Midnight Sun (Redgum album)

Midnight Sun is the fifth and final studio album by Redgum, released through Epic Records in November 1986.[1]

Midnight Sun
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1986
RecordedFast Forward Studios, Melbourne, July/August 1986
GenreFolk, Rock
Length44:01
LabelEpic
ProducerMichael Atkinson & Hugh McDonald
Redgum chronology
Anything's Legal, Anything Goes
(1984)
Midnight Sun
(1986)
The Very Best of Redgum
(1987)

John Schumann had left the group in 1985 to pursue a solo career,[2] so Hugh McDonald took over as lead singer.[3] Michael Atkinson left the group in 1987 after its release; the remaining members toured until 1990 to pay off the band's debts, and then disbanded.

Track listingEdit

Side A
  1. "Talk" (Hugh McDonald/Michael Spicer) - 4:21
  2. "When Your Luck Ran Out" (Hugh McDonald) - 5:48
  3. "Running with the Hurricane" (Hugh McDonald/Michael Atkinson) - 3:47
  4. "Empty Page" (Michael Spicer/Verity Truman) - 4:39
  5. "Midnight Sun" (Michael Atkinson) - 4:45
Side B
  1. "Too Many Dollars" (Michael Atkinson) - 3:44
  2. "Another Country" (Michael Atkinson) - 5:02
  3. "In Their Hands" (Verity Truman) - 4:30
  4. "Blood upon the Rain" (Hugh McDonald/Michael Atkinson) - 4:24
  5. "La Partida (The Parting)" (Victor Jara) - 3:05

ChartsEdit

Chart (1986/87) Position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 77[4]

PersonnelEdit

  • Michael Atkinson - bass, vocals
  • Hugh McDonald - lead vocals, guitars, violin
  • Michael Spicer - keyboards, flute
  • Verity Truman - vocals, saxophone, flute
  • Alex Pertout
  • Chris Doheny
  • Dave Clabour
  • David Burgos
  • Eddie Rayner
  • John Barrett
  • Lisa Young
  • Roger McLachlan
  • Shane Howard
  • Trevor Courtney

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Striped Sunlight Blog Midnight Sun review
  2. ^ John Schumann website Redgum history
  3. ^ Bmusic Redgum: Where Are They Now? Archived 2009-10-23 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book. p. 248. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.