First time on vinyl for Robert Forster’s 1993 solo classic ‘Calling From A Country Phone’! The legendary co-founder of The Go-Betweens’ second solo effort has been remastered at Abbey Road, repackaged and reissued by Needle Mythology with brand new artwork featuring previously unseen photographs. The album also features brand new liner notes written by Robert Forster.

‘Calling From A Country Phone’ saw Robert return to Brisbane, working in the same studio where some of the earliest Go-Betweens recordings took place, with help from Custard guitarist Dave McCormack, future Go-Between Glenn Thompson on drums and COW frontman Bob Moore on bass.

In the words of music writer and author Andrew Mueller, the album comes as “a twinkling rebuke to any prejudice that wintry elegies to ebbing hope and deadpan surf-rock need be mutually exclusive propositions.”


Disc 1:

  1. Atlanta Lie Low
  2. 121
  3. The Circle
  4. Falling Star
  5. I Want to Be Quiet
  6. Cat’s Life
  7. Girl to a World
  8. Drop
  9. Beyond Their Law
  10. Forever & Time

Bonus 7″ vinyl:

  1. Lonely Boy
  2. Brookfield 1975