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The late great years ...
1988 - today ...

Monsoon
1988
In my eyes the strongest album of the third chapter of LRB, with GLENN SHORROCK, who was a part of this regrouped formation and did the lead vocals again. 'Monsoon' brought back the old joy of listening to a LRB album. Having an international hit with Love Is A Bridge in the US charts it seemed for a while that LITTLE RIVER BAND had caught up on the success of JOHN FARNHAM'S 'Whispering Jack' album. Beside this single track, strong compositions are included on this album. I personally enjoy the tracks Son Of A Famous Man and the driving rock rhythm of Parallel Lines very much. Monsoon
Get Lucky
1990
Tempted to return to international success by force, the band recorded the MIKE CHAPMAN composition If I Get Lucky, which didn't work out very successfully. CHAPMAN was a dominant songwriter for bands such as MUD, EXILE, SUZI QUATRO, SWEET and SMOKIE in the 70s and early 80s. Many other songs fit the band's original sound much better, because they were written by band members. Just listen to the soulful ballad I Dream Alone, a SHORROCK/PELLICCI composition which subsequently became a favorite for many fans! I must also admit that I have a most underrated favorite on this album, which is the WAYNE NELSON song The One That Got Away. Contemporary pop music at its best, and definitely a potential hit single which LITTLE RIVER BAND failed to release! 'Get Lucky' also contains the song Listen To Your Heart which was previously introduced on the soundtrack album 'Karate Kid III'. Get Lucky
Worldwide Love
1991
With the release of the title track as a single, the band also published this collection, which was merely a mixture of the best songs taken from the last two albums, 'Monsoon' and 'Get Lucky', plus the new track Worldwide Love. 'Worldwide Love' may be considered as a flop, because not very many copies of this album were sold. At the time of its release, GRAEHAM GOBLE had already left the band and was replaced by PETER BECKETT, but the photo displayed on the CD's booklet still displays the group including GRAEHAM. At that time GLENN SHORROCK and DEREK PELLICCI were the only members left in LITTLE RIVER BAND from the initial cast. Worldwide Love
Live Classics (Greatest Hits Live)
1992
It was now the band's 20th anniversary that brought them back on the road for a world tour. With the 'Worldwide Love' album in their luggage, and PETER BECKETT as a substitute for GRAEHAM GOBLE, the band pursued their luck again and recorded live. This release includes the old PLAYER hit Baby Come Back, composed and sung by PETER BECKETT, as well as two new songs: Walk Together and My Own Way Home. This live recording also contains a rough version of the well-known rock classic Summertime Blues. TONY SCIUTO doesn't appear on the album, but was replaced by keyboarder RICHARD BRYANT.

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Live Classics (Greatest Hits Live)
The Classic Collection
1992
Although originally released by Capitol Records, this collection is not a representative one, because songs of the last three studio albums weren't included in this collection [as they were published by MCA]. Particularly Love Is A Bridge and If I Get Lucky, as well as Worldwide Love are missing, if this was really meant to be a classic collection. This was obviously the attempt of EMI America/Capitol to exploit LRB'S song catalog once more. Interestingly the two new studio recordings from the 'Live Classics' album were included herein. The Classic Collection
The 20th Anniversary Collection
1994
The official collection of the group for their 20th anniversary, compiled and produced for release by LRB drummer DEREK PELLICCI and long-time producer JOHN BOYLAN. Some of the tracks were officially released in the U.S. for the first time. I think the most interesting tracks for fans are When Will I Be Loved ? [which was only available on the 'Too Late To Load' CD] and Lyin' Eyes/Take It Easy with EAGLES singer GLENN FREY, actually the B-side of Son Of A Famous Man.

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The 20th Anniversary Collection
The Stars Come Out For Christmas
1994
This sampler actually contains LITTLE RIVER BAND'S very last recording for the next six years, Mary's Boy Child. The collaboration with STEVE VAUS was obviously a pet project of WAYNE NELSON, which becomes apparent with the follow up project with VAUS', THE BEAT BOYS.

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The Stars Come Out For Christmas
Premium Gold Collection
1996
This collection was released by EMI Electrola, UK, which was the British affiliate of the American Capitol label. The CD printing itself took place in the Netherlands. Forever Blue was a major hit there for LITTLE RIVER BAND in 1995. Maybe this was the reason for another release in Europe. This release also benefits from the inclusion of LRB'S 1983 single St. Louis, which had never made it onto any other album.

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Premium Gold Collection
Greatest Hits (Millenium Edition)
2000
Many myths surround this release: at the time of LITTLE RIVER BAND'S 25th anniversary EMI Capitol re-released this version of the 'Greatest Hits' album, added some tracks and used an all-WAYNE NELSON-version of Take It Easy On Me. Our mailing list had an entry, saying "My understanding is that the remaining copies of the 2000 version as it is will be recalled. If you have one, it will become a collectors item! Congrats!
Capitol apparently didn't go back with their legal department and re-read the original agreement with the band. It states apparently that they were not to use unauthorized out take versions of songs for compilation use. As you know they used different versions of Take It Easy On Me (which is the ACTUAL original version with Wayne singing the entire song), Man On Your Mind and The Night Owls. Derek, Glenn and others objected to this and thus the recall."
Greatest Hits 2000
Where We Started From
2000
LITTLE RIVER BAND'S first true album release in twelve years is an impressive collection of fresh original songs, performed by a regrouped contemporary rock band. With WAYNE NELSON doing most of the lead vocals and STEPHEN HOUSDEN'S extraordinary guitar playing plus the typical stylistic attributes 'Back Where We Started From' was instantly and wholeheartedly welcomed by the fans. Other than nine new originals the band recorded remakes of The Night Owls and Cool Change [which they had better left untouched, in my opinion]. The more you listen to this album, the more you enjoy its sophisticated arrangements. WAYNE contributes his wonderful and heartbreaking Who Made The Moon, a memorial as well as his musical contribution to his pet project, the Angel House Shelter Foundation.

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Where We Started From
One Night In Mississippi
2002
With their new album 'Where We Started From' in their luggage, LITTLE RIVER BAND continued to tour extensively in 2001. It was planned to record a live version of The Night Owls, which is why LRB'S June 15th concert in Tunica, MS was taped. In listening to the tapes the group realized that "a special performance was 'in the can'" and so the release of this live album was decided. I personally feel that 'One Night In Mississippi' is most convincing when the songs of the 'Where We Started From' album are performed, but it also offers versions of Man On Your Mind, Take It Easy On Me, Lonesome Loser, Reminiscing and Cool Change [a.m.o.].

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One Night In Mississippi
The Definitive Collection
2002
Wouldn't you know it? Finally a 'Greatest Hits' release! I was actually afraid we might run out of 'Greatest Hits' releases. This compilation was obviously put together for the Australian market. The track listing in brief: It's A Long Way There, Curiosity (Killed the Cat), Emma, Everyday Of My Life, Help Is On Its Way, Home On Monday, Happy Anniversary, Shut Down, Turn Off, Reminiscing, Lady, Lonesome Loser, Cool Change, The Night Owls, Take It Easy on Me, Man On Your Mind, We Two, Down On The Border, The Other Guy, Playing to Win.
Please look for more 'Greatest Hits' compilations under the chapter 'Related stuff'.

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The Definitive Collection
Sleeper Catcher/Time Exposure
2002
Re-release as a double-CD - this is a 2002 release of 'Sleeper Catcher' as well as 'Time Exposure'. Disc #2 contains two bonus songs, We Two and You're Driving Me Out Of My Mind.
More information at http://www.blindrecords.com/little_river_band.htm.
Sleeper Catcher/Time Exposure
Birtles Shorrock Goble -
Full Circle

2003
I'm aware that some people will disagree that I place this release at this place, but like GLENN SHORROCK said on the pertinent DVD: "We're not the LITTLE RIVER BAND, but we bloody-well sound like it." After more than twenty years founding members BEEB BIRTLES, GRAEHAM GOBLE and GLENN SHORROCK finally reunited in 2002 and extensively toured Australia and the Asian area, mainly performing older songs made famous as LITTLE RIVER BAND. As a result of these performances this album hit the market in October 2003, containing 18 tracks. Due to the fact that the lineup surrounding STEPHEN HOUSDEN and WAYNE NELSON holds all the rights of the name "LITTLE RIVER BAND" BEEB, GRAEHAM and GLENN decided to simply use their own names, but the cover states "The original voices of LITTLE RIVER BAND" which is an indisputable historical fact. Full Circle
Birtles Shorrock Goble -
Full Circle DVD

2003
The reappearance of BIRTLES SHORROCK GOBLE in Australia was not only documented on CD, but on a DVD with the same title which was filmed during their shows July 18th and 19th, 2003 at The Forum Theatre, Melbourne. Different to the CD this DVD brings a total of 30 tracks which every fan of the early LITTLE RIVER BAND will highly appreciate and enjoy! Other than the well-known LRB tracks you will also hear and see performances of BEEB BIRTLES' Photogentic and In The City [initially from this 'Driven By Dreams' album], GLENN'S Deep Water and a new song of GRAEHAM GOBLE, Heart & Soul. Full Circle
Streams Of Success
2003
Even though this double-CD comes with a new cover design, it's actually not a new release. 'Streams Of Success' combines LITTLE RIVER BAND'S two most recent releases, 'Where We Started From' and 'One Night In Mississippi'. Therefore the CD offers 24 songs in total, and might be considered a good bargain to anyone who wants to get introduced to LRB'S new millenium works. Streams Of Success

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