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Playing to Win
Little River Band
Playing to Win
Genres: Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Australian Only Re-issue after Being Out of Print for Some Time. Features Vocals by John Farnham.


CD Details

All Artists: Little River Band
Title: Playing to Win
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: One Way Records Inc
Release Date: 2/18/1997
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724381907627


Album Details
Australian Only Re-issue after Being Out of Print for Some Time. Features Vocals by John Farnham.

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Why was this deleted?
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Who in their right mind would delete this excellent Little River Band recording from the compact disc catalog? It never ceases to amaze me what record companies will delete and what they will keep producing for distribution. I mean there is so much garbage out there on the market but this brilliant Little River Band compact disc is not available. I have the LP but wanted this on compact disc. This may very well be the BEST Little River Band effort ever recorded - and you can't buy it! How ridiculous! Let's hope the record company gets someone with enough sense soon to reissue this on CD. While they are at it, they can release as a bonus cut the song "Changed and Different" which was the flip side to the 1977 45 "Happy Anniversary." - Can't find that B-side anywhere!"
Little River Band goes hard rock.
N. Stock | Australia | 06/17/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The beginning of the end for Little River Band.After ditching lead singer Glenn Shorrock and key harmony man Beeb Birtles,the band decided to go hard rock,but the changes were too much for fans with the album only reaching to number 75 on the Billboard charts and the "Playing to Win" single only reaching number 60.The band members heavily promoted the album on US radio,even changing their name temporarily to LRB but to no avail.New lead singer John Farnham provides some good vocals on songs like "Blind Eyes" and the title song,but the hard rock did not suit the bands harmony style.Had they stuck to the soft rock style of the previous "The Net" album,they might have had continued success,but with the loss of Beeb Birtles backing harmonies and the change to hard rock,it just fell apart.Fans didn't reject John Farnham,they rejected Graham Goble's hard rock experiment."
Change of style for LRB.
N. Stock | Australia | 05/31/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is the album where band member Graham Goble made the mistake of trying to turn LRB into a harder rock band,and was rejected by the fans.Beeb Birtles had left the band and his harmonies,and songs,were sorely missed.It still has some interesting tracks,such as the brilliant John Farnham vocal on "blind eyes",but the harder rock style was not suited to Little River band."