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The Seekers were a group of Australian folk-influenced popular musicians that was formed in Melbourne in 1962. They were the first Australian popular music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. They were a highly popular band during the 1960s.
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* Judith Durham: vocals, piano, tambourine
* Athol ... Read more in Amazon's The Seekers Store

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  • Audio CD (April 7, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: March 24, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collectables
  • ASIN: B000005Z4P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,347 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'll Never Find Another You
2. Open Up Them Pearly Gates
3. This Little Light
4. A World Of Our Own
5. Sinner Man
6. The Carnival Is Over
7. We Shall Not Be Moved
8. Someday, One Day
9. Walk With Me
10. Georgy Girl
11. Morningtown Ride
12. Come The Day
13. On The Other Side
14. I Wish You Could Be Here
15. When The Good Apples Fall (On The Other Side Of My Fence)
16. Cloudy
17. Rattler
18. All Over The World
19. Emerald City
20. Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine
See all 23 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

For a long time we had to go overseas to find a "best-of" on this Aussie folk-rock band, but here at last is a domestic collection for a lot less currency! 23 tracks, including Georgy Girl; I'll Never Find Another You; A World of Our Own; Morningtown Ride; We Shall Not Be Moved; Red Rubber Ball; Cloudy; Rattler; Open Up Them Pearly Gates; The Carnival Is Over; I Wish You Could Be Here; Sinner Man, and more.

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One of my favorite albums of all time.
K. E. Wildgen
The common denominators are the nice harmonies, with Durham's perfect pitch voice soaring over and through them.
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I bet my grand children (when they come along) will enjoy listening to my CD years from now.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Gray on December 18, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Having achieved international acclaim in the mid 1960s, The Seekers are remembered today in the U.S. primarily for three songs: "I'll Never Find Another You," "A World Of Our Own" and "Georgy Girl." This well-paced anthology presents these tracks along with twenty others which showcase the group's dynamic mix of folk, traditional gospel and pop. Highlights range from Judith Durham's soaring vocals on "We Shall Not Be Moved" and "Come The Day" to the infectious folk-pop arrangements on "Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine" and "All I Can Remember." If you missed The Seekers during their heyday or if you just need a reminder of why they were so good, this album is highly recommended.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Porch Sitter on June 12, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Judith Durham, Keith Potger, Athol Guy, and Bruce Woodley make up this Folk and Traditional group from Down Under, who had great success here in the mid sixties, but internationally were stars from about 1963 till now. They actually are being rediscovered by a new generation today.
To the people who do not know this group, they were primarily folk and traditional, and made great use of their contempories including Paul Simon, Tom Springfield, and many others. They are led by one of the worlds greatest voices - Judith Durham. When you hear the voice, you know immediately who it is, and listen since her use of lyrics is easily understood, clear, and melodic. It's hard to compare with anyone today, it's that good.
Of course the music. There hits are mentioned in the album listings, but this is a sampler of their better known works here. The multi box set "The Seekers Complete" is recommended as a companion to this one for those who discover this group as I did.
Some of the biggest were written by Tom Springfield of "The Springfields" and whom is Dusty Springfield's brother. "I'll Never Find Another You" and "World Of Our Own" are examples of his work, and you will hear the distinctive 12 string guitar and stand up bass that is characteristic of their early work. The lyrics and rendition are excellent, and are some of the greatest folk releases of the generation."Morningtown Ride" and "Sinner Man" ae other favorites. Remember in this Genre, folk means usually entire albums are good, and are not necessarily aimed at "single" release.
This CD is an excellent example of their work, and is well worth having. If you like them, go deeper as many other albums exist, and showcase more of their Australian folk songs as well.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 28, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Like other reviewers, I bought this CD just for the hit song "Georgy Girl." However, as time went by, I realized "Georgy Girl" is far from the strongest track on this CD. Rather, this surprisingly turned out to be one of most enjoyable CDs I own, equally strong from beginning to end. If you like 60s pop music or have any interest in folk music or the roots of contemporary folk-rock, this CD will be a most pleasant surprise.
Aside from the big hits "Georgy Girl" and "Ill Never Find Another You," this album has a number of other lesser-known but also catchy Tom Springfield-penned songs (Dusty's brother and one of the top 60s pop song writers), especially "The Carnival is Over," "A World of Our Own," "Walk With Me," and "On the Other Side." This CD also has some catchy folk ditties written by group members, like "Cloudy" and Love is Kind, Love is Wine," and "All I Can Remember." Oh, and if you like old time religious music, they do several traditional folk religious songs: "Open Up Them Pearly Gates," "We Shall Not Be Moved," and "Sinner Man." Judith Durham's voice is truly lovely, pure and uplifting.
In summation, anyone who likes 60s pop music or appreciates folk music will absolutely love this album. Most of its twenty-three songs make you want to tap your feet or get up and clap to the simple beat. It would make great karaoke material for 60s music fans. I was a child of the 60s and 70s and I remember listening to endless hours of music on the hi-fi. I'm only sorry I was not then familiar with The Seekers' other great songs. On the last inside page of the CD booklet, the Seekers are pictured together. Judith Durham has her hands together angelically, smiling and looking as sweet as her voice. The other Seekers are all grinning in their Sunday suits. This pictures seems to sum up their music: Happy, wholesome and uplifting.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Steve R. on February 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Many artists in the music industry proclaim a "unique style" but few can actually support those claims. The Seekers do. The group combines the traditional sound of Folk with the more up-beat tempo of 60's pop to create a musical style that is their's alone. Their songs exhibit an extraordinary range; frequently robust, yet often tender, and occasionally sensual. Judith Durham is a consummate performer with the rare ability to combine the smoky, torch-like passion of a jazz singer, with the clarity and beauty of a folk balladeer. The production values on this CD are impeccable...the harmonies are carefully overlayed and accompanied by a bass and 12-string guitar.
This CD contains 23 of the group's most celebrated hits. I also recommend the "Complete Seekers," a 126-track, 5-CD collection produced in Australia. The additional tracks are well worth the price, featuring a number of Australian and American Folk classics. The enduring appeal of this group is evidenced when they reunited in the 90's to produce yet another album entitled "Future Road." Like fine wine...The Seekers only improve with age.
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