The Net (album)

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The Net
Studio album by Little River Band
Released 1 January 1983
Recorded 1982
Genre Rock
Length 46:14
Label Capitol
Producer Little River Band, Ernie Rose
Little River Band chronology
Greatest Hits
(1982)
The Net
(1983)
Playing to Win
(1985)

The Net is the seventh studio album by Little River Band, which was released on 1 January 1983. It marks what has become historically, the major crossroad in the band's musical direction. There stand several significant factors surrounding this record – it contained the band's last two singles to reach the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, with "We Two" reaching No. 22 and "You're Driving Me out of My Mind" peaking at No. 35.[1] The album peaked at No. 11 on the Australian Kent Music Report albums chart and No. 61 on the Billboard 200.[1][2]

The Net was their first full studio release to feature John Farnham as new lead vocalist replacing Glenn Shorrock and Stephen Housden taking up the mantle of lead guitarist – it is also the last album featuring original members, Beeb Birtles (who permanently left the line-up after the US Tour in support of its release), and Derek Pellicci, who would rejoin the band in 1987.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're Driving Me Out of My Mind" (B. Birtles, G. Goble) - 5:11
  2. "We Two"(G. Goble) - 4:32
  3. "No More Tears"(B. Birtles) - 3:20
  4. "Mr. Socialite"(B. Birtles) - 5:24
  5. "Down On The Border"(G. Goble) - 2:56
  6. "The Danger Sign"(B. Birtles, F. Howson) - 4:02
  7. "Falling"(Housden, Wakeford) - 4:19
  8. "Sleepless Nights"(G. Goble) - 5:10
  9. "Easy Money"(G. Goble) - 4:02
  10. "The Net"(G. Goble) - 4:42
  11. "One Day" (G. Goble) - 2:38 (not on original vinyl recording)

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DeGagne, Mike. "The Net – Little River Band". Retrieved 5 January 2015.  Note: to access additional information user may have to click on tabs "Credits" or "Awards".
  2. ^ 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.