Uncovered (John Farnham album)
Farnhams first single from the album was a reworking of The Beatles song Help. It peaked at No.8 on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart, the second single Please Dont Ask Me didnt chart, however it was re-released in 1991 as a live version as part of the Full House album and became a Number #22 on the Aria music chart. In 2000, to coincide with its 20th anniversary, Uncovered the album was re-mastered by Goble, from the mid-1970s, Farnham had moved into television and cabaret entertainment. Wheatley, who was already managing Little River Band, signed Farnham to his company in 1980. They decided Farnhams comeback single would be a reworking of The Beatles Help. which was produced by LRBs Graeham Goble, it peaked at No.8 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. Farnham was utilising a more contemporary pop style and the associated album, produced by Goble. The B-side of Help was Farnhams songwriting debut Jillies Song, co-written with Goble, in recording the album, Farnhams studio band included guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, keyboardist Mal Logan, drummer Derek Pellicci and bass guitarist Barry Sullivan.
They became his tour band until Logan and Pellicci returned to their LRB commitments and were replaced by Sam McNally, three other solo singles followed in 1981 but none charted into the Top 50. In February 1982, after Glenn Shorrock had departed Little River Band, Farnham became their lead vocalist with recommendations by Goble, Farnham remained with Little River Band until late 1985
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is a competent arranger, composer. The producer will liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects.
These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu
John Peter Farnham, Jr. AO, formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut in 1967 until 1980, is an English-born Australian pop singer. Farnham was a teen pop idol from 1964 to 1979, but has since forged a career as a contemporary singer. His career has mostly been as a solo artist although he replaced Glenn Shorrock as lead singer of Little River Band from 1982 to 1985, in September 1986 his solo single, Youre the Voice peaked at No.1 on the Australian singles charts. The associated album, Whispering Jack, held the No.1 position for a total of 25 weeks and is the album in Australian history. Both the single and the album had Top Ten success internationally including No.1 in Sweden, in 1993, Anthology 1, Greatest Hits 1986–1997 in 1997, 33⅓ in 2000, The Last Time in 2002 and Two Strong Hearts Live in 2015. Farnham has been recognised by honours and awards including 1987 Australian of the Year,1996 Officer of the Order of Australia, from 1969 he was voted by TV Week readers as the King of Pop for five consecutive years.
Aside from his career, Farnham performed on stage with lead roles in Australian productions of Charlie Girl, Pippin. He starred in his own TV series and specials including Its Magic and Bobby Dazzler and as a guest on other popular shows such as Countdown. Australian rock historian, Ian McFarlane described him as the most successful solo artist in the history of Australian rock, Farnham has retained an affable sense of humour and a simple, unpretentious everyman charm which makes him one of the most respected celebrities in Australian entertainment history. John Peter Farnham, Jr. was born in Dagenham, England, on 1 July 1949, to John Farnham Sr and his sisters are Jean and Jaquiline, and his younger brother is Steven. Farnham spent his first ten years in the United Kingdom before his family emigrated to Australia in 1959 to live in Melbourne and he attended school at Yarraman Park State School, Lyndale Primary School and Lyndale High School. During school holidays, Farnham worked with a plumber and he left school to begin a plumbing apprenticeship.
In 1967, he took two years leave from his job to pursue his music career. Johnny Farnham performed with local band The Mavericks on weekends, while attending school. The band had a five-song repertoire, in late 1965 he was asked to join Strings Unlimited as a singer and they had a regular booking at a local hotel. On 29 April 1967, Strings Unlimited performed as a band for pop singer Bev Harrell in Cohuna. Harrells manager, Darryl Sambell, was impressed with Farnhams vocals, initially performing in Sambells home town of Adelaide, Farnham recorded an advertising jingle Susan Jones for Ansett ANA and was offered a solo record contract with EMI. Farnhams first commercially successful recording was a novelty song entitled Sadie, however, EMIs in house producer, David MacKay, insisted and so the single was released in November 1967
Whispering Jack is the twelfth studio album by Australian adult contemporary pop singer John Farnham. It was produced by Ross Fraser, and released on 20 October 1986 and it was the first Australian-made album to be released on Compact Disc within Australia. One of Farnhams biggest hits, Youre the Voice was issued as the single from this album. Prior to this album, Farnhams career had stalled after being recruited, Farnhams manager, Glenn Wheatley, mortgaged his home to raise funds for the recording of this album. After initial reluctance by major Australian radio stations to play the single, Youre the Voice, public demand became overwhelming. The song became one of the standout Number One songs on the Australian Charts of the 1980s, Whispering Jack restarted Farnhams career and kept it rolling across two more decades. John Farnham had been a teen pop idol during the late 1960s and 1970s billed as Johnny and he met Glenn Wheatley, who was bass guitarist of rock group The Masters Apprentices, when both acts were managed by Darryl Sambell.
From the mid-1970s, Farnham had moved into television, Wheatley, who was already managing Little River Band, signed Farnham to his company in 1980. They decided Farnhams comeback single would be a reworking of The Beatles Help. which was produced by LRBs Graeham Goble, it peaked at No.8 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. Farnham was utilising a more contemporary pop style and the associated album, was produced by Goble. The B-side of Help was Farnhams song writing effort, Jillies Song, in recording the album, Farnhams studio band included guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, keyboardist Mal Logan, drummer Derek Pellicci and bass guitarist Barry Sullivan. They became his tour band until Logan and Pellicci returned to their LRB commitments and were replaced by Sam McNally, three other solo singles followed in 1981 but none charted into the Top 50. In February 1982, after Glenn Shorrock had departed Little River Band, Farnham became their lead vocalist with recommendations by Goble and Wheatley.
In 1985, Farnham had started collecting a songlist for a solo album while still in Little River Band, he finished his vocals for their album, No Reins. In early 1986, sound engineer Ross Fraser suggested to Wheatley that it was time to working on the solo album. Wheatley searched vainly for a producer and record label willing to work with Farnham, Fraser took on the producer role, Farnhams work for the album, Whispering Jack, included expanding his song list with Frasers advice. A Touch of Paradise was co-written by Gulliver Smith of Company Caine and Mondo Rocks Ross Wilson, another song on offer was We Built This City but Farnham knocked it back, it was recorded by US band Starship. Initially, public interest in the re-branded former teen-idol was difficult to cultivate, things however started to change after Sydney radio station 2Day FM played its first single, Youre the Voice, which was released in September 1986
Album, is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century, first as books of individual 78rpm records, vinyl LPs are still issued, though in the 21st century album sales have mostly focused on compact disc and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used from the late 1970s through to the 1990s alongside vinyl, an album may be recorded in a recording studio, in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. Recording may take a few hours to years to complete, usually in several takes with different parts recorded separately. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed live, the majority of studio recordings contain an abundance of editing, sound effects, voice adjustments, etc. With modern recording technology, musicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at times while listening to the other parts using headphones. Album covers and liner notes are used, and sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, the term album was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format.
In musical usage the word was used for collections of pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, the LP record, or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a gramophone record format introduced by Columbia Records in 1948. It was adopted by the industry as a standard format for the album. Apart from relatively minor refinements and the important addition of stereophonic sound capability, the term album had been carried forward from the early nineteenth century when it had been used for collections of short pieces of music. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums, as part of a trend of shifting sales in the music industry, some commenters have declared that the early 21st century experienced the death of the album. Sometimes shorter albums are referred to as mini-albums or EPs, Albums such as Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield, and Yess Close to the Edge, include fewer than four tracks.
There are no rules against artists such as Pinhead Gunpowder referring to their own releases under thirty minutes as albums. These are known as box sets, material is stored on an album in sections termed tracks, normally 11 or 12 tracks. A music track is a song or instrumental recording. The term is associated with popular music where separate tracks are known as album tracks. When vinyl records were the medium for audio recordings a track could be identified visually from the grooves
Chain Reaction (John Farnham album)
Chain Reaction is a studio album by Australian singer John Farnham. The album was released in Australia on September 24th 1990 on CD, cassette tape and it was the highest selling album in Australia that year, debuting at #1 on the ARIA charts. A fourth single, In Days to Come, was released early the following year and this performance aired on Australias Channel Seven and was released shortly after as a VHS video cassette. This cassette was reissued as a DVD on 13 November 2005
Full House (John Farnham album)
Full House is a live album by Australian singer John Farnham. The album was released in Australia on 4 November 1991, and is the first live album by Farnham since his comeback via the 1986 release of Whispering Jack and it peaked at No.2 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album contains tracks recorded during Farnhams 1987 Whispering Jack Tour,1989 Age Of Reason Tour. Only one track from album was released as a single. Please Dont Ask Me, written by Graeham Goble, of The Little River Band was released in late 1991 and it had previously been featured on an earlier album Uncovered. When the War Is Over –5,33 Age Of Reason –5,35 Dont You Know Its Magic –4,18 Two Strong Hearts –3,49 Comic Conversations –4,05 Help
Age of Reason (album)
Age of Reason is a studio album by Australian pop singer John Farnham. It was released in Australia on 25 July 1988 and debuted at No.1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association Albums Chart in August and it was the follow-up to his previous No.1 album, Whispering Jack, and was the highest selling album in Australia in 1988. As of 1997, it was 11x platinum indicating sales of over 770,000 units and it is critically considered one of Farnhams best albums, with Age of Reason and Beyond the Call being about the urgency for the world to wake up and solve its problems. The first two singles from the album were Age of Reason, which peaked at No,1, and Two Strong Hearts, at No.6. Two further singles were released, Beyond the Call which reached the top 50, and Were No Angels, which did not. The album, Age of Reason, which was produced by Ross Fraser, debuted at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in August and stayed on top for eight weeks. It was the highest selling album in Australia from 1988, and, as of 1997, renewed interest in Whispering Jack returned it to the Top Ten in August, nearly two years after its initial release.
As of December 2008, Age of Reason remains Farnhams last No.1 Australian single. Other charting singles from album were, Two Strong Hearts which peaked at No.6 and Beyond the Call, while a fourth single. Age of Reason had international success peaking at No.4 in Sweden, the album featured, apart from Farnhams regular band, many special guest artists including singer Jon Stevens on the track Listen to the Wind and trumpeter James Morrison on Some Do, Some Dont. At the 1988 ARIA Awards, Farnham won Best Male Artist, Best Adult Contemporary Album for Touch of Paradise, Farnham found time to record Communication, a duet with Dannielle Gaha, as part of the National Drug Offensives anti-drug campaign. The song peaked at No.13 in August 1989, the CD version of Age of Reason has two bonus tracks including Farnhams covers of AC/DCs Its a Long Way to the Top and Cold Chisels When the War Is Over. The lead single off the album, Age of Reason, was used in a promo for Australias Channel Seven News in 2000
Looking Through a Tear
Looking Through A Tear is the third studio album by Australian pop singer Johnny Farnham, it was released in Australia by EMI Records in July 1970. Whippy was released as a double A-side in July 1969 and peaked at #4 on the Go-Set National Singles Charts, Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head was released in November and peaked at #1 for seven weeks in January–March 1970. Farnham wrote two songs for the album, selling 180000 copies in Australia, Sadie was the highest selling single by an Australian artist of the decade. Farnhams first album, produced by David Mackay was released in April, almost immediately, Farnham was recording his second album, Everybody Oughta Sing A Song released in November. This was followed by a single, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. Farnham released a cover of B. J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head produced by Howard Gable, in November, which peaked at #1 for seven weeks in January–March 1970. Both of these singles were contained on his album, Looking Through A Tear released in July 1970.
One -2,49 Ive Been Rained On -2,22 Mirror of My Mind -2,12 What Can I Do -2,43 In a Moment of Madness -2,48 Aint Society Great -2,341432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero -3,58
Johnny (John Farnham album)
Johnny is the fifth studio album by Australian pop singer John Farnham, which was released on HMV for EMI Records in August 1971. It peaked at #24 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Charts, selling 180000 copies in Australia, Sadie was the highest selling single by an Australian artist of the decade. His second #1 was a cover of B. J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head, a non-album single, Comic Conversation was released in October 1970 and peaked at #10 on the Go-Set National Top 60 Singles Chart and was still charting in March 1971. His fifth album, Johnny was released in August 1971, which peaked at #24 on the Kent Music Report Albums Charts. Another non-album single, Acapulco Sun had been released in May and peaked at #21 on the Go-Set Top 60, aside from Johnny, Farnham released a compilation, The Best Of Johnny Farnham, and a duet album with Allison Durbin, all in 1971