BACK IN THE EARLY 1970s ALL RADIO ANNOUNCERS WERE OBLIGED TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE GO AT RECORDING A SINGLE....THE SONG "MAGGIE" WAS TED'S ATTEMPT. (CLICK B&W PICTURE SHOWING TED INTERVIEWING CHARLTON HESTON).
THE SONG "MAGGIE" WAS WRITTEN BY RAY DORSET - FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES THE MAIN MAN BEHIND JUG BAND "MUNGO JERRY". THEY HAD THE HITS "IN THE SUMMERTIME", "HELLO NADINE" AND "LADY ROSE"...AND THEIR OWN VERSION OF "MAGGIE" .
RAY, LATER IN THE 1980s, WROTE "FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE" FOR KELLY MARIE.
THE TED BULL 7"' SINGLE WAS REALLY CATCHY BUT NOT A BIG HIT. IT WAS ALSO VERY SHORT....YES, TOO SHORT TO GLIDE AROUND THE JAZZ HALL DANCE FLOORS, SO I HAD A GO AT MAKING IT A LITTLE LONGER...HERE IS TED DOING HIS ROARING TWENTIES JAZZ TAKE ON A JUG BAND CLASSIC:
“A Front Row Seat To Hear Old Johnny Sing” was written by Shel Silverstein and it was laced with some low key humour which made it palatable. Mr. Silverstein had numerous hits around the world, with other people or groups releasing his songs, although he was an adept musician himself.
Shel Silverstein collaborated heavily with Bob Gibson, Bobby Bare, Dr. Hook, Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, Jerry Reed, Irish Rovers, Smothers Brothers, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn. His discography includes: Sylvia’s Mother, A Couple More Years, Cover Of The Rolling Stone, One's on the Way, The Unicorn, Wreck of the Old '49, A Boy Named Sue, Put Another Log On The Fire…Shel did the work on the 1970 Ned Kelly Motion Picture Soundtrack with songs that featured Waylon Jennings, Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, and Tom Ghent.
The shortest song ever to be issued on a 7” disc has to be Shel Silverstein's “26 second song”. It had the original version of “A Front Row Seat To Hear Old Johnny Sing”on the flip.
The “26-second song” lyrics go:
All the DJ's keep complaining the tunes run much too long,
So I went out and wrote myself a 26-second song.
“A Front Row Seat To Hear Old Johnny Sing” was also released on the vinyl album Chartstoppers Vol.3 which you can find at another blog site for these K-Tel style vinyl albums. (See my links section for K-Tel Albums And More).
Here is the link to a very pristine copy of “A Front Row Seat To Hear Old Johnny Sing” done by a Midoztouch contributor called Numbat. (See my links section for Midoztouch).
The 7” single was released in 1981 from their “Counting The Beat” album. The front man was Phil Judd from Split Enz. Although the band had several hit songs in N.Z., "Counting the Beat" was The Swingers' only major chart success in Australia and they are considered a one hit wonder in this country. If you ever get a chance to find the soundtrack or DVD of the 1982 Australian new wave film Starstruck, directed by Gillian Armstrong, do so: the Swingers perform a song called "One Good Reason”.
“Counting The Beat” was #1 in Australia in March 1981. The song was also the number one charting song of 1981 in Australia according to the Kent Music Report end of year chart.
Of course it was always too short for dancing (running just 3 mins), so I had to make a longer version for use for club and mobile D.J. work. Here it is my longer Tom Mix 12” original. Enjoy!http://rapidshare.com/files/178591807/swingers_-_counting_the_beat__extended_tom_mix_2009_.mp3
Ah hem, maybe it was the photo on the cover that put people off...What was she thinking???
There were 12" versions, dub 12" versions and instrumental versions of "Toughen Up" which were used to create "club mixes" at the time. It was a club favourite here in Oz but not a mainstream success.
A critic at the time wrote: “Toughen Up” opens the album with power, but without the authority of "Physical" or the charm of her early country pop…The country market is completely abandoned here, and though "Toughen Up" gets more bearable after repeated spins, it is far removed from the gal who sang Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and the Bee Gees' "Come on Over" almost a decade earlier…
I liked the song myself but it didn't have a big brassy "hook"...so when I got the C.D. version in 1990 I made my own special 12" mix of "Toughen Up". It runs 5:04 mins. Enjoy!
Andy returned to Australia in 1975 to hone his craft as a singer and songwriter, Gibb began recording a series of his own compositions, one of which was released as a single on the A.T.A. label, owned by Col Joye.
The first single "Words and Music" would eventually reach #5 on the Sydney music charts in 1976. It was a well orchestrated single. This breakout would pave the way to an even greater milestone later that year - Andy moved to Florida to begin working on songs with his brother Barry.
All the American tracks he recorded have been put on C.D. In America, Andy re-recorded "Words And Music", so the version sold on C.D. nowadays is the American remake - not the Aussie 7" hit version…I wonder if Col Joye and co. will ever release Andy's original mixes on C.D.?
This download is the stereo version of the 7" single. Enjoy!
"Henry Ford" (Jul. 1971) was their third single for Fable music but it was only moderately successful in Australia (#29). The drumming work is spectacular in its intricacy and it would be hard to do unless you were an expert…Don Lebler was by this time the drummer. Don had been in groups such as Axiom - some of his work is evident on the second album that Axiom issued with the timeless single “My Baby’s Gone”.
Here is an extended Tom Mix 12” version of “Henry Ford” with its hard to replicate drum rhythms.http://rapidshare.com/files/177962102/mixtures_-_henry_ford__ext_tom_mix_2008_.mp3
Note, there is a compilation CD of 20 of their hits available as of 2008 (possibly at Sanity Music or JB Hi-Fi). Tracks include: 1. The Pushbike Song 2. Call Me Do 3. Travelling Song 4. I Wanna Go Home 5. Love It Life 6. Oh, Mr Jones 7. In The Summertime 8. Never Be Untrue 9. This Song's For You 10. Hobo's Hideaway 11. Daddy Brings Home The Bacon 12. Here Comes Love Again 13. Henry Ford 14. Hit Me On The Head 15. Fancy Meeting You Here 16. It Ain't Easy 17. Where Are You 18. Gotta Be A Free Man 19. Home Away From Home 20.Captain Zero. MAKE SURE YOU BUY IT!
There is more music from ex-Mixture Mick Flynn at download No.21 where he became a member of "Pussyfoot" and had the hit "The Way That You Do It".
HIS BANDS INCLUDE: THE KINETICS, STEVE AND STEVIE, THE TRAP, RHOMBO'S WORLD, THE FUT, WILD HONEY, PIED PIPERS, STEVE GROVES BAND, LIQUID AMBER, BUSHWACKERS, MOVING CLOUDS, THE TREVOR LUCAS BAND, PURPLE DENTISTS....THERE WERE PROBABLY MORE...I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY HOW MANY ALL UP.
I DON'T THINK THE FAT BUBBLES SINGLE HAS EVER BEEN ON C.D. ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. I DON'T THINK STEVE REMEMBERS IT AS IT IS NOT LISTED ON HIS OWN WEB SITE.
TIN TIN REGULARLY HAVE BOOTLEG C.D.s PUT OUT ON THE BLACK MARKET IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES BECAUSE THEY STILL SELL WELL TO THE DISCERNING LISTENER. SADLY, THEY HAVE NOT HAD ANY OF THEIR ALBUMS PUT OUT COMMERCIALLY ON C.D.
HERE IS A BEEFED UP TOM MIX 12" REMIX OF "SKATEBOARD QUEEN" WHICH RUNS ALMOST TO 5 MINS.
Olivia is the granddaughter of Max Born, a German Jewish Nobel prize-winning physicist who fled from Germany in the 1930s with his wife in order to avoid persecution due to his and his wife's Jewish heritage. "Bryn" was an MI5 officer on the Enigma project and was one of the officers who took Rudolph Hess into custody during World War II.
Olivia has made million$ from her work but it all started in the late 1960s in Australia. One of her early hits was also done in German.
Below I have posted an extended Tom Mix 12" version of the German “Banks Of The Ohio”. A rare treat for any serious collector!
ONE OF HIS LAST HITS HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED ON C.D. ALTHOUGH THE SINGLE "FOOL IN LOVE" WHICH CAME OFF THE SAME ALBUM HAS.
HERE IS A TOM MIX EXTENDED 12" OF "ROCK'N'ROLL MAN" - A TRULY ENERGETIC PRODUCTION WHICH HAS BEEN SADLY OVERLOOKED.
HERE FOR DOWNLOAD IS THE LESSER SELLING THIRD SINGLE "WINTER SONG" WHICH ENTERED THE CHARTS IN 1972. THIS ONE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BIGGER HIT BUT IT WAS JUST AHEAD OF ITS TIME. IT STILL SOUNDS GREAT TODAY!
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM VERSION OF "WINTER SONG" WAS OVER 5 MINS LONG. K-TEL RECORDS DID AN EDIT JOB TO TAKE IT TO 3 MINUTES. THIS DOWNLOAD IS AN EDITED TOM MIX VERSION DONE TO A LENGTH OF ALMOST 4 MINS TO CORRESPOND WITH THE SINGLE 7" VERSION WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN RELEASED ON C.D.
"LITTLE WHITE CLOUD" WAS DONE BY JOHNNY RAY AND THE FOUR LADS IN 1951. ITS FLIP SIDE WAS ANOTHER HIT CALLED "CRY".
JAMIE'S WORK IS STILL MUCH ADMIRED TODAY. "LITTLE WHITE CLOUD" HAS BEEN RELEASED ON C.D. BY READER'S DIGEST BUT NOT COMMERCIALLY AS FAR AS I KNOW.
I PRESENT A REMIX OF HIS OLD CLASSIC. THE BIG DIFFERENCE COMPARED TO THE ORIGINAL IS I'VE ADDED EXTRA BASS AND CYMBALS.
N.B. MORE OF JAMIE IS AT THE END OF THE BLOG.
THE ANGELS ARE NOT SOME LOST FORGOTTEN GROUP WHO NEED TO BE PROMOTED AND BROUGHT TO PUBLIC ATTENTION...BUT JUST BECAUSE I CAN...I DECIDED TO POST MY OWN EXTENDED 12" VERSION OF ONE OF THEIR CLASSICS..."TAKE A LONG LINE". ALONG WITH AC/DC, ROSE TATTOO ETC. THE ANGELS HAVE STAYED WITH THE SAME BASIC ROCK FORMULA FOREVER AND IT STILL WORKS.
THE PURISTS WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS 12" MIX AS IT STICKS TO THE PREMISE OF THE ORIGINAL 3 MINUTE SINGLE BUT THIS VERSION IS ALMOST 5 MINS.
PLAY LOUD, PLAY OFTEN, ANNOY THE NEIGHBOURS!
The single did not do that well but when they got an album deal it began to improve for the boys. Their first dance oriented reggae/rock album sold well, all around the world. It contained “Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now”. Both songs got to #1 in England and the USA. The second album contained the hit “Overkill” which charted in numerous countries.
1983 chart position:
It is curious that the song “Overkill”, which was the lead single from their second album, didn’t get the extended treatment at the time. Most of the other songs prior had been offered up in 12” formats.
To rectify this situation here is the Tom Mix 12” of "Overkill" with extra phasing and synthesizer additives. ENJOY!
Their main Fable label singles include:
To Love Means To Be Free 1970
Yellow River 1970
Albert The Albatross 1971
A Rose Has To Die 1971
Shame and Scandal 1971 / with Johnny Chester
Glory Glory 1971 / with Johnny Chester
Gwen Congratulations 1971 / with Johnny Chester
How Do You Do 1972
Mademoiselle Ninette 1972
Ready Mix Revenge 1972 / with Johnny Chester
Midnight Bus 1972 / with Johnny Chester
The World’s Greatest Mum 1973 / with Johnny Chester
The download here is a Tom Mix edited version of the 1971 hit "Albert The Albatross". It was a song written by Hans Poulsen who was busy having hits of his own and he gave the song to Jigsaw. It was a major hit in Victoria for the boys. As far as I know it has never been released on CD but many of their other tracks have. Hans Poulsen has been issuing his own compilation CD of his early hits which you can buy directly from the artist himself (just search in Google).
THEY DIDN'T MAKE TOO MANY APPEARANCES ON T.V. BECAUSE IN REALITY THEY WERE A STUDIO GROUP WHO HAD FACES BEST SUITED FOR RADIO.
RICKY FATAAR, TERRY MCCARTHY AND MARK MOFFAT WERE THE TRIO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALBUM.
RICKY HAS WORKED WITH MANY INTERNATIONAL ACTS AND IS BEST KNOWN AS A DRUMMER. MARK MOFFAT HAS HAD A STELLAR OZ MUSIC CAREER. HIS SOLO ALBUMS ARE STILL SELLING WELL.
THE BLAKENEY TWINS (AT THE TIME POPULAR TEEN ACTORS) WERE USED IN THE MONITOR'S FILM CLIPS BUT THEY WERE THERE FOR VISUALS ONLY THEY DIDN'T SING ON THE ALBUM. VANETTA FIELDS DID THE BACKING VOCALS ALONG WITH RENEE GEYER AND SHARON O'NEILL. THE PICTURE ON THE RIGHT HAS THE ALBUM CREDITS.
THE DOWNLOAD IS A MEDLEY OF BOTH TOP 40 SINGLES JOINED: "SINGING IN THE 80s" AND "NOBODY TOLD ME".
WHILE WORKING AT SCONE NSW IN 1999 I WAS ABLE TO BOOK MIC CONWAY (NOWADAYS A SOLO ACT) FOR A CONCERT. HE DID A GREAT SHOW AND WHEN I TOLD HIM ABOUT HOW BIG A FAN I WAS OF HIS OLD SINGLES, I GOT A SIGNED AUTOGRAPH CARD (CLICK ABOVE PHOTO).
MIC CONWAY HAS HIS OWN WEB SITE AND PROMOTES HIS OLDER SONGS AND HIS OWN CURRENT ACT. I'M SURE HE'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU AS HE IS GENEROUS WITH HIS TIME.
CLICK LINK: http://www.micconway.com/biography.html
THE FOLLOWING DOWNLOAD IS FOR 2 TOM MIX VERSIONS OF THE "CAPTAIN MATCHBOX WHOOPEE BAND" SINGLES. NOTE THEY ARE NOT COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE. THEIR OLD WORK COMES OUT OCCASIONALLY ON C.D. SO MAKE SURE YOU BUY IT.
A LONG 12" VERSION OF "MY CANARY"
AND AN EDITED VERSION OF "WANGARATTA WAHINE"
THE NEW DREAM HAD A BIG HIT WITH A TRACK CALLED "TURNED 21". BUT NOWADAYS YOU PROBABLY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT WHILE THE OTHER SONGS IN THE LIST SEEM TO BE ON COMPILATION C.D.s. EVERYWHERE.
THIS LINK GOES TO AN EXTENDED TOM MIX VERSION OF THE SONG:
Peter Moscos had been one of the members of the pop group The Sect and had participated in hits such as "Lonely Road" and "St. John's Wood". He was next in a group called the Platterpushers who evolved into another group called Burke and Wills. They had the singles "Thank You" and "Come With Me". Peter was a member of the group Hands Down with Tony Worsley and a drummer called Jamie Dunn. Jamie Dunn went onto fame as the voice of Agro (the TV puppet and singing star). Peter Moscos wrote and produced songs for the Agro show and albums as well as the TV show Pugwall.
Since Peter’s pop career stalled in the 1980s he worked behind the scenes and wrote songs for many Australian artists and TV productions. Peter born 1948 died in 2003 of cancer in Sydney.
His partner Laurie Stone was a member of the Queensland pop groups Carol Lloyd Band and Railroad Gin that had a hit with “Matter Of Time” in 1974.
Below is a track that should have been a dance hit but by the time it was released the end was in sight for Moscos and Stone, it’s the ultra catchy “Saturday Night In Mexico”.
The version for download has been extended and vamped up a little to comply with today’s audiophile levels.
HERE IS A TOM MIX ORIGINAL MEDLEY IN HIS HONOUR....A MEGA-MEDLEY OF "MOST PEOPLE I KNOW THINK THAT I'M CRAZY" MIXED WITH "BELIEVE IT JUST LIKE ME".
BILLY ALWAYS SAID THE SECOND SONG OF THIS MEDLEY WAS DONE IN A RUSH. HE TRIED TO MAKE IT SOUND A BIT LIKE HIS BIG HIT SO IT WOULD GET AIRPLAY ON RADIO.
WHEN I WAS WORKING AS A CLUB D.J. IN THE 1980S THIS MIX ALWAYS WENT DOWN WELL BUT NOWADAYS PEOPLE PROBABLY DON'T KNOW THE SECOND SONG AS IT GETS LITTLE RADIO AIRPLAY.
THE MEDLEY HAS A D.J. FRIENDLY INTRO WITH A LONG SECTION OF GUITAR, JUST IDEAL FOR FADING UP AND OVER A PREVIOUS SONG IF WORKING AT A HOTEL, CLUB OR PARTY.
BILLY TRIED MANY WAYS TO MAKE SURE OZ MUSIC GOT PRECEDENCE ON RADIO AND T.V. WHICH HELPED TO FORGE A STRONGER OZ MUSIC IDENTITY. THIS IS THE EXACT SENTIMENT OF THE SECOND SONG OF THE MEDLEY.
Player  was a studio collaboration between Russell Dunlop and Bruce Brown. Dunlop was a respected drummer formerly with the band Ayers Rock. He had also worked with the likes of Renee Geyer. He combined forces with Bruce Brown to produce albums for The Reels and Mental As Anything, among others.Player  was probably the first group to make use of the new facilities then in place at Albert’s studios in 1979. For their Space Invaders album project, Brown and Dunlop recorded drum tracks on up to 20 tracks of the 24 track. They then spliced these into 2" tape loops. Some of these loops were quite large, being strung between bobbins on microphone stands half way down the corridor. They recorded up to four automation tracks on these loops and simply used the selector on the console to switch between verse, chorus, etc. These drum mixes were then recorded onto a second 24 track to form the final drum tracks. For the project one of the engineers designed a device which would trigger a sequencer from an audio drum track. This enabled Russell to control sequencers and drum machines with his percussion tracks.
For the American release the 7" single was remixed and lengthened to 4 minutes for the dance floor crowd. The group’s name was also repackaged as “Playback” as there was already a group with the name “Player”. The remixed version has a spot in the middle where the commanding words “Player One” were added for effect.
For the Australian single market they were just known as “Player ” and the 7" single was about 3 mins 15 seconds long.
Later when the song charted overseas the Maxi 12” Dance Mix was created and released under the “Player ” name. It is all too confusing but who cares, as the song was a hit on various continents! The vinyl flipside on the various releases was a non album cut called "A Menacing Red Glow In The Sky" which tells the story of an invasion from space similar to "War of the Worlds" but only in a dance mix! It is presented below in an extended Tom Mix format.
Presented first are 2 Maxi versions of the "A" side song "Space Invaders":
1) The Playback 12” Tom Mix (from CD with extra sampling etc):
2) The Player  12” Tom Mix (from the original 12" with extra overdubs):
The flip side "A Menacing Red Glow In The Sky" presented here in an extended dance mix 12" (made by Tom Mix):
ONE OF THEIR SONGS WHICH HAS NOT MADE IT TO C.D IS THE 1973 HIT BY MISSISSIPPI CALLED "EARLY MORNING". IT IS AN EARLY SOUNDING SONG REMINISCENT OF ANY OF THE L.R.B. TRACKS ON THEIR FIRST ALBUM.
THE LONG VINYL VERSION HAS BEEN EDITED HERE WITH SOME OVERDUBS TO GIVE IT A MORE POLISHED BASS LINE AND STRONGER DRUMS. ENJOY!
THIS ZIP FILE DOWNLOAD CONTAINS 2 VERSIONS OF "HOOKED ON HOOKS". THE EDITED 7" AND EXTENDED 12" VERSIONS.
NOTE: THEY ARE NOT THE COMMERCIAL VERSIONS BUT MY OWN TOM MIX CREATIONS.
ENJOY BOTH MIXES AND PLAY LOUD:
John’s real name was Hans Torv, nowadays better known for being the estranged father of actress Anna Torv who is in an American TV series “Fringe”. Anna is the niece of Anna Murdoch (nee Torv), ex-wife of Rupert and mother of Elisabeth, Lachlan, and James Murdoch. With family connections like these, it's no wonder that she leapt to the front of the pack despite a slim acting resume. Anna Torv may be an unknown in America, but in Australia she’s an old TV veteran, with stints on the series “The Secret Life of Us”, “McLeod’s Daughters”, and “Young Lions”. In the UK she was in the TV series “Mistresses”.
John's first hit has appeared on CD once but it was almost deleted the same week it was released. Here is the link to the extended Tom Mix version of “What have they done to my song, ma”:
DANIEL MAY HAVE STAYED IN OBSCURITY BUT LUCKILY THEY EMPLOYED A NOTEWORTHY PRODUCER CALLED MIKE RUDD AND FROM THEN ON THEY GOT A LOT OF INTEREST FROM OZ AND OVERSEAS (MIKE WAS AN EX-MEMBER OF THE GROUP SPECTRUM, HIS HIT "I'LL BE GONE" IS ON THIS BLOG FURTHER DOWN) .
DANIEL HAD A MASSIVE LOCAL HIT IN 1977 WITH "ARE YOU LISTENING" AND OF COURSE, IT HAS BEEN RELEGATED TO THE VAULTS BY THE BIG COMPANIES WHO OWN OZ MUSIC NOWADAYS, BUT HERE IS AN EXCELLENT ALMOST C.D. QUALITY COPY OF THIS "WEST COAST" SOUNDING POP CLASSIC:
Photograph courtesy of Neil Lorimer from the site: http://www.newcastlebandsdatabase.com.au/
SOME OF HIS WORK INCLUDED "WALK THE WORLD AWAY" AND "OH MAMMY BLUE". BOTH VERY WELL PRODUCED AND RELEASED IN THE EARLY 1970s BUT BECAUSE THEY WERE ON AN OBSCURE LABEL THEY SEEM TO HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN.
HERE IS THE LINK TO "WALK THE WORLD AWAY":
DIGBY WAS A STALWART OF OZ MUSIC AND HAD MANY HITS DURING THE 1960s AND EARLY 1970s. HE WAS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES AS A PRODUCER AND WRITER BY THE START OF THE 1980s. HE DIED OF CANCER IN EARLY 1983 LEAVING A BIG BACK CATALOGUE OF SONGS, MOST OF WHICH WAS OWNED BY R.C.A. IT IS IN A VAULT SOMEWHERE???
HERE IS GAY (GAYNOR) WILD WITH "BLUE BABY BLUE":
JOHN HAS HIS OWN SITE AND GIVES YOU A CHANCE EACH MONTH TO DOWNLOAD SOME OF HIS OLDER SONGS (HE ENCOURAGES YOU TO DONATE MONEY TO CHARITY FOR USING THIS SERVICE). CLICK THE URL: http://jjfmusic.com/00_home.htm
THE LONG VERSION OF THE SONG "PLAY MUMMA" HAS BEEN ON C.D. BUT I PREFER THE EDITED VERSION DONE ALL THOSE YEARS AGO FOR RADIO PLAY...SO WITHOUT DELAY I PRESENT THE SHORTER TOM MIX EDIT FROM C.D. (IN STEREO):
THE BIGGEST SELLING VERSION OF THIS SONG, THE 7" SINGLE, IS NOT YET OFFICIALLY ON C.D. BUT DOWN BELOW YOU WILL GET A LINK TO A COPY THAT IS C.D. QUALITY!
COLLEEN'S HIT WAS 6 MINUTES IN LENGTH. 2 VERSIONS WERE ORIGINALLY RELEASED: A VERSION IN STEREO ON THE ALBUM AND MONO ON THE 7" SINGLE, BOTH ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY MOLLY MELDRUM. THE LAVISH PRODUCTION HAD NUMEROUS MOLLY "TOUCHES".
SOMEONE AT FESTIVAL MUSIC MUST HAVE DECIDED TO CUT THE SONG INTO DIFFERENT VERSIONS AS NOW WE HAVE DIFFERENT ONES SURFACING ON VINYL AS WELL AS THE CAST RECORDING.
A BRISBANE RADIO STATION HAS RELEASED A VERSION ON C.D. WHICH GOES 4 MINS 58 SECS AND SEEMS TO BE A SHORTER VERSION OF THE ALBUM CUT. IT STARTS WITH "PREPARE YE THE WAY, OF THE LORD".
"DAY BY DAY" HAS BEEN RE-RECORDED BY COLLEEN IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS WHICH CAME OUT ON HER C.D. "BULAMAMA" WHICH ALSO CONTAINED HER HIT "RECONCILIATION".
FESTIVAL MUSIC RELEASED A VERSION ON THEIR C.D. "SPINNING AROUND" ANNIVERSARY ALBUM WHICH WAS NOT THE SINGLE OR ALBUM VERSION. IT WAS A CAST RECORDING FROM GODSPEL MISTAKENLY CREDITED AS THE SINGLE.
K-TEL RELEASED A STEREO EDITED VERSION THAT WAS 3 MINS LONG ON THEIR VINYL ALBUM "ELECTRIFYING HITS".
ON OFFER FIRST IS A 3 MIN 32 SECS EDITED VERSION WHICH WAS DONE FOR RADIO PROMO PURPOSES. I PRESUME SOME RADIO STATIONS NEEDED THE SONG TO BE SHORTER TO MAKE THEIR PLAY LISTS.
HERE IS THE DOWNLOAD LINK TO THE PROMO 7" MIX:
BY COMBINING 2 VERSIONS (MY OWN C.D. VERSION WITH MY FRIEND MICKO'S VINYL 7") I HAVE CONSTRUCTED A C.D. QUALITY VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL LONG 6 MINUTE SINGLE OF "DAY BY DAY". THE ONLY PART THAT IS NOT FROM C.D. IS THE LAST 55 SECONDS OF THE SONG.