The Evening Visits and Stays for Years (Expanded Edition)
The Apartments recorded their first EP, 'Return of the Hypnotist' on The Go-Between's Able Label in the late seventies. But before the EP was even released, The Apartments broke up and songwriter Peter Milton Walsh left for New York City. During his time in NYC, Walsh played mustic with a number of bands and recorded many songs that would serve as demos for future releases for the still defunct Apartments. Returning to Australia in 1984, Walsh got the band back together and recorded a few singles, including 'All You Wanted'. All the while the band were also recording demos, which led to a record deal with London's legendary Rough Trade Records, prompting Walsh to move to London. It was there that he recorded his first proper LP, 'The Evening Visits... And Stays for Years'. The album received strong praise and drew comparisons to a wide range of acts such as Cocteau Twins, Nick Drake and Bob Dylan. The NME said of the record "after whetting our appetites with last year's classic import single 'All You Wanted' The Apartments have stunned us to a reverential silence. This album is a pure heart-wrencher, and should only be listened to after dark."LP - Double LP with Download.