Beauty Was a Tiger

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Beauty Was a Tiger
Beauty Was a Tiger.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 2005
GenreAlternative Rock, rock
LabelFestival Mushroom Records
ProducerMatt Lovell, Sarah McLeod, Peters & Peters
Sarah McLeod chronology
Beauty Was a Tiger
Live & Acoustic
Singles from Beauty Was a Tiger
  1. "Let's Get Together"
    Released: May 2005
  2. "Private School Kid"
    Released: July 2005
  3. "All But Gone"
    Released: 2005/06
  4. "He Doesn't Love You"
    Released: 2006

Beauty Was a Tiger is the debut solo album by Australian singer Sarah McLeod. It was released in September 2005 by Festival Mushroom Records and peaked at number 31 on the ARIA Charts.

Background and release[edit]

From 1994-2004, McLeod was the lead singer of rock group The Superjesus; the group released three top twenty studio albums and won two ARIA Awards.[1] On 18 April 2005, it was announced McLeod had signed with Festival Mushroom Records to release her debut solo studio album; the deal reunited McLeod with Festival Mushroom Records managing director Michael Parisi who had signed The Superjesus to Warner Music Australia a decade earlier when he was A&R Director for Warner. Parisi said "She has made a classy rock album and, above all else, there aren't many ladies of rock left in this world, let alone Australia. We're all chomping at the bit to get this album out there."[2]

The album was released in September 2005.


Erik Jensen from Sydney Morning Herald said it's "an album that veers between Australian pub fare and neo-Gothic rock'n'roll, like mixing Dallas Crane with Brisbane fem-rockers Gazoonga Attack. McLeod's voice is strong and raw and makes "Private School Kid" the album standout."[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Let's Get Together" 3:24
2."Never Enough" 3:25
3."Private School Kid" (featuring Chris Cheney) 3:27
4."Loveless" 4:00
5."All But Gone" 4:22
6."Back To Earth" 4:44
7."Ava" 3:27
8."Hit It Baby" 3:35
9."Gutter Queen" 3:09
10."Ashtray Sunrise" 3:16
11."The Sinners and the Saints" 4:26
12."He Doesn't Love You"
  • McLeod
13."Stand and Deliver" 4:49


Chart (2005) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 31


  1. ^ "ARIA Report Issue 813" (PDF). 26 September 2005. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ Cashmere, Paul (18 April 2005). "Sarah McLeod signs with FMR". Undercover News. Paul Cashmere, Ros O'Gorman. Archived from the original on 18 May 2005. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Sarah McLeod: Beauty Was a Tiger". Sydney Morning Herald. 18 November 2005. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ " – SARAH MCLEOD – Beauty Was a Tiger". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 April 2018.