Galahs in the Gidgee

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Galahs in the Gidgee
Galahs in the Gidgee.jpg
Studio album by Colin Buchanan
Released 1991
Recorded The Vault, East Balmain
Genre Country rock, Country
Length 41:59
Label ABC Records
Producer John Kane
Colin Buchanan UK chronology
Galahs in the Gidgee
Hard Times
(1992)Hard Times1992

Galahs in the Gidgee is the first album released by Colin Buchanan in 1991. Produced by John Kane for the ABC Records label, the album is considered Buchanan's breakthrough album, earning him several Australian Country Music Award nominations and his first winning award for New Talent of the Year for the album.[1]

All of the songs on the album relate to the Australian Outback, the people who live there and local customs. Inspiration came to Buchanan while he lived in Bourke in country New South Wales[2] as quoted in the liner notes of the album.

The album was dedicated to Bill Vincent.

Album cover[edit]

The album cover features Buchanan in front of a stereotypical Australian country outback backdrop setting. It was photographed by Michael Saggus and designed by Deborah Parry.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Colin Buchanan.

  1. "Galahs in the Gidgee" – 3:22
  2. "Uncle Viv" – 3:44
  3. "Frank the Scab" – 3:20
  4. "Harvest" – 3:38
  5. "She Waits" – 4:17
  6. "The Debutantes' Ball" – 3:40
  7. "Farm Cars" – 1:52
  8. "Come What May" – 3:00
  9. "Time For A Yarn" – 4:05
  10. "Singlets Blue" – 3:30
  11. "Progress" – 4:46


  • Colin Buchanan: vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica.
  • John Kane: acoustic guitar, mandolin.
  • Graham Thompson: bass.
  • Hanuman Dass: drums, shelf, fire extinguisher.
  • Michael Vidale: acoustic bass.
  • Genni Kane: harmony vocals.
  • Ian Simpson: harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo.
  • Colin Watson: electric guitar.
  • Michel Rose: steel guitar, dobro.
  • Michael Kerin: fiddle.
  • Larry Muhoberac: accordion.


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