Box Set of Bon Scott’s Pre-AC/DC Band Fraternity Released with Previously Unheard Tracks

Bon Scott Pre-AC/DC Band Fraternity Box Set

A box set of late singer Bon Scott’s pre-AC/DC prog-rock band Fraternity has been released via Cherry Red Records. The 3-CD collection, titled Seasons of Change, encompasses Fraternity’s complete recorded output from 1970 to 1974.

Along with Fraternity’s two full-length albums, 1971’s Livestock and 1972’s Flaming Galah, the box set includes non-album singles, B-sides, EP tracks, live tracks, and the band’s “lost” third album, Second Chance.

“Scott’s tenure with Fraternity has been poorly documented on the reissue market,” reads Cherry Red’s description of the set. “Of the two albums the band had issued at the time, Livestock and Flaming Galah, neither album has been released officially. And their story has never been told accurately.”

The collection was officially curated by the surviving members of Fraternity. In addition, the long-lost cache of session tapes for Second Chance were uncovered during the research stages for the box set. These are complemented by live tracks recorded at Port Lincoln, South Australia, and unheard songs with vocal/songwriting contributions from Bon Scott.

While not the riff-fueled hard rock of AC/DC, Fraternity had a sound all their own, falling under the “Australian progressive rock” umbrella and mixing elements of folk and blues rock. The title of the box set is taken from arguably the band’s most well-known single, “Seasons of Change”.

The set retails for can be purchased via Amazon or Cherry Red. See Bon Scott and the rest of Fraternity performing “Seasons of Change”, followed by the box set’s artwork and tracklist below.

Fraternity: Seasons of Change – The Complete Recordings 1970-1974 Artwork:

Fraternity Box Set of Bon Scott’s Pre AC/DC Band Fraternity Released with Previously Unheard Tracks

Fraternity: Seasons of Change – The Complete Recordings 1970-1974 Tracklist:

Disc One – Livestock:


01. Livestock


02. Somerville


03. Raglan’s Folly


04. Cool Spot


05. Grand Canyon Suites


06. Jupiter Landscape


07. You Have A God


08. It


09. Why Did It Have To Be Me?


10. Question


11. Seasons Of Change (Single Version)


12. Somerville (Single Version)


13. The Race Part 1


14. The Race Part 2

Disc Two – Flaming Galah


01. Welfare Boogie


02. Annabelle


03. Seasons Of Change


04. If You Got It


05. You Have A God


06. Hemming’s Farm


07. Raglan’s Folly


08. Getting Off


09. Somerville R.I.P


10. Canyon Suite


11. The Shape I’m In


12. If You Got It


13. Raglan’s Folly


14. You Have A God


15. Seasons Of Change / If You Got It (Hoadley’s Battle Of The Sounds 1971)

Disc Three – Second Chance


01. Second Chance


02. Tiger


03. Going Down


04. Requiem


05. Patch Of Land


06. Cool Spot (Alternative Version)


07. Hogwash


08. Chest Fever


09. Little Queenie


10. The Memory


11. Just Another Whistle Stop


12. No Particular Place To Go


13. Livestock


14. Rented Room Blues


15. Get Myself Out Of This Place (Alias Getting Off)


16. That’s Alright Momma

January 22, 2021
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