It was no surprise to Australians when some of their most well-known pop musicians of the 1960s got together in 1975 to form the Little River Band. "Sleeper Catcher" was a Top 20 album in the U.S., and also yielded their highest charting single, "Reminiscing." In 1979, they left Harvest Records for Capitol, and subsequently recorded "Time Exposure" with Beatles' producer George Martin. This reissue also features two bonus tracks from their 1983 album "The Net," featuring new lead singer John Farnham.
2 LPs on 2 CDs: SLEEPER CATCHER (1978)/TIME EXPOSURE (1981).
Little River Band: George McArdle, Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock, Derek Pellicci, David Briggs, Graham Goble.
Producers: John Boylan, Little River Band, George Martin.
Originally released on Harvest (11783) & Capitol (12163). Includes liner notes by Al Fichera.
Liner Note Author: Al Fichera.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Glenn Shorrock; Graham Goble; David Briggs ; George McArdle; Derek Pellicci; Beeb Birtles.
Australia's Little River Band marked their creative peak with the album Sleeper Catcher in 1978. Their highest-charting single, "Reminiscing," and one of the groups finest ballads and second hit, "Lady," were both taken from that album. Unfortunately, by 1981's Time Exposure, the band's soft rock, laid-back charm sounded forced and slightly outdated. While this Collectables two-fer is an inexpensive way to acquire the Sleeper Catcher album, most casual listeners would be better-served with a greatest-hits package and forget about Time Exposure altogether. ~ Al Campbell