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Place Without a Postcard

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Midnight Oil went to England to record and turned to a major label CBS Records and a name producer Glyn Johns for its third full-length album. You might have expected this to make for a sonic breakthrough, but you'd be wrong. The band was experiencing growing pains, trying to stretch musically, and, at least at first, this made for a dilution of their hard rock focus moving toward a pop style they hadn't fully developed. Place Without a Postcard had its share of powerfully performed songs, but its sound was light compared to the band's first two albums, the stylistic experiments were not yet bearing fruit, and, with an emphasis placed on the vocals, Peter Garrett ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Midnight Oil went to England to record and turned to a major label CBS Records and a name producer Glyn Johns for its third full-length album. You might have expected this to make for a sonic breakthrough, but you'd be wrong. The band was experiencing growing pains, trying to stretch musically, and, at least at first, this made for a dilution of their hard rock focus moving toward a pop style they hadn't fully developed. Place Without a Postcard had its share of powerfully performed songs, but its sound was light compared to the band's first two albums, the stylistic experiments were not yet bearing fruit, and, with an emphasis placed on the vocals, Peter Garrett sounded overly strident. Originally released in 1981 in Australia on CBS Records, Place Without a Postcard was re-released in 1990 in the U.S. on Columbia Records as Columbia 46145.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2007
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 9399746089723
  • Catalog Number: 676778
  • Sales rank: 78,279

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Midnight Oil Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Peter Garrett Vocals
Rob Hirst Drums
Jim Moginie Guitar, Keyboards
Martin Rotsey Guitar
Peter Gifford Bass
Gisele Scales Violin
Technical Credits
Glyn Johns Producer, Engineer
Robert Butcher Artwork, Cover Photo
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