Discography: Hunters and Collectors

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This document is a discography of:

        Hunters & Collectors (now defunct)

Copyright © 1990-2013 by John Relph.


The latest revision of this discography can be found at:

This discography was compiled by John Relph and Brendan Jones.

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Some information in this discography was taken from the following sites, for
which I thank the authors:
        True Believers (Stuart Fenech)
        The Deadstar site (Kelly Wood)
        The Seymour Brothers' FTS (Ann Pinson)
        The Church Discography (Mike Fulmer)

Special thanks to: (in alphabetical order)

        Karl Catteeuw, Tammy Cripps, Andrew Disseldorp, Mattias Engvall,
        Stuart Fenech, Graham H Freeman, Annette Gantvoort, Darryl Harvey,
        Magnus Holmgren, Dave Jacobsen, Shane Johns, Caelie Kairos,
        Colin McIntyre, Brian May, Graeme Mawson, Ann Pinson, Max Poyser,
        Andrew Raphael, Graeme Wong See, James Shellshear,
        Erland Sommarskog, Mik S., Kelly Wood.

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News and Information

Hunters & Collectors played their final tour dates in March 1998, after which the band retired. The album Under One Roof was recorded on that tour.

This discography does not attempt to catalog the works of Deadstar, with Barry Palmer and Nick Seymour (Deadstar are now defunct). This discography also does not attempt to catalog the solo works of Mark Seymour, or any of the other members of Hunters and Collectors, released after the band's breakup.

Hunters and Collectors received three nominations for the 1991 ARIA (The Australian Record Industry Association Ltd.) Awards (and have received many other ARIA nominations in the past as well):

Best Australian Single: Throw Your Arms Around Me Best Australian Group: Hunters and Collectors Australian Song of the Year: Blind Eye

A karaoke disc entitled Australian Classic Artists: Hits Of Hunters And Collectors has been released. Enjoy.

Mary-Jo Starr covers “Throw Your Arms Around Me” on Used And Recovered By..., the 3RRR compilation album. Club Hoy also covers “Throw Your Arms Around Me”. Pearl Jam have been known to cover “Throw Your Arms Around Me” in concert (the song appears on numerous bootleg recordings). Irish singer-guitarist Luka Bloom covered “Throw Your Arms Around Me” on his album Keeper of the Flame. Crowded House covered “Throw Your Arms Around Me” in concert; a recording of the song appears on the collection Other Enz: Split Enz & Beyond.

Promotional videos have been filmed for the following songs:

Talking To A Stanger1982
Lumps Of Lead1982
Judas Sheep1983
Betty's Worry Or The Slab1984
Say Goodbye1985
Throw Your Arms Around Me1985
Everything's On Fire1985
Is There Anybody In There?1985
Do You See What I See?1986
Still Hanging 'Round1986
Back On The Breadline1988
When The River Runs Dry1989
Blind Eye1989
The Way You Live1990
Throw Your Arms Around Me1990
Where Do You Go?1991
Head Above Water1992
We The People1992 Aug
True Tears of Joy1992
Holy Grail1993
Panic In The Shade1994
Easy1994 Apr
Back In The Hole1994 Jun
Debris2003 Oct

Recent changes to this document are indicated by green type.

Abbreviations and Definitions

num.    numbered        ltd.    limited         ed.     edition
p/s     picture sleeve  std.    standard        s/s     stock sleeve
s/l     slimline        j/b     jewel box       promo   promotional
c/n     catalog number  g/f     gatefold        p/d     picture disc
b/i     back insert     p/b     paperboard      w/s     widescreen

Album:  full album release, in one or more of the formats below:
  LP    12" vinyl long-player (33 1/3 RPM)
  CD    Compact (digital) disc (std. j/b unless otherwise indicated)
  CT    (Mini-) Cassette tape
  8T    8-track tape (obsolete)
  RT    Reel-to-reel tape
  DC    Digital Compact Cassette tape
  MD    MiniDisc (digital magneto-optical)
  CR    CD-R (CD Recordable or Read-Write)
  SA    Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD)
  DA    DVD Audio
  DR    DVD-R (DVD Recordable or Read-Write)
  DD    Digital Download (see Other Formats below)

Single: single or EP release, in one or more of the formats below:
  7"    45 RPM vinyl
  10"   45 RPM vinyl
  12"   45 RPM vinyl
  C3    CD-3, 3" (8 cm) CD single
  C5    5" (12 cm) CD single (s/l j/b unless otherwise indicated)
  CS    (Mini-) Cassette single (p/b p/s unless otherwise indicated)
  EP    Extended play single or mini-album (vinyl, usually 33 1/3 RPM)
  F7    7" flexi-disc, flexible vinyl single (usually one-sided)

Video:  video release, in one or more of the formats below:
  VHS   VHS-format video tape
  Beta  Beta-format video tape
  BRD   Blu-ray Disc
  UMD   Universal Media Disc (Sony PlayStation Portable)
  HVD   High-Definition Versatile Disc (HD DVD)
  DVD   Digital Versatile (Video) Disc (including DVD-ROM)
  VCD   Video CD, popular in Asia (MPEG1)
  CLV   Video disc in Constant Linear Velocity format (8" or 12")
  CAV   Video disc in Constant Angular Velocity format (8" or 12")
  LDS   Laser Disc single (Japan)
  VHD   Video High Density, obsolete laser disc format (Japan)
  NTSC  Video format for U.S.A. and Japan
  PAL   Video format for the E.C. (except France), Scandinavia, Australia
  SECAM Video format for France

Other Formats:
  ROM   CD-ROM, computer-readable disc
  MP3   Layer 3 MPEG encoded audio
  WMA   Windows Media Audio
  PZD   PocketZip floppy disk storage system
  Pub   A publication: a book, songbook, pamphlet, magazine, etc.

  Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4   Calendar quarters: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.
  Radio Show    A release specially recorded for radio airplay.
  Interview     An interview transcription disc.
  Collection    A collection of tracks by this artist, usually previously
                released on various albums and singles.
  Compilation   A compilation of tracks by various artists.
  Soundtrack    Soundtrack to a film or play released in Album format.
  Box Set       Box set of previously released and/or unreleased material.
  Songbook      Book of words and music.
  Bootleg       Unauthorized release of previously unreleased material
                consisting of concert recordings, studio outtakes, and
                radio or television broadcasts.
  Pirate        Unauthorized release of previously released material
                without attempting to make the album look like an original.
  Counterfeit   Unauthorized copy of an officially released album.

Country codes are InterNIC domain names, except for the following:
        AA  Australasia         AS  Asia                BX  BeNeLux
        EU  Europe (EC/EEC/EU)  SC  Scandinavia         SO  South America
        WG  West Germany (prior to August 1990)         WW  Worldwide

The Fine Print

Please do not ask me where to find rare recordings, bootlegs, videos, or other releases listed in this discography.  Please do not ask me where you can get scans of artwork for these releases.  This discography is a list of releases that have been made available over time, not a list of my personal collection.  Just because any given release is listed in this discography does not mean that I own that release, nor does it indicate that I am willing to trade, sell, or make tape copies of that or any other release.  If you are looking for such recordings, try attending record shows, reading collector magazines, and hunting in used record shoppes.

While the existence of unauthorized recordings may be documented herein, I cannot advise on the legality of such recordings, nor can I advise where such recordings can be obtained.

All singles and EPs have a picture sleeve (p/s) unless otherwise noted.  Unless otherwise noted, CDs come in a standard jewel-box and CD-singles come in a slim-line jewel-box.  An “obi” is the paper strip (literally, the “sash”) that comes wrapped around most Japanese LPs and CDs.

Song authorship is denoted by names enclosed in braces, e.g., “{Blegvad/Moore}”.  Where possible, the name of the lyricist appears first.

Information flagged with a question mark has not been verified (a guess, a rumour).  If you have further information about these or other related releases or if you can supply missing artwork, please write me.

Many CD track times were found using my compact disc player and the time indicated on your CD player may vary slightly (± 1-3 seconds), due to the way different machines calculate track times.

Address all correspondence to:
       John Relph <John.Relph at alumni dot usc dot edu>

This list was compiled and formatted by John Relph.

While information about particular releases is not copyright and may be used without permission, the compilation of this information in this discography in this format is copyright and may not be published in any form whatsoever without the permission of the author.  Just ask.

This discography may be distributed electronically and otherwise if and only if the entire copyright notice and attributions are included.

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