Little Cloud

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Little Cloud
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 18, 2006
Recorded2005 - 2006
LabelBlack Yak / Warner
ProducerJ. Walker
The Whitlams chronology
Torch The Moon
Little Cloud
The Whitlams & The Sydney Symphony Live in Concert
Alternative Cover
Released in the UK as Little Cloud by Tim Freedman
Released in the UK as Little Cloud by Tim Freedman

Little Cloud is the sixth studio album by Australian band The Whitlams, released by Black Yak through Warner in 2006. It debuted at number four on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Album information[edit]

The first disc, entitled Little Cloud, is about returning to Australia from overseas in an election year. The second disc, The Apple's Eye, is mostly thematically centred in New York City. The majority of the album was written by singer/songwriter Tim Freedman whilst he lived for several months in New York.

Critical reception and chart performance[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Sydney Morning Herald(favourable)[2]

The first single to be taken from the album is "I Was Alive". Released to radio only, Freedman described the track as "a barroom stomp with honky-tonk piano, real old-fashioned Whitlams". "Fondness Makes The Heart Grow Absent" was the band's second single, and was also radio-only. "Beauty In Me" was released as a radio-only single in November 2006. A re-recorded version of 'Beautiful as You' was released as a CD single in February, 2007.

"The Curse Stops Here" was the lead topic in an article by The Age newspaper, promoting the release of the album.[3] The Sydney Morning Herald spoke to Freedman about the album and his life in and around The Whitlams.[4]

The album peaked at number four on the ARIA Albums Chart and was awarded Gold status in Australia in 2006.[5][6] It was released in the UK as Little Cloud by Tim Freedman.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One: Little Cloud

  1. "Been Away Too Long" – 3:57
  2. "White Horses" – 3:19
  3. "I Was Alive" – 3:06
  4. "Year of the Rat" – 3:52
  5. "Keep the Light On" – 3:40
  6. "Tonight" – 3:40
  7. "12 Hours" – 2:28
  8. "Little Cloud" – 3:30

Disc Two: The Apple's Eye

  1. "Beauty in Me" – 3:05
  2. "Fondness Makes the Heart Grow Absent" – 3:56
  3. "Beautiful as You" – 3:48
  4. "Second Best" – 3:15
  5. "Fancy Lover" – 3:38
  6. "Stay with Me" – 3:09
  7. "She's Moving In" – 2:12
  8. "The Curse Stops Here" (Live with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra) – 3:22


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald review
  3. ^ "Out from under the cloud". The Age. Melbourne. 2006-03-17. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  4. ^ "The dark side". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2006-03-20. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  5. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography The Whitlams". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  6. ^ ARIA Charts – Accreditations 2006

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