‘The Seekers’ story has been well documented but not many people know that the genesis of the group stretches back to the 1950s and that ‘The Seekers’ were originally an all-male group.
It was in these early formative years that Athol Guy, Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley and Ken Ray (who later left and was replaced by Judith Durham) crafted their unique vocal harmony style that would eventually lead them to worldwide success and a place in music history.
Now the legendary story of Australia’s first “supergroup” comes full circle in this highly anticipated new release, “Back To Our Roots”.
With the addition of long-time ‘Seekers’ producer and guitarist/singer extraordinaire Michael Cristiano as the ‘fourth voice’ the Original Seekers re-visit songs they’d sung in earlier years, and a few they wish they’d sung, all with that unmistakable four-part male harmony sound.
“Back To Our Roots” features such classic songs as Tom Paxton’s “Last Thing On My Mind” (Bruce Woodley had written with Paxton back in the 60s), Tim Hardin’s “Reason To Believe” (a folk classic), Lonnie Donegan’s “Louisiana Man” (a ‘Seekers’ favourite), Tom Springfield’s “Adios Amor” (originally presented to The Seekers but eventually recorded by Jose Feliciano) and a “special edition” version of Bruce Woodley’s wonderful “I Am Australian”.
1. Worried Man Blues
2. Louisiana Man
3. Reason to Believe
4. End of The Line
5. Adios Amor
6. The Last Thing on My Mind
7. All the Roadrunning
8. Sitting in Limbo
9. Wild Mountain Thyme
10. Midnight Special
11. Goodnight, Irene
12. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight 13. The Parting GlasssSpecial Edition Track