Playing to Win

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Playing to Win
Playing To Win (LRB album).jpg
Studio album by Little River Band
Released 18 January 1985
Recorded 1983-1984
Genre Rock
Length 46:47
Label One Way Records
Capitol Records
Producer Spencer Proffer
Little River Band chronology
The Net
(1983)The Net1983
Playing to Win
No Reins
(1986)No Reins1986
Singles from Playing to Win
  1. "Playing to Win"
    Released: December 1984
  2. "Blind Eyes"
    Released: 1985

Playing to Win is the eighth studio album by Little River Band released on One Way Records. This album is the second studio album with John Farnham as lead vocalist and the first to be recorded by the band in the United States. Both Farnham (2003) and Little River Band (2004) are ARIA Hall of Fame inductees.[1] The album peaked at No. 75 on The Billboard 200.[2][3]

The first single from the album was "Playing to Win", which was released in December 1984 and reached No.59 on the Australian Singles Chart, No. 15 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and No. 60 on The Billboard Hot 100.[4][5] Channel 7 used "Playing to Win" as its football promo for its VFL coverage in early 1985.[citation needed] In addition, it is the only song from the three albums John Farnham sang lead vocals on with the band that he still continues to perform live in his solo concerts. The second single, "Blind Eyes", failed to enter the chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Playing to Win" (J. Farnham, G. Goble, D. Hirschfelder, S. Housden, S. Proffer, W. Nelson, S. Prestwich) - 3:00
  2. "Reappear" (G. Goble, S. Housden) - 4:07
  3. "Blind Eyes" (J. Farnham, D. Hirschfelder) - 4:59
  4. "Through Her Eyes" (G. Goble, S. Housden, S. Proffer) - 5:17
  5. "When Cathedrals Were White" (G. Goble, D. Hirschfelder, S. Housden) - 4:25
  6. "Relentless" (G. Goble, S. Proffer) - 5:29
  7. "Piece of the Dream" (W. Nelson, D. Scheibner) - 4:12
  8. "Don't Blame Me" (G. Goble) - 3:30
  9. "One Shot in the Dark" (G. Goble, S. Housden, S. Proffer) - 3:34
  10. "Count Me In" (W. Nelson, D. Scheibne) - 3:52

Bonus CD tracks

  1. "D" (B. Birtles, G. Goble) - 3:13
  2. "Playing to Win" (Extended Version) (J. Farnham, G. Goble, D. Hirschfelder, S. Housden, S. Proffer, W. Nelson, S. Prestwich) - 4:25