Gyan (album)

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Studio album by Gyan
Released August 1989
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Gyan is the debut album by Australian singer-songwriter Gyan that was released by Warner music in 1989. The album is currently out of print; but is available to purchase via Gyan's website or iTunes. The album was produced by Charles Fisher.

Three singles were released from the album; the smash hit "Wait" about a lonely girl waiting for her first true love; "It's Alright" about emancipation from one's parents and the final single "Black Wedding Ring" which closes the album. The first two singles contained rare non-album tracks as b-sides ("Love in Question" and "Don't Touch"). Wait was co-written with Geoffrey Stapleton of GANGgajang and Garry Frost of Moving Pictures and 1927. Gyan re-recorded the song for her 2015 album This Girl's in Love.

The album received positive reviews from many critics who hailed Gyan as a new and unique talent to emerge from Australia; this was further cemented by Gyan's ARIA Award for Best New Talent in 1990. The album peaked at #27 on the ARIA Albums Chart,[1] spent 29 non-consecutive weeks in the top 100[2] and was certified gold.[2]

A couple of songs from the album were used in the 1990 Australian movie Weekend with Kate, starring Colin Friels and Catherine McClements.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Train of Thought" (Gyan)
  2. "Wait" (Gyan / G.Frost / G.Stapleton)
  3. "Straight Lines" (Gyan/O'Connor)
  4. "Lead Me On" (Gyan/O'Connor)
  5. "How Can You" (Gyan)
  6. "Head Over Heels" (Gyan/O'Connor)
  7. "It's Alright" (Gyan)
  8. "Don't Ask Me Why" (Gyan)
  9. "Couldn't I Be?" (Gyan/O'Connor)
  10. "Don't Underestimate Me" (Gyan)
  11. "Black Wedding Ring" (Gyan/O'Connor)