Gurrumul

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For the artist, see Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.
Gurrumul
Studio album by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Released Australia 2008
Genre Folk/World
Label Skinnyfish Music
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu chronology
Gurrumul
(2008)
Rrakala
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Sydney Morning Herald (favourable)[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Gurrumul is the debut album for Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. It is performed in a mixture of both Yolngu and English. It reached number three on the ARIA charts,[3] won ARIA awards for Best World Music Album[4] and Best Independent Release[5] and won a Deadly for Album of the Year. The track "Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)" also won a Deadly for Single of the Year.[6]

The album reached 3x Platinum sales in excess of 210,000.[7] In October 2010, it was listed in the top 30 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.[8] On November 23rd 2012 the album was certified Silver in the United Kingdom for sales of 60,000 copies.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.

  1. "Wiyathul"
  2. "Djarimirri"
  3. "Bapa"
  4. "Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)"
  5. "Marrandil"
  6. "Marwurrumburr"
  7. "Galiku"
  8. "Baywara"
  9. "Gathu Mawula"
  10. "Galupa"
  11. "Wirrpangu"
  12. "Wukun"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008/2009) Peak
position
ARIA Albums Chart[3] 3
Germany Album Chart[10] 9
Swiss Album Chart[10] 10
UK Album Chart[10] 48

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Swiss Albums Chart[11] 92
Chart (2008) Position
ARIA Australian Albums Chart[12] 21
Chart (2008) Position
ARIA Australian Artists Album Chart[13] 5

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