When took his leave of in February 1982, after seven years of distinguished service, there was really only one logical choice for his replacement. The band turned to a versatile, highly experienced performer who possessed a rich expansive voice of untapped range which could soar, swoop, sting and serenade with uniform intensity. LRB founder was well aware of ’s capacities. Having observed and admired his development over the previous 14 years, he became ’s producer for the 1981 album. It was during those sessions that LRB’s American member provided a vital objective appraisal. “I remember putting on headphones in the studio and this amazing voice was coming through” relates . “I couldn’t work out why I’d never heard it before.”
Greatest Hits is a 1982 compilation of hits by the Australian band Little River Band. The album was digitally remastered and repackaged with six additional tracks in an expanded edition in 2000.
Monsoon is a 1988 studio album by the Little River Band. Monsoon marked the return of vocalist Glenn Shorrock after he temporarily handed the role of "lead mouth" to John Farnham.
No Reins is a 1986 album by the Little River Band. This is the third of 3 albums with John Farnham as lead vocalist. Shortly after this album Farnham decamped to rekindle his solo career, which reached greater heights than ever in his native Australia.
Little River Band is the eponymous debut album by Australian rock group Little River Band which was released by EMI in November 1975. It peaked at No. 12 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart.
Diamantina Cocktail is the third album by the Little River Band. The U.S. version of the album was actually a partial compilation of the Australian versions of After Hours and Diamantina Cocktail. In the 1980s, Capitol Records released the remaining tracks on a U.S. version of After Hours. The album was the band's breakthrough in the United States, reaching #49 on the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart in 1977 and containing two top 20 singles in "Help Is on Its Way" and "Happy Anniversary". A "diamantina cocktail" is a drink invented in the area of the Diamantina River in Queensland, Australia. It consists of Bundaberg Rum, condensed milk and an emu's egg. Wikipedia > YouTube
Little River Band are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1975 and named after a road sign for the Victorian township of Little River, on the way to Geelong. They were the first Australian rock group to enjoy sustained commercial success in the United States. During their career the band have sold more than 25 million records and scored 13 American Top 40 hits. The group evolved from the harmony laden country rock group Mississippi in 1975. Prior to that, Birtles had been the bassist in 1960s pop band Zoot (which also included singer-guitarist Rick Springfield), and Shorrock had been the lead singer of leading Australian 60s pop band The Twilights and early 1970s country rock band Axiom. more … Wikipedia > YouTube