Monday, February 16, 2009

Peter Blakeley - Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Named after a famous Aussie pie shop in Wooloomooloo, Sydney, this is the first album by Peter Blakeley.

Peter Blakeley is an Australian White Soul / Adult-Contemporary singer and songwriter.

He was a lead singer for popular band The Rockmelons in the mid-1980's.

Launching a solo career in 1987, he had a huge hit single in Australia in 1990 with "Crying in the Chapel", which was not a remake of the 1950s song "Crying in the Chapel".

The album was released in 1989 and is now another deleted item from the Australian catalogues. This is sad to see as it is happening all too often to our ARIA award winners. The ARIA Award for Single Of The Year for 1990 was presented to Peter Blakeley for his hit "Crying In The Chapel". That single was his first single from this album.

The album was recorded in Los Angeles and features some top flight Aussie and LA musician's, including.... Dan Dugmore, Jim Keltner, Jeff Porcaro, Linda Ronstadt, Wendy Matthews, Leland Sklar, Waddy Wachtel and many, many more.

Tracks on this album are :-

Crying In The Chapel
You Never Heard It From Me
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Heaven Is Calling
Who Let The Secret Out
Strange In My Own Hometown
There Must Be Something I Can Do
Working For A Living
Lost On The River
Quicksand (Reprise)

Artwork included / CD Rip / Bitrate 320k

Peter Blakeley - Harry's Cafe de Wheels


  1. thanks for this...... mmmm pie ;-)

  2. APPRECIATE THIS... Another ausie artist that's REALLY hard to find is Deborah Conway, both her solo stuff and her great stuff with Do Re Mi... Do you have anything?

  3. Your... Do-Re-Mi will be included in the near future