Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Australia Now Ensemble - Be At Lesson Children
This offering is from an ensemble based in the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne. After searching the internet for the last few weeks I can find out very little information about the recording. I cannot locate a copy of this CD for sale anywhere.
The details I do know are that the album was produced by David Briggs, formerly guitarist with Little River Band, who also plays lead guitar on Track 7, Johnny.... and was released in 1994.
Some of the members of the Australia Now Ensemble were from the band Wild Turkey, who are still performing around Victoria.
Their MySpace pages are at www.myspace.com/wildturkeymusic
An unusual addition to the lineup was actor Gus Mercurio, who performs a spoken lead vocal on the final track, Four Gong Conclusion.
Included players were... Andrew Gibson, Jodie Loebert, Nicholas Lyon, Michael Jordan, Ted Bardo, Paul Adolphus, Matt Walker, Michael Vidale, Phil Smith, Kirk Syrett and other special guests.
The music has a definate Australian Country Rock feel.
The album is a tribute to the Koorie people and to The Beatles.
Be At Lesson Children - Part1
Be At Lesson Children - Part2
Posted by GruntRat at 10:20 AM