The Go-Betweens ‎– G Stands For Go-Betweens: The Go-Betweens Anthology Volume 1

Domino ‎– REWIG89X
Box Set, Compilation, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
3 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
4 × CD, Album, Compilation


First Five Singles
LP1-A1 Lee Remick
LP1-A2 People Say
LP1-A3 I Need Two Heads
LP1-A4 Your Turn, My Turn
LP1-A5 Hammer The Hammer
LP1-B1 Karen
LP1-B2 Don't Let Him Come Back
LP1-B3 Stop Before You Say It
LP1-B4 World Weary
LP1-B5 By Chance
Send Me A Lullaby
LP2-A1 Your Turn, My Turn
LP2-A2 One Thing Can Hold Us
LP2-A3 People Know
LP2-A4 The Girls Have Moved
LP2-A5 Midnight To Neon
LP2-A6 Eight Pictures
LP2-B1 Careless
LP2-B2 All About Strength
LP2-B3 Ride
LP2-B4 Hold Your Horses
LP2-B5 Arrow In A Bow
LP2-B6 It Could Be Anyone
Before Hollywood
LP3-A1 A Bad Debt Follows You
LP3-A2 Two Steps, Steps Out
LP3-A3 Before Hollywood
LP3-A4 Dusty In Here
LP3-A5 Ask
LP3-B1 Cattle And Cane
LP3-B2 By Chance
LP3-B3 As Long As That
LP3-B4 On My Block
LP3-B5 That Way
Spring Hill Fair
LP4-A1 Bachelor Kisses
LP4-A2 Five Words
LP4-A3 The Old Way Out
LP4-A4 You've Never Lived
LP4-A5 Part Company
LP4-B1 Slow Slow Music
LP4-B2 Draining The Pool For You
LP4-B3 River Of Money
LP4-B4 Unkind & Unwise
LP4-B5 Man O'Sand To Girl O'Sea
Life As Sweet As Lemonade: Rarities Volume 1 : 1978–79
CD1-1 I Want To Be Today
CD1-2 The Sound Of Rain
CD1-3 People Say
CD1-4 Don't Let Him Come Back
CD1-5 Long Lonely Day
CD1-6 Day For Night
CD1-7 Love Wasn't Made For You And Me
CD1-8 Just Hang On
CD1-9 Summer's Melting My Mind
CD1-10 Obsession With You
CD1-11 The Night
CD1-12 Rare Victory
CD1-13 Big Sleeping City
CD1-14 Beachcomber
CD1-15 The Missing One
CD1-16 I Am An Architect
CD1-17 8 Pictures
CD1-18 The Green Light Don't Mean Go
CD1-19 Cold Flame (It Burns)
CD1-20 Help Or Something
CD1-21 Only Sinners Care
CD1-22 Lies
Skeletons That Cry: Rarities Volume 2 : 1980–81
CD2-1 Don't Let Him Come Back
CD2-2 The Clowns Are In Town
CD2-3 Serenade Sound
CD2-4 Sunday Night
CD2-5 Hope
CD2-6 It Took You A Week
CD2-7 Day Before Tomorrow
CD2-8 I Know Why
CD2-9 Circle You
CD2-10 I Need Two Heads
CD2-11 All About Strength
CD2-12 One Word
CD2-13 Red Epaulettes
Live 82: Rarities Volume 3
CD3-1 Metal And Shells
CD3-2 Your Turn, My Turn
CD3-3 Careless
CD3-4 Distant Hands
CD3-5 Hammer The Hammer
CD3-6 People Know
CD3-7 I Need Two Heads
CD3-8 One Thing Can Hold Us
CD3-9 Near The Chimney
CD3-10 Undo What You Did
CD3-11 By Chance
CD3-12 It Could Be Anyone
A Suicide Note To Satan: Rarities Volume 4 : 1982–84
CD4-1 A Peaceful Wreck
CD4-2 Heaven Says
CD4-3 On My Block
CD4-4 Cattle And Cane
CD4-5 Hammer The Hammer
CD4-6 Man O'Sand To Girl O'Sea
CD4-7 Newton Told Me
CD4-8 Man O'Sand To Girl O'Sea
CD4-9 This Girl, Black Girl
CD4-10 Emperor's Courtesan
CD4-11 Attraction
CD4-12 Marco Polo Jr.
CD4-13 Sweet Tasting Hours
CD4-14 Part Company
CD4-15 Bachelor Kisses
CD4-16 The Old Way Out
CD4-17 Unkind And Unwise
CD4-18 Just A King In Mirrors
CD4-19 Rare Breed
CD4-20 Secondhand Furniture
CD4-21 The Power That I Now Have
CD4-22 Five Words
CD4-23 For Him

Companies, etc.



Limited edition deluxe box set compiling remastered and repressed versions of the first three Go-Betweens LPs; a fourth LP compiling the band's first five non-LP singles; and four CDs of rarities, outtakes, and live performances from 1978–1984. The box set also contains a large-format 112-page book of liner notes, historical reminiscences by member Robert Forster, and archival photos, a silkscreen reproduction of the promo poster for the ‘Lee Remick’ single, and a reproduction of the band's first press-release. Boxed in heavy weight card in cloth wrap with marbled liner papers. Also includes a card with a unique download code for the entire box (first pressing), or a 16-track sampler, G Is For Go-Betweens (second pressing, due to the label losing most of the digital rights), in both MP3 & WAV formats.

The first 600 box sets ordered directly also came with a book from Grant McLennan's personal library and a bookmark signed by Robert Forster.

US Street Date: February 3, 2015

2014 is the copyright year.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered): 887830008938


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October 1, 2021
The download code situation is not exactly as is described in the notes. I have this box, the first edition. I have downloaded the entire set, but in MP3 format. I tried downloading it again to get access to the WAV files. The code still worked, but all I could download was the 16 track sampler. So even if you have a first pressing box set and download code, all you can download now with it is the 16 track sampler.


July 11, 2020
I'd like to see a scan of each of the pages in the booklet.
I took many photos of the band and sent a bunch to Robert, he promised a copy of the boxset which never happened (thanks). "Gold" he said, "these are gold Jim."
I can see there are a few used on what I presume are the CD covers, but would like to see what was in the booklet, so if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
For anyone who wants to see some early photo of them look on Instagram @jimsmusicphotos they are right at the beginning of my account, so you will have to scroll back aways.


December 26, 2019
According to the band’s Facebook page, they may be considering a repress of this box, so I would hold off on paying too much in the meantime. I certainly hope they do. I missed out the first time around, and my Volume 2 box is looking awfully lonely up there on the shelf.


December 19, 2019
I would love it if someone could update the source of each track on the Rarities discs (like someone has graciously done for Vol 2!)


December 26, 2017
When are they going to release this on CD only? I hate it when they do a fish-mash of CD/LP that leaves no one happy.


October 9, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
on the first run of box sets, enclosed download cards are for 24-bit WAV or 320 kbps MP3 files of the entire box (lps and cds). on the second run, domino no longer held the digital rights and the enclosed download card is for a 16-track sampler. edit: seems like this was wrong info!


September 30, 2015
Limited pre-order repress now available from Domino and Domino USA, minus Grant McLennan book.


April 18, 2015
got mine for $120 at a shop in mid-April 2015. Sealed. No Go-Betweens fans in Boston I guess.


March 31, 2015
The cardboard sleeves of the vinyls are poor quality , pity for a wonderful item and awesome band .


February 15, 2015

wouldve happily spent another $100 to eliminate the CDs and get the extras on vinyl as well...