Robyn Archer
Robyn Archer: Classic Cabaret Rarities
RRR91

Robyn Archer AO is a multi-award winning artist whose long career encompasses singing, writing, direction and public advocacy of the arts.

An acknowledged exponent of classic European cabaret, Robyn was named Cabaret Icon at the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and won the Helpmann Award as Australia’s Best Cabaret Performer 2013. She has performed throughout the world. Robyn Archer: Classic Cabaret Rarities is the arts and cabaret icon’s 11th album and her first since Keep Up Your Standards, a 1997 collaboration with Paul Grabowsky. Robyn Archer: Classic Cabaret Rarities is a selection of French and German shows from Que Reste-t’il and Dancing on the Volcano. Brilliantly accompanied by her two long time recital colleagues Michael Morley (piano and voice) and George Butrumlis (accordions and voice), most of these songs are rarely recorded, and certainly never in these translations - mostly by Morley and Archer.  The music is spirited and detailed, the content of the songs both hilarious and biting, and as a whole the album paints a picture of classic European cabaret very different from the odd amalgam which the word cabaret has come to signify in 2019.  It is not comedy, not burlesque and definitely not lounge; but it is very funny, musically exquisite, and Archer’s voice is robust, tender and typically articulate as each song becomes a little drama all of its own. Not for the superficial, this album is a genuinely rare treat.

Robyn Archer: Classic Cabaret Rarities (RRR91) is available to download or stream on Apple Music and Spotify from 26th April 2019 and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order from May 3rd 2019.

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Keith Branch & His South Sea Islanders
Keith Branch & His South Sea Islanders
RRH80

OVERLOOKED RECORDINGS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC MADE IN AUSTRALIA DURING THE 78RPM ERA

Keith Branch stepped into the Columbia recording studios in Sydney on 20th June 1947. The six recordings were made at an interesting point in the development of the Hawaiian Music genre and feature the combination of Branch’s sensitive steel playing, sparse accompaniment (guitar, uke and bass), along with crooner-style vocalising. Over 70 years later, his recordings are reissued here for the very first time on Rouseabout Records to download or stream through iTunes/Apple Music and stream through Spotify.

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Eric Bogle
When The Wind Blows
RRR81

Eric Bogle’s When The Wind Blows featuring John Munro & Brent Miller was originally released on Larrikin in 1984 and is now available to download & stream through Apple Music & Spotify for the first time.

The album contains classics like ‘Hard Hard Times’, ‘Safe In The Harbour’, ‘Bushfire’, ‘Soldier, Soldier’, ‘Shining River’ & Eric’s trademark humour in the unforgettable tragic tale of ‘Little Gomez’.

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John Munro
The Eureka Suite
RRR79

TWO OF AUSTRALIA’S LEADING VOICES CONTINUE THE REPUBLICAN CAUSE THROUGH SONG.

John Schumann and Eric Bogle are recognised for songs that dig deep into the Australian psyche to remind us of our own stories. The two internationally acclaimed songwriters have joined together in ‘The Eureka Suite’, a folk opera composed and produced by Eric Bogle’s long-time musical collaborator, John Munro. It is a timely reminder that the seeds of an Australian Republic were sown at the Eureka Stockade Rebellion 164 year’s ago, and, as Queen Elizabeth comes to the end of her long reign, the Republic draws closer.

The album is now available for the first time digitally on Rouseabout Records to download through iTunes and stream through Spotify. It is also available on CD directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

The Eureka Suite features Eric Bogle, John Schumann, John Munro, The Goldrush Band, Kat Kraus, Mike O’Callaghan, Dave Moss and is a testament to John Munro’s wonderful musical legacy and life.

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Eric Bogle
Now I’m Easy
RRR77

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 recognized 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 or stream its entirety for the first time on iTunes or stream on Spotify.

Eric Bogle’s songs speak for themselves. They are what so strongly define him as a master songsmith and consummate communicator – incisive, eloquent and masterful.

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Cathie O’Sullivan
Dark Pleasures & Angels
RRR78

Originally released in 1996 on Larrikin, ‘Dark Pleasures & Angels’ was Cathie O’Sullivan’s sixth album and in her opinion the best she ever released - it offers some truly wonderful music.

Cathie has had it on her mind as a project to re-release for some time. Good News! The album has been re-issued for the first time digitally on Rouseabout Records and is now available to download through iTunes, Spotify & Apple Music.

Cathie O’Sullivan was (& sometimes still is) a consummate performer who refuses to be pigeon-holed. She is one of those rare singers who can take the listener on a musical voyage with a voice charged with the ornamentation and beauty of Australia’s Celtic heritage. Her music is timeless as it salutes the past and with this digital release rides into the future.

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Eric Bogle
Just the funny stuff
RRR76

According to Eric Bogle… “MARIJUANA and various illegal substances notwithstanding, nothing relaxes us more than a good laugh.”

With this in mind therefore, the songs on this recording were written over a period of years to relax, and also, hopefully, to amuse Eric’s audiences at his live performances.

Just the funny stuff features ‘Santa Bloody Claus’ plus 15 other comedy classics including ‘I Hate Wogs’, ‘Aussie Bar B Q’ & ‘Nobody’s Moggy Now’.

The album has been re-issued for the first time digitally on Rouseabout Records and is now available to download through iTunes and stream through Spotify & Apple Music.

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Ngarukuruwala
Ngiya awungarra – I am here, now
RRR75

Tiwi songs are items of significant Australian musical heritage that we should all be proud of.

Since 2007, Ngarukuruwala (we sing songs), have shared musical ideas to create new versions of old Tiwi songs. In 2009, Tiwi elders visited AIATSIS in Canberra to reclaim recorded Tiwi ethnographic material, collected by anthropologists over the last century. Exploring musical, cultural and emotional intuitions, Ngarukuruwala have created a series of responses to those recordings. Some are spontaneous ideas, others loosely arranged and some are intricately produced. The result is therefore multi-stylistic and truly unique, with the sounds of the Tiwi bush and of the archives threading it all together.

Ngiya awungarra – I am here, now (RRR75) is OUT November 18 digitally through iTunes and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

 

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Eric Bogle
with John Munro
Voices RRR74

Rouseabout Recordings is proud to have been associated with Eric Bogle since 2002.

In those 14 years Rouseabout has released eight 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.

Voices is another amazing collection of songs - eight from Eric 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.
Voices (RRR74) is OUT NOW digitally through iTunes and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

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