Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: May 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music
Band Of Light, formed in October 1972 by Phil Key (vocalist and rhythm guitarist from legendary New Zealand band The La De Da’s). Ian Rilen (later a key member of both Rose Tattoo and X) replaced Peter Roberts (also ex-La De Da’s) on bass after just 3 gigs. Master slide guitarist Norm Roue (later to join Buffalo) and experienced drummer Tony Buettel (The Valentines) completed the line-up.
By the time the Total Union album appeared in August 1973, they were on a roll and it represented a definite peak in the band’s career. Across the six tracks, the band’s music is raucous and raw, yet simple and powerful, with Roue’s unique slide explorations splashed liberally over the top
One of our most anticipated reissues yet, Total Union is digitally remastered with 5 bonus tracks. It is packaged in a 6 panel digi-pak, with rare photos and extensive liner notes from noted Australian Rock writer Ian McFarlane.