Credits

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Produced by Phil Kakulas, Craig Pilkington and The Blackeyed Susans.
Recorded and mixed by Matt Voigt at Sing Sing Melbourne, Spring 2002.
Additional recording by Craig Pilkington at Audrey Studios.
Mastered by Ross Cockle at Sing Sing.
Arranged and performed by The Blackeyed Susans.
Horn arrangement on 'Open All Hours' by Dan Luscombe and on 'It's Gonna Rain' by Matthew Habben.
Strings on 'Lost Horizon' arranged by Kiernan Box.

The Blackeyed Susans are:
Mark Dawson
Phil Kakulas
Kiernan Box
Dan Luscombe
Rob Snarski

with :
Matt Habben: clarinet and saxophone
Adam Hutterer: trombone
Craig Pilkington: trumpet
and:
Jen Anderson: viola and violin
Helen Mountford: cello

All instruments and vinyl from The Daughters of Charity Op Shop
Design and layout by Traffic Design Studios
Band photo by Denise Nestor

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Dedicated To The Ones We Love heading

Produced by Graham Lee and The Blackeyed Susans.
Recorded and mixed by Andy Parsons at Fortissimo Studios, South Melbourne, Spring 2000.
Mastered by Ross Cockle at Sing Sing.

Rob Snarski: mainly vocals
Dan Luscombe: mainly guitar and backing vocals
Kiernan Box: mainly keyboards
Phil Kakulas: mainly double bass
Mark Dawson: mainly drums

with special guests:
Matthew Habben: clarinet and saxomophone
and:
Graham Lee: pedal steel and a guitar
Adam Hutterer: trombone
Ken Gardner: trumpet

Photos by Denise Nestor
Artwork by Deborah Ladd/Traffic Design Studios
Liner notes by Phil Kakulas

This record is dedicated to David McComb, John Snarski and Graeme Dawson.

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Produced by Victor Van Vugt and Phil Kakulas.
Recoded and mixed by Victor Van Vugt at Sing Sing and Fortissimo Studios, Melbourne, Summer 96/97.
Assisted by David Davis and Sarah Liversidge.
Mastered by Don Bartley at Studios 301. Pre-mastered by David Walker.

All songs arranged by The Blackeyed Susans.
Brass and string arrangements for 'Everything I Touch' and 'Sweeter Deal' by Kiernan Box.
String arrangement for 'You're My Thrill' by Robin Casinader.
'I Am A Singer' originally commissioned for a CD-ROM by Megan Heyward.

Dan Luscombe: guitars, optigan, vocals
Phil Kakulas: bass, omnichord
Kiernan Box: piano, organ, harmonium
Ron Snarski: vocals, guitars, whistling
Mark Dawson: drums, percussion

String players:
Jen Anderson: violin
Suzanne Simpson: violin
Deirdre Dowling: viola
Helen Mountfort: cello

Brass players:
Matthew Habben: saxophone
Ken Gardner: trumpet
Adam Hutterer: trombone

Backing vocals: Mark C. Halstead, Graham Lee, Lisa Miller, Jodie Meehan, Kelly Nash
Organ on 'Untitled' by Dan Luscombe
Pedal steel on 'Blue Skies' by Graham Lee
Helen Mountfort appears courtesy of White

Photos: Denise Nestor
Design: Prilla Jones

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Produced by Phil Kakulas (with the assistance of Rob Snarski, Victor Van Vugt, Andy Parsons and Tony Cohen).
Recorded and mixed at Fortissimo Sound Studios, South Melbourne, Autumn 1995.
Rhythm tracks recorded by Victor Van Vugt.
Overdubs recorded by Andy Parsons.
Mixed by Tony Cohen.
Assisted by Andy Parsons.
Mastered by Don Bartley at Studios 301, Sydney.
String and horn arrangements by Kathryn Wemyss, who appears courtesy of Ra Records.
Helen Mountfort appears courtesy of White.
Ashley Davies uses Paiste cymbals.

Photos Tony Mahony
Tulip photo: Phil Kakulas
Design: WOW. Ch-chong

Rob Snarski: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, percussion
Phil Kakulas: double bass, percussion, electric bass, vocals, guitar
Kiernan Box: piano, organ, harmonica

with:
Graham Lee: pedal and lap steel, acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
Ashley Davies: drum kit
Dan Luscombe: guitars
Mark C. Halstead: backing vocals
Kathryn Wemyss: trumpet, backing vocals
Nick Elliot: tambourine, saxophone
Chris Boyce: trombone
Jen Anderson: violin
Helen Mountfort: cello
Sarah Liversidge: backing vocals

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Produced by Phil Kakulas.
Arranged by The Blackeyed Susans.
Engineered and mixed by Andy Parsons at Fortissimo Studios, Melbourne, July 1993.
Assisted by Jenny Thomson.
'We Could've Been Someone' recorded by Dave McCluney at Atlantis Studios with production assistance by Julian Wu. Additional recording by Andy Parsons at Fortissimo.
Premastered by David Holloway.
Mastered by Don Bartley at EMI, Sydney.
Photographs by Bleddyn Butcher.
Designed by WOW/Chong.
Catering courtesy of Silver Top Café.

Rob Snarski: vocals, acoustic guitar
Phil Kakulas: double bass, electric bass, piano, backing vocals
Graham Lee: pedal and lap steel, electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Warren Ellis: violin, organ, accordion, piano, harpsichord
Jim White: drums
David McComb: vocals, electric guitar

with:
Marko Halstead: backing vocals, mandolin

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Tracks 1-4
Produced by The Blackeyed Susans and James Hewgill.
Recorded in Perth, March 1989.

David McComb: vocals, guitar, percussion
Rob Snarski: vocals, guitar
Phillip Kakulas: double bass, electric bass, bazouki, guitar, backing vocals, percussion
Alsy MacDonald: drums, percussion
Ross Bolleter: hammond organ, piano, piano accordion

with:
William Akers: backing vocals

Tracks 5-8 & 15
Produced by Phillip Kakulas and The Blackeyed Susans.
Recorded by Barry Wolifon (based on the recording by Geoff Overmeyer for JJJ Live at the Wireless) in Sydney, March 1991.

Rob Snarski: vocals, acoustic guitar
Kathryn Wemyss: vocals, trumpet, castanets
Phillip Kakulas: double bass
Timothy Rollinson: electric guitar
Kenny Davis Junior: piano, piano accordion
James Cruickshank: organ

with:
Graham Lee: pedal steel
Mark Dawson: percussion

Tracks 9-14
Produced by David McComb, London 1990.

Rob Snarski: vocals
Kenny Davis Junior: keyboards, piano accordion, samples
David McComb: keyboards, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals

with:
Joanne Alach: backing vocals

Photography by Robert Frith
Artwork by Mick Bowden

Tracks 1-12 previously released on the vinyl EPs 'Some Births Are Worse Than Murders', 'Anchor Me' and '...Depends on What You Mean By Love'

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Eps

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Roberto Snarski: voz y guitarras acusticas y electricas
Daniel Luscombe: guitarras electricas y acusticas, coros
Hernan Box: Teclados y secuenciador
Felipe Kakulas: bojo y organo hammond
Marcos Dawson: bateria y percusion

Arreglos de metal en ‘To Skin A Man’ por Hernan Box
Interpretados por Mateo Habben: clarinete y Adan Hutterer: trombon

Producido por Victor Van Vugt y Las Susanas de Ojos Morados

Grabado y mezclado por Victor Van Vugt en Sing Sing y Fortissimo Studios, Melbourne, Spring ’98. Asistido por David Davis. Masterizado en Sing Sing por Lawrence Maddy.

Idea de portada de Felipa mascaras
Diseno graphico por Sonia Cox
Traduccion al Espanol por Francisco “Senor R&R Inc” Santelices

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Live: Some Night, Somewhere heading

Rob Snarski: vocals and guitars
Phil Kakulas: bass
Kiernan Box: organ and piano
Dan Luscombe: guitar and backing vocals
Mark Dawson: drums

Special guest:
Kath Wemyss: trumpet and backing vocals on ‘Glory Glory’
(courtesy of Ra Records)

Recorded live to DAT at The Continental Café, Mebourne, Easter ’96 by Paul Sherrit. Mastered by David Walker.
Lit by Graham Rankin, sound by Paul Sherrit. Stage management by Jason Evans. Show booked by Mick Newton for Premier Artists.

Cover illustration by Dan Luscombe. Layout by Franca Romas.

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Hard Liquor Soft Music heading

The Blackeyed Susans Trio
Rob Snarski: vocals, acoustic guitar
Phil Kakulas: double bass
Graham Lee: vocals, pedal steel, electric guitar, piano on ‘Delta Dawn’
Chris Copping: piano on ‘Life’s Little Ups & Downs’

Recorded by Andy Parsons at Fortissimo Studios, South Melbourne, late ‘93
Remastered from the original cassette by Greg Wadley

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…Depends On What You Mean By Love heading

Robert Snarski sings
David McComb & Kenny Davis Jnr play the music

An Immaculate Conception
Produced by David McComb in exile
Joanne Louise Alach sings on ‘Will’s Blues’
Design by Jenny Grigg
Thanks to Scott Wajon, Joe and Grace Snarski

& remember…
“goodness comes to everyone,
& beauty is a flaming torch
that lights up the path
through the garden of sin
that leads to heaven’s porch…”

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Anchor Me heading

On this record The Blackeyed Susans are:
Robert Snarski: vocals, acoustic guitar
Kathryn Wemyss: vocals, trumpet, castanets
Phillip Kakulas: double bass
Timothy Rollinson: electric guitar
Kenneth Davis Jnr: pianos, piano accordion
James Elliott: drums
James Cruickshank: organ

Special guests:
Graham Lee: pedal steel on ‘Who’s That’
Mark Dawson: percussion on ‘Anchor Me’

Produced by Phillip Kakulas and The Blackeyed Susans
Mixed by Barry Wolifson
Recorded by Barry Wolifson at Electric Avenue Studios, Sydney in March 1991
Based on a recording by Geoff Overmyer for JJJ ‘Live At The Wireless’, ABC Studios, 11 March 1991

Photography: Scott Wajon
Design: Jenny Grigg

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Some Births Are Worse Than Murders heading

On this record The Blackeyed Susans are:
David McComb: vocals, guitars, percussion
Rob Snarski: vocals, guitars
Phillip Kakulas: double bass, electric bass, bazouki, guitar, backing vocals, percussion
Alsy Macdonald: drums, percussion
Ross Bolleter: Hammond organ, piano accordion, piano

Special guest:
William Akers: backing vocals on ‘Angel’ and ‘Cripple Creek’

Recorded by James Hewgill a Planet Studios, Perth, March 1989.
Produced by The Blackeyed Susans and James Hewgill.

Photos by Robert Frith, Phillip Ha and Bleddyn Butcher.
Cover art by Martyn Casey.

Many thanks to Norman Parkhill, James Hewgill, Sir Les Hinton, Will Akers, Martyn Casey, Solomon Amoabin, Steven Stavrakis, Chris Dunn and Bri Waldron.

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Singles

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Blue Skies, Blue Sea
Written by Kakulas/Snarski (Mushroom/Control)
Taken from the album Spin The Bottle.
Produced by Victor Van Vugt and Phil Kakulas. Recorded and mixed by Victor Van Vugt. Summer 96/97.

I Am A Singer
Written by Kakulas (Mushroom Music)
The Another Pond Remix by David Bridie and John Phillips. Programming by John Phillips. Spiritual guidance by Angelo.

Out Of Our Skins
Written by Kakulas/Jennings (Mushroom/Control)
The Yummy Rastafurry Remix by Travis Calley at Yummy Fur Studios.

Bottle Of Red
Written by Kakulas (Mushroom Music)
The San Francisco Remix by Charles Bickford at Big Sur.

Mastered by David Walker.

Design: Deborah Ladd. Photos: Denise Nestor.

This one’s for Willie.

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Spin The Wheel
Written by Kakulas (Mushroom Music)
Produced by Victor Van Vugt and Phil Kakulas. Recorded and mixed by Victor Van Vugt. Recorded at Sing Sing Studios and Fortissimo Studios. Mixed at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne, summer ’97.

Make It Easy On Yourself
Written by Bacharach/David (Famous Music Corp.)
From the compilation album ‘To Hal and Bacharach’, used with kind permission of Talking Stick and Warner Music.
Produced by Kiernan Box. Recorded and mixed by Tim Johnston at Seed Studios, winter ’97. Thanks to Stuart Soler and Pat Sully.

That’s Life
Written by Kay/Gordon (Four Star TV Music Co. Inc.)
Recorded and mixed by Leah Baker for JJJ’s ‘Live At The Wireless’, 23/5/97.

Golden Gates
Written by Blair/Kakulas/Snarski (Control/Mushroom Music/Control)
Recorded in the back room in Brunswick, ’95 by Phil Kakulas with Rob Snarski, Gordy Blair, Kiernan Box and Graham Lee. Mixed by Andy Parsons at Fortissimo.

Mastered by Don Bartley at Studios 301.
Design by Deborah Ladd.
CD label photo by Denise Nestor.

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Smokin’ Johnny Cash
Written by Kakulas/Snarski.
Produced by Victor Van Vugt and Phil Kakulas. Recorded and mixed by Victor Van Vugt.

You Rule Me
Written by Snarski/Kakulas.
Produced by Victor Van Vugt and Phil Kakulas. Recorded and mixed by Victor Van Vugt. Strings arranged by Kiernan Box and played by Jen Anderson – violin, Suzanne Simpson – violin, Deirdre Dowling – viola, Helen Mountfort – cello.

Out Of Our Skins
Written by Kakulas/Jennings.
Recorded by Phil Kakulas in a bedroom in Nedlands, Perth, long ago. Played by P.K. and Gary Jennings.

Take Me Down
Written by Kakulas/Snarski.
Recorded by Phil Kakulas in a spare bedroom in Abborsford, Melbourne ’92 with Rob Snarski, Graham Lee and Mark C. Halstead. Mixed by P.K. and Julian Wu.

All tracks published by Mushroom Music/Control.
Tracks 1 & 2 recorded at Sing Sing & Fortissimo studios.
Mixed at Sing Sing studios, Melbourne, summer ’97. Mastered by Don Bartley at Studios 301.

Photos: Denise Nestor. Design: Prilla Jones.
Thanks to Marko for his shadow.

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Mary Mac
Written by Kakulas (Mushroom Music)
Produced by Phil Kakulas. Recorded by Victor Van Vugt and Andy Parsons. Mixed by Tony Cohen.

Dive For Your Memory
Written by Forster/McLennan (Mushroom Music)
Also appears on ‘More’ – a bonus CD available with ‘Right Here’ (a tribute to The Go-Betweens) on Hippy Knight Records.
Produced by Phil Kakulas. Recorded and mixed by Andy Parsons.

90 Miles Per Hour (Down A Dead End Street)
Written by H. Blair/D. Robertson (Morris)
Produced by The Blackeyed Susans. Recorded by Andy Parsons. Mixed by Tony Cohen.

Someone Watching Over Me
Written by Akers/McComb (Control/Mushroom Music)
Recorded by Phil Kakulas on an 8-track in a spare room in Abbotsford in 1992 with Rob Snarski, David McComb and Evil Graham Lee. Mixed by PK and Julian Wu.
For Will and Dave.

Tracks 1-3:
Rob Snarski: vocals, guitars
Phil Kakulas: electric and double bass
Kiernan Box: piano, organ
Joined on ‘Mary Mac’ by:
Ashley Davies: drum kit, Ashley Davies uses Paiste cymbals
Dan Luscombe: fuzz guitar
Nick Elliot: tambourine
Kathryn Wemyss: backing vocals, courtesy of Ra Records

Recorded at Fortissimo Sound Studios, South Melbourne, autumn 1995.
Mastered by Don Bartley at Studios 301, Sydney.

Art Direction: The Blackeyed Susans
Photos: Tony Mahony
CD face photo by PK
Computer manipulation by Emma Scally
Designer: Wow/Ch-chong

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Let’s Live
Written by Kakulas/Snarski (Mushroom Music/Control)
Produced by Phil Kakulas. Recorded by Victor Van Vugt and Andy Parsons. Mixed by Tony Cohen.

State Trooper
Written by Bruce Springsteen (Jonathan)
For Alan Vega and Martin Rev
Produced by Phil Kakulas. Recorded and mixed by Andy Parsons.

Moody River
Written by Gary D. Bruce (Tu-Con)
Produced by The Blackeyed Susans. Recorded by Andy Parsons. Mixed by Tony Cohen.

You’re My Flaw
Written by Kakulas (Mushroom Music)
Some L.C. “stranger music” returned with thanks.
Performed and recorded by Phil Kakulas in a Stanmore bedroom, Sydney 1990. Vocal recorded by Julian Wu. Backing vocals by Tim and Jon, the 2 Blind Boys of Bruce Street.

Tracks 1-3:
Rob Snarski: vocals, guitars
Phil Kakulas: double bass
Kiernan Box: piano, organ
Joined on ‘Let’s Live’ by:
Ashley Davies: drum kit
Jen Anderson: violins
Helen Mountfort: cello, courtesy of White
Mark C. Halstead: backing vocal
Strings arranged by Kathryn Wemyss, courtesy of Ra Records

Recorded at Fortissimo Sound Studios, South Melbourne, autumn 1995. Mastered by Don Bartley at Studios 301, Sydney

Photos: Tony Mahony.
Art Direction: The Blackeyed Susans.
Design: Wow/Ch-chong.

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This One Eats Souls
Written by P. Kakulas/D. McComb (Mushroom Music)
Rob Snarski: vocals, acoustic guitar
Phil Kakulas: double bass, sound effects
Graham Lee: pedal steel
Warren Ellis: violins, accordian, piano, harpsichord
Jim White: drums
Andy Parsons: grampian ambiophonic unit type 666, harpsidischord
Metronome: metronome

Produced by Phil Kakulas.
Arranged by The Blackeyed Susans.
Engineered and mixed by Andy Pasons at Fortissimo Studios, Melbourne, July 1993.
Mastered by Don Bartley at EMI Sydney.

Bird On A Wire
Written by L. Cohen (Stranger Music)

Summer Leaves
Written by P. Kelly (Mushroom Music)

Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs
Written by M.A. Rich (AMCOS)

Lost Highway
Written by H. Williams (Acuff Rose)

Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5
Rob Snarski: vocals, acoustic guitar
Phil Kakulas: double bass
Graham Lee: pedal steel, electric guitar, backing vocals
Chris Copping: piano on ‘Life’s Little Ups And Downs’
Recorded by Andy Parsons at Fortissimo Studios, Melbourne, late 1993.
Taken from the cassette album ‘Hard Liquor…Soft Music’ by The Blackeyed Susans Trio.

Photograph of Warren Ellis by Bleddyn Butcher.
Design by Wow Chong.

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Dirty Water
Written by P. Kakulas/P. Van Zalm (Mushroom Music/Van Zalm Music)
Ron Snarski: vocals
Phil Kakulas: electric bass
Graham Lee: electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Warren Ellis: violin, organ
Jim White: drums
Mark C. Halstead: backing vocals

Produced by Phil Kakulas. Arranged by The Blackeyed Susans. Engineered and mixed by Andy Parsons at Fortissimo Studios, Melbourne, July 1993. Mastered by Don Bartley at EMI Sydney. Taken from the album ‘All Souls Alive’.

Trouble
Written by P. Kakulas/T. Rollinson (Mushroom Music/Polygram Music)

20/20 Vision
Written by J. Allison/M. Estes (RCA)

Happiness
Written by G. Appel (Phantom/ESP Music)

Lonesome Town
Written by B. Knight (Eric Music BMI)

Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5
Rob Snarski: vocals, acoustic guitar
Phil Kakulas: double bass
Graham Lee: pedal steel, backing vocals, electric guitar, lead vocals on ‘20/20 Vision’

Tracks 2, 3, 4 recorded by Andy Parsons at Fortissimo Studios, Melbourne late 1993.
Taken from the cassette album ‘Hard Liquor…Soft Music’ by The Blackeyed Susans Trio.

Photograph of Rob Snarski by Bleddyn Butcher.
Design by Wow Chong.

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