The Bats - Volume One 3xCD
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This set contains three re-issues of New Zealand indie-pop pioneers The Bats ranging from early original recordings to previously unheard studio out takes. Featuring tracks from 1984 to 1988, this compilation shows a group that has gone on to influence countless bands around the world with their jangling guitars that express both an optimism and deeper melancholy.Compiletely Bats, originally released in 1987, gathers together the four-piece band's first three EPs - 'By Night' (1984), 'And Here is Music for the Fireside' (1985) and 'Made Up in Blue' (1986), along with bonus outages and demos from the period.Daddy's Highway, their 1987 debut, stands as one of the most outstanding New Zealand albums from the 1980's that glows throughout with shimmering harmonies, whispered vocals, reeling baselines and a sweet sense of despair that is as catchy as it is thought-provoking.The Law Of Things, recorded in 1988 and released in 1990, was the The Bats follow up album and yet again showcased the band's knack for irrepressible indie pop songs. Re-issued this year again on 2xLP, this CD version also includes their 1988 EP 'Four Songs' as well as never heard before studio tracks from The Law Of Things sessions.Presented in a 3CD box which includes all original art work as well as accompanying, posters, flyers and ephemera from the time.