folly
  • 8.Getting Off
  • 9.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]

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Second Chance - (previously unreleased)
  • 2.Tiger - (previously unreleased)
  • 3.Going Down - (previously unreleased)
  • 4.Requiem
  • 5.Patch of Land - (previously unreleased)
  • 6.Cool Spot [Alternative Version] - (previously unreleased)
  • 7.Hogwash - (previously unreleased)
  • 8.Chest Fever - (previously unreleased)
  • 9.Little Queenie - (previously unreleased)
  • 10.Memory, The - (previously unreleased)
  • 11.Just Another Whistle Stop - (previously unreleased)
  • 12.No Particular Place to Go - (previously unreleased)
  • 13.Livestock
  • 14.Rented Room Blues
  • 15.Get Myself Out of This Place (aka Getting Off)
  • 16.That's Alright Momma

Product Description:

Audio Remasterer: Warren Barnett.
Recording information: Bill Armstrong, Melbourne (07/17/1972); England (07/17/1972); Festival Hall, Melbourne (07/17/1972); Nation Wide Studios, Adelaide (07/17/1972); Nationwide Studios, Adelaide (07/17/1972); Pepper Studios, Adelaide (07/17/1972); Port Lincoin Town Hall (07/17/1972); United Sound Studios, Sydney (07/17/1972); Bill Armstrong, Melbourne (08/14/1971); England (08/14/1971); Festival Hall, Melbourne (08/14/1971); Nation Wide Studios, Adelaide (08/14/1971); Nationwide Studios, Adelaide (08/14/1971); Pepper Studios, Adelaide (08/14/1971); Port Lincoin Town Hall (08/14/1971); United Sound Studios, Sydney (08/14/1971).
Photographer: Vytas Serelis.
Just before ascending to rock & roll greatness in 1974 as the voice of AC/DC, Bon Scott spent four years singing with the multifaceted and ever-shifting Australian rock collective Fraternity. The band released two albums and a few singles between 1970 and 1974, starting out modeling themselves after the Band but quickly growing to incorporate flirtations with prog, rootsy blues-rock, and boogie into their sound. The group took on different forms and changed names after Scott's departure, and their under-circulated records quickly became record collector esoterica, being sought after to the point where they were bootlegged. Seasons of Change collects everything the band recorded, including 1971 debut Livestock, 1972's Flaming Galah, and an album's worth of unreleased material. It's been noted often that despite Scott's involvement, Fraternity was worlds removed from AC/DC's brawny hard rock. More striking than the recontextualization of Scott's iconic vocals in an unfamiliar setting is the ambitious stylistic range Fraternity showed from their earliest days. The title track from Livestock opens the collection with a shuffling rhythm and vocal harmonies borrowed directly from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. As the track listing goes on, there's gritty country-fried rock, Moody Blues-influenced prog, and songs like "Jupiter Landscape" and "Cool Spot" that sound informed by the exploration of Bay Area psychedelia. Fraternity sound like the Small Faces on one song and Santana on the next, and that eclecticism continues throughout Seasons of Change. Oddly, much of second album Flaming Galah reworks earlier songs that appeared in different versions on Livestock. The final third of Seasons of Change is comprised of unreleased material, much of which was recorded after both of the formally released studio albums. Like the rest of Fraternity's output, it's a mixed bag of styles and experiments. Goofy blues ramble "Hogwash" finds Scott singing in a sly, conversational sing-speak, an early version of the winking, up-to-no-good narrator persona he'd hone further on AC/DC's more mischievous tunes. ~ Fred Thomas

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