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Monday, 16 January 2017

Various - 1988 - Sixties Downunder FLAC


BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS - Poison Ivy
BOBBY & LAURIE - I belong with you
NORMIE ROWE & THE PLAYBOYS - It ain't necessarily so
RAY BROWN & THE WHISPERERS - Pride
MIKE FURBER & THE BOWERY BOYS - You stole my love
TONY WORSLEY - Just a little bit
PINK FINKS - Louie Louie
EASYBEATS - Sorry
TWILIGHTS - Needle in a haystack
STEVE & THE BOARD - Giggle eyed goo
LIBRETTOS - Kicks
PURPLE HEARTS - Of hopes & dreams & tombstones
MASTERS' APPRENTICES - Buried & dead
BLACK DIAMONDS - I want, need, love you
EASYBEATS - Women
MAX MERRITT & METEORS - Fannie Mae
BEE GEES - Spicks & specks
THE GROOP - Woman you're breaking me
LOVED ONES - Everlovin' man
THE WILD CHERRIES - That's life
TWILIGHTS - 9.50
MASTERS' APPRENTICES - Living in a child's dream
THE GROOVE - Soothe me
NORMIE ROWE - It's not easy
THE TOWN CRIERS - Everlasting love
LYNNE RANDELL - Ciao baby
SOMEBODY'S IMAGE - Hush



 The first disc in this superlative and very popular series came out in 1988. Sixities Downunder was also the first release in the new CD format from renowned reissue specialists Raven Records, who had already made their name with classic compilations of The Masters Apprentices and The Twilights. Compiled and annotated by Oz rock guru Glenn A. Baker, they are as near to a definitive collection of '60s Australia pop as we're ever likely to get. Now into its fourth volume, this is a true musical feast, and the most remarkable thing is that there's barely a dud amongst its 112 tracks.

Raven have taken 1964 as their starting point, and Volume 1 kicks off in appropriate fashion with Thorpie's epoch-making Poison Ivy, the song that marked the start of the Beat Boom in Australia, and it's uphill all the way from there. Every track on this first disc is a gold-plated classic, and Disc One alone must rate as perhaps the best sampler of Australian '60s pop every released. It shares a number of tracks in common with the excellent Festival compilation So You Wanna Be A Rock'n'Roll Star?, but that set necessarily featured only Festival (or Festival distributed) artists and focused primarily on NSW acts. The Sixties Downunder series covers the whole gamut of Australian pop, with tracks from every major label (and a few minor ones!), every major city, and virtually every important act of the period.





2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this .. hope the rest of the series will follow.
    Been looking for 'Essential Allison Maccallum' can you help with this one.

    Many thanks

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  2. bulldog leave your email in the comments so I can contact you I won't publish it.

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