THE TRIFFIDS - FREE MP3S, BEST OF BOX SET AND CD, PLUS SPECIAL SHOW
The Triffids | 25/01/10
RELEASE EAGERLY AWAITED BEST OF BOX SET
‘COME RIDE WITH ME ... WIDE OPEN ROAD – THE BEST OF THE TRIFFIDS’
& ACCOMPANYING CD EDITION - BOTH OUT 5 APRIL ON DOMINO
BEFORE THEY CELEBRATE THE GENIUS OF THE LATE DAVID MCCOMB IN LONDON ON 9 APRIL WITH A CAST OF GUEST MUSICIANS, FRIENDS & VOCALISTS
On 5 April 2010 Domino are to release their eagerly awaited Best of The Triffids deluxe box set ‘Come Ride With Me ... Wide Open Road – The Best Of The Triffids’, which features approx 8 discs spanning the band’s career (full details to be revealed soon). That same day they also release an accompanying 18 track single disc compilation ‘Wide Open Road - The Best of The Triffids’, the tracklisting for which is below.
In addition, on Friday 9 April, the remaining members of The Triffids will gather together with a cast of characters, friends, guest musicians and vocalists at London’s Barbican for a special concert to showcase and celebrate the songwriting genius of their late leader David McComb, who died in 1999 (details of concert below). The band will also take the show to Hasselt, Belgium on April 16 and 17 at Kunstencentrum Belgie, and Athens, Greece on 23 April, when they appear at Gagarin 205.
These releases continue the Triffids reissue programme which Domino started in 2006 with the release of the band’s classic ‘Born Sandy Devotional’ album, and which has seen ‘Calenture’, ‘In The Pines’, ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Treeless Plain’ all remastered and released as deluxe CDs with additional music and sleeve notes. Along the way there have been singles, a limited edition 7” singles box set, an unreleased album ‘Beautiful Waste And Other Songs’; unexpected live shows in Belgium and Amsterdam, a performance with special guests and friends as part of 2008’s Sydney Festival in Australia and even the honouring of the band with a Blue Plaque in London! The band were inducted into the Australian Hall Of Fame in 2008.
The Triffids with special guest musicians, friends and vocalists LIVE in London:
Friday 9 April 2010
‘A Secret In The Shape of A Song’
Barbican Hall, London
On Friday 9 April 2010 the remaining members of The Triffids, Rob McComb, Alsy MacDonald, Martyn Casey, Jill Birt and Graham Lee will gather together with an array of special guests for a three hour performance: ‘A Secret In The Shape of A Song’.
Originally presented at The Sydney Festival in 2008, classics like ‘Wide Open Road’ and ‘Bury Me Deep In Love’ will be performed alongside B-sides, unreleased works and readings from David’s prose in a theatrical night of words and songs that will roll like perfect waves in a biographical celebration of David McComb’s work.