- CD - deluxe
- LP - clear vinyl
Described by Luke Haines as a minor classic, D87 includes ‘Westlake’, made evailable on vinyl for the first time in 36 years. and on CD for the first time in 30 years.
12-Track LP pressed on Clear Vinyl with printed innersleeve.
CD in digipack with 8 page booklet. Sleeve notes by Luke Haines.
The band features Luke Haines, Martyn Casey (The Triffids/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ) & Alsy Macdonald (The Triffids).
Includes: DW’s ‘Westlake’ album from 1987; BBC session recorded with members of The Go-Betweens plus two studio demos of unused songs.
4/5 REVIEW IN SHINDIG! ‘IF NOT FOR THE LACK OF A FULL-TIME RHYTHM SECTION , WESTLAKE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SERVANTS DEBUT INSTEAD, BUT AS IT WAS WESTLAKE AND A YOUNG LUKE HAINES ON LEAD GUITAR ARE HELPED OUT BY THE TRIFFIDS’ RHYTHM SECTION’
David Westlake’s first album finally gets a new day in the sun in the wake of his brilliant current LP ‘My Beautiful England’. 36 years after it first appeared in 1987 on Creation Records
David Westlake formed The Servants in 1985, who released 2 excellent singles and appeared on the NME compiled C86 LP.
Searching for a stable Servants line-up to release an album he recruited Luke Haines (The Auteurs/Black Box Recorder) via an NME advert , who came on board, and stayed for five years. After failing to find a committed rhythm section, he enlisted the help of Martyn Casey (The Triffids/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ) & Alsy Macdonald (The Triffids)and recorded the 1987 ‘Westlake’ album for Creation.
Overlooked at the time, the record was later described as a minor classic by Luke Haines himself. It is included here on Side One of the album, available on vinyl for the first time in 36 years. and CD for the first time in 30 years
Side Two contains the previously unreleased Janice Long BBC session recorded in the summer of 1987 featuring Go Betweens members Robert Forster, Amanda Brown & Robert Vickers
As chronicled in an interview in US music magazine The Big Takeover (issue 53, 2004), Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch was a huge Westlake fan and tried to locate him in the early 1990s in hope of forming a band with him, before launching Belle and Sebastian.
1 The Word Around Town 2 She Grew and She Grew 3 Rings on Her Fingers 4 Talk Like That 5 Dream Come True 6 Everlasting
7 Faithful to 3 Lovers (BBC Session) 8 Everlasting (BBC Session) 9 The Word Around Town (BBC Session) 10 Dream Come True (BBC Session) 11 Take Me to Your Heart (demo) 12 Never Grow Up (demo)
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