Friday, March 26, 2010
Rick Price - Heaven Knows / Rarities
This is a long deleted rare double CD version of the acclaimed Heaven Knows album from Rick Price. The bonus CD in the set is called Rarities.
This was a 1992 Columbia release from Sony Music and was Rick's first album as a solo artist.
Price was born in Beaudesert, a small country town near Brisbane, Queensland.
He began playing music at the age of nine appearing with his family band "Union Beau". "It was kinda weird I guess. Up there with your Aunties and Uncles, brother and sister playing country music mixed with psychedelic rock covers!"
At eighteen Price escaped to Sydney and continued working as a musician, playing bass with various inner city outfits and landing the occasional bit of studio and touring work.
During the mid 80s Rick turned his focus more towards his singing. His distinctive vocals were soon in demand and in 1988 he was invited to sing "Celebration of a Nation", the theme song for Australia's Bicentennial. This opportunity helped lay the foundations for his solo career.
Price began writing his own material in the late 80s - "I started getting into my own writing and my own songs and "Not A Day Goes By" (with Pam Reswick and Steve Werfel) was pretty much the first one I came up with".
This single released in February 1992 received saturation radio and video play, climbing to number 5 on the national charts where it spent 20 weeks in the Australian top 100.
It was the beginning of a lifelong ambition for Price, in the space of less than 12 months, he went from relative obscurity to become one of the biggest names in Australian music.(** source Wikipedia)
In 1992 Rick won the prestigious Song of the Year Award for Heaven Knows at the APRA (Australian Performing Rights Association) Awards.
Tracks on the first album are :-
What's Wrong With That Girl?
Not A Day Goes By
A House Divided
Walk Away Renee
Church On Fire
Life Without You
Forever Me And You
The bonus CD, Rarities contains the tracks :-
Listen To Your Heart
If You Were My Baby
We've Got Each Other
Not A Day Goes By (acoustic version)
Where Are You Now
The band for this album were -
John Robinson - Drums / Percussion
Neil Stubenhaus - Bass Guitars
Claude Gaudette - Piano / Hammond Organ
Michael Thompson - Guitars
Jimmy "Z"Zavala - Harmonica
Frank Marocco - Piano Accordian
Tina Arena - Backing Vocals
Rick Price - Lead & Backing Vocals / All Acoustic Guitars
I truly hope you will enjoy these albums as much as I do.
Full Artwork included / CD Rip / Bitrate 320k
First album download includes all artwork...
separate link for just the artwork is also supplied below as an option.
Rick Price - Heaven Knows
Rick Price - Rarities
Rick Price - Artwork ONLY