Thanks to Madman Entertainment here is your chance to win an this awsome Father's Day SBS Great Australian Albums pack including:
*Crowded House: Woodface
*The Saints: (I'm) Stranded
*The Triffids: Born Sandy Devotional.
Do you know who began the punk rock revolution? What struggles Daniel Johns had to overcome to write the critically acclaimed 'Diorama'? Or how the marvelous Finn brothers created the magic of 'Woodface', a release that stormed the UK's top ten album charts? As seen on SBS, this amazing series takes an inside look at the creation of four classic and influential Australian albums from four classic and influential Australian bands.
SBS Great Australian Albums Silverchair: Diorama
With 39 ARIA nominations and over 6 million albums sold around the world Silverchair are undoubtedly a hugely successful Australian band. One of their most celebrated albums is 'Diorama'.
The album entered the Australian charts at #1 in April 2002, it yielded the top 10 singles "The Greatest View", "Without You" and the top 20 hit "Luv Your Life", as well as favorites "After All These Years" and "Across the Night". The album received six ARIA awards including "Best Group" and "Best Rock Album".
This candid and revealing documentary follows the creation of 'Diorama'. We discover the music of 'Diorama' and the making of this deeply personal record that documents a journey through frame and depression, illness and creativity. Johns tells us in his own words the journey of Silverchair and 'Diorama'. Aided by fellow band members Ben Gillies and Chris Joannau, and interviewees Paul Mac, Matt Lovell, John Watson, Melissa Chenery and more.
SBS Great Australian Albums Crowded House: Woodface
250,000 people gathered on the steps of Sydney Opera House to say goodbye to Crowded House, it was one of the biggest concerts in Australian history. Now excitement is building as the group prepares for their reunion tour, but their success hasn't come easily.
In 1991, on the verge of splitting up with immense pressure from their record company Crowded House were at their wits' end. Then, as Neil began to write songs again with his brother, Time something magical happened. The result was 'Woodface'.
With exclusive performances and interviews, join Neil and Tim Finn as they discuss the struggles and creative process of writing and recording Crowded House hits including "Weather With You", "Fall at Your Feet", "Chocolate Cake" and "Four Seasons in One Day". Nick Seymour, Jimmy Barnes, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Reg Mombasa and Pete O'Doherty (Mental as Anything) also join in the exploration of this unforgettable album.
SBS Great Australian Albums The Saints: (I'm) Stranded
In the mid 1970s, the local music industry turned their backs on The Saints individual, raw, rock sound. Not wiling to give up they decided to do it their own way, recording the single "(I'm) Stranded" and sending it to media in the UK. Within weeks The Saints were the darlings of the international music press.
Within six months The Saints were signed to EMI in London and their album would become one of the landmark recordings in the punk rock revolution, changing music forever. In 2001, "(I'm) Stranded" was voted among the Top 30 Australian Songs of all time by APRA.
The Saints legend has lived on and their bold move paved the way for Australia's independent music industry.
The extraordinary story of The Saints and the making of "(I'm) Stranded" is retold by Saints' songwriters Chris Bailey, Ed Keupper and the musicians they inspired including; Brad Shepherd (Hoodoo Gurus), Robert Forster ( The Go Betweens), Damien Lovelock (Celibate Rifles) and Rob Younger (Radio Birdman).
SBS Great Australian Albums The Triffids: Born Sandy Devotional
The first Australian group to feature on the cover of Europe's 'New Musical Express', the Triffids were hugely popular throughout the world. David McComb's haunting, literary songwriting filled their third album 'Born Sandy Devotional' and its single "Wide Open Road" was the group's first Top Ten hit. This influential album led to The Triffids being signed to a major label. By 1988 their fame was such that NME invited the group to contribute to the Beatles tribute album 'Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father' alongside Billy Bragg and Wet Wet Wet. Later, the group disbanded and eventually all the success and excess took it toll on McComb, who passed away in 1999.
This compelling and poignant documentary remembers the songs of David McComb and revisits the making of this classic album, as told by former band members Rob McComb, Alsy MacDonald, Jill Birt and 'Evil' Graham Lee. It also features interviews with the musicians such as Steve Kilbey and Paul Kelly.
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SBS Great Australian Album DVD Series RRP: $24.95 each
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