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Seven Deadly Sins is an Australian 7-part anthology series examining the dark side of human nature in seven episodes: "Lust", "Pride", "Wrath", "Sloth", "Greed", "Envy" and "Gluttony" – the seven deadly sins.

Seven Deadly Sins
GenreDrama
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Music byMartin Armiger, Paul Grabowsky[1]
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Producer(s)Bob Weiss
Running time48mins (approximately)
Release
Original networkABC
Original release23 February (1993-02-23) –
25 March 1993 (1993-03-25)

Contents

ProductionEdit

Seven Deadly Sins was pitched to Penny Chapman, then head of drama at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, by script editor Barbara Masel. Her idea was to create a series of stories that would "let the moral compass spin".[1] Masel was also interested in encouraging the audience to identify with behaviour they would not normally condone and "that all of the characters in each of the episodes should manifest the sin".[1] With Chapman on board and Bob Weis appointed as series producer, Masel then set about finding writers. When outlines and drafts were completed, the directors were brought on board. P. J. Hogan ("Sloth") and Alison Maclean ("Greed") were selected as directors before their international careers had taken off, while Gale Edwards ("Pride") had until then had only ever directed for the theatre. The series was broadcast at 9.30pm because of the language used. The series rated well, pulling the biggest audience ever at the time for an ABC drama program in that time slot.[1]

SoundtrackEdit

Seven Deadly Sins
 
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedFebruary 1993 (1993-02)
LabelAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
ProducerMartin Armiger
Paul Kelly albums chronology
Live, May 1992
(1992)
Seven Deadly Sins
(1993)
Wanted Man
(1994)
Renée Geyer album chronology
Renée Live at the Basement
(1986)
Seven Deadly Sins
(1993)
Difficult Woman
(1994)
Vika Bull album chronology
Seven Deadly Sins
(1993)
Vika and Linda
(1994)
Deborah Conway album chronology
String of Pearls
(1991)
Seven Deadly Sins
(1993)
Bitch Epic
(1993)

A soundtrack was released by ABC Music and produced by Martin Armiger. It features vocals from multi-platinum/ARIA Award winning artists Paul Kelly, Renée Geyer, Vika Bull and Deborah Conway. The album peaked at number 71 on the ARIA Charts.[2]

Geyer's version of "Crazy" was released as the lead single. "He Can't Decide" was released as the second and final single in 1993.[3]

Track listingEdit

CD/Cassette[4]
No.TitleWriter(s)VocalsLength
1."He Can't Decide"P. Kelly/M. ArmigerPaul Kelly, Renée Geyer, Vika Bull and Deborah Conway3:31
2."Almost Persuaded"G. Sutton/B. SherrillPaul Kelly3:05
3."Imagine the World"M. Armiger/P. KellyDeborah Conway, Renée Geyer6:00
4."I Can't See Me Without You"C. TwittyDeborah Conway2:41
5."Ugly Woman"Raphael de LeonPaul Kelly2:40
6."Foggy Highway"P. KellyRenée Geyer3:27
7."Don't Break it I Say"Kelly/Conway/Geyer/ArmigerDeborah Conway, Paul Kelly, Renée Geyer4:10
8."She's Got You"H. CochranDeborah Conway3:00
9."Crazy"Willie NelsonRenée Geyer4:13
10."Maybe this Time"P. Kelly/M. ArmigerVika Bull3:34
11."My Friends Say Fool"W. MasonRenée Geyer3:32
12."In April"D. ConwayRenée Geyer3:30
13."Someday I'll Take Home the Roses"Jean StaffordRenée Geyer3:43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Seven Deadly Sins series". austlit. Retrieved 18 June 2016. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "Paul Kelly (2), Renée Geyer, Vika Bull, Deborah Conway – He Can't Decide". Discogs. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Vika Bull, Deborah Conway, Renée Geyer, Paul Kelly (2) – Seven Deadly Sins (Music From The ABC TV Series)". Discogs. Retrieved 18 June 2016.

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