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Blue Sky Mining
     

Blue Sky Mining

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by Midnight Oil
 

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Success didn't change Midnight Oil with their 1990 album Blue Sky Mining. The Australian band had finally broken through with their previous record, Diesel and Dust, but chart accomplishments didn't temper the group. Blue Sky Mining found lead singer Peter

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Success didn't change Midnight Oil with their 1990 album Blue Sky Mining. The Australian band had finally broken through with their previous record, Diesel and Dust, but chart accomplishments didn't temper the group. Blue Sky Mining found lead singer Peter Garrett and the boys singing about familiar themes with their usual passion. The songs aren't quite on par with those from Diesel and Dust, but there's still enough here to make it a worthy follow-up. The lead track "Blue Sky Mine" deals with the oppression of the lower working class within the context of a mining company. The immediately catchy cut managed to find mid-chart success. Other notable tracks are the driving "Forgotten Years," which also managed a bit of airplay, and the menacing "Mountains of Burma." The band stumble only once, on the clumsy love song "Shakers and Movers."

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Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972459929
catalogNumber:
724599
Rank:
92826

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Blue Sky Mining 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WriterWannaBe73 More than 1 year ago
I love this album. Can you believe that only two of the songs got air play in the U.S. These guys are from Australia but their music rocks. I enjoyed each song. If you're looking to rock there are songs for that, if you're looking to mellow out there are songs for that. My favs from the album: Blue Sky Mine, Forgotten Years, Bedlam Bridge, King of the Mountain, One Country, Antartica