Feeler (Pete Murray album)

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Feeler
Feeler.jpg
Studio album by Pete Murray
Released 21 July 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Acoustic Rock
Length 41:16
Label Sony Music
Producer Paul McKercher, Pete Murray
Pete Murray chronology
The Game
(Promo album)
(2002)
Feeler
(2003)
See The Sun
(2005)

Feeler is the second album by Australian singer-songwriter Pete Murray. Released on 21 July 2003, it went to number one on the Australian album charts on 29 March 2004 and to that date, achieved 6 x platinum status.

Making of the album[edit]

In 2002, Pete Murray made an independent album The Game which prompted Sony Music Australia to sign him. In early 2003, Pete Murray and his band entered the studio with producer Paul McKercher and his band to make the Feeler album. On his website, Pete Murray outlines the type of record he was hoping to make. "The records I love by people like Nick Drake, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, they are built to last. I wanted this to be an album like that, something you can pull out in 30 years and still hear the feeling in it, rather than something that’s dated by the musical fashions of the day."

Success[edit]

Feeler was released on 21 July 2003 with the title track as the first single. Triple J radio started playing the track with the Nova FM and Triple M networks picking up the track. With this support, Feeler entered the ARIA top 50 album charts at position forty-three in 2003. His reputation was building fast and he started selling out shows in smaller venues.

The momentum of the album continued to build with the release of the second single "Lines" and two ARIA award nominations reaching platinum record status . Radio programmers had been asking for the track "So Beautiful" to be released as a single and the track was widely played on Australian radio, reaching the top ten in 2004. This spurred sales of the album driving it to number one on the Australian album charts in late March 2004 and triple platinum status.

Pete Murray commenced an Australian tour of larger venues in early 2004. Due to the level of demand, he had to announce nine extra dates. As well, he made one of his sellout performances at the Sydney's Metro Theatre on 27 March 2004 available for download at BigPond Music.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Feeler" – 4:21
  2. "Bail Me Out" – 4:03
  3. "So Beautiful" – 4:39
  4. "Lines" – 3:00
  5. "Freedom" – 3:16
  6. "Please" – 3:23
  7. "Fall Your Way" – 3:44
  8. "My Time" – 4:08
  9. "Tonic" – 3:00
  10. "No More" – 3:08
  11. "Ten Ft Tall" – 4:28

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2004 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Sunrise Over Sea by The John Butler Trio
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
29 March - 25 April 2004
Succeeded by
Anastacia by Anastacia