The Seekers

All Bound for Morningtown - EMI 2009

Tracks: 1. I'll Never Find Another You (Mono) / 2. Open Up Them Pearly Gates (Mono) / 3. The Wreck Of The Old 97 / 4. Danny Boy / 5. Waltzing Matilda / 6. Cotton Fields / 7. Lemon Tree / 8. Gotta Travel On / 9. With My Swag All On My Shoulder/ 10. Plaisir D'Amour / 11. Isa Lei / 12. Whiskey In The Jar / 13. Five Hundred Miles / 14. The Gypsy Rover / 15. South Australia / 16. This Little Light Of Mine / 17. Morningtown Ride / 18. The Water Is Wide / 19. Well Well Well / 20. Lady Mary / 21. We're Moving On / 22. The Ox Droving Song / 23. Kumbaya / 24. Blowin' In The Wind / 25. The Eriskay Love Lilt / 26. Chilly Winds / 27. What Have They Done To The Rain / 28. A World Of Our Own / 29. Sinner Man // 1. A World Of Our Own (Mono) / 2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Mono) / 3. The Leaving Of Liverpool (Mono) / 4. This Land Is Your Land (Mono) / 5. Two Summers (Mono) / 6. The Times They Are A Changin' (Mono) / 7. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Mono) / 8. Don't Tell Me My Mind (Mono) / 9. Allentown Jail (Mono) / 10. Four Strong Winds (Mono) / 11. You Can Tell The World (Mono) / 12. Whistling Rufus (Mono) / 13. Sinner Man (Mono) / 14. The Carnival Is Over (Mono) / 15. We Shall Not Be Moved (Mono) / 16. Some Day One Day (Mono) / 17. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen (Mono) / 18. We're Moving On (Mono) / 19. Come The Day (Stereo) / 20. Island Of Dreams (Stereo) / 21. The Last Thing On My Mind (Stereo) / 22. All Over The World (Stereo) / 23. Red Rubber Ball (Stereo) / 24. Well Well Well (Stereo) / 25. Georgy Girl (Stereo) / 26. Yesterday (Stereo) / 27. I Wish You Could Be Here (Stereo) / 28. Turn Turn Turn (Stereo) / 29. Louisiana Man (Stereo) / 30. California Dreamin' (Stereo) // 1. Walk With Me / 2. Morningtown Ride / 3. When The Stars Begin To Fall / 4. Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine (Stereo) / 5. The Sad Cloud (Stereo) / 6. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) (Stereo) / 7. If You Go Away (Stereo) / 8. All I Can Remember (Stereo) / 9. Chase A Rainbow (Follow Your Dream) (Stereo) / 10. Angeline Is Always Friday (Stereo) / 11. On The Other Side (Stereo) / 12. Cloudy (Stereo) / 13. Can't Make Up My Mind (Stereo) / 14. Rattler (Stereo) / 15. Colours Of My Life (Stereo) / 16. This Is My Song / 17. Paper Bird / 18. The Music Of The World A Turnin' (Alt.) / 19. Walk With Me (Mono) / 20. Morningtown Ride (Mono) / 21. When The Stars Begin To Fall (Mono) / 22. Georgy Girl (Mono) / 23. The Last Thing On My Mind (Mono) / 24. When Will The Good Apples Fall (Mono) / 25. Myra (Mono) / 26. Emerald City (Mono) / 27. The Music Of The World A Turnin' (Mono) / 28. Days Of My Life (Mono) / 29. Study War No More (Mono) // 1. The Music Of The World A Turnin' (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 2. I'll Never Find Another You (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 3. With My Swag All On My Shoulder (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 4. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 5. I Wish You Could Be Here (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 6. We Shall Not Be Moved (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 7. Morningtown Ride (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 8. A World Of Our Own (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 9. Rattler (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 10. The Olive Tree (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 11. Colours Of My Life (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 12. Ragtime: Sweet Adeline / Maple Leaf Rag (Medley) (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 13. Angeline Is Always Friday (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 14. Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 15. The Carnival Is Over (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 16. Georgy Girl (Live At The Talk Of The Town) / 17. The Olive Tree (Mono) / 18. The Non-Performing Lion Quickstep (Mono) / 19. Again Again (Mono) / 20. Memories (Mono) / 21. The Carnival Is Over / 22. We Shall Not Be Moved / 23. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen / 24. Myra / 25. Emerald City (No Children's Voices Version)

Comments:

This comprehensive and Seekers box contains virtually complete released recordings done by the during 1964-1968. In addition to the original Seekers releases the box contains four 1967 Judith Durham solo tracks and a previously unreleased outtake from "Seekers Seen in Green".

Some of the recordings may today might seem a bit aged; especially the early recordings, which were primarily traditional folk/country songs. The groupís original material preferably written by guitarist Bruce Woodley and producer Tom Springfield is still, however, a real pleasure to listen to. Everything is remastered and sounds really good.

The packaging,unfortunately, leaves a lot to be desired. The accompanying booklet is in just eight pages, and the information about the individual songs is printed in very small typing that even using a magnifying glass leaves it difficult to get an overview of where the individual recordings come from and who wrote them. The brief biography, however, is okay, and written in a legible font size. But frustrating that so little enthusiasm was put into the packaging; the group really had deserved much better.


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