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Disc 1
01 02 :23
02 04 :27
03 03 :38
06 04 :31
07 03 :26
08 02 :59
09 02 :33
10 02 :05
11 04 :31
12 03 :10
13 05 :15
Disc 2
01 02 :48
02 05 :28
03 03 :00
04 02 :46
05 02 :59
06 02 :46
07 02 :09
08 03 :17
09 04 :26
10 03 :19
11 02 :25
13 03 :32
14 05 :56
ARTIST
TITLE
At Home With You
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
AVS 025CD AVS 025CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/28/2007

"The legendary X (not to be confused with the US band of the same name) formed in Sydney, Australia in 1977. They recorded their seminal 1980 debut X-Aspirations in one 5 hour session with Lobby Loyde producing. People called X a punk band -- and they certainly acted like one -- but they were actually a great meld of Ian Rilen's gut busting bass and pioneering Oz rock stance (as you would expect from a veteran of both Band Of Light and Rose Tattoo) and newcomer Steve Lucas' incredible sandpaper scream. Five years later Rilen and Lucas recruited drummer Cathy Green (from experimental Canberra band **** **** [cough cough]) and recorded their classic 2nd. album At Home With You (also produced by Loyde). Green's style fit X like a glove and helped transform the band into a killer live act. The songs and production had more depth too -- the Hunter's & Collectors' horn section: The Horns Of Contempt contributing to 3 tracks. A limited edition version of the LP was also released in 1985 (A TV Dinner At Home With X) which contained a t-shirt and a flexi-disc of the song 'El Salvador' recorded live at The Prince Of Wales in Melbourne on March 13th, 1985 for a live 3PBS radio broadcast. Searching for this track, we happened upon the master tapes for the entire show and quickly decided to expand the release to a double disc! The live tracks are from the desk feed for the radio broadcast and are sufficiently raw and unadorned and are a terrific indicator of the awesome live power of X -- and a reminder of the great loss that Australian music suffered with the tragic death of Ian Rilen last year (the reissue is dedicated to Ian). The year 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of X and the prefect time to revisit this album."