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Robert Forster 'Grant & I' - In concert and in conversation with Pete Paphides

Robert Forster is an Australian singer - songwriter, best known for his work with songwriting partner Grant McLennan, with whom he co founded The Go Betweens in 1977. For much of the 1980's the band were based in the UK, releasing a total of six albums in this decade before splitting at the end of 1989.

Robert Forster, recorded his debut solo album Danger in the Past in Berlin in 1990. This release was followed by the albums Calling from A Country Phone, I Had a New York Girlfriend and Warm Nights.

In 1999 Bellavista Terrace - Best of The Go-Betweens was released and to promote this album Robert Forster and Grant McLennan embarked on a world tour, performing acoustically as a duo. In 2000 the Go-Betweens released the LP The Friends of Rachel Worth with, Bright Yellow Bright Orange, following in 2003 and a final one, Oceans Apart, in 2005.

Oceans Apart received an ARIA award in 2005 for Best Adult Contemporary Album.

On 6th May 2006 Grant McLennan died, bringing an end to The Go-Betweens.

Robert Forster continues writing a column for The Monthly, and in this year received The Pascall Award for Criticial Writing.

In September and October 2007, Robert Forster's solo album The Evangelists was recorded and released around the world in April 2008.

The latest solo album from Robert Forster, his first for seven years and his most successful, ‘Songs to Play’ was released in September 2015 to critical acclaim by Tapete Records

Robert Forster’s memoir of his friendship with his musical partner in the Go-Betweens Grant McLennan, Grant & I, is published in the UK by Omnibus Press

 

 

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Robert Forster 'Grant & I' - In concert and in conversation with Pete Paphides