Out of Mind, Out of Sight (album)

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Out of Mind, Out of Sight
Studio album by Models
Released August 1985
Recorded Early 1985
Genre Rock
Label Mushroom Records
Producer Nick Launay, Reggie Lucas, Mark Opitz
Models chronology
Pleasure of your Company
(1983)
Out of Mind, Out of Sight
(1985)
Models' Media
(1986)
Singles from Out of Mind, Out of Sight
  1. "Big on Love"
    Released: November 18, 1984 (1984-11-18)
  2. "Barbados"
    Released: March 21, 1985 (1985-03-21)
  3. "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"
    Released: July 12, 1985 (1985-07-12)
  4. "Cold Fever"
    Released: October 0, 1985 (1985-10-00)
  5. "King of Kings"
    Released: December 0, 1985 (1985-12-00)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Out of Mind, Out of Sight is the fourth studio album by Australian new wave rock band Models,[2] it was their most successful album and peaked at #3 on the Australian albums chart.[3] It was released in August 1985 by Mushroom Records with Nick Launay, Reggie Lucas and Mark Opitz producing.[4]

The album provided five singles, with the first being "Big on Love" which was released in November 1984 and peaked at #24.[3] Second single "Barbados" released in March 1985 peaked at #2,[3] with the third single "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" released in July, which peaked at #1, being their best performed single.[3] "Cold Fever" released in October peaked into the Top 50 but "King of Kings" their December release did not.[3] Proceeds for "King of Kings" were donated to the Salvation Army.[5] In 1986, Geffen Records released Out of Mind, Out of Sight in the United States and it appeared on the Billboard 200 albums chart,[6] with the single, "Out of Sight, Out of Mind", peaking at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[7] The band toured the US in November 1986 supporting Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.[2][8]

Background[edit]

Models formed in Melbourne in 1978 by members from Teenage Radio Stars and JAB, after some line-up changes they were Andrew Duffield on keyboards, Mark Ferrie on bass guitar, Janis Friedenfelds (aka Johnny Crash) on drums and percussion, and Sean Kelly on vocals and lead guitar.[2][4] In November 1980, Models released their first album, Alphabravocharliedeltaechofoxtrotgolf, on Mushroom Records.[4] By 1982, more line-up changes occurred, Ferrie and Friedenfelds had left and James Freud (ex-Teenage Radio Stars, James Freud & Berlin) joined the band on bass/vocals.[2][4] Kelly and Freud had been in high school bands which developed into Teenage Radio Stars.[2] New Zealand drummer, Barton Price (ex-Crocodiles, Sardine v) joined later in 1982.[2]

The Duffield, Freud, Kelly and Price version of the group released the highly regarded 1983 LP The Pleasure of Your Company, produced by Nick Launay.[2][4] The video for the single "God Bless America", released in March 1984, featured backing singers Kate Ceberano and Zan Abeyratne (both members of I'm Talking).[5] Models' next single, "Big on Love" was produced by Reggie Lucas.[3] By late 1984, Models relocated to Sydney and Duffield - with his crucial influence on the band's sound - was forced out under acrimonious circumstances to be replaced by Roger Mason (ex- James Freud's Berlin) on keyboards and James Valentine on saxophone.[2] For touring during 1984–1985, the group was regularly augmented by backing singers Ceberano and Zan Abeyratne; and in 1985, Canadian-born singer Wendy Matthews joined.[2] Matthews and Kelly became a couple, remaining together for 11 years.[9]

In early 1985, Models started recording material for their next album, Out of Mind, Out of Sight, produced by Mark Opitz, Reggie Lucas and Nick Launay.[2][4] On 13 July 1985, Models performed four songs for the Oz for Africa concert (part of the global Live Aid program) - "Big on Love", "I Hear Motion", "Stormy Tonight", "Out of Mind, Out of Sight". It was broadcast in Australia (on both Seven Network and Nine Network) and on MTV in the US.[10] Models then went on a national tour with I'm Talking in July 1985. The band released their most commercially successful album, Out of Mind, Out of Sight in August 1985 on Mushroom Records, which peaked at #3 on the album charts,[3] For the album Models were, Freud, Kelly, Mason, Matthews, Price and Valentine with Ceberano, Zan Abeyratne, and her twin sister, Sherine Abeyratne (Big Pig) on backing vocals.[2][4]

The album provided five singles, with the first being "Big on Love" released well in advance of its album, in November 1984, which peaked at #24.[3] Second single "Barbados" released in March 1985, which peaked at #2,[3] had been written by Freud and Duffield,[11] and was a reggae influenced song.[2] It related a tale of alcoholism and suicide, and later provided Freud with the titles of his two autobiographies, I Am the Voice Left from Drinking and I Am the Voice Left from Rehab.[12][13] The video clip, directed by Richard Lowenstein, was influenced by the film, The Deer Hunter,[5] and Garry Gary Beers from INXS can be seen in the background.

The third single, "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" released in July, which peaked at #1, was their best performed single.[3] It was written by Freud,[14] who was now writing or co-writing most of the Models' songs,[2] and was the only #1 single on the Australian singles chart for 1985 by an Australian artist.[2][3] "Cold Fever" released in October peaked into the Top 50 but "King of Kings" their December release did not.[3] Proceeds for "King of Kings" were donated to the Salvation Army.[5]

In 1986, Geffen Records released Out of Mind, Out of Sight in the United States and it appeared on the Billboard 200 albums chart,[6] with the single, "Out of Sight, Out of Mind", peaking at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[7] The band toured the US in November, 1986 supporting Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.[2][8] Later that year, Models travelled to UK to record their next album, Models' Media, with Julian Mendelsohn and Mark Opitz, at Trevor Horn's state-of-the-art SARM West Studios in London.[2][4] Models' Media, released in December which peaked at #30, was less successful than Out of Mind, Out of Sight.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl release[edit]

  1. "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" (James Freud)[14] - 3:38
  2. "Big on Love" (Sean Kelly, Reggie Lucas)[15] - 3:52
  3. "Ringing Like a Bell" (Kelly)[16] - 3:37
  4. "Stormy Tonight"(Freud)[17] - 4:14
  5. "These Blues"(Freud)[18] - 4:28
  6. "Cold Fever" (Freud)[19] - 3:30
  7. "Sooner in Heaven" (Freud)[20] - 3:33
  8. "Seeing Is Believing" (Kelly)[21] - 3:36
  9. "Barbados" (Freud, Andrew Duffield)[11] - 4:14
  10. "King of Kings" (Kelly)[22] - 4:35

CD/Cassette release[edit]

  1. "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" - 3:38
  2. "Big on Love" - 3:52
  3. "Ringing Like a Bell" - 3:37
  4. "Stormy Tonight" - 4:14
  5. "These Blues" - 4:28
  6. "Cold Fever" - 3:30
  7. "Sooner in Heaven" - 3:33
  8. "Seeing Is Believing" - 3:36
  9. "Barbados" - 4:14
  10. "King of Kings" - 4:35
  11. "Big on Love" [12" Version] - 6:07
  12. "Barbados" [12" Version] - 6:40
  13. "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" [12" Version] - 5:58

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1985 Australian Albums Chart 3[3]

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[23][24]

Models members

Additional musicians

  • Sherine Abeyratne – backing vocals ("Big on Love")
  • Zan Abeyratne – backing vocals ("Out of Mind, Out of Sight", "Barbados") also toured with Models
  • Kate Ceberano – backing vocals ("Out of Mind, Out of Sight", "Barbados") also toured with Models
  • Ray Pereira – conga ("Sooner in Heaven")

Production details

Art work

  • Paul Clarke – photography
  • Okidoke – cover art, photography

Notes

  • A^ "Big on Love" and its 12" remix were produced by Reggie Lucas and engineered by Julian Mendelsohn
  • B^ The 12" versions of "Barbados" and "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" were produced by Mark Opitz

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Models'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Holmgren, Magnus; Baird, Paul; Aubrey, Lisa; Acosta. "The Models". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Australian Rock by Memorable TV L to M". Memorable TV. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  6. ^ a b "Models > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  7. ^ a b "Models > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  8. ^ a b "Local Songwriters - The Models". Mushroom Music. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  9. ^ "Talking Heads - Wendy Matthews". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 2005-05-30. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  10. ^ "Oz for Africa". liveaid.free.fr. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  11. ^ a b ""Barbados" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  12. ^ Freud, James (2002). I Am the Voice Left from Drinking: The Models-From the 'Burbs' to 'Barbados' and Beyond. Sydney, N.S.W.: HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7322-7440-5. 
  13. ^ Freud, James (2007). I Am the Voice Left from Rehab. North Sydney, N.S.W.: Random House Australia. ISBN 978-1-74166-556-7. 
  14. ^ a b ""Out of Mind Out of Sight" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  15. ^ ""Big on Love" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  16. ^ ""Ringing Like a Bell" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  17. ^ ""Stormy Tonight" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  18. ^ ""These Blues" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  19. ^ ""Cold Fever" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  20. ^ ""Sooner in Heaven" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  21. ^ ""Seeing Is Believing" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  22. ^ ""King of Kings" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  23. ^ "Out of Mind, Out of Sight album credits". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  24. ^ "Out of Mind, Out of Sight". Discogs. Retrieved 2009-03-05.