Corroboration (album)

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Corroboration is a 2001 compilation released on the Festival Mushroom Records imprint, Sputnik. It was the result of a project put together by Kurt Luthy. It brought together indigenous and non indigenous musicians and bands from various genres.[1] The majority of the songs were written for this compilation.[2] It reached #92 on ARIA Top 100 Albums chart.[3] In 2002 it received an ARIA Award nomination for Best World Music Album.[4]

Noel Mengel wrote in the Courier Mail that "it succeeds not just in the way it crosses genres and cultures but because of the quality of the music that results."[5] The Australian's Sandra Bridekirk gave it 4 stars calling it " the most unconventional snapshot of Australian music you could get - miles further down the track than predictable Oz rock samplers".[6] Peter Lalor of the Daily Telegraph also gave it 4 stars callin it "one of the more interesting "project" albums to have come from these shores."[7] In Michael Duffy's 4 star review in The Advertiser he states "this album is pleasing to the ear and an important step forward in the reconciliation process."[8] The Sunday Mail called it "a work of art" saying it "mixes culture with music, heart with soul, black with white, sweet with sour."[9]

Track list[edit]

  1. Deborah Cheetham and Wicked Beat Sound System - Dali Mana Gamarada (D. Cheetham, D. Robertson)
  2. Kylie Minogue and Jimmy Little - Bury Me Deep in Love (David McComb)
  3. Jodi Cockatoo Creed and george - Hallelujah Sister (Katie Noonan, Nicholas Stewart, Martin Challis)
  4. The Cruel Sea and Native Ryme feat. Kev Carmody - Together (The Cruel Sea, Native Ryme, Kev Carmody)
  5. Augie March and Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter - Minister For Planets (G. Richards)
  6. Little G and Pound System - Who Cares? (Pound System, G Christanthopolous)
  7. Primary and NoKTuRNL - One By One (J. Fonti, C. Mitchell, S. Fonti, NoKTuRNL)
  8. Frank Yamma and David Bridie - Coolibah (Frank Yamma)
  9. Pnau and Stiff Gins - Ride (Pnau and Stiff Gins)
  10. Billie Court and Friendly - In The Middle (Andrew Kornweibel)
  11. Magic Dirt and Richard Frankland - Who Made Me Who I Am (Richard Frankland)

Another track, "Bark in the Shadows" by You Am I and Vic Simms, was left of the album for unspecified reasons.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coppack, Nick (3 October 2001), "Indigenous `voice' gets even louder", Cairns Post 
  2. ^ "Unity works in songs, too", Centralian Advocate, 14 September 2001 
  3. ^ The ARIA Report, Issue 600
  4. ^ "ARIA nominees announced", The Age, 17 September 2002 
  5. ^ Mengel, Noel (14 September 2001), "Unity works in songs, too", Courier Mail 
  6. ^ Bridekirk, Sandra (1 September 2001), "Music Reviews", The Australian 
  7. ^ Lalor, Peter (2 August 2001), "New Releases", Daily Telegraph 
  8. ^ Duffy, Michael (2 August 2001), "Two tribes come together.", Adelaide Advertiser 
  9. ^ "Various - Corroboration (Festival Mushroom)", Sunday Mail, 12 August 2001 
  10. ^ The Bulletin, Volumes 6286-6294, p. 72