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Donna Fisk and Michael Cristian
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Gordon Lightfoot
Herb Superb
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Jim Low
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Julie Wilson
Koori Classic
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Bob Dyer
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Buddy Williams
Dame Nellie Melba
Florence Austral
Frank Coughlan
John Brownlee
Johnny Ashcroft
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Percy Grainger
Reg Lindsay
Shirley Thoms
Smoky Dawson
Strella Wilson
Tex Morton
Tex Morton and Sister Dorrie
Warren Fahey's Diggers

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Australian Stars of the International Music Hall Voume 2
Band in a Waistcoat Pocket
Mastertouch Pianola
Strike up the Band
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Stars of Australian Stage & Radio Vol 2

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Music Without Compromise


Jenny Morris
Michal Nicholas
The Lovetones
Saints of India
Screw the Pooch

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle is one of the best and most prolific songwriters of the last several decades.

An Australian resident for 53 years, and an Australian citizen since 1982, he is an internationally known and respected singer/songwriter who has toured internationally for 25 years up until 2009, in spite of warnings to "stop it or you'll go blind". Whilst Eric usually confines his touring to Australia and New Zealand he has not given up song-writing and recording.

Eric is a warm and engaging stage performer, and his songs have the knack of getting straight to the heart of the matter with intelligent and well-crafted lyrics. His songs have been recorded by many other artists ranging from Joan Baez, Donovan, The Pogues and Mary Black through to our own late, great Slim Dusty. Voices is Eric’s 16th CD and confirms his status as one of Australia’s most renowned folk singer songwriters.

Very much ahead of the pack, Eric Bogle wrote the classic And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda and No Man’s Land (The Greenfields Of France), which were placed No.1 and 5 respectively in a Celebrity Top 50 Songs Poll in a national newspaper, above such international artists as Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Leonard Cohen and John Prine.

Eric has been described as a bit of a living legend, a label which he is uncomfortable with, but, as he says, "it's marginally better than being a dead legend"...

Rouseabout Recordings is proud to have been associated with Eric Bogle since 2002. In those 20 years Rouseabout has released many of Eric’s live and studio albums, including collaborations with long-time buddy and touring partner John Munro, plus various compilations including the 5 album box set Singing the Spirit Home.

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RRR123Eric Bogle

''The Source of Light'
Catalogue Number RRR123

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Track Listing:
  1. The Old Dog’s Song
  2. The Armageddon Waltz
  3. Embers
  4. The Girl in The Photo
  5. Song For Susan
  6. The Source of Light
  7. If She Ever Dreamed
  8. A Cottage in The Country
  9. The Flag
  10. Catching The Wave
  11. The Border
  12. When The Last Tree Falls
  13. Eric’s Never Written a Song About Me
  14. Mind The Gap / A Dear John Letter
  15. If I Should Wake

Recorded in late 2021, Eric Bogle surrounded himself in the studio with some amazing talent: Emma Luker (fiddle, cello, viola, harmony vocals) arranged vocals, wrote a tune in memory of the late John Munro and designed the artwork; <Peter Titchener (guitar, vocals) contributed two songs, recorded and produced the album; Damien Steele Scott (acoustic guitar, bass); Jon James (percussion); Richard Cotes (accordion, keyboards); The Sherrahs (harmony vocals); Anthony Stewart (mandolin, electric guitar) and Anthony O’Neill (tenor banjo).

On The Girl in The Photo: Peter Franche (accordion); Gina Jeffreys (vocals); Rod McCormack (acoustic guitar) and Mike Haynes (bass).

On Catching The Wave: guest English artists  Chris While (vocals) and  Julie Mathews (keyboards).

JOn A Cottage in The Country: The Bogle Pub Choir.

Songs written by Eric Bogle are: The Old Dog’s Song (a song for your wellbeing); The Armageddon Waltz (we’re all doomed - maybe?); Embers (memories mostly comfort or hurt); Song For Susan (written in memory of percussionist Jon James’ late partner); The Source of Light (countries torn apart by war); If She Ever Dreamed (Eric returns to sing of his mother Nancy); A Cottage In The Country (an idyllic little cottage in the country?); The Flag (like many of us Eric hates fascists!); Catching The Wave (about a well-known Australian figure on the folk scene); When The Last Tree Falls (we’re all doomed – Part Deux); A Dear John Letter (written for our dear mate - linked to Mind The Gap, a tune for John); and If I Should Wake (an a capella song - learn the words and sing, says Eric).

There is one song written by John Munro (The Border), two by Peter Titchener - Eric’s Never Written a Song About Me (sung by Peter) and The Girl in The Photo - and a tune by Emma Luker (Mind The Gap).

This is a remarkable collection and was recorded at a time when Eric was not in the best of health. We are very pleased to report that he is now on the mend and still performing with new concert dates to be announced shortly.

Eric Bogle was born in Peebles, Scotland, in 1944, but emigrated to Australia in 1969 and lives here with his wife Carmel. He has been recording in Australia for over four decades.

Eric is probably best known for his song And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, which was named in 2001 as one of the Australian Performing Rights Association’s Top 30 Australian songs of all time. In 1987 Eric was appointed a Member of The Order of Australia in recognition of his service to the performing arts as a songwriter and singer.

Rouseabout Records is very proud of our long association with Eric (which includes the 5 album box set Singing The Spirit Home) and always welcomes a new album.

Executive Producer Warren Fahey comments "Eric and I have been working together since the release of his first album, ’Now I’m Easy’, in 1980. After forty-two years, and many albums and compilations later, he never ceases to surprise me with the quality of his songs. He is a masterful poet with a unique skill for gathering the right musical partnerships to carry his songs down through the years. This new collection is no different in that it offers insightful songs and evocative arrangements of songs which will stand the test of time. It is also a timely release because 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of two of his most-lauded songs, ‘And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ and ’Now I’m Easy’.”

Eric Bogle’s The Source Of Light is out on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution in February 2022.

Digital release links available here.

RRR74Eric Bogle with
John Munro

Catalogue Number RRR74

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Track Listing:
  1. A Fork In The Road
  2. Once Upon A Time
  3. The Best Of Times
  4. When I’m Dead
  5. First The Children
  6. Heartland
  7. The List
  8. Farewell Fitness
  9. Ballad For Billy
  10. Freedom Lost
  11. Breakup
  12. Voices

Voices is another amazing collection of songs - eight from Eric Bogle himself, probably one of the greatest songwriters of the past several decades.

There are two songs from John Munro, one from Peter Titchener and a song sent to Eric by Simon Wilkins. The album is eagerly awaited from by legions of Bogle fans in Australia and overseas, and will not disappoint.

The songs include:
A Fork In The Road - a tribute by Eric to his “partner in crime”, as he describes John Munro.
Once Upon A Time - keeps us guessing, but Eric says “ fairy story but no guarantee of a happy ending either”.
When I’m Dead - which he hopes “will not be before 2045!”.
First The Children - a subject which Eric has visited before and expects to do again.
Heartland - described as “being out there or maybe inside us”.
The List - in which he looks at the things he “still misses about Scotland”.
Freedom Lost - the persecution of various sections of the population in Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
Breakup - “some relationship breakups are civilised - others, however…”.
To sum up, this is Eric’s usual varied interpretation of life and the world about us.

John Munro contributes The Best Of Times, from his life in Glasgow which includes a harmony with his late Dad, plus Voices, dedicated by John to “the voices of singers, poets and artists who have inspired, informed and changed us through the centuries”.

Pete Titchener, who also produced the album, has one contribution: Farewell Fitness, a request by Eric to Peter to write a song that “sums up his life’s philosophy, something that would give those who hear it an emotional and spiritual lift… this is his contribution”.

Ballad For Billy was written by Simon Wilkins for his late nephew Billy Spencer. “Billy was 26 years old when he lost his life in a tragic accident. His parents donated his organs to help others, his heart went to a young father of three beautiful daughters. Later Bill’s Mum and Dad listened to their son’s heart beating in that young father’s body - imagine that if you can. And a further four more lives were saved by other organs Bill provided. The song was written by Simon the night after Bill died”. Eric really liked the song and recorded it, as he has done with other similar submissions.

Eric surrounded himself in the Adelaide studio with great musicians: John Munro (acoustic guitar, mandolin, lead vocals on his own tracks and harmony vocals on others); Peter Titchener (acoustic guitar, lead vocals on his song); Emma Woolcock (fiddle, cello); Jon Jones (percussion); Damien Steele-Scott (bass); Kathie Renner (piano); Peter Franche (accordion); Leonard Cohen (slide guitar); The Bogle-ettes (singers on Voices).

Eric’s 2013 album A Toss Of The Coin was another collaboration with John Munro.

RRR81Eric Bogle
'When The Wind Blows'
Catalogue Number RRR81

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Album Booklet (PDf Format)

Track Listing:
  1. When The Wind Blows
  2. Hard Hard Times
  3. Birds Of A Feather
  4. Lock-Keeper
  5. Soldier, Soldier
  6. Bushfire
  7. Shining River
  8. The Enigma
  9. Little Gomez
  10. Safe In The Harbour

Raymond Briggs’ graphic novel, the 1980s animated classic When the Wind Blows is one of the most powerful depictions of nuclear armageddon ever made.

I remember when I first read it and when, a short time after, Eric Bogle, obviously equally moved, wrote his song of the same name. The song sent shivers up my back and even now, decades later, I imagine the nightmare image of Trump and Comrade Kim, fingers to the button, ready to blow up our world in the name of political folly. There are other songs on this album that shake my old bones. Bushfire, Hard, Hard Times, Shining River and Soldier, Soldier still remain as reminders of a world burning in more ways than one. There’s also some of Eric’s trademark humour in the unforgettable tragic tale of Little Gomez. But, above all, this album’s final song, Safe in the Harbour, is still one of my all time favourites. Eric wrote this song for the Canadian folk musician Stan Rogers who tragically died at very young age in an air crash in 1983. For me, it is testament of Eric’s extraordinary insight as a poet. (Warren Fahey, Executive Producer, Rouseabout Records)

RRR74Eric Bogle
'Now I’m Easy'
Catalogue Number RRR77

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Track Listing:
  1. Now I'm Easy
  2. Leaving Nancy
  3. I Hate Wogs
  4. No Man's Land
  5. Leaving In The Morning
  6. Since Nancy Died
  7. The War Correspondent
  8. Song Of The Whale
  9. Front Row Cowboy
  10. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

The album, Now I’m Easy, introduced Eric Bogle to a wide audience as a songwriter of international merit and, all these years later, it still stands proudly in an extensive catalogue of songs penned by the now internationally recognised writer. It is testament to Eric Bogle’s creativity in that this early album includes many of the poet’s most-loved songs including ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, ‘No Man’s Land’ & the title track ‘Now I’m Easy’.

The album was first released by Larrikin on vinyl in 1980 and on CD in 1987. It is now available to download & stream in its entirety for the first time.

From the original sleeve notes:

On the sleeve of this LP I had originally intended to include individual notes on each song, explaining what the song was about, how I came to write it etc., etc. In short, to thoroughly indulge myself, a trait for which I am regrettably, but justifiably, quite well known.

Instead, I offer these songs to you without comment. The primary function of any song is communication, so if I have succeeded as a songwriter these songs should require no further explanation from me, they should speak for themselves. I certainly hope they do. Listen to them, draw your own conclusions, make your own interpretations, form your own judgements.

Please do not let the fact that I think they’re all great, and that they represent a large slice of my life, sway you in any way whatsoever. My grateful and sincere thanks to all those who have been involved in the making of this record, it has been both a pleasure and an education to work with real professionals.

My special thanks to Chris Nicholson, my producer, who orchestrated this whole project from the start. Finally, this record was made for, and is dedicated to, all those people who, over the last 10 years or so, have given me love, advice, encouragement, friendship, and a kick in the bum when I needed it.

But mainly, it’s for Nancy.


Album Notes

Guitar Harmony GRAHAM LEE
Percussion DON LEBLER
Recorded & Mixed at SOUTHWIND STUDIO, Indooroopilly
Sound Engineer PETER WRAGG

RRR74Eric Bogle
'Just the funny stuff'
Catalogue Number RRR76

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Track Listing:

1. Santa Bloody Claus
2. Aussie Bar B Q
3. Plastic Paddy
4. I Hate Wogs
5. The Great Aussie Takeaway
6. Little Gomez
7. Birds of a feather
8. Do You Know Any Dylan? (live)
9. He’s Nobody’s Moggy Now
10. Wee China Pig
11. Short White Blues
12. Silly Slang Song
13. Australian Through & Through
14. Them Old Songwriting Blues
15. Big in a Small Way
16. Front Row Cowboy (live)

MARIJUANA and various illegal substances notwithstanding, nothing relaxes us more than a good laugh.

With this in mind therefore, the songs you will hear on this recording were written over a period of years to relax, and also, hopefully, to amuse my audiences at my live performances.

You see, audiences generally are a nervous and skittish lot, who have to be gently handled and who must be allowed to relax gradually into a performance before you can stick the boot in with your heavier message-type songs. Humour, properly used, can act as a sort of soothing syrup that helps the all too often unpalatable truth go down more easily. And more effectively!

You can see therefore, that in my live performances at least, I consciously use humour as a tool. Nothing wrong with that, indeed it is that very ability to use tools, coupled with our sense of humour, that sets we humans apart from the myriad of other species that inhabit this planet with us. Or so we are told.
Mind you, I suppose it makes some sort of sense. I can’t remember the last time I saw a wombat in my bathroom fixing up a leaking tap, or heard a bunch of giraffes at a local cinema pissing themselves laughing at the latest Woody Allen flick.

The best comedians confront us with ourselves. They craft clear, cruel, compassionate comedic mirrors that show us for the vainglorious, self important deluded fools that we so often are. And yet, seeing ourselves, recognizing ourselves, we can still rough with laughter at the often silly and pretentious figures reflected in the mirror. Why? I strongly suspect it’s mainly because deep down a lot of us believe that the whole thing is some sort of obscure comic joke anyway, and if that is indeed the case, we may as well keep laughing until the show is over.

The ability to laugh, at both ourselves and at the baffling, precarious and often frightening business of living in the 20th Century is our saving grace. It gives me great comfort.


Just the funny stuff was first released on Laughing Stock in 1993..

RRR72Eric Bogle
'Scraps of Paper'
Catalogue Number RRR72


Track Listing:
  1. Scraps Of Paper
  2. Goodbye Lucky Country
  3. A Reason For It All
  4. The Balad Of Henry Holloway
  5. My Youngest Son Came Home Today
  6. If Wishes Were Fishes
  7. The Great Aussie Take-Away
  8. Old Friends
  9. Love Song Of A Simple Man
  10. Just Not Coping
  11. Goodbye Gemini
  12. He’s Nobody’s Moggy Now

First issued on Larrikin Records in 1982, Scraps of Paper is an outstanding collection of well-crafted songs that tug at the heartstrings and the often lost funny-bone and is now available digitally for the first time.

The album produced by Eric Bogle, John Munro and Peter Brook includes ‘A Reason For It All’, ‘Scraps of Paper’, ‘If Wishes Were Fishes’, ‘He’s Nobody’s Moggy Now’ and ‘Ballad of Henry Holloway’ features John Munro on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, autoharp and dulcimer along with Brent Miller on vocals and bass guitar.

These days my life seems somehow like a tired old cliché
A bad movie scene that just goes on and on
With dialogue like “It’s so sad how fast time slips away”
Or “You never really miss them till they’re gone”
Funny how these old clichés come true
Never thought I’d miss him but I do.

My father died in Summer, and all he left behind
Were little scraps of paper, little scraps of rhyme
I read them, and felt something inside me break
Any angrily cried out “Too late, too late!”
Surely there must be something better
Surely there must be something better.

He and I were always strangers searchin’ for someone
I was lookin’ for a hero, and he a friend
So while I searched for my father he was lookin’ for his son
And strangers we remained until the end
But the man who wrote his heart into those rhymes
I know he could have been a good friend of mine.

So I sit here where he lived and died, as the ghosts around me weave
As evening shadows lengthen on the wall
And in this bare and empty room it’s easy to believe
That he never lived at all
But the little scraps of paper in my hand
Prove he lived to me; the father and the man.

Words by Eric Bogle

RRR71Eric Bogle
'Something of Value'
Catalogue Number RRR71


Track Listing:
  1. Something of Value
  2. Katie and the Dreamtime Land
  3. Harry’s Wife
  4. A Change in the Weather
  5. Poor Bugger Charlie
  6. Rosie
  7. Going Back to Dublin
  8. Them Old Songwriting Blues
  9. Two Strong
  10. Across the Hills of Home (Jimmy’s Song)


Something Of Value was first released in Australia on CD by Larrikin Records in 1988. It was Eric Bogle’s Bicentennial effort inspired by love and concern. Love meaning never having to sing “I Still Call Australia Home”.

The album was produced by John Schumann and features musicians Andy McGloin, Brent Miller, Phil Cuneen, Louis McManus, John Munro, Larry Todd, John Haslett, Vin Garbutt, and of course Eric Bogle on Lead vocals.

At the specific request of his band, the producer, the engineer, and numerous other supplicants, Eric Bogle did not play his guitar on this album. He did however, write the music and lyrics to all the songs except the following:-

“Going Back To Dublin” – Lyrics by Eric Bogle, music by John Munro
“Two Strong Arms” - Lyrics by Eric Bogle, music by John Munro
“Across the Hills of Home” (Jimmy’s Song) – Lyrics by Hames McArthur & Eric Bogle, music by Eric Bogle.

The album is dedicated to the memory of Kate Wolf.

Eric Bogle with
John Munro

'A Toss Of The Coin'
Catalogue Number RRR61

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Track Listing:
  1. Ashes
  2. By The Arafura Sea
  3. Song For James
  4. Absolution
  5. In Flanders Fields
  6. Reg Evans’ Cradle
  7. When An Angel Appears
  8. Home Is The Hero
  9. A Toss Of The Coin
  10. Roll Call
  11. Glory Days
  12. Don’t Throw Away Your Dreams

There’s not much that hasn’t already been written and said about Eric Bogle. His new album A Toss Of The Coin testifies that whilst Eric now confines his touring to Australia and New Zealand (which is a huge loss to his legion of international fans), he has not given up song-writing and recording.

This album again confirms that he is one of the best and most prolific songwriters of the last several decades.

This album takes a slightly different direction to Eric's most recent recordings in that Eric sings ten of the songs, while John Munro not only contributes two new songs but sings them as well. Of Eric's songs, seven are entirely works by him, one other is a poem to which Eric has written the music, and the remaining two are songwriting contributions by friends. As usual, Eric's songs reflect the times we live in and recent world events.
The first song - Ashes - was written after a visit to Strathewen, Victoria, Australia, ten weeks after the 'Black Saturday' bushfires of February 2009 in which 173 souls perished. It is dedicated to Dave Magahey, Captain of Arthurs Creek and Strathewen Fire Brigade. This is yet another classic from Eric's pen and ranks with his all time greats.

But this is not a one-track wonder album. Just listen to Song For James, about a young Irish lad knocked down and killed by a truck, and his father's subsequent efforts to help keep his
son's memory alive. Then there is Reg Evans' Cradle, another powerful and emotional song rising from the ashes of the Black Saturday fires.

Eric has also put music to John MacRae's widely known First World War poem In Flanders Field, bringing the poem to life. The two songs written by friends Mike O'Callaghan and Pete Titchener/June Harrison - When An Angel Appears and Don't Throw Away Your Dreams respectively - emphasise that Eric also knows good songs when he hears them.

We all know how good a songwriter John Munro is. His two contributions on this album - Absolution and Glory Days - are excellent and confirm, if confirmation is needed, of Eric's admiration for his loyal sidekick's work.

John Munro (guitars, mandolin, ukulele and vocals) as always features greatly in Eric's line-up of studio musicians, which also includes the talents of Emma Luker (fiddle, cello), Damien Steele Scott (electric basses, piano, guitar), Pete Titchener (guitars, vocals) and Jon Jones (drum, percussion), amongst several other guests. A formidable line-up! Peter Titchener also recorded the album and co-produced it with Eric.

Rouseabout Records is proud to continue to release the work of our most prolific artist Eric Bogle.

RRR48Eric Bogle
'A Few Old Songs For Very New Times'
Catalogue Number RRR54

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Track Listing:
  1. The Sound of Singing
  2. Two Strong Arms
  3. Flying Finger Filler
  4. Since Nancy Died
  5. The Waltzing Matilda Waltz
  6. Beam Me Up Scotty
  7. Never Again / Remember
  8. No Use For Him
  9. The Ballad of Henry Holloway
  10. Old Friends
  11. Endangered Species
  12. Unsung Hero
  13. Going Back To Dublin
  14. Across The Hills of Home
  15. Kissing English Arses Blues
  16. The Lily and The Poppy
  17. Poacher's Moon
  18. Fences and Walls
  19. Marking Time
  20. Progress
  21. Turning Circles
  22. Journeys
  23. Just Here for the Money
  24. No Gods at All
  25. The Road to El Dorado
  26. Jingle Jangle
  27. The Sign
  28. Our National Pride
  29. Lifeline
  30. All the Fine Young Men
  31. An Old Song
  32. Always Back To You

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Never Again / Remember

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Poacher's Moon

Eric Bogle’s songs are as relevant today as when they were written. A Few Old Songs For Very New Times features 32 songs from Bogle’s back catalogue not contained on Singing The Spirit Home (RRR49) hand picked by Eric himself and is a must have for any Bogle fan.

Eric Bogle
'Live At Stonyfell Winery' - DVD
Catalogue Number RRR48



Track Listing:
  1. The Sound Of Singing
  2. Now I’m Easy
  3. The Colour Of Dreams
  4. Lost Soul
  5. The Dalai Lama’s Candle
  6. Rosie
  7. The Waltzing Matilda Waltz
  8. Tired
  9. If Wishes Were Fishes
  10. No Man’s Land (The Green Fields Of France)
  11. Hallowed Ground
  12. The Dreamer
  13. Leaving Nancy
  14. Them Old Song Writing Blue4s
  15. One Small Star
  16. Endangered Species
  17. A Reason For It All
  18. Shelter
  19. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
  20. The Gift Of Years
  21. Singing The Spirit Home

A live performance DVD recording made at Stonyfell Winery, Adelaide, Australia - this is Eric Bogle's first and (he says) last DVD and includes additional interview material.

No one has ever recorded a documentary of ‘Australia’s premier poet of song’. This DVD containing many of Eric's most popular and requested songs should fill the gap to some extent.

As Eric prepares to hang up his 'touring boots' and embark on a final round of touring, he thought this an appropriate time to record a concert. The DVD contains 21 of Eric's most requested songs from a remarkable recording career, plus some chat with Eric and his touring buddy John Munro. “It’s scrubbed up pretty well considering the subject matter, I'm happy enough with it. 21 songs in all plus an interview with John Munro and I on the end of it. Otherwise it's all concert, no silly graphics, smoke bombs or quotes from Bono....”

A compulsive, almost obsessive songwriter for most of his adult life, Eric has written some songs that have pretty much become Australian (if not world) classics of their particular genre. Possibly his best known song is The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, which confirmed its status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit!

Some of his other songs - No Man's Land (The Green Fields of France), Leaving Nancy, Now I'm Easy, Shelter, If Wishes Were Fishes - are now beginning to rival Matilda in the icon stakes. Eric's songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Mary Black, Jean Redpath, June Tabor, Donovan, John Williamson, Billy Bragg, The Pogues, The Fureys and The Corries - to name just a few.

Eric was born in Peebles in Scotland and says he was "destined to be a politician or a folk singer of protest songs... And so one of these prophecies came to pass". In 1969 he emigrated to Australia and in 1980, after various jobs, he embarked on the perilous career path of a professional musician.

Together with his touring partner John Munro, Eric has literally taken his music to the world. He has toured extensively over the last 25 years or so, and this includes 8 tours of North America, 10 tours of Europe and many tours of Australia. He has appeared at every major folk and Country music festival in Australia and around the world.

He has won many awards along the way, including the Order of Australia medal for services to the entertainment industry and a Peace Medal from the United Nations for his efforts, through music, to promote peace and racial harmony. In Scotland he was recognised by the Scots Trad Music Awards and has been placed in their Hall Of Fame.


From the 'Live at Stoneyfell Winery' DVD

Eric Bogle
'The Dreamer'
Catalogue Number RRR47

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Track Listing:
  1. Bringing Buddy Home
  2. Standing in the Light
  3. Nothing Worth Saving
  4. Snowdrop
  5. The Dreamer
  6. Flying Away
  7. Canadian Christmas Song
  8. Someone Else’s Problem
  9. Lost Soul
  10. An Australian Prayer for Rain
  11. The Last Note

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Bringing Home Buddy

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An Australian Prayer For Rain

The Dreamer is Eric Bogle's 15th album and is released as Eric prepares to hang up his 'touring boots' and embark on a final round of touring. As always, Eric will be accompanied by his long-time buddy John Munro, who has produced this and other Eric Bogle albums.

A compulsive, almost obsessive songwriter for most of his adult life, Eric has written some songs that have pretty much become Australian (if not world) classics of their particular genre. Possibly his best known song is The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, which confirmed its status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit!

Some of his other songs - No Man's Land (The Green Fields of France), Leaving Nancy, Now I'm Easy, Shelter, If Wishes Were Fishes - are now beginning to rival Matilda in the icon stakes. Eric's songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Mary Black, Jean Redpath, June Tabor, Donovan, John Williamson, Billy Bragg, The Pogues, The Fureys and The Corries - to name just a few.

Eric was born in Peebles in Scotland and says he was "destined to be a politician or a folk singer of protest songs... And so one of these prophecies came to pass..." In 1969 he emigrated to Australia and in 1980, after various jobs, he embarked on the perilous career path of a professional musician.

Together with his touring partner John Munro, Eric has literally taken his music to the world. He has toured extensively over the last 25 years or so, and this includes 8 tours of North America, 10 tours of Europe and many tours of Australia. He has appeared at every major folk and Country music festival in Australia and around the world.

He has won many awards along the way, including the Order Of Australia medal for services to the entertainment industry and a Peace Medal from the United Nations for his efforts, through music, to promote peace and racial harmony. In Scotland he was recognised by the Scots Trad Music Awards and has been placed in their Hall Of Fame.

This is yet another fine clutch of songs from Eric, plus one by John Munro. The songs are thought- provoking as always and bound to move the listener.

With John Munro (acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, vocals), Emma Luker (fiddle, cello, backing vocals), Phil Cuneen (piano), Pete Titchener (acoustic guitar), Trev Warner (dobro) and Damien Steele-Scott (electric bass) providing excellent backing.

Bringing Buddy Home deals with coffins of young American soldiers being shipped home from Iraq. Nothing Worth Saving is for those willing to stand up and be counted for what they believe in. The Dreamer - Eric says "I admit it, I'll hold up my hand". Someone Else's Problem is about the great Murray River slowly dying. Lost Soul deals with the disgrace of the Australian Ngarrindjeri people not being regarded as Australian citizens in 1916, and John Munro's excellent contribution Snowdrop is a song about homelessness.

The last song on the album is aptly titled The Last Note, and Eric states simply in the sleeve note - "Indeed it is".

Eric Bogle
'Singing The Spirit Home'
Catalogue Number RRR49


Boxed sets of 'Greatest Hits' usually appear after the songwriter in question is safely dead, but I’m still in reasonable health and I need the cash now.

Anyway this isn’t really a 'Greatest Hits' compilation it’s more a collection of the songs that are most requested at my live concerts. Plus a few of my personal favourites. Taken together they form a pretty fair cross section of the type of songs I’ve written over the last 38 years or so.

I know pride is one of the least attractive of the seven deadly sins, but I can’t help being proud of my songs, over the years they have been loyal and true companions through good and bad times, we’ve covered a lot of miles together. I hope that some of them will become friends to you as well.

Eric Bogle   June 2009


Volume One

  1. Now I'm Easy
  2. No Man's Land (aka GreenFields Of France)
  3. Front Row Cowboy
  4. Song Of The Whale
  5. Dan
  6. The Aussie BBQ Song
  7. Shining River
  8. Lady From Bendigo
  9. I Hate Wogs
  10. Leaving Nancy (Live)
  11. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
  12. Belle of Broughton

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And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Volume Two
  1. Scraps Of Paper
  2. He's Noboddy's Moggy Now
  3. If Wishes Were Fishes
  4. Bushfire
  5. The Enigma
  6. Hard Hard Times
  7. Do You Know Any Dylan (Live)
  8. Safe In The Harbour
  9. Little Gomez
  10. A Reason For It All
  11. Glasgow Lullaby
  12. My Youngest Son Came Home Today

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A Reason For It All

Volume Three
  1. When The Wind Blows
  2. Wilderness
  3. Silly Slang Song
  4. Harry's Wife
  5. Shelter
  6. What Kind Of Man
  7. Feed The Children (Live)
  8. Blues For Alex
  9. Leaving The Land
  10. Something Of Value
  11. Rosie (Live)
  12. Peace Has Broken Out

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When The Wind Blows

Volume Four
  1. Singing The Spirit Home
  2. Katie And The Dreamtime Land
  3. Welcome Home
  4. Don't You Worry About That
  5. Plastic Paddy
  6. Somewhere In America
  7. One Small Life
  8. Short White Blues
  9. Vanya
  10. Mirrors
  11. The Gift Of Years
  12. Wouldn't Be Dead For Quids

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Singing The Spirit Home

Volume Five
  1. Small Miracles
  2. Keeper Of The Flame
  3. Standing In The Light
  4. The Diggers Legacy
  5. Dedication Day
  6. The Golden City
  7. Troy's Song
  8. Ekka's Silver Jubilee Song
  9. Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo
  10. The Blessing
  11. One Small Star
  12. The End Of An Auld Song

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Keeper Of The Flame

Eric Bogle
'Other People's Children'
Catalogue Number RRR39

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“Very much ahead of the pack”
Bruce Elder (SMH)

The "Master songwriter & performer" (Sing Out) returns with a brand new studio masterpiece...

As a songwriter, Eric Bogle has been acknowledged by some of the best - Billy Bragg, REM, Mary Black, Slim Dusty, Jeannie Lewis, The Bushwackers, June Tabor, The Furies, Tommy Makem & The Clancy Brothers, The Pogues and John Williamson - just to name a handful.
Rouseabout Records is excited to announce that Eric's new studio album ‘Other People's Children’ will be released in February 2006 to coincide with a national tour. As the title suggests Bogle is his usual brilliant political self, but also pays stunning tribute to Slim Dusty in ‘Tambourine Mountain’ and amongst other gems performs a duet with Colcannon's Kath Kraus. The album, produced by long time partner-in-crime John Munro is sure to fill the appetite of Bogle fans everywhere. Fresh from another successful tour of North America be sure to catch the master songwriter and performer in early 2006

Track Listing:

  1. Tamborine Mountain
  2. Hallowed Ground
  3. True Believers
  4. The Last of the Old
  5. Timers
  6. The Promise
  7. Tired
  8. Other People's Children
  9. A Good Man
  10. The Demon
  11. The Last Rodeo
  12. Thou Shalt Not
  13. To an Athlete Dying Young
  14. While I Am Here
Eric Bogle
'At This Stage'
Catalogue Number RRR38

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Live Performances including Eric's Introductions

Eric's most requested songs from the past thirty years including 'And the band played Waltzing Matilda', 'Leaving Nancy', 'No Man's Land and 'Now I'm Easy'.

This new 2 CD release features Eric’s most popular songs as well as some special rarities, and as always, despite the heavy nature of the subjects, Bogle retains his uncanny ability to hit you on the head with wit and humour.

Track Listing:

  1. Hard, Hard Times
  2. Now I’m Easy
  3. Birds of a Feather
  4. A Reason for It All
  5. Nobody’s Moggy Now!
  6. No Man’s Land
  7. Front Row Cowboy
  8. When The Wind Blows
  9. Lock-Keeper
  10. Little Gomez
  11. If Wishes Were Fishes
  12. Leaving Nancy
  13. Wee China Pig
  14. Safe in The Harbour                 
  15. Do You Know Any Dylan?                      
  16. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda                     
  17. As If He Knows
  18. The Dalai Lama’s Candle
  19. One Small Star
  20. Introduction Song
  21. At Risk
  22. The Law
  23. Refugee
  24. Eric and the Informers

Eric Bogle
'The Colour of Dreams'
Catalogue Number RRR33

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His most political song collection ever...
Eric Bogle has scored more awards than hot dinners! His ‘And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ was in the top dozen songs of APRA’s 75 year Celebration and his songs have been covered by everyone from The Pogues to REM. Even Tony Blair chose an Eric Bogle song as his personal statement as an anthem for peace. This new studio album is the songwriters most political ever and addresses some real issues that dog us all including global greed, terrorism, drug abuse, world peace and more. Despite the heavy nature of the subjects Bogle always hits you on the head with wit and humour.

The songs address everyday and extraordinary events in our twenty-first century lives: drug abuse, infant sudden death syndrome, the eternal search for peace, the distressing global economy, child abuse, terrorism, reconciliation with our indigenous Australians and a heartfelt song about all refugees. Extending his interest in wartime Australia, Eric has written a song to commemorate the neglected role of the horse in conflict. As usual there is a little piece of Bogle history too and this time it is his visit to Gracelands.

The Colour of Dreams is produced by Mick Wordley and Eric Bogle and features:

Eric Bogle: lead vocals, acoustic guitar and backing vocals.
Dave O’Neill: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki.
Jon Jones: drums and percussion
John Munro: acoustic guitar, backing vocals.
Kat Kraus: backing vocals.
Adrian Ferraretto: cello.
Mick Wordley: acoustic guitar, bass guitar, accordion

A proven seller nationally and his twelfth Australian album release.

Internationally successful performer including recent sell out Northern American tour.

Follow up to the 2001 EMI 5CD box set.

Booked as interview guest on the ABCTV7.30 Report with Kerry O’Brien.

His music currently used on national TV Landcare Campaign fronted by Jack Thompson.

Nationally distributed Community Radio Satellite special to over 200 radio stations.

National publicity campaign driven by Larrikin Music Publishing.

Track Listing:

  1. The Colour of Dreams
  2. No Resurrection
  3. The Koala Kafe
  4. As If He Knows
  5. Reconciliation
  6. Elvis ‘n’ Me
  7. Daniel Smiling
  8. Global Economy
  9. Care For The Land
  10. One Morning In Bar Harbor
  11. The Dalai Lama’s Candle
  12. Homecoming
  13. Ibrahim
  14. Elizabeth's Song
  15. Cradle To The Grave
  16. Soaring Free

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Here's what the media have to say...

“Without doubt, Eric Bogle and John Munro are one of the most successful musical partnerships in recent history. This new CD is a great salute to that classic combination.” (Anna Rose, Country Music Capital News - Read the Review)

Somewhat small in stature, but incredibly tall in talent! If having been given this description, and asked to nominate some whom it fitted I would automatically select Eric Bogle as the recipient. Eric himself would most probably agree that he is not built to pack into the front row of either State Of Origin team, but his ability as a tunesmith, and songwriter stand second to none. His so very popular, “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”, told in Bogle's “straight from the shoulder” delivery, set the benchmark, for songs of war, and he has, “chinned the bar” at the same height from then on.

His latest CD, “Voices”, features twelve tracks and is released through “Rouseabout Records”, with eight coming from Eric, two from John Munro, one from Peter Titchener, and the other one from the pen of Simon Wilkins. The opening track is Eric Bogle's tribute to long time friend and musical compatriot John Munro, and from then on Eric deals with various thoughts ranging from fantasy through his own type of philosophy, and his memories of Scotland. The song, “Ballad For Billy”, sent to Eric from Simon Wilkins deals with a tragic accident.

Born in 1944 in Peebles in Scotland Eric started writing poetry when he was eight years of age. He packed his bags in 1969 bound for Australia. Among his first written songs was “Leaving Nancy” written for his mother when he left Scotland, which was the last time he ever saw her. The aforementioned “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” is probably his best known song in Australia, but his best known internationally would have to be, “No Mans Land” also known as, “The Green Fields Of France”, (recorded by the Fureys) the song makes reference to the traditional Scottish song, “Flowers Of the Forest”. He has also written some great comedy songs, including “Aussie Bar-B-Q, “Little Gomez”, “Nobody's Moggie Now”, and the hilarious, “Do You Sing Any Dylan”. None of these songs have anything to do with his new album, “Voices”, and I must ask forgiveness for getting a bit, “off the track” here, but this is so easy to do when looking back over the life of a very gifted man. Sufficient to say that this is well up to the standard that is to be expected from an Eric Bogle release, and a must for his fans. If you don’t include yourself as member of this fraternity, grab a chance to have a listen to “Voices”, and you well may be by the end of track twelve. (Burt Everett, Country Pickin’s, Bundaberg Guardian)

Just got home to find our copy of Eric Bogle's new album ‘Voices’. We’re looking forward to promoting this album and letting the listeners have a listen to these great songs. Eric and John work well together and we’re sure the listeners will enjoy the new songs.
(Joy & Pejay, Country Roads)

Eric Bogle’s songs have assuredly tugged heartstrings through the years. Known far and wide as the man who wrote And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda, an epic that stands tall in the pantheon of anti-war anthems, the expat Scot continues to pen cogent commentaries expressing his vehement opposition to armed conflicts. It’s no surprise, then, that the outstanding cut on his latest album alludes to the harrowing bloodshed in the Middle East that monopolises current news bulletins. As Bogle intones gravely in a characteristically powerful chorus: “Once again the dogs of war have been unmuzzled and unleashed and once again we’ll wallow in the belly of the beast.” An insistent dampened acoustic guitar riff, later reinforced by drums and a cello solo, underscores the potency and poignancy of the master songsmith’s First the Children. Another heart-rending work, Once Upon a Time, refers to the refugee calamity and the “legions of lost” that “trudged on by”. Elsewhere on Voices, Bogle makes space for tracks that showcase the talents of long-time accompanist John Munro and other local songwriters, Pete Titchener and Simon Wilkins.
(Tony Hillier, The Weekend Australian)

Tony Hillier, The Weekend Australian, December, 2016 (PDf Format)

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“When I asked him how he rated himself as a singer and as a guitarist, he replied, in his thick Scottish brogue and with enormous gusto, something along the lines of: "Ooooh, I've never been much of a singer, laddie, and I'm a piss poor guitar player, but you know what: I'm a f*#king GREAT songwriter". And so he is!”  
(Tony Hillier, Appearance, 1986)

It would be harder to find someone more in tune with the Aussie ethos than Scottish-born Eric Bogle. Voices is a beauty that delves into the true heartland in everyone’s makeup with some great new songs. Eric’s somewhat time-worn vocals have endeared him to millions of fans around the world and he is as unique as… well, he’s just unique! Nine of the songs feature Eric up front and two feature his long-time musical collaborator John Munro – who, in fact, takes the lead on the title track – and there’s another featured vocal by guitarist Pete Titchener. Highlights are A Fork In The Road, Ballad For Billy, Freedom Lost, When I’m Dead… well, every track actually, so get two copies – one for yourself and one to put in someone’s Christmas stocking.
(Judie Crosby, New England Home & Lifestyle)

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“One of Australia’s most renowned folk singer songwriters.” (Trad&Now)

Trad & Now Feature:

Eric Bogle at the Gallipoli Centenary (JPG Format)

'A Toss Of The Coin'

Country Music Capital News Review (PDF Format)

Trad & Now Review (PDF Format)

Northern Daily Leader (PDF Format)

Eric Bogle and John Munro combine in their new album as they have for thirty years…and with the same care and tenderness. As well as their theme of war and waste of young lives, this release has a surprise. This album was conceived in the holocaust of the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires in Victoria in February, 2009.

Ashes was written after visiting Strathewen, just north of Melbourne, ten weeks after the fire front passed killing 173 souls; it’s dedicated to Fire Captain Dave Magahey. Reg Evans Cradle is the about the accidental saving of a memorial baby’s cradle from the fire. Everyone thought it was lost.

What is it about these two performers? They’re boofy blokes, but when they sing any normal person melts. And then there’s Song for James about a young man hit by a truck in the middle of an Irish night, and his father’s attempt to keep his memory alive.

John Munro contributes Absolution and Glory Days  as original pieces…and they lift the whole CD.

With a formidable line-up of instruments and supporting musicians this is a CD which shouldn’t be missed.

(Rob Durbridge, Australian Options)

Bogle fans will find plenty to love on this magnificent new gem of a disc, including two songs not written by Eric, and another two songs where John Munro takes the lead vocal on his own compositions, Absolution and Glory Days.

When An Angel Appears, the Mike O’Callaghan song, sounds as if it could almost have come from Bogle’s pen.

It was the nice, melancholy, reflective tone of Pete Titchener’s song, Don’t Throw Away Your Dreams, that made Eric want to put it down on this record.

There are plenty of gems from Eric as well, including Ashes, Song For James, Reg Evans’ Cradle, Home Is The Hero, Roll Call, A Toss Of The Coin, By The Arafura Sea and his own moving version of In Flanders Fields.

It’s a no-brainer. When Eric Bogle is in town, do anything you can to get there. His music will make your heart sing.

(Anna Rose, Northern Daily Leader)

At a time when two legends of the Australian folk music scene, Gary Shearston and  John Dengate, have recently passed away, we can all be inordinately grateful that the inimitable Eric Bogle remains a living legend!!

Eric's back catalogue includes a stunning array of masterful contributions to the noble art of songwriting. I'm pleased to report that 'A Toss of the Coin', featuring long time collaborator (or partner in crime, as I'm sure Eric would prefer to call him), John Munro, demonstrates that Eric has lost none of his touch as one of Australia's best contemporary songwriters.

One of Eric's great gifts as a songwriting craftsperson, a gift shared with other greats including Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon, is the ability to step into the shoes of, and articulate through song, the life and experiences of others.

On this album, Ashes is a tribute to the heroes of Victoria's 2009 Black Saturday fires, heard through the "voice" of a firefighter, while By the Arafura Sea sees Eric adopting (delightfully and romantically) an indigenous persona.

Other songs find Eric in his incisive observational mode - Reg Evan's Cradle, Home Is The Hero (written for disabled UK war veterans) and Roll Call (a heartrending meditation on the senseless loss of young innocent lives in the US Sandy Hook school massacre.)

Elsewhere on the album, Eric continues his fascination with the Great War by putting the famous WWI poem, In Flanders Fields, to music, and (with angelic harmonies from Maggie Rutjens) presents a beautiful reading of bassplayer/recording engineer Pete Titchener's Don't Throw Away Your Dreams.

Collaborator John Munro, as well as providing his usual exquisite instrumental (guitars, ukeleles, mandolins) and harmony vocal expertise, steps up to perform two of his own originals, Absolution and Glory Days, the latter featuring fabulous backing vocals from Liz Frencham.

Eric (and John) remain in fine voice throughout this album - age has not wearied them, and may they continue to cast light in dark places by the magic of song.

A delightful, charming and moving album.

(Ian Dearden, Trad&Now)

"Eric’s new album arrived yesterday and I’ve already played it so often that it’s now wafer-thin.... I love Eric; I love John Munro, thanks immensely."
(Jan Nary, Acoustic Harvest)

'The Dreamer'

"Many thanks for the "The Dreamer" album provided to us from AMRAP. I am another volunteer announcer and my Friday evening audience are thoroughly enjoying this masterful work from Eric Bogle."
William Welsh, Radio NAG 91.3 FM, Capricorn Coast Community Radio Yeppoon Qld

“Bogle’s songs are what so strongly define this master songsmith. His latest (and 15th album) The Dreamer is again testament to this consummate communicator – incisive, eloquent and masterful. It’s what stands him apart from the crowd, yet brings him close to his audience”
Mike Smith, Capital News, April 2010

"Eric’s 15th album is an excellent mix of what we come to expect from a man who seems to understand the Australian ethos better than most. He is capable of bittersweet reflections on loyalty, love and important issues like no one else. If you haven’t seen him live, put it on your to-do list and immerse yourself in the majesty of Eric Bogle and his music."
Jon Wolfe, Cap News, September 2009

"A new collection of songs from Eric Bogle is always a rewarding, listening treat and this CD is just that. Bogle’s songs are always passionate and honest responses to the world in which we live. The Dreamer is another superior collection of songs appropriate for our time and I feel sure the listener will return to experience the songs many times."
Jim Low, Simply Australia

“One of Australia’s National Living Treasures, to whom all Australians owe a debt of gratitude for his decision to emigrate to this country, and to stay!
When this latest CD dropped in my letterbox for review, I was delighted. The delight has continued through repeated listenings.
The heart on his sleeve still beats strongly and burns brightly. This album has you in its grasp from the outset.
I believe this CD is up with the best of Eric’s work and as the latest album from one of Australia’s finest songwriters, you should do yourself (and all Australians) a favour, by going and buying a copy, immediately.”

Ian Dearden, Trad & Now, June 2009

"Australia’s premier poet of song"
Bob Crimeen, Sun Herald Sun

'Live at Stonyfell Winery'

“When Eric Bogle and his long time touring partner John Munro grace a stage – magic happens. What a joy it was to sit and watch a concert where every word that is being sung can be heard clearly above the music. That is what I enjoyed when watching the Eric Bogle DVD titled Live at Stonyfell Winery. From the intro The Sound Of Singing to the last song Singing The Spirit Home this brilliant wordsmith takes his audience on a journey with songs he has written over the past 25 years. Eric’s lyrics can make you think, make you laugh and even make you cry, such is the craftsmanship of this Scottish born legend, who has lived in Australia for 40 years.”
(Robyn McIntosh, The Murray Pioneer)

'Other People's Children'

"As a songwriter, Eric Bogle remains a genuine luminary. If nothing else, this first new collection in four years proves the man's potency with words is as sharp as ever. The set covers weighty matters pertaining to life and death, mostly the latter. The title track (about helpless civilians who get killed in "the myriad of nasty little wars") and 'Thou Shalt Not', which was written in the wake of the Beslan school tragedy, also hit the mark in what must rank as this great songwriter's best work for some time."
(Tony Hillier, Rhythms)

"Bogle has composed another intriguing and challenging collection of songs on subjects about which he continues to be intensely passionate. This is not a CD to be greedily devoured in one sitting. Most of the subject matter demands serious reflection to appreciate fully the writer’s intentions. Bogle’s songs more than deserve this, considering his willingness to be so honest, personally revealing and unflinching in expressing his insights and opinions. This is a fine collection of songs for our time."
(Jim Low, Folk Australia)

Thank you for sending out a copy of Eric Bogle's latest album. Great to hear some new songs from the man. The CD impressed me so much it was immediately promoted to the top of the pile and became my "featured album" on 22 January. It's a winner.
(Bruce Cameron, 2MCE)

"He writes words that are illuminated by simple but powerfully evocative melodies to stir the most inanimate soul."
Bob Crimeen (The Age)

"A Fresh sensitive take by a master songwriter and performer."
R. Warr (Sing Out)

"Eric Bogle can send you through a whole gamut of human emotions from deep pathos to gut busting laughter."
Russell Hannah (Trad & Now)

In short: Another classic collection from Australia’s premier story-telling folkie. THE man is a musical marvel. He has written hundreds of heart-wrenching, poignant, sentimental and hilarious songs, but Eric Bogle’s prolific pen continues to produce words and music so profound the ear is riveted to the loudspeakers from which they emanate. And almost every song on this new disc connects that ear to a heart bleeding with emotion. Other People’s Children is an essential acquisition for Bogle devotees.
4 Star Review, Bob Crimeen, (Sunday Herald Sun, 05/02/06)

'At This Stage'

"Bogle's songs sing of the real Australia and pull no punches even when he tickles the funny bones."
Warren Fahey

"The finest live folk music recording to come out of this country".
(Warren Barnett, Australia's leading independent mastering technician)

"Although any "best of" releases are cop-outs, At This Stage is not. It is a fresh, sensitive take by a master songwriter of his best songs, all in one tidy package, with worthwhile, sometimes humorous, commentary on the discs. It also reminds you he's a master performer."
(Sing Out!)

"The importance of this particular two-CD set is that for the first time it offers Eric's witty and thoughtful introductions to each song. Anyone who has seen Eric in concert will recognise the hilarious, usually self-deprecating humour that brings so many of his songs alive. All the big ones are there including 'Matilda', 'Now I'm Easy' and even those cat and dog songs! This is vintage Eric Bogle live and kicking!"
(Trad & Now)

"At This Stage has just arrived - many thanks, a corker of a set - it'll get its first airing tomorrow on a brand-new Acoustic Harvest show!"
(Jan Nary, Bay FM)  

"I love the Eric Bogle live CD! I'm working on the Queenscliff Festival. Can you send me back a contact to book him to play?"
(Richard Moffatt, 3RRR)

"Excellent. I really like the way the talking and music are separated. Thank you for supporting Community Radio and I will certainly be playing tracks regularly on my Show."
(Laurie West, Equilibrium Radio Show - 3RPP,

"Eric is one of our favourites, the personal introductions are great and will make our show more interesting I'm sure."
(Barry Parks, Northside Folk)

"Love It & Play It"
(Keith McGowan, Magic 693)

"Thanks for the copy as Eric goes down so well on many of our programs."
(Tony Bates, 3WBC)

'The Colour of Dreams'

"The CD is packed with sixteen songs which explore and try to make some sense of the world in which we live. Eric Bogle’s willingness to tackle challenging subject matter and re-explore old song writing territory are to be admired. A thought-provoking, if at times disturbing, collection of songs that demand attention."
(Jim Low,

"One of our most respected songwriters, Bogle's new songs are some of his most politically charged, touching on terrorism, world peace, drug abuse, global economy and more. As heavy as these subjects are, Bogle has an uncanny ability to temper them with his unique humour and wit."

"One of the best albums that Eric has done - a great mixture of humour, political commitment and raw emotion."
(John Funnell, 3WYN-FM) 

"70 minutes of unalloyed folk music pleasure."
(Bob Crimeen, Sunday Herald Sun)

Other Reviews

Country Music Capital News, April 2010 (PDf Format)

Other Reviews (PDF Format)

Sun Herald Review May, 2009

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