The Seekers Complete

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/1999
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • UPC: 724381463925
  • Catalog Number: 814639

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 With My Swag All on My Shoulder (1:54)
  2. 2 Children Go Where I Send You (3:31)
  3. 3 South Australia (2:08)
  4. 4 Waltzing Matilda (Queensland Version) (2:46)
  5. 5 Little Moses (4:02)
  6. 6 Wild Rover (2:15)
  7. 7 Dese Bones G'wine Rise Again (3:40)
  8. 8 When the Stars Begin to Fall (4:01)
  9. 9 This Train (2:55)
  10. 10 All My Trials (4:01)
  11. 11 The Light from the Lighthouse (2:40)
  12. 12 Chilly Winds (2:35)
  13. 13 Kumbaya (2:56)
  14. 14 Run Come See (2:17)
  15. 15 If I Had a Hammer (2:52)
  16. 16 Katy Kline (2:23)
  17. 17 Lonesome Traveller (2:38)
  18. 18 Myra (3:08)
  19. 19 Wreck of the Old '97 (3:11)
  20. 20 Danny Boy (3:06)
  21. 21 Waltzing Matilda (2:53)
  22. 22 Cotton Fields (1:56)
  23. 23 Lemon Tree (3:26)
  24. 24 Gotta Travel On (2:32)
  25. 25 With My Swag All on My Shoulder (1:54)
  26. 26 Plaisir d'Amour (2:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Isa Lei (3:39)
  2. 2 Whiskey in a Jar (2:21)
  3. 3 500 Miles (2:54)
  4. 4 Gypsy Power (2:44)
  5. 5 South Australia (2:02)
  6. 6 This Little Light of Mine (2:17)
  7. 7 Morningtown Ride (1:00)
  8. 8 The Water Is Wide (2:39)
  9. 9 Well, Well, Well (3:52)
  10. 10 Lady Mary (2:33)
  11. 11 We're Moving on (3:23)
  12. 12 Ox Driving Song (2:05)
  13. 13 Kumbaya (1:39)
  14. 14 Blowin' in the Wind (2:33)
  15. 15 An Eriskay Love Lilt (2:32)
  16. 16 Chilly Winds (2:35)
  17. 17 What Have They Done to the Rain? (2:00)
  18. 18 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (2:25)
  19. 19 The Leaving of Liverpool (3:04)
  20. 20 This Land Is Your Land (2:53)
  21. 21 Two Summers (2:34)
  22. 22 The Times They Are A-Changin' (2:49)
  23. 23 Just a Closer Walk With Thee (2:35)
  24. 24 Don't Tell Me My Mind (3:20)
  25. 25 Allentown Jail (2:15)
  26. 26 Four Strong Winds (2:37)
  27. 27 You Can Tell the World (3:25)
  28. 28 Whistlin' Rufus (2:14)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Yesterday (2:23)
  2. 2 The Last Thing on My Mind (3:15)
  3. 3 Red Rubber Ball (2:13)
  4. 4 Well, Well, Well (2:18)
  5. 5 Come the Day (2:13)
  6. 6 All over the World (Dans le Monde en Entier) (2:39)
  7. 7 Island of Dreams (2:28)
  8. 8 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (3:15)
  9. 9 Lousiana Man (2:31)
  10. 10 California Dreamin' (2:30)
  11. 11 Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine (2:28)
  12. 12 The Sad Cloud (2:55)
  13. 13 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) (2:16)
  14. 14 If You Go Away (4:03)
  15. 15 All I Can Remember (1:55)
  16. 16 Chase a Rainbow (Follow Your Dream) (2:24)
  17. 17 Angeline Is Always Friday (2:43)
  18. 18 On the Other Side (2:13)
  19. 19 Cloudy (2:17)
  20. 20 Can't Make up My Mind (2:19)
  21. 21 Rattler (2:50)
  22. 22 Colours of My Life (2:35)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I'll Never Find Another You (2:42)
  2. 2 Open up Them Pearly Gates (2:14)
  3. 3 A World of Our Own (2:43)
  4. 4 Sinner Man (2:19)
  5. 5 The Carnival Is Over (3:11)
  6. 6 We Shall Not Be Moved (2:24)
  7. 7 Someday, One Day (2:33)
  8. 8 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (2:25)
  9. 9 Walk With Me (3:13)
  10. 10 We're Movin' On (2:07)
  11. 11 Morningtown Ride (2:39)
  12. 12 When the Stars Begin to Fall (3:06)
  13. 13 Georgy Girl (2:14)
  14. 14 When Will the Good Apples Fall? (2:34)
  15. 15 Myra (1:59)
  16. 16 Emerald City (2:39)
  17. 17 Music of the World a Turnin' (2:28)
  18. 18 Days of My Life (2:46)
  19. 19 Study War No More (Down by the Riverside) (2:28)
  20. 20 Keep a Dream in Your Pocket (3:21)
  21. 21 One World Love (3:18)
  22. 22 You're My Spirit (3:10)
  23. 23 Devoted to You (2:56)
  24. 24 Time and Again (2:32)
  25. 25 I Am Australian (3:27)
  26. 26 Puff (The Magic Dragon) (4:39)
  27. 27 Waltzing Matilda (1:05)
Disc 5
  1. 1 You Can Tell the World (3:24)
  2. 2 Blowin' in the Wind (2:38)
  3. 3 Kumbaya (2:31)
  4. 4 This Little Light of Mine (2:39)
  5. 5 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (2:25)
  6. 6 Stan Rofe-Gold Record Presentation (2:00)
  7. 7 Cotton Fields (2:04)
  8. 8 3ak Jingle (0:35)
  9. 9 3ak Jingle (0:20)
  10. 10 3ak Jingle (0:18)
  11. 11 Blown the Man Down (2:35)
  12. 12 South Australia (1:36)
  13. 13 High Barbary (2:19)
  14. 14 Eddystone Light (1:21)
  15. 15 Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her (2:19)
  16. 16 A' Rovin' (2:29)
  17. 17 This Is My Song (2:52)
  18. 18 Hello Mary Lou (2:01)
  19. 19 Sweet Adeline (1:43)
  20. 20 Maple Leaf Rag (1:37)
  21. 21 The Olive Tree (2:25)
  22. 22 Georgy Girl (2:20)
  23. 23 Georgy Girl (1:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Seekers Primary Artist
Keith Potger Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Woodley Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
Judith Durham Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Gibson Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
The Seekers Producer
Scott Joplin Composer
Jacques Brel Composer
Rod McKuen Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Keith Grant Producer
Lee Hays Composer
Mickie Most Producer
Keith Potger Arranger
Tom Springfield Composer, Producer
Bruce Woodley Arranger
Judith Durham Arranger, Producer
Harry Armstrong Composer
Bob Camp Composer
Oscar Gaona Mastering
Traditional Composer
Bobby Richards Arranger, Orchestra Leader
Richard Gerard Composer
Jim Dale Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
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