Hard Reyne

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Hard Reyne
Hard reyne.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1989
RecordedMayfair Mews Residential, 1988-89
GenreRock
LabelCapitol Records, EMI
ProducerJohn Hudson, Simon Hussey
James Reyne chronology
James Reyne
(1987)
Hard Reyne
(1989)
Electric Digger Dandy
(1991)
Singles from Hard Reyne
  1. "House of Cards"
    Released: May 1989
  2. "One More River"
    Released: July 1989
  3. "Trouble In Paradise"
    Released: September 1989
  4. "Harvest Moon"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Hard Reyne is the second solo album by Australian singer/songwriter James Reyne. It was released in May 1989 and peaked at number 7 on the ARIA Charts. The album produced four singles, "House of Cards", "One More River", "Trouble in Paradise" and "Harvest Moon".

Review[edit]

Tomas Mureika of All Music said; "Further collaboration with Simon Hussey finds Reyne treading water to some degree, trying to replicate the success of his debut, while lacking the fury and energy that made that album so utterly compelling. "One More River" and "Wake Up Deadman" share a more traditionally bluesy feel, while "House Of Cards" tries to echo the intensity of earlier classics. A mellower, less surprising effort. Hard Reyne is not a bad album by any means, there is just nothing here to render it great."[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD/ Vinyl (CDP 791874 2)
  1. "House of Cards" (James Reyne, Simon Hussey) - 4:26
  2. "Rumour" (Reyne, Hussey) - 3:32
  3. "No Such Thing As Love" (Reyne, Hussey) - 4:32
  4. "One More River" (Reyne) - 4:01
  5. "Shine One" (Reyne, Hussey) - 5:39
  6. "Harvest Moon" (Reyne, Hussey) - 4:14
  7. "Lamp of Heaven" (Reyne, Hussey) - 3:19
  8. "Drifting Away (Confusion of Slow Novas)" (Reyne, Hussey) - 3:37
  9. "Trouble In Paradise" (Reyne, Mark Grieg) - 4:08
  10. "Five Miles Closer To The Sun" (Reyne, Hussey) - 4:37
  11. "Wake Up Dead Man" (Reyne, Hussey) - 3:43

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Australian Albums Chart[4] 34
Australian Artist Albums Chart 8

Credits[edit]

  • Backing Vocals – Judy Cheeks (tracks: 4), Sony Southon (tracks: 5, 7, 9)
  • Bass – Andy Cichon
  • Drums – John Watson
  • Guitar – James Ralston (tracks: 1 to 5, 9)
  • Keyboards, Sequenced By [Programming], Congas – Simon Hussey
  • Piano – Ollie Marland (tracks: 6)
  • Saxophone – Gary Barnacle (tracks: 1, 4)
  • Trumpet – John Thirkell (tracks: 1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Hard Reyne" by James Reyne". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Hard Reyne by James Reyne review". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – James Reyne – Hard Reyne". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 11 2016.
  4. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 1989". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 12 March 2016.