Noiseworks (album)

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Noiseworks
Studio album by Noiseworks
Released 20 July 1987
Genre Pub rock
Label CBS
Producer Mark Opitz
Noiseworks chronology
Noiseworks
(1987)
Touch
(1988)
Singles from Noiseworks
  1. "No Lies"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Take Me Back"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Love Somebody"
    Released: 1987
  4. "Welcome to the World"
    Released: 1987
  5. "Burning Feeling"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Noiseworks is the debut album by Australian rock band, Noiseworks. It was released by CBS Records on 20 July 1987. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Kent Music Report Albums Chart,[2] with the introduction of the ARIA Album Charts in the beginning of 1988, the album was still in the charts at No. 37.[3] "Love Somebody" and "Welcome to the World" were also lifted from the album, but neither made the Top 40.[2] Noiseworks sold more than 210,000 copies (3× platinum) in Australia.[4] "Burning Feeling" was released as the album's fifth single in early 1988, which failed to chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Noiseworks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Burning Feeling"   Jon Stevens, Stuart Fraser[5] 3:56
2. "Love Somebody"   Stevens, Fraser[5] 4:24
3. "Take Me Back"   Stevens, Brent Thomas[6] 3:27
4. "No Lies"   Stevens, Thomas[5] 3:54
5. "River of Tears"   Stevens, Fraser, Justin Stanley[5] 5:17
6. "Welcome to the World"   Stevens, Fraser, Stanley, Steve Balbi, Kevin Nicol[5] 5:08
7. "Edge of Darkness"   Stevens, Fraser, Stanley[5] 3:45
8. "Little Bit More"   Stevens, Thomas[5] 3:19
9. "Only Loving You"   Steve Balbi[5] 4:02
10. "It's Time"   Stevens, Balbi, Stanley, K. O'Reilly[5] 4:51

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1987 Australian KMR Album Chart 2[3]
1987 New Zealand Album Chart 31[7]
1988 Swedish Album Chart 43[8]

Personnel[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Mastering - Leon Zervos
  • Engineer - Alan Wright
  • Assistant Engineers - Heidi Cannavo, John Darwish, Mark Roberts, Paul Kosky, Paula Jones
  • Photography - Gary Heery
  • Produced - Mark Opitz

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  3. ^ a b "Discography Noiseworks". Australian charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  4. ^ McFarlane, 'Noiseworks' entry. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) search engine". APRA. Retrieved 7 July 2010.  Note: requires user to input song title e.g. BURNING FEELING
  6. ^ "Take Me Back". ASCAP. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Discography Noiseworks". New Zealand charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Discography Noiseworks". Swedish charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2010.