Aztec Records

Mark Gillespie: Only Human

Aztec Records / Aztec Music

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: Feb. 12, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music


Track Listing

Disc 1 - Only Human

  1. Only Human
  2. Shake It
  3. Mercury
  4. Small Mercies
  5. Long & Strong
  6. Suicide Sister
  7. Black Angel
  8. Bad Scene
  9. Mayday In Arcadia
  10. Damsel In Distress

    Bonus Tracks - Single 1981

  11. Deep As You
  12. Stronger Together
  13. Falling

Disc 2 – the Early Years 1977-1979
From the 1977 OZ Records sampler LP Debutantes

  1. I’m A Kite
  2. The Joke’s On You

    The Black Tape, October 1978

  3. Suicide Sister
  4. Savonarola
  5. Another Ms. Wrong
  6. Talkin’ To The Devil
  7. Nothin’ Special
  8. Just Wanna Ball
  9. Stormy Bed
  10. Too Far Gone
  11. Black Angel (unreleased from the Black Tape sessions)

    Single 1979

  12. Coming Back For More
  13. Alligator Music


Our highly anticipated re-issue of the 1980 debut album from Mark Gillespie is released on the 12th of February, 2010. The album, Only Human is rightly regarded as one of the best debuts ever released in this country and Gillespie as one of our best ever songwriters. We have been working on this release for some time and there have been some great discoveries – including a wealth of rare and unreleased material - so much in fact, that we have decided to make the release a double.

CD1 is the Only Human album with the addition of a rare post LP 3-track single ('Deep As You' / 'Stronger Together' / 'Falling'). CD2: The early years 1977-1979 collects all of Mark's pre-album recordings: 2 tracks from the OZ records compilation Debutantes, the whole of the legendary Black Tape demos (including a lost track that only surfaced in 2009) and the 1979 single 'Comin’ Back For More' / 'Alligator Music'.

Gillespie is joined by some Australia 's finest musicians including; Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Joe Creighton (Black Sorrows, Tim Finn) and Mark Meyer (Stylus, Richard Clapton).

Package Contents

Digitally remastered by Gil Matthews, deluxe 8 panel digi-pak presentation, with a 28 page booklet with rare photos and liner notes.


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