The Seekers: Live At The Talk Of The Town
(Aus: SCXO 6278)
General Notes: This album was The Seekers' only live recording, during the 1960s (their next live recording was twenty-five years later)! After getting the show off with the obligatory big hits, the album (and concert) tracks their rise as a group, from the humble coffee shops of Melbourne, through to the international success of hit songs like "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World Of Our Own" and "Georgy Girl".
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.
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