Fire Note Says: Second release in Sloan's bootleg series will be another fan favorite type of listen.
Australia 1999 is the second release in Sloan's bootleg series as this show was recorded live off the soundboard at Goldman's in Sydney, Australia October 23, 1999. The track list is heavy highlighting songs off Between The Bridges  as its release date was September 12 of that year and finds 7 of the 10 tracks here on the vinyl coming from that record. Fans of course won't care about that as the recording is clean and a solid representation of what the band typically offers on stage.
Overall Australia 1999 is not an essential listen but if you can get your hands on one of the limited vinyl it is definitely worth checking out. The digital version of the release also adds 4 bonus tracks from the beginning of the concert which is a fine listen and adds another 16 minutes to its total time. This is the type of release which is a nice treat for fans as live Sloan always finds the band in their element and Australia 1999 is no different!
*For the collectors out there make sure to seek out the limited hand-numbered translucent pacific blue vinyl release of this recording as there were only 500 pressed which sold out quickly!
Key Tracks: "Losing California", "Take Good Of The Poor Boy", "Sensory Deprivation"
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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony