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DOWNLOAD NO.21 - FIELDING AND DYER

"THE GHOST" - A FOLLOW-UP TO "THE WHALE" BY TERRY FIELDING AND FRED DYER.

TERRY AND FRED FORMED A DUO IN SYDNEY IN THE LATE 1960S AND SANG TOGETHER FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE GOING INTO T.V. COMPETITIONS LIKE "NEW FACES" IN THE EARLY 1970S. THEY WON THE GRAND FINAL. THEY ALSO WON A BANDSTAND "SONG WRITERS AWARD" WITH THEIR SONG "BIG WHITE HORSE" WHICH WAS RELEASED IN DUE TIME AS THE FLIP SIDE TO "THE GHOST".

AFTER THEIR NEW FACES WIN THE DUO WERE SIGNED TO THE OZ SPIN LABEL. THEY RELEASED "THE WHALE" AND HAD HUGE INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS. THEN THEY WERE FACED WITH WHAT TO RELEASE NEXT? THEY CHOSE THE COMPETITION WINNER "BIG WHITE HORSE" AND WROTE A NEW 'A' SIDE "THE GHOST" IN THE STYLE OF THEIR PREVIOUS HIT. IT WAS NOT AS SUCCESSFUL AS THE FIRST HIT. "THE WHALE" IS STILL POPULAR TODAY AS A BUSH BALLARD AND HAS BEEN RELEASED ON C.D. COMPILATIONS.

IN 1998 THE DUO BOUNCED BACK WHEN THEY RELEASED A C.D. OF THEIR RE-RECORDED GREATEST HITS CALLED: "THE WHALE & OTHER STORY SONGS".

THE DOWNLOAD HERE IS THE MONO 7" SINGLE OF THE GHOST.

http://rapidshare.com/files/104018038/fileding_and_dyer_-_the_ghost__vinyl_tom_mix_.mp3

NOWADAYS ONE OF THE BOYS LIVES NEAR NEWCASTLE N.S.W. AND OWNS A SMALL HOME RECORDING FACILITY.

TERRY FIELDING HAS BEEN ABLE TO ESTABLISH HIMSELF AS A SOLO ARTIST.

9 comments:

  1. that should say "You got The Whale?"

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  2. great work...thanx for the info. music shop couldn't help but can i get a download of the whale?

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  3. There are lots of people looking for a download of 'The Whale' but it doesn't seem to be available anywhere... I had a copy of it on a casseette tape done by Newcastle band Sligo Maid in the early 90's, but the tape finally died on me... PLEASE may we have a copy of 'The Whale?'

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  4. If Thomidog still wants a copy of The Whale, I have it on my computer.

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  5. youtube - grab it off that

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  6. I have a copy on cd and also the single of "The Ghost" apparently theyt recorded an album, but it was deleted by EMI prior to release

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  7. The download link for The Ghost seems to no longer work. I just found The Whale on youtube and would love a copy of The Ghost if available somewhere. Any ideas? Cheers! -J :)

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