COUNTDOWN | ABC Music | L / Liberation music // (c) 2006 Liberation Music and Australian Broadcasting Corporation - marketed in Australia by Liberation Music
original TV performances.
Contains 2 pages of liner notes by Australian music journalist Jeff Jenkins. Below is the press release for this set:
1974 to 1987 at 6pm on a Sunday night the streets across Australia were deserted. Mums, Dads, kids, housemates, and sometimes complete strangers congregated in lounge rooms across the nation as everyone prepared for the hour long, almost religious, experience that was the ABC television show Countdown. Fast forward to 2006 and the ABC has undertaken a major re-launch of one of its most loved, most successful and most enduring brands.
The DVD comprises 60 tracks, featuring legendary live countdown performances from AC/DC, John Paul Young, Hush, Dragon, INXS, The Moving Pictures, Australian Crawl, The Models, Mondo Rock, Renee Geyer, Mi Sex - the list goes on & on.
DVD 1.23 - single 'Modern Girl / Worlds of Tragic Tales' released March 1980 Mushroom / K7863
DVD 1.27 - single 'We Can Get Together / Paradise Lost' released July 1980 Regular / K-7999
- ICEHOUSE aka FLOWERS, Iva Davies & Icehouse
- Following their signing with Chrysalis Records in early 1981 for the European, Japanese, UK and US releases Flowers had to change their name due to legal restrictions preventing confusion with a Scottish group The Flowers
- "We Can Get Together" was released on Chrysalis in 1981 under the band name Icehouse
DVD 2.22 - single 'Bop Girl / Tacky' released 1983 WEA / 7-259854
DVD 2.29 - "Witch Queen" aka "The Witch Queen of New Orleans"
DVD 2.31 - single 'Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls Look So Fine, Feel So Low' released July 1987 Mushroom / K308:
A Look So Fine, Feel So Low 3:16
B1 Somebody's Forgetting Somebody (Somebody's Letting Somebody Down) 3:41
B2 Pastures of Plenty (Woody Guthrie) 2:28
Track A/B" From the Mushroom Album 'Gossip' Mushroom / L 45961/2
- 'Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls: Gossip' released September 1986 Mushroom / L 45961/2
- 'Paul Kelly and The Messengers: Gossip' released 1987 (edited down to a single 15-track LP for North American and European) A&M / SP-5157 - all North American and European releases were credited to Paul Kelly and the Messengers due to possible racist interpretations