King Tide (album)

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King Tide
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Studio album by Weddings Parties Anything
Released October 1993
Recorded Periscope Studio, Caulfield
March 1993
Genre Rock / Folk rock
Label RooArt/East-West/WEA
Producer Paul Kosky / Weddings Parties Anything
Weddings Parties Anything chronology
Difficult Loves
(1992)
King Tide
(1993)
Donkey Serenade
(1995)
Singles from King Tide
  1. "Monday's Experts"
    Released: August 1993
  2. "The Rain in My Heart"
    Released: December 1993
  3. "Island of Humour"
    Released: January 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

King Tide is the fifth studio album released by Australian rock band Weddings Parties Anything. The album was released in October 1993 on the RooArt label and peaked at No. 20 on the ARIA Album Charts.[2]

Billy Bragg provides the vocals with Mick Thomas on "Island of Humour".[3] "Stalactites" marks the first occasion when all members collaborated on the writing of a WPA song[1] and it refers to a well known Melbourne restaurant.[4]

The first single from the album, "Monday's Experts", released in August 1993, peaked at No. 45 on the ARIA Singles Charts.[5] The two subsequent singles, "The Rain in My Heart" (December 1993) and "Island of Humour" (January 1994) however failed to chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mick Thomas, unless otherwise noted.[6].

King Tide
No. Title Length
1. "Monday's Experts" 2:52
2. "Live It Everyday" (Peter Lawler, Mick Thomas, Mark Wallace) 3:48
3. "Money Cuts You Out" 3:13
4. "The Rain in My Heart" 3:59
5. "It Wasn't Easy" (Mick Thomas, Mark Wallace) 4:00
6. "Keep Talking to Me" 4:56
7. "Island of Humour" 2:59
8. "Easy Money" (Peter Lawler) 2:17
9. "In My Lifetime" 4:03
10. "Always Leave Something Behind" 5:55
11. "If You Were a Cloud" 3:07
12. "The Year She Spent in England" 4:38
13. "Stalactites" (Peter Lawler, Marcus Schintler, Mark Wallace, Paul Thomas, Mick Thomas) 2:16

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[7]

Weddings Parties Anything[edit]

  • Peter Lawler - bass guitar, vocals
  • Marcus Schintler - drums, vocals
  • Mick Thomas - guitar, vocals
  • Paul Thomas - guitar, vocals
  • Mark Wallace - accordion, vocals
  • Jen Anderson - strings

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Billy Bragg - guitar, vocals
  • Michael Barclay - vocals
  • Anna Burley - vocals
  • Hugh Newinson - saw
  • Parkville Quartet - strings
  • Students of St Joseph's School - vocals
  • Barb Waters - vocals
  • Stacey Wright - vocals

External links[edit]

King Tide (album) at Discogs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Badgley, Aaron. "King Tide". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "Weddings Parties Anything - King Tide". Australian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Collins, Andrew (2013). Billy Bragg: Still Suitable for Miners. Random House. p. 338. ISBN 9780753549230. 
  4. ^ Genoni, Paul. "'Since the Mine Closed Down': Mining Town Closures in the Songs of Mick Thomas" (PDF). Curtin. Retrieved 24 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Weddings Parties Anything - Monday's Experts". Australian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "Artist Direct entry on King Tide". Retrieved 30 October 2008.