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Palau comes from the Claim album (Mighty Boy/Reprise1989). It was another of the stalwart live songs. The song was re-recorded in 1990 for the Claim CD reissue - a quicker version with electronic percussion and more loops and samples. We've included the original version here. The lyric is inspired by Dennis O'Rourke's documentary Yap; How Did You Know We'd Like TV?, which looks at how US cable television shows such as 'The Price Is Right' are being beamed into remote Pacific Island communities.


from Through The One Last Door, released October 10, 2005

Recorded at Sing Sing Studios. Mixed at Fast Foward Studios by Tim Cole.

Russel Bradley - humdrum, bells
David Bridie- keyboards, bells, lyrics, vocals
Tim Cole - bells, vocals
Rowan McKinnon - basses, bells
John Phillips - guitar, bells
James Southall - congas, and bells
Marie McMillan - oboe
John Murphy - percussion
bamboo (mambu) flutes from Korogo, Sepik River, PNG


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NDW's music was haunting, evocative, brooding, sensuous and a million other words that excite people who type for a living. In record stores, you could usually find NDW filed under ambient or art-rock, ill-fitting labels if ever there were. Though they were often minimalist, they never made background music. Arty by comparison to other acts of the era, but they knocked out some glorious pop tunes. ... more

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