Looking Forward Looking Back

Looking Forward Looking Back is a studio album released by Australian country music singer Slim Dusty. The album was Dusty's 100th album release.[1]

Looking Forward Looking Back
Looking Forward Looking Back by Slim Dusty.jpg
Studio album by
Released12 July 2000
Recorded2000
StudioColumbia Lane, Electric Avenue, Music Cellar, Studios 301
GenreCountry
Length44:45
LabelEMI Music
ProducerRod Coe, Phil Punch
Slim Dusty chronology
Ninety Nine
(1999)
Looking Forward Looking Back
(2000)
The Man Who Is Australia
(2000)

Looking Forward Looking Back was celebrated with a special Network 9 This Is Your Life event presentation by Mike Munro.[2]

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2001, the album won the ARIA Award for Best Country Album. The album was also nominated for Highest Selling Album.[3]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Looking Forward Looking Back"Don Walker3:12
2."Never Was at All"Norma O'Hara Murphy3:15
3."There's a Rainbow Over the Rock"Kevin Bloody Wilson2:57
4."Matilda No More" (featuring Kasey Chambers)Eric Bogle3:41
5."The Bloke Who Serves the Beer"Peter Denahy3:00
6."Paddy William"O'Hara Murphy4:32
7."Clean Up Our Own Backyard"Joy McKean2:24
8."Old Time Country Songs"Slim Dusty3:02
9."A Bad Day's Fishing"Wilson2:36
10."Port Augusta"Steve Grace3:20
11."Good Heavens Above"Barry Skipsey2:32
12."Hooks & Ride"John Quinn, Tom Oliver2:17
13."Keela Valley Coals"A.E. Brooks, Dusty3:17
14."Memories and Dreams"Jeff Burton, Michael Fix3:09
15."Looking Forward Looking Back" (reprise)Walker1:31

ChartsEdit

Looking Forward Looking Back debuted at number 5 in the Australian album charts and peaked at number 3 in September 2000.

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 3

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2000) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 28
Australian Country Albums (ARIA) 1
Australian Artist Albums (ARIA) 9
Chart (2001) Position
Australian Country Albums (ARIA)[7] 8

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[8] 2× Platinum 140,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Edition(s) Label Catalogue
Australia 12 July 2000 [9] Standard Slim Dusty Enterprises, EMI Music 5271602
Australia 10 June 2016 [2] Vinyl EMI Music 3794225

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Looking Forward, Looking Back". Amnplify. 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Looking Forward Looking Back (Vinyl)". Slim Dusty. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2001: 15th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Looking Forward Looking Back by AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Slim Dusty – Looking Forward Looking Back". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  6. ^ "2000 ARIA ALBUMS CHART". ARIA. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  7. ^ "2001 ARIA COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART". ARIA. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  9. ^ "Looking Forward Looking Back CD". JB HiFi. Retrieved 7 September 2018.