Gurrumul

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Gurrumul
Gurrumul Gurrumul album.jpg
Studio album by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Released April 2008
Genre Folk/World
Label Skinnyfish Music
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu chronology
Gurrumul
(2008)
Live in Darwin, Australia
(2010)Live in Darwin, Australia2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Sydney Morning Herald (favourable)[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Gurrumul is the debut album for Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. It is performed in a mixture of both Yolngu and English. It reached number three on the ARIA charts,[3] won ARIA awards for Best World Music Album[4] and Best Independent Release[5] and won a Deadly for Album of the Year. The track "Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)" also won a Deadly for Single of the Year.[6]

The album reached 3x Platinum sales in excess of 210,000.[7] In October 2010, it was listed in the top 30 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.[8] On November 23, 2012 the album was certified Silver in the United Kingdom for sales of 60,000 copies.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.

  1. "Wiyathul"
  2. "Djȁrimirri"
  3. "Bȁpa"
  4. "Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)"
  5. "Marrandil"
  6. "Marwurrumburr"
  7. "Galiku"
  8. "Baywara"
  9. "Gȁthu Mȁwula"
  10. "Galupa"
  11. "Wirrpangu"
  12. "Wukun"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008–09) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 90
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 54
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 60
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 9
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 10
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 48

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Swiss Albums Chart[18] 92
Chart (2008) Position
ARIA Australian Albums Chart[19] 21
Chart (2008) Position
ARIA Australian Artists Album Chart[20] 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[21] 3× Platinum 210,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elder, Bruce (2009-04-11). Gurrumul - CD review. The Sydney Morning Herald.
  2. ^ Greenberg, Adam. Gurrumul - Review. Allmusic.com.
  3. ^ The ARIA Report issue 1021
  4. ^ SBS news Archived 2008-10-22 at the Wayback Machine. Arnhem Land's Gurrumul wins ARIA award
  5. ^ News.com.au Archived 2009-02-20 at the Wayback Machine. 2008 Aria Award Winners
  6. ^ Northern Territory News[permanent dead link] Gurrumul Deadly at Awards
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2011 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  8. ^ O'Donnell, John; Creswell, Toby; Mathieson, Craig (October 2010). 100 Best Australian Albums. Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 978-1-74066-955-9. 
  9. ^ "Certified Awards Search". Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  10. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  18. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2009". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  19. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-albums-2008.htm
  20. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-australian-album-2008.htm
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 26 March 2018.