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Eric is one of Australia’s most prolific and respected songwriters whose songs have been covered by many artists including Joan Baez, Mary Black, Donovan, Slim Dusty, Billy Bragg, The Pogues and The Furies, to name just a few.
Eric is a literate and thoughtful songwriter who can cut to the heart of the matter with a few well crafted lines. He’s also a warm and engaging performer who, with his sharp, often self-deprecating wit and shrewd common sense view on the world, communicates well with the audience and draws them in to his performance.
Eric Bogle ‘The Colour of Dreams’ His most political song collection ever… Eric Bogle has scored more awards than hot dinners! His ‘And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ was in the top dozen songs of APRA’s 75 year Celebration and his songs have been covered by everyone from The Pogues to REM. Even Tony Blair chose an Eric Bogle song as his personal statement as an anthem for peace. This new studio album is the songwriters most political ever and addresses some real issues that dog us all including global greed, terrorism, drug abuse, world peace and more. Despite the heavy nature of the subjects Bogle always hits you on the head with wit and humour. The songs address everyday and extraordinary events in our twenty-first century lives: drug abuse, infant sudden death syndrome, the eternal search for peace, the distressing global economy, child abuse, terrorism, reconciliation with our indigenous Australians and a heartfelt song about all refugees. Extending his interest in wartime Australia, Eric has written a song to commemorate the neglected role of the horse in conflict. As usual there is a little piece of Bogle history too and this time it is his visit to Gracelands.
The Colour of Dreams is produced by Mick Wordley and Eric Bogle and features: Eric Bogle: lead vocals, acoustic guitar and backing vocals. Dave O’Neill: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki. Jon Jones: drums and percussion John Munro: acoustic guitar, backing vocals. Kat Kraus: backing vocals. Adrian Ferraretto: cello. Mick Wordley: acoustic guitar, bass guitar, accordion
Track Listing: 1. The Colour of Dreams 2. No Resurrection 3. The Koala Kafe 4. As If He Knows 5. Reconciliation 6. Elvis ‘n’ Me 7. Daniel Smiling 8. Global Economy 9. Care For The Land 10. One Morning In Bar Harbor 11. The Dalai Lama’s Candle 12. Homecoming 13. Ibrahim 14. Elizabeth’s Song 15. Cradle To The Grave 16. Soaring Free
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