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    The Seekers Complete

    The Seekers - The Seekers Complete

    1997

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    All Music Guide Review

    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, Rovi

    The Seekers Complete Track Listing

  • #
  • Title
  • time
  • 5
  • Little Moses
  • 4:02
  • Sound Clip for Little Moses from The Seekers Complete

  • 14
  • Run Come See
  • 2:17
  • Sound Clip for Run Come See from The Seekers Complete

  • 16
  • Katy Kline
  • 2:23
  • Sound Clip for Katy Kline from The Seekers Complete

  • 20
  • Danny Boy
  • 3:06
  • Sound Clip for Danny Boy from The Seekers Complete

  • 22
  • Cotton Fields
  • 1:56
  • Sound Clip for Cotton Fields from The Seekers Complete

  • 23
  • Lemon Tree
  • 3:26
  • Sound Clip for Lemon Tree from The Seekers Complete

  • 24
  • Gotta Travel On
  • 2:32
  • Sound Clip for Gotta Travel On from The Seekers Complete

  • 26
  • Plaisir d'Amour
  • 2:49
  • Sound Clip for Plaisir d'Amour from The Seekers Complete

  • 27 (2)
  • Isa Lei
  • 3:39
  • Sound Clip for Isa Lei from The Seekers Complete

  • 28 (2)
  • Whiskey in a Jar
  • 2:21
  • Sound Clip for Whiskey in a Jar from The Seekers Complete

  • 29 (2)
  • 500 Miles
  • 2:54
  • Sound Clip for 500 Miles from The Seekers Complete

  • 30 (2)
  • Gypsy Power
  • 2:44
  • Sound Clip for Gypsy Power from The Seekers Complete

  • 31 (2)
  • South Australia
  • 2:02
  • Sound Clip for South Australia from The Seekers Complete

  • 34 (2)
  • The Water Is Wide
  • 2:39
  • Sound Clip for The Water Is Wide from The Seekers Complete

  • 36 (2)
  • Lady Mary
  • 2:33
  • Sound Clip for Lady Mary from The Seekers Complete

  • 38 (2)
  • Ox Driving Song
  • 2:05
  • Sound Clip for Ox Driving Song from The Seekers Complete

  • 40 (2)
  • Blowin' in the Wind
  • 2:33
  • Sound Clip for Blowin' in the Wind from The Seekers Complete

  • 41 (2)
  • An Eriskay Love Lilt
  • 2:32
  • Sound Clip for An Eriskay Love Lilt from The Seekers Complete

  • 47 (2)
  • Two Summers
  • 2:34
  • Sound Clip for Two Summers from The Seekers Complete

  • 50 (2)
  • Don't Tell Me My Mind
  • 3:20
  • Sound Clip for Don't Tell Me My Mind from The Seekers Complete

  • 51 (2)
  • Allentown Jail
  • 2:15
  • Sound Clip for Allentown Jail from The Seekers Complete

  • 52 (2)
  • Four Strong Winds
  • 2:37
  • Sound Clip for Four Strong Winds from The Seekers Complete

  • 54 (2)
  • Whistlin' Rufus
  • 2:14
  • Sound Clip for Whistlin' Rufus from The Seekers Complete

  • 55 (3)
  • Yesterday
  • 2:23
  • Sound Clip for Yesterday from The Seekers Complete

  • 57 (3)
  • Red Rubber Ball
  • 2:13
  • Sound Clip for Red Rubber Ball from The Seekers Complete

  • 58 (3)
  • Well, Well, Well
  • 2:18
  • Sound Clip for Well, Well, Well from The Seekers Complete

  • 59 (3)
  • Come the Day
  • 2:13
  • Sound Clip for Come the Day from The Seekers Complete

  • 61 (3)
  • Island of Dreams
  • 2:28
  • Sound Clip for Island of Dreams from The Seekers Complete

  • 63 (3)
  • Lousiana Man
  • 2:31
  • Sound Clip for Lousiana Man from The Seekers Complete

  • 64 (3)
  • California Dreamin'
  • 2:30
  • Sound Clip for California Dreamin' from The Seekers Complete

  • 66 (3)
  • The Sad Cloud
  • 2:55
  • Sound Clip for The Sad Cloud from The Seekers Complete

  • 68 (3)
  • If You Go Away
  • 4:03
  • Sound Clip for If You Go Away from The Seekers Complete

  • 69 (3)
  • All I Can Remember
  • 1:55
  • Sound Clip for All I Can Remember from The Seekers Complete

  • 72 (3)
  • On the Other Side
  • 2:13
  • Sound Clip for On the Other Side from The Seekers Complete

  • 73 (3)
  • Cloudy
  • 2:17
  • Sound Clip for Cloudy from The Seekers Complete

  • 74 (3)
  • Can't Make Up My Mind
  • 2:19
  • Sound Clip for Can't Make Up My Mind from The Seekers Complete

  • 75 (3)
  • Rattler
  • 2:50
  • Sound Clip for Rattler from The Seekers Complete

  • 76 (3)
  • Colours of My Life
  • 2:35
  • Sound Clip for Colours of My Life from The Seekers Complete

  • 79 (4)
  • A World of Our Own
  • 2:43
  • Sound Clip for A World of Our Own from The Seekers Complete

  • 80 (4)
  • Sinner Man
  • 2:19
  • Sound Clip for Sinner Man from The Seekers Complete

  • 81 (4)
  • The Carnival Is Over
  • 3:11
  • Sound Clip for The Carnival Is Over from The Seekers Complete

  • 82 (4)
  • We Shall Not Be Moved
  • 2:24
  • Sound Clip for We Shall Not Be Moved from The Seekers Complete

  • 83 (4)
  • Someday, One Day
  • 2:33
  • Sound Clip for Someday, One Day from The Seekers Complete

  • 85 (4)
  • Walk With Me
  • 3:13
  • Sound Clip for Walk With Me from The Seekers Complete

  • 89 (4)
  • Georgy Girl
  • 2:14
  • Sound Clip for Georgy Girl from The Seekers Complete

  • 91 (4)
  • Myra [EMI Version]
  • 1:59
  • Sound Clip for Myra [EMI Version] from The Seekers Complete

  • 92 (4)
  • Emerald City
  • 2:39
  • Sound Clip for Emerald City from The Seekers Complete

  • 94 (4)
  • Days of My Life
  • 2:46
  • Sound Clip for Days of My Life from The Seekers Complete

  • 97 (4)
  • One World Love
  • 3:18
  • Sound Clip for One World Love from The Seekers Complete

  • 99 (4)
  • Devoted to You [Live]
  • 2:56
  • Sound Clip for Devoted to You [Live] from The Seekers Complete

  • 100 (4)
  • Time and Again [Live]
  • 2:32
  • Sound Clip for Time and Again [Live] from The Seekers Complete

  • 101 (4)
  • I Am Australian [Live]
  • 3:27
  • Sound Clip for I Am Australian [Live] from The Seekers Complete

  • 103 (4)
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • 1:05
  • Sound Clip for Waltzing Matilda from The Seekers Complete

  • 106 (5)
  • Kumbaya [Live]
  • 2:31
  • Sound Clip for Kumbaya [Live] from The Seekers Complete

  • 110 (5)
  • Cotton Fields [Live]
  • 2:04
  • Sound Clip for Cotton Fields [Live] from The Seekers Complete

  • 111 (5)
  • 3AK Jingle
  • :35
  • Sound Clip for 3AK Jingle from The Seekers Complete

  • 112 (5)
  • 3AK Jingle
  • :20
  • Sound Clip for 3AK Jingle from The Seekers Complete

  • 113 (5)
  • 3AK Jingle
  • :18
  • Sound Clip for 3AK Jingle from The Seekers Complete

  • 114 (5)
  • Blown the Man Down
  • 2:35
  • Sound Clip for Blown the Man Down from The Seekers Complete

  • 115 (5)
  • South Australia
  • 1:36
  • Sound Clip for South Australia from The Seekers Complete

  • 116 (5)
  • High Barbary
  • 2:19
  • Sound Clip for High Barbary from The Seekers Complete

  • 117 (5)
  • Eddystone Light
  • 1:21
  • Sound Clip for Eddystone Light from The Seekers Complete

  • 119 (5)
  • A' Rovin'
  • 2:29
  • Sound Clip for A' Rovin' from The Seekers Complete

  • 120 (5)
  • This Is My Song
  • 2:52
  • Sound Clip for This Is My Song from The Seekers Complete

  • 121 (5)
  • Hello Mary Lou [Live]
  • 2:01
  • Sound Clip for Hello Mary Lou [Live] from The Seekers Complete

  • 122 (5)
  • Sweet Adeline [Live]
  • 1:43
  • Sound Clip for Sweet Adeline [Live] from The Seekers Complete

  • 123 (5)
  • Maple Leaf Rag [Live]
  • 1:37
  • Sound Clip for Maple Leaf Rag [Live] from The Seekers Complete

  • 124 (5)
  • The Olive Tree [Live]
  • 2:25
  • Sound Clip for The Olive Tree [Live] from The Seekers Complete

  • Credits of The Seekers Complete

    • Bruce Woodley
    • Guitar (Acoustic), Mandolin, Arranger, Banjo, Vocals


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