Disc 1: 1997
Far Shore (H.Vanda/G.Young)
Produced by Charles Fisher
2 Hey Hey Hey (H.Field/R.Parde/J.Durham) Produced by Charles Fisher
3 Interview With The Seekers By Graham Simpson
Disc 2: Seekers Seen in Green
Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine (Bruce Woodley)
2 The Sad Cloud (Bruce Woodley/Clive Westlake)
3 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) (Paul Simon)
4 If You Go Away (Jacques Brel/Rod McKuen)
5 All I Can Remember (Keith Potger)
6 Chase A Rainbow (Follow Your Dream) (Bruce Woodley)
7 Angeline Is Always Friday (Tom Paxton/Bruce Woodley)
8 On The Other Side (Tom Springfield/Gary Osborne/Bob Sage)
9 Cloudy (Paul Simon/Bruce Woodley)
10 Can't Make Up My Mind (David Reilly/Judith Durham)
11 Rattler (Bruce Woodley)
12 Colours Of My Life (David Reilly/Judith Durham)
Also included are a series of black and white pics (on the non-US release, at any rate) featuring The Seekers at work (and play) in the recording studio. These shots definitely provided fans with a whole new image of The Seekers. Appropriately, this album has often been called The Seekers' Sergeant Peppers.
The days of liner notes are now long gone; rather there is an odd mix of credits. When reading these, one can only assume that tongue was planted firmly in cheek. I've included the credits under each of the tracks - just as they are listed on the album sleeve.
Seen In Green also sees three of the Seekers taking writing material for the group. Bruce consolidated his writing effect of "Come The Day" with his compositions on this album. Keith Potger consolidates his earlier, more traditional folk-style writing, with a more contemporary offering in "All I Can Remember".
The Seekers explore their gospel-origins in the feel-good, gospel tinged, On The Other Side. This track was co-written by Tom Springfield and was the last of his compositions recorded by The Seekers.
Finally, Judith Durham debuts as a writer on two tracks. Colours Of My Life, although not released as a single, has gone on to become something of a crowd favourite.
The following acknowledgements also have some interesting accreditions and makes you wonder whether The Seekers were asking themselves, "who really does read the credits on an album?" Certainly, in this instance, those who read to the bottom of the list were in store for a few smile-inducing quips!
Disc 3: Live At The Talk
Of The Town
Originally Released: 1968
Music of The World A Turnin'
I'll Never Find Another You (Springfield)
With My Swag All On My Shoulder (Guy-Durham-Potger-Woodley)
Hello Mary Lou (Pitney)
I Wish You Could Be Here (Woodley-Simon)
We Shall Not Be Moved (Trad. Arr The Seekers)
Morningtown Ride (Springfield)
A World Of Our Own (Springfield)
Rattler (Woodley)The Olive Tree (Springfield)
Colours Of My Life (Reilly-Durham)
Ragtime: Sweet Adeline (Armstrong-Gerard)
Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin-Russell-Styne)
Angeline Is Always Friday (Woodley-Paxton)
Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine(Woodley)
The Carnival is Over (Springfield)
Georgy Girl (Springfield-Dale)
The Talk of the Town, located on Leicester Square, was a theatre restaurant and one of London's finest. The Seekers had performed at the Talk of the Town before this session. This album, recorded on July 3, 1968, was their last recording prior to their break up just a week later.
Talk of the Town Orchestra conducted by Burt Rhodes
Produced by Mickie Most
Engineer: Stuart Eltham
Photography: Robert Whitaker
Orchestral arrangements: Bobby Richards
The Seekers express their appreciation to the Management and Staff of the Talk of the Town for all their help and co-operation.
Judith Durham (signed): The Seekers first sang together when I was 20 - this album was recorded on my 25th birthday. In those five years we have ventured musically from the basic group sound of "Morningtown Ride" and "Swag" to the more complicated "Colours", and "Georgy Girl". Meanwhile, Bruce wrote songs culminating in the beautiful "Angeline" - Keith acquired a 12-string guitar to add to our instrumentation - Athol became our svelte joking compere 'never' at the ready with witty backchat to the hecklers. And I qualified as ragtime pianist in addition to my own solo songspot, folks. Such was our progress…
Bruce Woodley (signed): I guess we had always wanted to record a live album but somehow never got around to it. Here is our first and last 'live' album. We hope we have captured the marvellous atmosphere in one of the world's top night spots, London's Talk of the Town. I hope all your favourites are on this album, enjoy them in good health. I hope these songs will remain for you to remember us fondly. It's been a pleasure to sing for you.
Keith Potger (signed): Am Morgen geht die Sonne auf, und am Abend geht sie unter…German Proverb.
"The Sun rise in the morning and sets in the evening".
Athol Guy (signed): An album of songs to us has usually represented a lot of hard, hard work - weeks of rehearsal and sometimes months of recording. The fact that we were able to record our act 'complete' whilst performing at the Talk of the Town says a lot for the people who worked on this recording to achieve the 'live' atmosphere. My thanks to them for making it possible to hear the group at its very best, in the thick of a live unprompted audience.
Many thanks to Peter Kington for this information.
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