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Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Australian box for Australia's premier folk group, featuring 126 digitally remastered tracks from the '60s to the present, including hits, classics, studio & concert rarities, B-sides, new recordings & previously unrele... more »
Australian box for Australia's premier folk group, featuring 126 digitally remastered tracks from the '60s to the present, including hits, classics, studio & concert rarities, B-sides, new recordings & previously unreleased tracks. Well over five hours of music! Contains all of their U.S. hits, including 'Georgy Girl' and 'A World Of Our Own'. Available at this low price for a limited time. EMI / Australia 1995. Five standard jewel cases housed in a slipcase.
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 01/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Those people who are only interested in their hits will find a single CD that contains them all. If you enjoy their hits enough to want a lot more of their music, this box is the best way of obtaining all the commercially recorded music by the Seekers with Judith Durham from the sixties to the nineties. Since then, they have re-united to record a Christmas album (which I've also reviewed). Judith has also recorded solo, while the Seekers have recorded other music without her. These recordings are outside the scope of this set.The first three CD's contain all their music from 1963 to 1967 except those tracks that appeared on singles - they are collected together on the fourth CD. It contains the hit singles (including Georgy girl, I'll never find another you, Morningtown ride, A world of our own and Carnival is over), their B-sides and the tracks they recorded when they re-united in the early nineties. The fifth CD contains studio and concert rarities.The first three CD's contain plenty of covers. Judith is lead singer on most tracks, but the boys are good singers too and occasionally one of them sings lead. On those tracks, Judith can be heard on backup vocals. These covers fall into two main categories - those that demonstrate their musical roots (these dominate the first two CD's and include folk songs of Australia, Ireland and America) and those that are versions of contemporary songs (these are mostly to be found on the third CD, although you will find some on the second CD).The final CD is interesting. Their cover of This is my song was considered for album release in the sixties. It was rejected - If you go away was used instead - so this is the first time their version has been made publicly available. The soundtrack versions of Georgy girl used to open and close the movie are also included, with all their imperfections. The hit version on CD 4 has different lyrics to either of the versions here. Among the other tracks are radio recordings and songs that they recorded at the Talk of the Town in London for a live album. That album contained a lot of hits, but the tracks included here were songs that they didn't otherwise record.This is a fascinating collection by one of Australia's earliest pop groups."
A World of Their Own
PC Fields | 03/04/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Here in the New World, Judith Durham and the Seekers were a breath of folky fresh air during a time when Top 40 audiences were literally screaming for anything with a British accent and a Beatle haircut. But, as most British groups fed the Yanks back their Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly, and more, the Seekers were one of a handful of artists from the other side of the international date line to remind America of their recently bygone Folk Era by melding the sound with the jingle-jangle of a twelve-string guitar, combining with the radio-friendly warmth of Abbey Road Studios, and by being the beneficiaries of several Paul Simon songs, written during Simon's short hiatus from Simon & Garfunkel. However, this five-CD box is a too-long listen for the general listener, as most will notice many cover versions, easily identified with other artists, and by the time disc five comes around, many will find it all a bit much. The astute fan may have some trouble with this box, too, knowing the title is a misnomer - it's not complete - and several pleasures, Paul Simon's "I Wish You Could Be Here," and other possible treats, like the Coke commercials (which foreshadowed the New Seekers' "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing") are absent. But, on any CD, Judith Durham's voice, when paired with the original Seekers, is a time-stopping experience. It's a shame that the duration of their success in the States was limited to the British Invasion period, and that Durham's tenure with the group was limited as well, for with continuance and a truly "complete" Seekers compilation, their legacy would have been more widely appreciated."
You'll Never Find Another Voice Like Judith Durham
R. Barnes | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | 07/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First a little history....Judith Durham, Keith Potger, Athol Guy, and Bruce Woodley make up this Folk and Traditional group from Down Under, who had great success here in the mid sixties, and were huge international stars, especially in Great Britain and superstars in their native Australia.(1963 till now).Their farewell concert for BBC is also available, (I have it) and is also a standout CD.Recently, they had a reunion, which was very successful, and produced the new album 'FUTURE ROAD". The legend continues, they didn't miss a beat.To the people who do not know this group, they were primarily folk and traditional, and made great use of their contemporaries including Paul Simon, Tom Springfield, and many others. They are led by one of the worlds greatest voices - Judith Durham. When you hear the voice, you know immediately who she is, and her use of lyrics is easily understood, clear, and melodic. It's hard to compare with anyone today, she's that good. Unlike many others like Peter Paul & Mary, (another excellent group from the era), they focused also on many historical religious and gospel tunes,(Open Up them Pearly Gates, Sinner Man) and native folk songs from Australia, (Waltzing Matilda, South Australia)Of course the hit songs are all here, such as "Georgy Girl", "A World Of Our Own", and "I'll Never Find Another You", (latter two Tom Springfield compositions with the trademark 12 string guitar) as well as all the choice cuts, (Kumbaya, On The Other Side, and many others).This expansive collection also includes many of their early mono cuts, jingles, interesting rareties, live cuts, and much much more. This five CD set covers all the bases, and is one of the most complete collections I have ever bought for any artist. The sound quality is excellent, and I was frankly surprised by the sheer volume of their work, and the effort put into this Box Set.The major drawback for many would be the cost. If not sure, or new to their music, you may wish to review their Greatest Hits CD (Collectable Label) also on Amazon. Much cheaper, but sticks to their well known songs, (I have this one to, its an excellent compilation and well priced, and it has a lot of tracks for the money). If a big fan (like me)then this is for you.This would be an excellent companion to the "Peter Paul and Mary", "Kingston Trio", and "Gordon Lightfoot" Box Sets.MOST highly Recommended..For Folkies and 60's Lovers alike. A requirement for The Folk Generation, and a band too often overlooked by US "Folkies" since they are not from the US.
You WILL like them. They are that good. 5 Stars all the way."