Robert Forster

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About Robert Forster

Although commonly considered the darker, artier half of the creative force of the Go-Betweens, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Robert Forster has a knack for crafty pop songs along with the brooding ballads he contributed to the Go-Betweens' albums. By the time the band reunited in 2000, Forster had issued four solo albums, beginning with 1993's Calling from a Country Phone (1993). The band's reunion in 2000 netted three critically acclaimed albums before McLennan's untimely death in 2006. Forster soldiered on as a music journalist and author, then resumed recording and releasing uniquely thoughtful and melodic solo albums that included 2008's McLennan-haunted The Evangelist, 2015's rambling Songs to Play, and 2023's emotionally raw The Candle and the Flame, an album of songs about aging and life experiences informed in part by wife and musical partner Karin Bäumler's struggles with cancer occurring concordantly with the album's creation.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
29 June 1957
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