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Wide Open Road - The Best of The Triffids


Download links and information about Wide Open Road - The Best of The Triffids by The Triffids. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:14:25 minutes.

Artist: The Triffids
Release date: 2010
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:14:25
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No. Title Length
1. Wide Open Road 4:09
2. Red Pony 4:10
3. Reverie 3:05
4. Beautiful Waste 3:21
5. Hell of a Summer 4:28
6. Property Is Condemned 2:59
7. Raining Pleasure 2:30
8. The Seabirds 3:20
9. Lonely Stretch 5:03
10. Stolen Property 6:47
11. Kathy Knows 4:03
12. Bury Me Deep In Love 4:04
13. A Trick of the Light 3:53
14. Jerdacuttup Man 4:45
15. Too Hot to Move 4:04
16. Goodbye Little Boy 3:27
17. New Years Greetings 5:44
18. Save What You Can 4:33



Australia’s Triffids shared a fan base with fellow Aussies the Go-Betweens back in the 1980s, coloring their particular brand of smart, sweet, and cinematic pop music with the expansive feel of the lonesome outback. Unfortunately, they also shared the Go Betweens’ lack of mega-success (hard to fathom, as the Triffids’ music had a commercial sheen not unlike the Waterboys, or the Church), breaking up after 1989’s The Black Swan. Domino Records has been reissuing the band’s records, and Wide Open Road is a well-curated collection focusing on the best of the Triffids, admirably serving newcomers and fans alike. From the grand organ and strings of “Red Pony,” to the ‘80s dance beat of “Beautiful Waste” and the quiet intimacy of “Raining Pleasure,” the many moods of the Triffids are well represented here. Other critical tracks — like “Bury Me Deep In Love,” “A Trick of the Light” — celebrate the group’s late founder and songwriter David McComb, and the beautiful, radio-friendly song for which the collection is named conjures the question, “Why not the Triffids?”