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Monsoon

4.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • 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)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,218 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Probably the most underrated album in the Little River Band catalog, Monsoon marked the return of vocalist Glenn Shorrock after he temporarily handed the role of "lead mouth" to John Farnham. Shorrock reclaims the role with enthusiasm and delivers that famous "LRB sound".
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!
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Australia's own Little River Band. I simply love everything the band ever did from their first self titled release in 1975 through to "Get Lucky" in 1990. This album is a personal favourite marking Glenn Shorrock's much welcomed return to the band after the wonderful John Farnham years. This line up was tight ... really tight. They performed a full concert at World Expo 1988 in Brisbane at the time "Monsoon" was released and it was a truly sensational event. I recorded the simulcast on cassette and still treasure it. Glenn Frey of The Eagles joined them on stage that night for a few Eagles songs and just jammed on ... what a night ! Lyin Eyes/Take It Easy from that concert is on the "Reminiscing" compilation of LRB's but nothing else from the concert has ever seen the light of day unfortunately. It would be great if it could be sourced, digitally remastered and released but lets not hold our breath. If you love LRB and haven't heard this album yet, please do yourself a huge favour. MONSOON truly is Essential LRB.
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1. It's Cold Out Tonight
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
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If you like the band, you will like this CD full of great songs that never made it to anyone's radio playlist.. The only reason that I didn't rate it as a 5 is that there are a couple of Liberal Viewpoint songs and a couple that are just to Teen Pop sounding which drive me nuts. But the good thing is that I can load the songs I like on my Player (Which is most of the CD) and I don't have to listen to the stuff I don't want.
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Though my favorite LRB line-up is the John Farnham years, LRB in any form is one of my favorite groups. Not a bad album in their discography. LRB has always delivered impeccable harmonies, flawless musicianship and memorable compositions.
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.
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