Touch (Noiseworks album)

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Touch
Studio album by Noiseworks
Released 11 November, 1988
Genre Pub rock
Label CBS
Producer Chris Kimsey
Noiseworks chronology
Noiseworks
(1987)
Touch
(1988)
Love versus Money
(1991)
Singles from Touch
  1. "Touch"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Voice of Reason"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Simple Man"
    Released: 1989
  4. "In My Youth"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Touch is the second studio album by Australian rock band Noiseworks. It was released by CBS Records on 11 November, 1988.

The album debuted at No. 5 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums Chart.[2] The album was produced by Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones) and Noiseworks.[3] The title track preceded it as the first single, peaking at No. 12 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[2] Subsequent singles "Voice of Reason", "Simple Man" and "In My Youth" failed to make the Top 40. Nevertheless, Noiseworks was now one of Australia's most popular live rock acts.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Touch
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Simple Man"   Kevin Nicol, Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 3:48
2. "Touch"   Kevin Nicol, Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley 5:04
3. "Voice of Reason"   Jon Stevens, Stuart Fraser[5] 4:16
4. "Chained"   Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Kevin Nicol, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 4:26
5. "Home"   Kevin Nicol, Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley 5:15
6. "I Can't Win"   L. Johnson, C Knight, D. Richardson[5] 2:55
7. "Letter"   Kevin Nicol, Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley 5:32
8. "Tell It Like It Is"   Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Kevin Nicol, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 4:22
9. "Keep Me Running"   Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Kevin Nicol, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 4:50
10. "Live and Die"   Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Kevin Nicol, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 4:35
11. "In My Youth"   Jon Stephens, Justin Stanley[5] 3:36

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1987 Australian ARIA Album Chart 5[2]
1987 New Zealand Album Chart 6[6]
1988 Swedish Album Chart[7] 24
1989 Swiss Album Chart[8] 20

Personnel[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Chris Kimsey - producer
  • David Price - engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c "Discography Noiseworks". Australian charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Noiseworks". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  4. ^ McFarlane, 'Noiseworks' entry. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) search engine". APRA. Retrieved 7 July 2010.  Note: requires user to input song title e.g. SIMPLE MAN
  6. ^ "Discography Noiseworks". Swiss charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Discography Noiseworks". Swedish charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Discography Noiseworks". Swiss charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2010.