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Lost songs from The Basics found

Posted on 6 Feb 2013

LEFTOVERS - 38 'Lost' tracks from over a Decade of THE BASICS 

"Sandwiched somewhere between the vibe of The Beatles’ “White Album” and their Anthology series, Leftovers ushers us into the raw, raucous and often rude world of Australian songwriting behemoth THE BASICS.

For over a decade, Wally De Backer (Gotye) and his bandmates Tim Heath and Kris Schroeder broke all conventions in the creation of these genre-defying compositions which have since become cult classics. However, it continues to be noted that their official releases only scratch the surface of this wildly multi-faceted outfit.

This is all about to change, with Leftovers now inviting us to sneak a peek behind the curtain of their unique genius on this all-new 38-track collection, complete with extensive liner notes and never-before-seen photography from the band’s history."


  1. So Hard For You (Barn Demo)
  2. With This Ship (Alternate Take)
  3. Bri's Song (Prospekt Rehearsal)
  4. Gimme Some Lovin' (Vocal Jam)
  5. I'll Never Love Again
  6. Better (Alternate Take)
  7. Inside Your Walls (Home Demo)
  8. I Loved U, You Left Me (Home Demo)
  9. Don't Ask Me Why (Home Demo)
  10. I'm Gonna Tell Ya 'Bout A Girl (Home Jam)
  11. Baby, Let Me In
  12. Yeah, Yeah (Take 1)
  13. Besame Mucho (Live at PBS)
  14. Rattle My Chain (Garage Demo)
  15. Memory Lane (Garage Demo)
  16. Love, Love (Speak To Me) (Instrumental)
  17. Hey Rain (Live At The Chapel)
  18. Wait For You (Barn Demo)
  19. U R The 1 (Barn Demo)
  20. Roxanne (Barn Demo)
  21. Oh My! (I Can't Tell You Why) (Barn Demo)
  22. Daddy Used To Say (Barn Demo)
  23. If I Was Wrong (Barn Demo)
  24. My Baby (Live At The Tote)
  25. Just Hold On (Live At The Tote)
  26. Where The Heart Is
  27. Soundpark Rehearsal Riff
  28. With This Ship (First Rehearsal)
  29. Baby, Let Me In (Instrumental)
  30. What Do You See In Me? (Demo)
  31. On The Day Mairead Goes Away (Home Demo)
  32. Home Again (Home Demo)
  33. Keep The Door Open (Abbey Road Demo)
  34. Keep The Door Open (Mister Speed Remix)
  35. With This Ship (Unfinished Downstares Remix)
  36. Like A Brother (No Device Remix)
  37. For Girls Like You (Live At The NSC)
  38. A Night Inside Your Mind (Barn Demo)


As you can see, there's A LOT of stuff there, so The Basic's painstakingly compiled a Limited Edition 13-track Vinyl Edition for collectors and vinyl lovers. They're currently taking preorders for the vinyl, which also comes complete with a digital download of the full 38-track collection.

Click ----> HERE HERE HERE <---- to preorder.  If that link doesn't work, then just copy and paste this is your browser - http://www.waterfrontrecords.com/product/80601

** NB: For those of you who don't have a turntable or just simply love the sound of high-end compression, the digital-only release will be coming out on February 22nd. **

The "companion" piece to Leftovers - INGREDIENTS - which is something of a "Basics Best Of" is available through iTunes HERE and on CD HERE.


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