Colin Hay - Going Somewhere (20th Anniversary Limited Edition)

by Colin Hay


20th anniversary edition - limited pressing of white vinyl on the first 1000 units.

For many of his post-Men At Work fans, GOING SOMEWHERE was their point of discovery of Colin Hay and his music. The album includes some of Colin’s best known solo work, including “Beautiful World,” “Waiting For My Real Life To Begin, and “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You,” which was featured in the hit film, Garden State. That song has gone on to be featured in numerous television shows including Dawson’s Creek and Judging Amy. “Waiting For My Real Life To Begin” was featured on Scrubs where it was sung by the entire cast. (Fun fact: Hay appears as himself in three episodes.) Writing about “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You,” guitarist John Mayer said: “This is without a doubt my favorite song of the year. I’m still trying for a tune like this of my own. It’s my favorite kind of ballad, ‘chin up’ sadness that even a cold bastard would get swept away by — ‘And if I lived ‘til I could no longer climb my stairs / I just don’t think I’ll ever get over you.’ No further comments.”

Hay stepped onto the international stage as the front man and principle songwriter for ‘80s Australian hitmakers Men at Work, becoming one of the recognizable vocalists in pop music with his soaring infectious melodies and pointedly quizzical lyrical outlook. Classic songs like “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “Who Can It Be Now” unscroll like miniature movies, with timeless twists and a bittersweet sense of humor. That wry humor has stuck with Hay though his solo albums and projects, from his most recent solo release, 2017’s critically acclaimed FIERCE MERCY, to international tours as a member of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. A Hay-penned song (“What’s My Name”) not only made its way onto Starr’s 2019 album but also became the title track.

1x 12" LP, Limited Edition, White Vinyl


A1 Beautiful World

A2 Looking For Jack

A3 Going Somewhere

A4 Waiting For My Real Life To Begin (Radio Edit)

A5 Don't Wait Up

B1 Wayfaring Sons

B2 Lifeline

B3 Water Song

B4 Maggie

B5 I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You (Radio Edit)


Compass Records, 2021 reissue

Originally released 2000

[Rock] [Pop] [Acoustic]