Seekers Complete (box) CD (1996)

Artist: Seekers

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Now I don't have to re-record my Seekers LPs!

by Steve W. on 3/9/2009

The Seekers are timeless because they made beautiful MUSIC, not noise. Their harmony and Judith Durham's perfect-pitch voice still gives me goosebumps. Now, with a complete collection of their work on CD, they sound even better! The CD set arrived withing 4 days of my order, bubble-wrapped, brand-new, and in perfect condition. It was an excellent price, and I wasn't gouged on shipping charges either, only $2.50! Overall this was a great buying experience!

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Product Overview


Label Msi Music
SKU 62273021
UPC 724381463925
UPC 14 00724381463925
Format CD
Release Date 1/17/1996
Author Seekers
Associated Artist/Work Durham, Judith
Technical Info
CatalogID 8146392
Lable Name EMI Music Distribution
Released 01/17/1996
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724381463925
Album Notes and Credits
This 5 cd box set anthology features a staggering 126 tracks by Australian folk stars The Seekers features "This Land Is Your Land," "Children Go Where I Send," "Open Up Them Pearly Gates," "Dese Bones G'wine Rise Ag," "Chilly Winds," "Light From The Lighthouse," "Waltzing Matilda," and "Lemon Tree."
Five CDs on the Seekers may seem like overkill, and the $70.00 list price may provoke an "in-your-dreams" response even from fans. But this set works: one listen fully justifies it on musical terms; the cost is only a little higher than comparable five-disc sets, and the unique range of material makes it a bargain. The set is broken up into five volumes, the first (1963-1964) covering the group's early history: their original 12-song demo, coupled with parts of their debut Australian album, Introducing the Seekers, and their first album for England's World Record Club. The music is a mix of traditional Australian, English, and American folk songs spiced with American gospel. They do themselves credit, whether they're touching on familiar folk standards ("If I Had a Hammer") or Australian repertory ("Waltzing Matilda," "With My Swag All on My Shoulder"), all displaying a beguiling purity and infectious joy in the singing. The second (1964-1965) and third (1966-1967) discs cover their album tracks from the group's classic era, from early 1964 up to the end of their last full year of success in 1967. The sources for those 40 songs are impeccable, although this is also the period already covered well by various hits anthologies. The fourth, "Hits, B-sides, and the '90's," pushes the group's hit singles, starting with "I'll Never Find Another You" and ending with "Days of My Life" onto a separate disc. The eight '90s tracks, cut in the studio and in concert on the Seekers' reunion tour, show the group still singing strongly, if not quite as agilely, covering "Puff the Magic Dragon" and "Devoted to You" amid some good originals, and a nostalgic "Waltzing Matilda." Disc Five, "Studio and Concert Rarities," offers live tracks from their return to Australia as stars in 1965, including "You Can Tell The World" and "Blowin' in the Wind." These numbers are rounded out by outtakes ("Hello Mary Lou," etc.) from their Talk of the Town live album, some radio jingles, a handful of previously unissued studio cuts, and two versions of "Georgy Girl" from the movie. Each disc comes with separate notes, which are generally informative and helpful. Oddly, however, there is at least one annoying deletion from previous hits collections, the group's cover of Paul Simon's "I Wish You Could Be Here." The isolated tracks displaying any substandard sound appear on the first and last discs. ~ Bruce Eder
Disc 1
1 With My Swag All on My Sh
2 Children Go Where I Send
3 South Australia
4 Waltzing Matilda (Queensl
5 Little Moses
6 Wild Rover
7 Dese Bones G'Wine Rise Ag
8 When the Stars Begin to F
9 This Train
10 Al My Trails
11 Light From the Lighthouse
12 Chilly Winds
13 Kumbaya
14 Run Come See
15 Hammer Song
16 Katy Kline
17 Lonesome Traveller
18 Myra (W&G Version)
19 Wreck of the Old '97
20 Danny Boy
21 Waltzing Matilda (Queenla
22 Cotton Fields
23 Lemon Tree
24 Gotta Travel On
25 With My Swag All on My Sh
26 Plaisir d'Amour
27 Isa Lei
28 Whiskey in the Jar
29 500 Miles
30 Gypsy Rover
31 South Australia
32 This Little Light of Mine
33 Morningtown Ride (World R
34 Water Is Wide
35 Well Well Well (World Rec
36 Lady Mary
37 We're Moving on (World Re
38 Ox Driving Song
39 Kumbaya (World Record Clu
40 Blowin' in the Wind
41 Eriskay Love Lilt
42 Chilly Winds (World Recor
43 What Have They Done to Th
44 Don't Think Twice It's Al
45 Leaving of Liverpool
46 This Land Is Your Land
47 Two Summers
48 Times They Are a Changin
49 Just a Closer Walk With T
50 Don't Tell Me My Mind
51 Allentown Jail
52 Four Strong Winds
53 You Can Tell the World
54 Whistlin' Rufus
55 Yesterday
56 Last Thing on My Mind
57 Red Rubber Ball
58 Well Well Well (EMI Versi
59 Come the Day
60 All Over the World
61 Island of Dreams
62 Turn Turn Turn
63 Louisiana Man
64 California Dreamin'
65 Love Is Kind Love Is Wine
66 Sad Cloud
67 59th Street Bridge Song
68 If You Go Away
69 All I Can Remember
70 Chase a Rainbow (Follow Y
71 Angeline Is Always Friday
72 On the Other Side
73 Cloudy
74 Can't Make up My Mind
75 Rattler
76 Colours of My Life
77 I'll Never Find Another Y
78 Open up Them Pearly Gates
79 World of Our Own
80 Sinner Man
81 Carnival Is Over
82 We Shall Not Be Moved
83 Someday One Day
84 Nobody Knows the Trouble
85 Walk With Me
86 We're Movin' On
87 Morningtown Ride
88 When the Stars Begin to F
89 Georgy Girl
90 When Will the Good Apples
91 Myra
92 Emerald City
93 Music of the World a Turn
94 Days of My Life
95 Study War No More (Down B
96 Keep a Dream in Your Pock
97 One World Love
98 You're My Spirit
99 Devoted to You
100 Time and Again
101 I Am Australian
102 Puff (The Magic Dragon)
103 Waltzing Matilda
104 You Can Tell the World
105 Blowin' in the Wind
106 Kumbaya
107 This Little Light of Mine
108 Don't Think Twice It's Al
109 Stan Rofe (Gold Record PR
110 Cotton Fields
111 3ak Jingle
112 3ak Jingle
113 3ak Jingle
114 Blow the Man Down
115 South Australia
116 High Barbary
117 Eddystone Light
118 Leave Her Johnny, Leave H
119 A' Rovin'
120 This Is My Song
121 Hello Mary Lou
122 Sweet Adeline
123 Maple Leaf Rag
124 Olive Tree
125 Georgy Girl (Version A)
126 Georgy Girl (Version B)
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