THE SEEKERS LAUNCH VOLUME 1 OF THREE-ALBUM SERIES OF THEIR ‘HIDDEN TREASURES’
Lost Classics and Rarities from Australia’s Own Fab Four!
Including the FIRST EVER AUDIO RELEASE of all 7 songs from the historic 1967 Sidney Myer Music Bowl concert!
Just when you think you’ve been through an archive with a fine-tooth comb and there’s nothing left that hasn’t seen the light of day, there’s always the attic – the long-forgotten tapes and acetates owned by the creators, and their most ardent collectors – especially when we’re talking about a legendary musical act such as The Seekers, the iconic Australian harmony group who have been together on and off for almost 60 years.
Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley first came together at the tail end of 1962 for gigs and residencies around their hometown of Melbourne. How amazing to think they’ll celebrate their Diamond Anniversary in 2022!
What started as a seed of an idea has now sprouted to a three-volume series of ‘Hidden Treasures’ by The Seekers, from the very start through their years of global charts domination when they regularly replaced contemporaries such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Monkees at Number One on pop charts all over the world.
Some of the tracks from this ‘attic search’ have previously had their brief moment in the sun; others are being made available in audio form for the first time. Included are jingles for a Melbourne radio station from 1963, two recordings featuring The Seekers (uncredited) as backing singers for Australian chart act Frankie Davidson, as well as two jingles the group recorded for Coca-Cola during a U.S. tour!
Most Seekers fans will have often seen vision of the group performing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in 1967, before a record-breaking crowd exceeding 200,000 people – more than one tenth of Melbourne’s population at that time!
But only four songs from that historic 7-song concert have ever been seen and heard. For decades it has been believed that the other three tracks – “A World Of Our Own”, “The Leaving Of Liverpool” and “Red Rubber Ball” – were lost in the annals of time. Until now!
The Seekers, along with the team that supports them, and Universal Music Australia, are thrilled that this inaugural 27-track volume kicks off a trilogy of releases that are true ‘hidden treasures’, lovingly restored for Seekers fans around the world to enjoy! Fans can look forward to further volumes being released over the next twelve months.
1. WALTZING MATILDA (QUEENSLAND VERSION)
2. 3AK JINGLE 1
3. 3AK JINGLE 2
4. 3AK JINGLE 3
5. NOTHING TO DO (AND ALL DAY TO DO IT IN) (Frankie Davidson)
6. SALLY WAS A GOOD OLD GIRL – (Frankie Davidson)
7-12: SEA SHANTIES
7. BLOW THE MAN DOWN
8. BOUND FOR AUSTRALIA (also known as ‘South Australia’)
9. HIGH BARBARY
10. EDDYSTONE LIGHT
11. LEAVE HER JOHNNY, LEAVE HER
12. A’ ROVIN’
13-18: THE BIG SHOW TOUR
13. YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD
14. BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
16. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
17. DON’T THINK TWICE IT’S ALRIGHT (includes Gold Record presentation)
18. COTTON FIELDS
19. COCA-COLA JINGLE 1
20. COCA-COLA JINGLE 2
MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE
SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, 1967
21. COME THE DAY
22. MORNINGTOWN RIDE
23. A WORLD OF OUR OWN
24. THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
25. RED RUBBER BALL
26. THE CARNIVAL IS OVER
27. GEORGY GIRL
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