Children of the Sun (Billy Thorpe album)

Children of the Sun is the third studio album by Australian musician Billy Thorpe, released in 1979.[1] The album spawned the singles "Wrapped in the Chains of Your Love", "Goddess of the Night", "Children of the Sun" and "Simple Life".[citation needed] The album peaked at number 44 on the Kent Music Report.[2] In 1987, the album was partially reissued as Children of the Sun...Revisited, featuring 5 songs from the original album, plus 3 newly recorded tracks for the compilation, with "East of Eden's Gate" as the closing track. As of December 2018 the original album has never been issued on CD outside of Australia.

Children of the Sun
Billy Thorpe - Children Of The Sun.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedPasha Music House, England
GenreRock, funk, pop, soul
LabelPolydor Records, Capricorn Records, CBS Records
ProducerSpencer Proffer
Billy Thorpe chronology
Pick Me Up and Play Me Loud
Children of the Sun
21st Century Man
Singles from Children of the Sun
  1. "Wrapped in the Chains of Your Love"
    Released: July 1979
  2. "Goddess of the Night"
    Released: July 1979
  3. "Children of the Sun"
    Released: September 1979
  4. "Simple Life"
    Released: September 1979
Children Of The Sun...Revisited
1987 Re-issued Cover
1987 Re-issued Cover

Track listingsEdit

1."Wrapped in the Chains of Your Love"Billy Thorpe3:38
2."Dream Maker"Billy Thorpe3:43
3."Simple Life"Billy Thorpe5:39
4."Goddess of the Night"Billy Thorpe, Spencer Proffer4:21
5."Children Of The Sun"Billy Thorpe, Spencer Proffer6:44
6."We're Leaving"Billy Thorpe3:50
7."We Welcome You"Billy Thorpe4:42
8."Solar Anthem"Billy Thorpe0:55
9."The Beginning"Billy Thorpe4:15
Total length:37:53

1987 partial re-issue Children of the Sun... RevisitedEdit

  1. Children Of The Sun (Billy Thorpe, Spencer Proffer) - 6:44
  2. We're Leaving (Billy Thorpe) - 3:50
  3. We Welcome You (Billy Thorpe) - 4:43
  4. Solar Anthem (Billy Thorpe) - 0:56
  5. The Beginning (Billy Thorpe) - 4:14
  6. Earth Calling* (Billy Thorpe) - 5:26
  7. Turn It Into Love* (Billy Thorpe) - 5:08
  8. Free Enterprise* (Billy Thorpe) - 3:47
  9. East of Eden's Gate+ (Bill Cuomo, Billy Thorpe, Earl Slick, Jim Johnson, Roderick Falconer, Spencer Proffer) - 6:20


  • Tracks 1-5 taken from the 1979 album Children of the Sun
  • Tracks 6-8 new recordings for this compilation
  • Track 9 taken from the 1982 album East of Eden's Gate



  • Art direction: Jim Welch
  • Co-producer: Billy Thorpe
  • Cover, artwork: Mouse & Kelley
  • Design [stylist]: Randee St. Nicholas
  • Engineer: Larry Brown
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • Vinyl mastering: Bill Kiper
  • Photography: Bob Jenkins
  • Producer: Spencer Proffer


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