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|1. Magic Is Here|
|4. German Farmhouse|
|5. He Lives My Life|
|6. Heart And Home|
|7. Surfing Magazines|
|8. Orpheus Beach|
|9. Going Blind|
|10. When She Sang About Angels|
This album brings together two very well differentiated solo careers.
Well, at least they didn't go to Seattle, where the weather is even better and all the girls are named Marlene and have serious emotional deprivation issues.
In this sense, this album is not a continuation from where the Go-Betweens left off, but it's very definitely a worthwhile new beginning.
This album is like a shimmering, laid-back roadtrip, from the wonder of "Magic in Here", the melancholy storytelling of "He lives my Life", and ending with the heady ambiguity of... Read morePublished on April 18, 2008 by Reader
Being almost of an age with Robert Forster and the now late, great Grant McLennan, I find the transformation of the Go-Betweens from the wry, literate indie 80's band nobody ever... Read morePublished on December 16, 2006 by Liz Nicholson
One of the rare bands that bowed out in an unquestionable high(in what's arguably their masterpiece-1988's "16 Lovers Lane")the Go Betweens nonetheless decided to reconvene 12... Read morePublished on June 21, 2005 by Tezcatlipoca
What can you be disappointed in when one of the best bands ever comes back together again. This is like John Lennon and George Harrison coming back from the dead and Paul... Read morePublished on December 20, 2003 by DKDC
Not so much a dramatic 'comeback' as never been away! I love this album, it grows with every listen. Read morePublished on July 31, 2002 by "paul_mids"
Perhaps I'm not well-qualified to comment on this release. My exposure to the Go-Betweens has been limited to years of ownership (and enjoyment) of an excellent now-deleted... Read morePublished on March 27, 2002 by Randall E. Adams
Good 'un--the songs about hanging out in Bavaria, checking out the latest glossy American surfing magazine, are quite evocative. Read morePublished on December 6, 2001 by Henry Zeno
It may be unfair to compare "FORW" to the Go-Betweens' rich, past body of work. Over 10 years elapsed since they recorded their last album, "16 Lovers Lane," and creative nucleus... Read morePublished on October 10, 2001 by Lypo Suck
At long last, Robert Forster and Grant McLennan (the veritable Lennon/McCartney songsmiths from Down Under) are reunited as The Go-Betweens after more than 10 years. Read morePublished on February 23, 2001 by Michael Paulsen