Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: September, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music
After his time with Aussie legends Carson and The Dingoes, Broderick Smith (one of Australia's greatest voices) assembled an enviable group of musicians, christened Broderick Smith's Big Combo.
oining him were: Mal Eastick (guitar - ex-Stars), Mick O'Connor (organ - ex-Mark Gillespie Band), Chris Wilson (piano, guitar - ex-Buster Brown), Graham Thompson (bass - ex-Stars, Russell Morris Band) and John Annas (drums - ex-Atlas, Kevin Borich Express).
The band soon became one of the country's biggest live attractions and was signed to Glenn Wheatley's W.B.E. label. They recorded their self-titled album at AAV in Melbourne with Ernie Rose producing. The album would feature four singles - the first two: 'Faded Roses' and 'My Father's Hands' became top 40 hits (as did the LP), followed by 'High Rise' and 'Ruby In The Snow'.
Included is a bonus non-LP B-side: 'Mr. B Is Leaving Town'.
Deluxe reissue has been remastered by Gil Matthews, packaged in a 6 panel digi-pak with 24pp booklet. The liner notes were written by Ian McFarlane and features quotes from a recent interview with Broderick Smith.