Chain Reaction (John Farnham album)

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Chain Reaction
Chain Reaction.jpg
Studio album by John Farnham
Released 24 September 1990 (Australia)
Recorded 1990
Genre Pop, rock
Length 51:59
Label Sony BMG, RCA, Wheatley
Producer Ross Fraser
John Farnham chronology
Age Of Reason
(1988)
Chain Reaction
(1990)
Full House
(1991)
Singles from Chain Reaction
  1. "Chain Reaction"
    Released: August 1990
  2. "That's Freedom"
    Released: September 1990
  3. "Burn For You"
    Released: November 1990
  4. "In Days To Come"
    Released: March 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars

Chain Reaction is a studio album by Australian singer John Farnham.[1] The album was released in Australia on September 24th 1990 on CD, cassette tape and LP. It was the highest selling album in Australia that year, debuting at #1 on the ARIA charts.

The album had four singles released under it, the first three of them yielding top 10 status, with the title track reaching #3 in August, "That's Freedom" at #5 in September and "Burn For You" reaching #5 in December. A fourth single, "In Days to Come", was released early the following year, peaking at #41.

The album was promoted by a nationwide tour titled, "The Chain Reaction Tour," which concluded with a televised performance at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, when it was then called the Flinders Park National Tennis Centre, on approximately December 14th or 15th in 1990. This performance aired on Australia's Channel Seven and was released shortly after as a VHS video cassette. This cassette was reissued as a DVD on 13 November 2005.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "That's Freedom" - (T. Kimmel, Jean A. Chapman) – 4:19
  2. "In Days To Come" - (John Farnham, David Hirschfelder, Ross Fraser) – 4:06
  3. "Burn For You" - (Phil Buckle, John Farnham, Ross Fraser) – 3:33
  4. "See The Banners Fall" - (John Farnham, David Hirschfelder, Ross Fraser) – 4:35
  5. "I Can Do Anything" - (Phil Buckle, John Farnham, Ross Fraser) – 4:27
  6. "All Our Sons And Daughters" - (Phil Buckle, John Farnham, Ross Fraser) – 4:09
  7. "Chain Reaction" - (David A. Stewart, Sylvester Stewart) – 3:12
  8. "In Your Hands" - (Phil Buckle, John Farnham, Ross Fraser) – 4:21
  9. "New Day" - (Phil Buckle, John Farnham, Ross Fraser) – 4:16
  10. "The Time Has Come" - (James Creighton, John Farnham, Ross Fraser) – 4:58
  11. "The First Step" - (C. Thompson, Jean-Jacques Kravetz, K. Reid) – 4:54
  12. "Time And Money" - (Phil Buckle, John Farnham, Ross Fraser) – 5:13


Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[1]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990/91) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 88
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[4] 8
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 35

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 1
Chart (1991) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 19

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[8] 7× Platinum 490,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Reboulet, Scott; Albury, Lyn; Birtles, Beeb; Warnqvist, Stefan; Medlin, Peter. "John Farnham". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Australiancharts.com – John Farnham – Chain Reaction". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – John Farnham – Chain Reaction" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Charts.org.nz – John Farnham – Chain Reaction". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – John Farnham – Chain Reaction". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  6. ^ "1990 ARIA ALBUMS CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "1991 ARIA ALBUMS CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "1991 ARIA ALBUMS CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2017.