Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: May 23, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music
The classic 1981 album 'Chemistry' by Mondo Rock gets the deluxe double-CD treatment, courtesy of Aztec Records, all remastered and expanded. As well as boasting four national hit singles – all staples of Classic Hits radio to this day – now features rare B-sides, four previously unreleased demos plus an extra disc of live material (much of which has never been aired before).
Mondo Rock featured the talents of Australian legend Ross Wilson on vocals and expressive guitarist Eric McCusker – both song writers of considerable skill and attention to detail. Also in the mix were versatile keyboardist/guitarist James Black (RocKwiz Orchestra), rock-solid bassist Paul Christie and dynamic drummer Gil Matthews (Aztecs, etc.).
'Chemistry' hit #2 in August 1981 and yielded two national Top 10 hits, "State of the Heart" and "Cool World", plus a further two Top 40 hits, "Summer of 81" and "Chemistry". The album retains a timeless quality, not only due to the sophisticated palette of sounds on offer but also the memorable song writing which is of a consistently high standard.
Now with digitally remastered audio by Gil Matthews, it sounds better than ever. With 24-page booklet featuring detailed liner notes (including fresh interviews with Wilson, McCusker, Christie and Matthews) this double CD set is a must for the Aussie music aficionado.