WHY DOES LOVE DO THIS TO ME: THE EXPONENTS GREATEST HITS – NOVEMBER 14
You only had to watch the All Blacks during the Rugby World Cup to know that New Zealand has two national anthems. At the final whistle of the NZ v Australia semi-final at Eden Park, 60,000 ecstatic kiwis burst into a mass chorus of the Exponents classic ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me’ to celebrate another emphatic win by the All Blacks. Relayed through the television broadcast, New Zealand and the world could hear the song that, above all others, unites our nation and tells us it’s time to party.
2011 marks The Exponents 30th anniversary and to celebrate, the band’s anthem has become the title track of Why Does Love Do This To Me: The Exponents Greatest Hits – a collection of the 24 biggest songs from one of New Zealand’s most loved bands.
The album is released on November 14th and includes all the hits that have made the Exponents the most popular live act in New Zealand over the past 30 years – ‘Who Loves Who The Most’, ‘Victoria’, ‘I’ll Say Goodbye (Even Though I’m Blue)’, ‘Christchurch (In Cashel St. I Wait)’ and ‘Whatever Happened to Tracey’. Sitting alongside these (and many more) favourites is the brand new track, ‘It’s Rugby’, which was recorded specifically for this release. The album features a number of Exponents hits that will be available digitally for the very first time.
On November 10th The Exponents (Jordan Luck, Brian Jones, Michael “Harry” Harallambi, & Dave Gent) will return to Christchurch to play a one-off, sold-out anniversary show at The Ferrymead Speights Ale House. The Speights Ale House is the closest venue to the Hillsborough Tavern (where the band played their very first show three decades ago) which burnt to the ground two years ago.
The Exponents are responsible for some of New Zealand’s biggest sing along hits, and now they’re all together in one complete package. Celebrate the band, their brilliant live shows, and 30 years of the most unforgettable songs with Why Does Love Do This To Me: The Exponents Greatest Hits.
- Do You Feel In Love
- Why Does Love Do This To Me
- Christchurch (In Cashel St. I Wait)
- Know Your Own Heart
- One In A Lifetime
- Whatever Happened To Tracey
- All I Can Do
- It’s Rugby
- Caroline Skies
- Sink Like A Stone
- Sex & Agriculture
- Your Best Friend Loves Me Too
- Like She Said
- Only I Could Die (And Love You Still)
- Greater Hopes Greater Expectations
- Change Your Mind
- Who Loves Who The Most
- La La Lulu
- Airway Spies
- Summer You Never Meant
- I’ll Say Goodbye (Even Though I’m Blue)
WHY DOES LOVE DO THIS TO ME: THE EXPONENTS GREATEST HITS
AVAILABLE 14th NOVEMBER 2011
Available on CD and at iTunes.