Seen In Green
(Aus: SCXO 6193)
General Notes: The Seekers credit this album as a real turning point for them. Like the Come The Day/Georgy Girl album, it too features material written in their time. The cover design was also very contemporary. Taken by Roger Whitaker, the photos reflect the mood of the late 1960s. Noticeable, too, were the changing fashions worn by The Seekers. Gone was their 1950s "boy and girl next door" look. Their image had been updated to reflect the contemporary song list and The Seekers had finally found the t-shirt of jeans look of the late 1960s.
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!
OTHERS TAKING PART:
FREDERICK ALEXANDER - KEITH BIRD - GREG BOWN - SIDNEY BOWMAN - BOB BURNS - LADDIE BUSY - LEON CALVERT - DUNCAN CMAPBELL - RAYMOND COHEN - ROGER COULHAM - HENRY DATYNER - RALPH ELMAN - ERIC GRUENBERG - REG GUEST - ALBERT HALL - CHRIS KARAN - BOBBY KEVIN - REG KILBEY - REG LEOPOLD - DENNIS LOPEZ - DON LUSHER - DAVID MCCALLUM - PETER MCGIRK - BRAM MARTIN - BOBBY ORR - TOMMY REILLY - JOHN SHARP - BILL SKEATS - RAY SWINGFIELD - DENNIS WALTON - ANDY WHITE - ROY WILLOX
LOVE IS KIND, LOVE IS WINE
(Bruce Woodley 2:27)
Bruce - tambourine
THE SAD CLOUD
(Bruce Woodley/Clive Westlake 2:57)
Bruce - lead
Trombone - Nat Peck
59TH STREET BRIDGE SONG (Feelin' Groovy)
(Paul Simon 2:18)
IF YOU GO AWAY
(Jacques Brel/Rod McKuen 4:06)
Bruce and Keith - guitars
Athol - bass!!
ALL I CAN REMEMBER
(Keith Potger 2:00)
Harpsichord - Judith
CHASE A RAINBOW (FOLLOW YOUR DREAM)
(Bruce Woodley 2:38)
D Trumpet - Stan Roderick
Bass Clarinet - Al Newton
ANGELINE IS ALWAYS FRIDAY
(Tom Paxton/Bruce Woodley 2:40)
Bruce - lead
ON THE OTHER SIDE
(Tom Springfield/Gary Osborne/Bab Sage 2:18)
Hand claps - Fred Hand
(Paul Simon/Bruce Woodley 3.21)
Celeste - Judith 'fingers' Durham
CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND
(David Reilly/Judith Durham 2:21)
Keith - lead
(Bruce Woodley 2:53)
Bruce - lead
Judith - making a pot of tea (listen closely)
COLOURS OF MY LIFE
(David Reilly/Judith Durham 2:39)
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