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A Love Affair With Nature

CH 127LP CH 127LP

Chapter Music present a reissue of A Love Affair With Nature, the 1989 second album by Australian DIY icons, The Cannanes. This reissue comes as a picture disc with new liner notes, an extensive PDF booklet and a full 13 digital bonus tracks from early singles and unreleased sessions. First formed in Sydney in the mid '80s, The Cannanes are one of the most celebrated underground bands of the Antipodes, with a book, a documentary and even a pair of limited edition Converse sneakers devoted to them. Over their 30 year career they have amassed 11 albums and innumerable singles on labels all around the world. They have toured the US, UK, Mexico, Japan and Europe repeatedly. A Love Affair With Nature holds a special place in The Cannanes's canon. After a series of early lineup shuffles, the band condensed into their classic core trio - drummer David Nichols, guitarist Stephen O'Neil and heartbreaking vocalist Fran Gibson. Each contributes songs that veer between insightful and absurd, conveying a 20-something inner-city existence that feels simultaneously fleeting and universal. Initially self-released on colored vinyl by the band, Love Affair was subsequently licensed by Chicago label Feel Good All Over, with a CD version a few years later on another classic Chicago imprint, Ajax Records. The Cannanes began touring the US and UK regularly, becoming one of Kurt Cobain's favorite bands (as mentioned in his diaries) and had further releases on quintessentially '90s labels such as K Records, Harriet and Little Teddy. Chapter released a split single in 1996 and their album Living The Dream in 2000, before signing back on for 2013's Howling At All Hours (CH 103CD/LP), their first album in more than a decade. Out of print and unavailable since the mid '90s, A Love Affair With Nature is the idiosyncratic Australian classic you always knew you would love, but had never been able to track down.