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[ERA : 70s / Rock, Glam ]

Although Living in the 70's was released in October 1974 and was an instant smash, it only became clear the following year that Skyhooks were not only breaking both rules and records, but they were seriously breaking new ground as well. After 16 weeks atop the national album charts with their first album (and 6 months in that spot in Victoria's hometown fans in Melbourne of course led the charge for the band), they released Ego Is Not A Dirty Word in June and spent another 11 weeks there. While things inevitably tapered off slightly in '76 as the band set its sights on the US, 1975 remains the year that Skyhooks peaked. And both albums remain together in the nation's consciousness as a cohesive pair; together they were the soundtrack to the band's extended period of mania. So, 40 years down the track, it is perhaps inevitable that these two classic albums should be brought together to celebrate Skyhooks brilliance and success, and this deluxe 3CD set that does just that. In stunning remastered sound (overseen at every step by Greg Macainsh himself), this new collection presents both albums as they were meant to be heard. Add a bunch of pre-album demos to each, as well a third disc of previously unreleased live recordings from late '74 and '75, called Skyhooks In Concert 1974-75, and you have the ultimate 44-track audio document of this period of the band's life. Chuck in a new essay by RAM magazine editor and early Skyhooks confidante Anthony O'Grady, numerous rare and unpublished photos, and the type of deluxe packaging that disappeared with your local record store.

CD1 - Living in the 70's LP : Living in the Seventies * Whatever Happened to the Revolution * Balwyn Calling * Horror Movie * You Just Like Me 'Cos I'm Good in Bed * Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo) * Toorak Cowboy * Smut * Hey WhatÕs the Matter * Motorcycle Bitch/ Additional tracks : Broken Gin Bottle - B-Side Living in the Seventies Single * Don't Suck it (Demo) * Hey Whats The Matter (Demo) * Horror Movie (Demo) * Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo) (Demo) CD2 - Ego is Not a Dirty Word LP : Ego is Not a Dirty Word * Love on the Radio * Saturday Night * Love's Not Good Enough * The Other Side * Smartarse Songwriters * Mercedes Ladies * All My Friends Are Getting Married * Every Chase a Steeple * Private Eye/ Additional tracks : Sweet Sister (Demo) * The Other Side (Demo) * Saturday Night (Demo) * Love on the Radio (Demo) * Smartarse Songwriters (Demo) CD3 - Skyhooks In Concert 1974-75 : Hey What's the Matter * Living in the 70's * Whatever Happened to the Revolution * Balwyn Calling * Toorak Cowboy * Smut * All My Friends are Getting Married * Ego is Not a Dirty Word * Carlton (Lygon Street Limbo) * Private Eye * You Just Like Me 'cos I'm Good in Bed * Smartarse Songwriters * Horror Movie * Love on the Radio Tracks 1-3 recorded at Sydney Opera House September 15 1974 Tracks 4-9 Sydney State Theatre April 12 1975 Track 10 Her Majesty's Theatre Adelaide July 9 1975 Tracks 11-12 Reefer Cabaret, Ormond Hall, Melbourne December 31 1975 Tracks 13-14 Festival Hall Melbourne July 3 1975

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