- Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Mca
- ASIN: B000008HSA
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Principal songwriters Graeham Goble and Shorrock provide a wealth of new material that ranges from the rocking opener It's Cold Out Tonight to the luscious harmonies of Soul Searching and Love is a Bridge. My personal favourites include Goble's contemplative A Cruel Madness and Son of a Famous Man, dedicated to Julian Lennon. Others like Parallel Lines and Face in the Crowd are guaranteed to get your body moving.
Goble and Shorrock have recently regrouped with Beeb Birtles and are recording and touring as Birtles Shorrock Goble, the original voices and songwriters of The Little River Band. The fact that they have included four tracks from Monsoon in their live set speaks volumes for the quality of the work therein.
If your enjoyment of LRB is limited to the likes of Reminiscing, Lady and Cool Change then I urge you to seek out a copy of Monsoon. Your ears are in for a treat!
2. Parallel Lines
3. Love Is a Bridge
4. The Rhythm King
5. Face in the Crowd
6. A Cruel Madness
7. Inside Story
8. Son of a Famous Man
9. Soul Searching
10. Great Unknown
11. Shadow in the Rain
MONSOON surfaced in 1988 and marked the return of original members Glenn Sherrock and Graham Goble, re-inventing but retaining their identifiable sound. It's also great having mainstays Wayne Nelson and Stevie Housden around. Housden is an amazing, underrated guitarist, and Nelson's bass and distinctive vocals have highlighted many LRB's songs.
My favorite track is Nelson's INSIDE STORY, sort of a companion piece to Don Henley's DIRTY LAUNDRY, both exposing the hypocrisy of the media. I also love THE RHYTHM KING, a euphoric celebration of dance performed superbly. A CRUEL MADNESS and GREAT UNKNOWN are touching social commentaries. FACE IN THE CROWD and SON OF A FAMOUS MAN address the price of fame. SHADOW IN THE RAIN starts out like a 50s-60s rocker then morphs into an almost ethereal 80s technopop and returns to its straight rocker. PARALLEL LINES and IT'S COLD OUT TONIGHT finish out this marvelous LRB offering.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not only was this a reunion of the originals (Birtles, Shorrock, Goble) but it also put them back with producer John Boylan, one of the keys to producing the LRB "sound". Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by J. rice
I have been trying for a number of years to secure this album on CD. Record shops in NZ never seemed to carry copies. Read morePublished on February 11, 2011 by Mike
Monsoon might not be LRB's best album. However, it is darn good, well nigh great, and a true hidden gem. I got it back when it came out in 1988. Read morePublished on November 6, 2010 by R. Cuccia