Dedicated to the Ones We Love

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Dedicated to the Ones We Love
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Studio album by The Blackeyed Susans
Released 23 April 2001 (2001-04-23)
Recorded Fortissimo Studios, South Melbourne, September–November 2000
Genre Rock, folk rock
Length 59:30
Label Teardrop, Shock
Producer Graham Lee, The Blackeyed Susans
The Blackeyed Susans chronology
La Mascara
(1998)
Dedicated to the Ones We Love
(2001)
Shangri-La
(2003)

Dedicated to the Ones We Love is the fifth studio album by the Australian folk rock group The Blackeyed Susans and was released on 23 April 2001. It is the first issued on their own label, Teardrop, and was distributed through Shock Records. As the name suggests, it is a collection of cover versions, focusing on songs that have influenced and inspired the band. It includes songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, The Crystals, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, and, most poignantly, The Triffids. The Triffids were the previous band of David McComb, who had died in 1999 and was a founding member of The Blackeyed Susans. The album was well received by the public and lauded by the critics, a national tour followed keeping the band busy until the end of the year.

Background[edit]

Dedicated to the Ones We Love is a covers album by The Blackeyed Susans, focusing on songs that have influenced and inspired the band.[1][2] In May 2000, the group parted ways with their record company Mds after it was bought by Festival Records. They had been working on their Shangri-La album since mid-1999 but this was postponed until 2002.[3] In September–November 2000, the band recorded Dedicated to the Ones We Love at Fortissimo Studios in South Melbourne.[4][5][6] The band's pedal steel guitarist, Graham Lee produced alongside other band members.[7]

On 23 April 2001, the album was released on their own label, Teardrop, and distributed through Shock Records.[8] According to Shock Records, it paid tribute to the influences and aspirations of the band - including songs from Hollywood-period Elvis, epic Sinatra, and street level affirmations by Big Star and The Velvet Underground.[9] It was well received by the public and lauded by the critics.[10][11] A national tour followed keeping the band busy until the end of the year.[6]

Phil Kakulas, the band's double bass guitarist, described the album, "My idea of going forward is actually going backwards. I like the idea of digging deep. That's why I really liked the covers album that we did".[2] Rob Snarski, lead vocalist, chose "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" after hearing the Nina Simone version from her 1969 album, Nina Simone and Piano.[12] Lisa Miller liked their version of "State Trooper" from Bruce Springsteen's 1982 release Nebraska.[12] Snarski opined that if they were to do a second covers album, "Highway Patrolman" from the same album would be one of his choices – "What a great song about siblings, family, strength and loyalty".[12] Ed Nimmervoll recommended the album, "Imagine Nick Cave trying to emulate Frank Sinatra and you're half-way towards an impression of the Blackeyed Susans' "style"".[10] Other tracks include covers of The Crystals, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, and, most poignantly, The Triffids.[13] The Triffids were the previous band of David McComb, who had died in 1999 and was a founding member of The Blackeyed Susans.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by artists listed.[nb 1][13]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Take Care" Alex Chilton Big Star 3:51
2. "The End of the World" Sylvia Dee, Arthur Kent Skeeter Davis 3:07
3. "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" Jack Lloyd, Fred Wise, Ben Weisman Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires 2:36
4. ""American Sailors" / "Too Hot to Move Too Hot to Think"" David McComb The Triffids 5:22
5. "She Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)" Gerry Goffin, Carole King The Crystals 2:58
6. "I Only Have Eyes for You" Al Dubin, Harry Warren Dick Powell 4:00
7. "I Found a Reason" Lou Reed The Velvet Underground 3:37
8. "Song from Sleep Walk" Ann Farina, Santo Farina, Johnny Farina, Don Wolf Santo & Johnny 2:34
9. "Plastic Jesus" George M. Cromarty, Paul Edward Rush The Goldcoast Singers 4:19
10. "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" Kenneth George King Jonathon King 2:50
11. "The World We Knew" Bert Kaempfert, Herbert Rehbein, Carl Sigman Frank Sinatra 3:04
12. "Quasimodo’s Dream" David Mason The Reels 4:35
13. "I Threw It All Away" Robert Dylan Bob Dylan 2:45
14. "State Trooper" Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen 6:56
15. "If I Can Dream" Walter Earl Brown Elvis Presley 3:21
16. "Private Dancer" Mark Knopfler Tina Turner 3:35
Total length: 59:30

Personnel[edit]

According to The Blackeyed Susans:[33]

  • Rob Snarski – mainly vocals
  • Dan Luscombe – mainly guitar and backing vocals
  • Kiernan Box – mainly keyboards
  • Phil Kakulas – mainly double bass
  • Mark Dawson – mainly drums
  • Matthew Habben – clarinet, saxophone
  • Graham Lee – pedal steel, guitar
  • Adam Hutterer – trombone
  • Ken Gardner – trumpet

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Songwriting credits per track from Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).[15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "The Blackeyed Susans". Australia Music Online. April 2001. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Nimmervoll, Ed (7 July 2001). "Album of the Week - Blackeyed Susans – Dedicated to the Ones We Love". Howlspace – The Living History of Our Music (Ed Nimmervoll). White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Hollow, Christopher (March 2001). "The Blackeyed Susans Interview with Rob Snarski & Phil Kakulas". Sand Pebbles fanzine. ¡Tarantula!. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c Miller, Lisa (7 December 2010). "Artist on Artist: Blackeyed Susans & Lisa Miller". Mess+Noise. Mess and Noise Pty Ltd (Darren Levin). 
  13. ^ a b "Audio Album: Dedicated to the Ones We Love". Second Hand Songs. Bastien De Zutter, Mathieu De Zutter, Denis Monsieur. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  14. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'The Triffids'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. Archived from the original on 17 April 2004. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Take Care". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "End of the World". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "American Sailors". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "Too Hot to Move Too Hot to Think". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  20. ^ "She Hit Me and It Felt Like a Kiss". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  21. ^ "I Only Have Eyes for You". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  22. ^ "I Found a Reason". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  23. ^ "Song from Sleep Walk". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  24. ^ "Plastic Jesus". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  25. ^ "Everyone's Gone to the Moon". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  26. ^ "The World We Knew (Over and Over)". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  27. ^ "Everyone's Gone to the Moon". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  28. ^ "Quasimodo's Dream". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  29. ^ "I Threw It All Away". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  30. ^ "State Trooper". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  31. ^ "If I Can Dream". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  32. ^ "Private Dancer". APRA search engine. Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  33. ^ "The Blackeyed Susans Credits". The Blackeyed Susans. Retrieved 9 June 2011.