Chapter Music is proud to announce a deluxe vinyl reissue of A Love Affair With Nature, the 1989 second album by Australian DIY icons The Cannanes. The reissue comes as a picture disc with new liner notes, an extensive PDF booklet and a full 13 digital bonus tracks from early singles and unreleased sessions.
First formed in Sydney in the mid 1980s, The Cannanes are one of the most celebrated underground bands of the Antipodes, with a book, a documentary and even a pair of limited edition Converse sneakers devoted to them. Over their 30 year career they have amassed 11 albums and innumerable singles on labels all around the world, and have toured the US, UK, Mexico, Japan and Europe repeatedly.
A Love Affair With Nature holds a special place in The Cannanes’ canon. After a series of early lineup shuffles, the band condensed into their classic core trio – drummer David Nichols, guitarist Stephen O’Neil and heartbreaking vocalist Fran Gibson. Each contributes songs that veer between insightful and absurd, conveying a 20-something inner-city existence that feels simultaneously fleeting and universal.
Initially self-released on coloured vinyl by the band, Love Affair was subsequently licensed by Chicago label Feel Good All Over (The Magnetic Fields, Dead C), with a CD version a few years later on another classic Chicago imprint, Ajax Records (Mountain Goats, David Kilgour). They began touring the US and UK regularly, becoming one of Kurt Cobain’s favourite bands (as mentioned in his diaries) and had further releases on quintessentially 90s labels such as K Records, Harriet and Little Teddy.
Tracks: I Woke Up / Take Me To The Hotel Johanna / Sound Of The City / Nuisance / Seatbelt / Move Some Things Around / Paper Bag / 52 Linthorpe St / Blue Skies Over The Ocean / Vivienne