The Real Thing is a live album by Midnight Oil, and includes a cover version of Russell Morris's classic "The Real Thing". It was initially issued in Australia with a bonus disk of interview material listed as containing 2 tracks ("Interview" and "Track by track") but the CD was divided into 30 tracks, dividing the interview up so that past albums and each track on "The Real Thing" gets a short discussion followed by snippet from the album or song being discussed
Midnight Oil (known informally as "The Oils") are an Australian rock band composed of Peter Garrett (vocals, harmonica), Rob Hirst (drums), Jim Moginie (guitar, keyboard), Martin Rotsey (guitar) and Bones Hillman (bass guitar). The group was formed in Sydney in 1972 by Hirst, Moginie and original bassist Andrew James as Farm: they enlisted Garrett the following year, changed their name in 1976, and hired Rotsey a year later. Peter Gifford served as bass player from 1980–1987.
Breathe is the ninth studio album by Australian rock band, Midnight Oil, which was released on 15 October 1996 under the Columbia Records label. It peaked at No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart and appeared in the top 40 on the New Zealand and Swiss Albums Charts. The album was produced by Malcolm Burn and according to Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, it had a loose, raw style with almost a low-key sound.
Midnight Oil are an influential alternative rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1976. The band originally formed as "Farm" in 1972. The band is best known for their political activism and environmentalism and their 1987 worldwide hit single "Beds Are Burning". For most of their career, the band consisted of Peter Garrett (vocals), Jim Moginie (guitar, keyboards), Martin Rotsey (guitar), Bones Hillman (bass, vocals) and Rob Hirst (drums).
Midnight Oil lyrics - 132 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Beds Are Burning", "The Dead Heart", "Short Memory". album: "Midnight Oil" (1978). Powderworks Head Over Heels Dust Used And Abused Surfing With A Spoon Run By Night Nothing Lost - Nothing Gained. album: "Head Injuries" (1979). No Time For Games Knife's Edge I'm The Cure. album: "Place Without A Postcard" (1981).
Seeing Midnight Oil in full flight is to experience the transcendent, kinetic power of live rock ‘n’ roll. They leave you inspired to live life more passionately and to Get Involved. Everything about the band is uncompromising, but their greatest achievement is that they are, night after night and album after album, a great rock ‘n’ roll band.
|A2||Head Over Heels|
|A4||Used And Abused|
|B1||Surfing With A Spoon|
|B2||Run By Night|
|B3||Nothing Lost-Nothing Gained|
- Recorded At – Albert Studios
- Mixed At – Albert Studios
- Artwork By [Sleeve, Cover Design] – Jan Paul
- Bass – Andrew James
- Drums, Vocals – Rob Hirst
- Guitar – Martin Rotsey
- Guitar, Keyboards – Jim Moginie
- Producer – Midnight Oil
- Producer, Engineer – Keith Walker
- Vocals – Peter Garrett
NotesRecorded and Mixed at Albert's Studio, Sydney, Australia, September 1978.
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Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5 099745 090242
- Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
- Distribution Code: CB 431
- Other (Circle): 52
- Label Code: LC 0149
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|CK 46133||Midnight Oil||Midnight Oil (CD, Album, Promo)||Columbia||CK 46133||US||Unknown|
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