The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on July 31, 1983 · Page 85
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 85

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sunday, July 31, 1983
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1 Jose F eliciano those old fires IT SEEMS to have been a long, long time since we've heard from Jose Feliciano, the blind-from-birth Puerto Rican guitaristsinger. He was, you may recall, a frequent visitor to Australia around the mid-70s and at one stage he was considering settling here until the political demise of Richard Nixon presumably gave him happier vibes about continuing to live in the US. The memories of Jose Feliciano tend to concentrate around one song, Light My Fire. Audiences around the world .took up his invitation and packed in to his concerts and bought his albums. For someone who was so successful, the relative drought since has been quite remarkable. Now, though, Feliciano is back, and with a vengeance. Romance la The Night (Motown label 6035 ML, through Poly Gram) is not only a nice mix of cover versions and new material; it demonstrates a maturity in Feliciano's voice and expression, and a finer sense of musical timing. His guitar work, always so strong, also seems sharper but that's possibly because it's been such a long time since I've listened to his work so attentively. rekindles I ... Qi2&y I Jot Feliciano It's taken time for Goldrush in live LP SYDNEY band Goldrush hat been around in one form or another since 1978. It was then that David Mare, Mark ColUm and Guy Dickensen met at Pensher Valley during the snow season. Back in Sydney the following January, they were joined by Bruce Worrel on bass and Doug Bligh on drums and were soon packing them in at the Newport Arms on Thursday nights. . Their first single, What Ya Gonna Do When The Money Runs Out, was released the same year. Since then the band has had. some changes in lineup - Phil Emmanuel and Chris Haigh joined in late 1979, replacing Guy and Bruce. Through 1980 they played at most of the music venues in Sydney as well as supporting Dolly Parton, Leon Russell and The Amazing Rhythm Aces on their Australian tours. The following year they took Tamwortn Country Music Festival by storm with three sell-out nights at the local Workers Club. Mark Collins also became the National Banjo Champion for that year. After the band supported Willie Nelson in Sydney (and were offered an American tour by his management) there was another line-up change, with Tommy Emmanuel taking over from Doug Bligh on drums. By the end of 1981 the band had played almost Box 4969, 0.P.O.. Sydney. 2001 I V i j V. NAME jCrO ADDRESS I I ..Poitcods. Closing date: Thursday. August 11 ftrmlt No. TCS21356 tnuad under Uit LOTtswHM ng n union ci 300 gigs, done seven tours and topped it off with three major outdoor concerts. Then they decided to have a few months off and for a while Phil, Tommy and Chris formed the Emmanuel Brothers Band. Then, at the end of 1982, Goldrush reformed with Doug back on drums. They signed a new recording contract with EMI and this week, their first album, titled Live At Last is The Sun-Herald's record giveaway. EMI has supplied the 25 copies. The band is equally proficient at bluegrass and rock with a bit of, country bridging the gap. The album features some excellent rock, but one of the best tracks is a sort of electronic version of Duelling Bandits. This number was popular a few years back when used as the theme for the. movie Deliverance. On the album, it's jazzed up with frequent changes of tempo plus a burst of the Pink Panther theme. It runs more than six minutes, so unfortunately you most probably won't get to hear it on radio. Giveaway album winners DEAD KENNEDY'S alban winatrs: Aim Wlltoa, Bnaga; Mark Lewis, Chichester St, Ma-roabra; DavM Magvlre, East St, Blakeharst; Oalf Step, heasea, Cresceat M, Cartas bah; D. J. Geloshy, Bratfr vale; Ko4 Satherlart, Ca-nelot Crt, Carliagfori; C. McMaaaa, Tapper St, Ma-rlckvilte; Dercea Reach. WU-aoa Way, BlaxlaaJ; Helca Uraaaart, Yageoaa West; B. Rosewtra, Athleae St, Black towa: Jeaay Tbeapsoa, Car ilmal St, Welloagoat; Bw-eaa Mauler, JaactJea Ri, Wahreeata; M. Eatta, MH tea; Atriaa Steaelka, Vle tarto St, Banreei; Leaha Shea, Lagooa St, Narraheea; Abbey Ibaka, Alleaa Tit, Boast JaactUa; S. Ellis, Brebgail St, NrthBMa4; Mark fraaklla. Maxwell St, Tarranarra; R. Death, Iroa-bark At, Casals; M. Stoat, MUaer Cm, Wellsraeecraft; Tracy Blear, Milperra; A. AaeYoiopoetoe, Doacaater, Vic; S. Hetchlaaoa, Wyeag; R. Rtoiel, WeHeageag; Glea Oakera, Wereaera. BOBBY PATTON albaai wiaaert: Pete HeUtags, AHeyae At, Nerta Narraheea; Aaaa Ca-atsaaUs, Giaaaacre; Maree Hanav Ceher; Mia J. M. Eyfciaa, WarEa; Megaa Afe-ewerth, MaektrDt; teaily Ceergtac'es, Margaret St, Klagsgrove; Julia Evans, Mialo; E. Charltoi, Saa Reno; Julie Hsssel, Laag St, . PaJstow; M. Rolfe, Mort-elale; Sharon Bateea, Saof-forth St, Enniagtoa; C. Parker, Venetia St, Sylvaaia Heights; Mark Brlcrley, Daapier St, Karaell; H. Pyke, Colo Heights; Ms B. Fcrgnssoa, Eric St, Eastwood; Bob Peaao, Kiag St, War II It; J. Brow, Welliagtoa R4, Aabura; Mrs E. J. Coaraa, Mt Keira R4, West Wollong-eag; M. MacAllister, St Marys; Jeaaetta Davis, Tea-aysoa M, Gla4enllle; Miss Y. Breaks, Lakemba; Warrea Fayth, Rngby R4, New Laa-tea; Carol Priest, Barasley; R. Miles, Waalaav Were it not for a little unnecessary dash of Mexican-type emphasis (aye-aye-aye) in the middle, I'd rate his version of Neil Diamond's Play Me as better than the original (overplayed as it is). There is an equally-impressive cover of the Bartholomew-King number One Night (With You) which evokes memories of Presley, and he gives Lennon and McCartney's I Feel Fine an unusual, but very attractive, high register treatment The other cover versions, just a little behind the two mentioned in appeal, are Lonely Teardrops, Taking It All In Stride and So Into You. There's one excellent instrumental-only track, titled Icuidado, on which Feliciano is credited with both acoustic and electric guitars. The best of his own vocal compositions is the title track, with one other, If You I lave A Heart, standing out. For those of us who travel in the middle of the musical road, welcome back, Mr Feliciano! The week also saw the welcome release of a new album from Colleen Hewett Colleen (Avenue Records label SBP 237898, throogh CBS). The stand-out track is I Hope I Never, which has been getting plenty of radio play and which, for me, is one of the best numbers Colleen nas yet recorded. Also good are the tracks Tell Me That You Love Me, Dreaming My Dreams With You and The Wind Beneath My Wings. Stunning cover, very pleasant, smooth vocals, slick backing (sister Glenys, and the Moir sisters on the track titled Hearts, helping out with backing vocals). O LET ME DUNK FROM YOUR WELL, Dr Hook (Mercunr label 6302 220, through PolyGrasa): Latest release from Dr Hook contains a good mixture of titles, ranging from reasonably, hard rock, through ballads and softer pop, to a dash of the country that Dr Hook does so well. I like the title track, and others titled Animal Instinct, Crazy Rosie and When You're 18. O STREETLIFE SERENADE and TURNSTILES, Billy Joel (CBS 241047): Marketed by CBS as part of a "two for the price of one" sales campaign (other artists involved in the same deal include Phoebe Snow, Santana, Ted Nugent, Electric Light Orchestra). This must be one of the best. Streetlife Serenade (from 1974) Includes those excellent tracks The Entertainer, Streetlife Serenader, Last Of The Big Time Spenders. The Turnstiles album, which followed two years later, includes one of Joel's very best, Say Goodbye To Hollywood, along with New York State Of Mind and Miami 201 7. Great value for $ 1 0.99. v WORKS,. Pink Floyd (Harvest label SHVL 1077738, through EMI): Compilation album could almost be subtitled "the best of Pink Floyd". Only one of the 10 tracks (titled Embryo) is released for the first time. The other tracks include Brain Damage and Eclipse (from Dark Side Of The Moon), One Of These Days and Fearless (from the Meddle LP; the second including that great burst of the soccer crowd singing You'll Never Walk Alone), Free Four (from Obscured By Clouds) and Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (from Ummagumma). WALK A FINE LINE, Paul Anka (CBS SBP 237922): Twenty-odd years of polish comes through loud and strong in this latest release from Paul (Diana, Lonely Boy, Puppy Love, etc.,..etc.) Anka. On this album he's got some hot backing talent Toto's Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro, Chicago's Peter' Cetera (background vocals on the best track, Hold Me Till The Mornin' Comes), Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Steve Kipner and Paulhino da Costa. There's also a fine duet with Karla DeVito on the track, Gimme The Word. THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Australian cast' recording (EMI label EMX 123): A taste of what we'll hear when the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic comes to Sydney (opening scheduled for September 14). Julie Anthony stars as Maria, Bartholomew John as Captain von Trapp and Anthea Moller as the Mother Abbess. I understand we'll be seeing Sally Boyden as LiesI; on this album the role (Sixteen Going On Seventeen) is sung by Pat Pitney. This recording is very slick, with a nice, fresh sound to the tracks involving the children (Do-Re-Mi, So Long, Farewell, Edelweiss). Judging by the sleeve pictures, it looks slick, too. 1 J:7'V 1 ni ESa W W hi J7 J Presented by Onshow Promotions and Midiael HeBernaa Eaterprises. Wttk Paiiip GouM as Tony. And introducing Rosemary llarris aa Maria. TbgeAcr with cast of 37 and a 28 piece orchestra. Original musk by Leoaard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Scadheiai Book by Arthur Lauresta. Ttckets from al MltcheUa Baaa outkhj or Her Majesty's Theatre, Phone bookings - 266 4800 Evenings: $21.90 or $1850.Group concessions $16,90. Matinees: $19.90 or $16.90. Group concessions $14.90. Generous concessions available for parties of 20 or more from Mitchells Bass head office. Phone Martyn Jones 264 7186. Wednesday matinee: Pensioners and unemployed $11.90. Student rush $12.00 (aH . performances). Children under 16 $1200 (all performances from July 1). 87 THE SUN-HERALD, JULY 31, 1981 17 4

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