First Under the Wire

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First Under the Wire
FirstUnderTheWire.jpg
Studio album by The Little River Band
Released July 1979[1]
Genre Rock, pop rock, hard rock, soft rock
Length 46:09
Label Capitol
Producer John Boylan & Little River Band
The Little River Band chronology
Sleeper Catcher
(1978)
First Under the Wire
(1979)
Backstage Pass
(1980)

First Under the Wire is the fifth album by Australian group, Little River Band, which was released in July 1979 by Capitol Records. It peaked at No. 2 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart.[2] It was the band's only United States top ten album and was certified platinum status according to RIAA.[3] The album included two top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits in "Lonesome Loser" and "Cool Change".[4]

On 30 July 2010, the album became available for download.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lonesome Loser" (David Briggs) - 3:58
  2. "The Rumour" (Glenn Shorrock) - 4:18
  3. "By My Side" (Beeb Birtles/Graham Goble) - 4:25
  4. "Cool Change" (Glenn Shorrock) - 5:14
  5. "It's Not a Wonder" (Graham Goble) - 3:56
  6. "Hard Life" (Prelude) (David Briggs) - 2:42
  7. "Hard Life" (Graham Goble) - 4:46
  8. "Middle Man" (Beeb Birtles/Graham Goble) - 4:24
  9. "Man on the Run" (Beeb Birtles/Graham Goble) - 4:16
  10. "Mistress of Mine" (Graham Goble) - 5:32

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1979 Kent Music Report (Australia) Albums Chart[2] 2
Billboard (United States) Top LPs & Tapes 10

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "Lonesome Loser" Hot 100 Singles 6
1980 "Cool Change" Hot 100 Singles 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graeham Goble (2008). "All releases by Little River Band". graehamgoble.com. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  3. ^ - First Under the Wire – Little River Band Awards, Allmusic
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2000). Top Pop Singles 1955-1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc. p. 382. ISBN 0-89820-140-3.