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Normie Rowe FRENZY! The 50th Anniversary Collection


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Audio CD
ID: FEST601037
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 5 July, 2015
Format: Audio CD
Label: Festival


Track Listing

  1. It Ain't Necessarily So
  2. Gonna Leave This Town
  3. I (Who Have Nothing)
  4. I Just Don't Understand
  5. Everything's Alright
  6. Shakin' All Over
  7. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
  8. Tell Him Im Not Home
  9. I Want You Back Again
  10. Unchain My Heart
  11. The Breaking Point
  12. Pride And Joy
  13. Every Little Bit Hurts
  14. Sally, Go 'Round The Roses
  15. Do-Re-Mi
  16. Rat Race
  17. So Much Love
  18. The Stones That I Throw
  19. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
  20. Can I Get A Witness
  21. You Can't Stop Loving Me
  22. Ooh La La
  23. Ain't Nobody Home
  24. It's Not Easy
  25. Mary, Mary
  26. Going Home
  27. Sunshine Secret
  28. But I Know
  29. Penelope
  30. Just To Satisfy You


Festival Records Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Normie Rowe's First Single With 'Frenzy! The 50th Anniversary Collection!'

'Frenzy!' is a 30 song soundtrack of normie's frenzy-filled 1965-1968 period, the collection features all his early hits and more remastered and sounding better than ever! The album includes songs from normie's London sessions with musicians including Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.

Normie Rowe was Australia's biggest music star of the '60s. From 1965 to 1968, he was all over the radio, TV and press. The word "frenzy" sums up what was going on around Normie during those 3 years; the innocent fun of teen hysteria, the power of pop music and the social changes that were taking place around the world. And the draft; famously Normie was called up in early '68, and was in Vietnam by January 1969.

In the telling of this story, one thing is often overlooked, and that is the sheer quality of the records that Normie made during this period. From the tough, dramatic and powerful early Melbourne recordings like "It Ain't Necessarily So" and subsequent singles like "(I) Who Have Nothing," "Que Sera Sera" and "Shakin' All Over," through to the superbly arranged and sung tracks he recorded in London in '66 and '67 (with session musicians like Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones no less - what other Aussie can claim that?) like later hits like "Ooh La La" and "It's Not Easy," Normie's pop, R&B and Soul-encompassing body of work is as strong as that of any other Australian of the era. 

Package Contents

Re-mastered by Gil Matthews, with a 20 page colour booklet with liner notes and rare photos.


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