Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2

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Craig McLachlan & Check 1–2
Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2 album.jpg
Studio album by Craig McLachlan & Check 1–2
Released 11 June 1990
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre
Label CBS , Epic
Producer Garth Porter
Singles from Craig McLachlan & Check 1–2
  1. "Rock the Rock"
    Released: 27 November 1989
  2. "Mona"
    Released: April 1990
  3. "Amanda"
    Released: July 1990
  4. "I Almost Felt Like Crying"
    Released: October 1990

Craig McLachlan & Check 1–2 is the debut album by Australian actor/musician Craig McLachlan as part of the three-piece band Craig McLachlan and Check 1-2. It was released on CD and vinyl LP.[1]

Background[edit]

From 1987–1989, McLachlan had played Henry Ramsay on Neighbours before joining the cast of Home and Away in February 1990 where he played Grant Mitchell.

In March, McLachlan won the Gold Logie at the Logie Awards of 1990. Concurrently, McLachlan was recording his debut album with his band, 'Check 1–2' and it was released during the height of his television exposure. The album would be released in June 1990 and it produced 4 singles, including the single "Mona" which, peaked at No. 2 in the UK and No. 3 in Australia.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Mona
  2. Rock the Rock
  3. I Almost Felt Like Crying
  4. Amanda
  5. What Is Love
  6. Jump into The Fire
  7. Bigger Than Texas
  8. I Can't Take It
  9. I Don't Mind
  10. Hot
  11. Go
  12. It's Been Good

Credits[edit]

  • Backing vocals – John Hinde, Lindsay Field, Lisa Edwards, Nikki Nicholls
  • Bass – Mark Beckhouse
  • Drums – Mark Meyer
  • Keyboards – Garth Porter
  • Additional keyboards – Chong Lim
  • Percussion – John Clark
  • Producer – Garth Porter
  • Vocals, guitar – Craig McLachlan

Charts[edit]

Craig McLachlan and Check 1–2 debuted at No. 5 in Australia on the week commencing 17 June 1990 and rose to No. 4 the following week. It remained in the top 50 for 13 weeks.

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[2] 4
Dutch Album Charts MegaCharts[3] 88
New Zealand Albums Chart[4] 49
UK Albums Chart[5] 10

The Video[edit]

Craig McLachlan & Check 1–2: The Video
Video by Craig McLachlan
Released 1990
Label CMV Enterprises

In 1990, A video was released, which included the film clips to the 4 singles, as well as interviews with Craig McLachlan and rare performances.[6]

  1. Mona
  2. Amanda
  3. Rock The Rock
  4. I Almost Felt Like Crying

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discogs– Craig McLachlan & Check 1–2". Discogs. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Australian Charts– Craig McLachlan". Official Charts. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Australian Charts– Craig McLachlan". Official Charts. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Australian Charts– Craig McLachlan". Official Charts. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  5. ^ "The Official Chart Company – Craig McLachlan". Official Charts. 25 December 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Craig-McLachlan-Check-1-2-The-Video/release/5272801