The Apartments Chronicle Early Years on Captured Tracks Reissue

The Apartments Chronicle Early Years on Captured Tracks Reissue
The Go-Betweens' early period was recently examined with a box set from Domino, and now their Aussie indie peers the Apartments will be getting a similar treatment from Captured Tracks. An expanded edition of the album the evening visits… and stays for years will be out on March 31.

This LP originally came out in 1985, and this expanded set looks to chronicle material from the band's formation in 1978 through to the early '80s. It includes their rare first singles and unreleased demos, plus liner notes from Apartments leader Peter Milton Walsh along with Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens and Steven Schayer of the Chills.

A press release notes that Walsh was briefly a part of the Go-Betweens in the late '70s, but his membership didn't last long as their record deal fell through and their personalities clashed. Walsh disbanded and reassembled the Apartments throughout the period, eventually signing with Rough Trade and moving to London in 1985.

The announcement promises, "the tracks on the reissue covering the band's first seven years provide a definitive look at their early sound." The material fits onto a single CD or two vinyl LPs; the first LP contains the evening visits… and stays for years, while the second LP is a comp called The Last Look is a Stare.

It's available to pre-order right here.

Meanwhile, the Apartments are still active and have an album called No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal due out this year. A video for the song "Twenty One" is embedded at the bottom of this page, and and a crowdfunding campaign has already been successful. The tracklist is also below.

the evening visits… and stays for years:

LP 1 - the evening visits… and stays for years:

1. Sunset Hotel
2. Mr. Somewhere
3. What's the Morning For?
4. All the Birthdays
5. Great Fool
6. Lazarus, Lazarus
7. Cannot Tell the Days Apart
8. Speechless with Tuesday
9. The Black Road Shines (On Rainy Nights)

LP 2 - The Last Look is a Stare:

1. Help
2. Nobody Like You
3. Refugee
4. All You Wanted
5. Fever Elsewhere
6. Sunset Hotel
7. What's the Morning For?
8. All the Birthdays (Demo)
9. Great Fool (Demo)
10. The Black Road Shines (On Rainy Nights) (Demo)

No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal:

1. No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal
2. Looking for Another Town
3. Black Ribbons
4. Twenty One
5. The House That We Once Lived In
6. September Skies
7. Please, Don't Say Remember
8. Swap Places