Go-Betweens, the / Bright Yellow Bright Orange
Album: Bright Yellow Bright Orange   Collection:General
Artist:Go-Betweens, the   Added:Mar 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-07-07 Pull Date: 2003-09-08
Week Ending: Aug 31 Aug 17 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 05, 2011: e hele aku a ho'i mai
Make Her Day
4. Nov 30, 2005: Epic Soundtracks
Something for Myself
2. Sep 18, 2009: Memory Select (sub)
Caroline and I
5. Mar 15, 2005: The Devil Collective - Songs for Murray
Too Much of One Thing
3. Aug 19, 2006: What's in the Icebox?
Too Much of One Thing
6. Feb 25, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Too Much of One Thing

Album Review
Riina Luik
Reviewed 2003-07-09
This is the second release by the Go-Betweens since their comeback (the first being "Friends of Rachel Worth"). I am a fan of early Go-Betweens (e.g. "Cattle and Cane"), but I am not such a huge fan of the polished pop that reflects their more recent releases. Having said that, this CD is typical of bright, well-crafted Australian pop (e.g. The Lucksmiths), and I am always pleased by intelligent, narrative lyrics over pleasant melodies. If you are looking for a clever, folksy pop or rock tune, look no further.
1-an energetic intro: mid-/up-tempo; acoustic guitars and organ; clear male vocals sing a narrative love song
2,3- mid-tempo pop: acoustic guitars and clear male vocals; some touches of organ and electric guitars
4-slower acoustic ballad; pretty strings join in over time; about a girl's diary
*5*-a classic folk tune: bouncy bass and acoustic guitars accompany a tale of regret and aging; organ and harmonies at choruses
6-more relaxed; strummed guitar, minimal organ and female harmonies at choruses
*7*-up-tempo: a cheerful, summertime toe-tapper; bouncing bass and electric guitar play off layered instruments and harmonies during choruses
*8*- rockin' but sugary sweet: a simple guitar riff drives the song; an undeniably catchy chorus; song gets more complex (pretty guitar solos, additional vocals, and handclaps!)
9-airy and innocuous ballad; acoustic guitars while gentle male vocals describe the need to get away
10-another ballad; piano, acoustic guitar, and sweet/subdued vocals

Track Listing
1. Caroline and I   6. Crooked Lines
2. Poison in the Walls   7. Old Mexico
3. Mrs. Morgan   8. Make Her Day
4. In Her Diary   9. Something for Myself
5. Too Much of One Thing   10. Unfinished Business