Dragon discography

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Dragon discography
Studio albums15
Live albums5
Compilation albums9
EPs2
Singles33

This is the discography of Dragon, a popular rock band formed in Auckland, New Zealand, in January 1972, who relocated to Sydney, Australia in May 1975.[1][2][3][4] They were previously led by singer Marc Hunter,[5][6] and are currently led by his brother, bass player Todd Hunter.[7] They performed and released material under the name Hunter in Europe and United States during 1987.[2][4][7]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS[8] NZ[9]
1974 Universal Radio
1975 Scented Gardens for the Blind
  • Released: February 1975
  • Vertigo Records (6360903)
1977 Sunshine
  • Released: February 1977
  • CBS (SBP 234946)
24
Running Free 6 16
1978 O Zambezi
  • Released: September 1978
  • Portrait (PR33010)
3 17
1979 Power Play
  • Released: September 1979
  • CBS (237352)
64
1984 Body and the Beat
  • Released: June 1984
  • Polydor (817874-1)
5
1986 Dreams of Ordinary Men
Released in U.S. / Europe by Hunter in 1987
  • Released: August 1986
  • Polydor (829828-1)
18
1989 Bondi Road
  • Released: April 1989
  • RCA (0170)
18 22
1995 Incarnations
  • Released: 1995
  • Roadshow Music (14251-2)
55
2006 Sunshine to Rain 87
2009 Remembers
  • Released: 25 March 2009
  • Label: Dragon
Happy I Am
  • Released: 14 June 2009
  • Label: Dragon Records
2011 It's All Too Beautiful
  • Released: 2 February 2011
  • Label: Ozmo Music
2014 Roses
  • Released: 14 September 2014
  • Label: Ozmo Music
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS[8] NZ[9]
1985 Live One
  • Released: June 1985
  • Label: Polydor Records
62 49
2009 Live 2008
  • Released: 25 March 2009
  • Label: Dragon
Live in Melbourne 1989
  • Released: 25 March 2009
  • Label: Dragon
Live in the 70s
  • Released: 25 March 2009
  • Label: Dragon
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS[8] NZ[9]
1979 Dragon's Greatest Hits Vol. 1
  • Released: April 1979
  • Label: CBS Records (237294)
8
1983 Are You Old Enough
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: K-Tel (NA 662)
1988 So Far: Their Classic Collection
  • Released: January 1988
  • Label: J & B (JB 325)
26
1990 The Best of Dragon and Mondo Rock (with Mondo Rock)
  • Released: June 1990
  • Label: J & B (JB 418)
47
Cuts from the Tough Times
  • Released: November 1990
  • Label: Polydor (843 257-2)
1998 Snake Eyes on the Paradise Greatest Hits 1976-1989
  • Released: April 1998
  • Label: Raven (RVCD-76)
Tales from the Dark Side Greatest Hits and Choice Collectables 1974–1997
  • Released: August 1998
  • Label: Raven (RVCD-80)
2007 The Essential Dragon
  • Released: 7 April 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG (88697069592)
2010 The Very Best of Dragon
  • Released: March 2010
  • Label: Sony Music (88697684102)
4
2012 The Dragon Years - 40th Anniversary Collection 21
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Album details
2011 Chase the Sun
  • Released: 2 September 2011
  • Label: Ozomusic
The Great Divide
  • Released: November 2011
  • Label: Ozomusic

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Label Peak chart positions
AUS[8] NZ[9] US[18]
1975 "Vermillion Cellars" Scented Gardens for the Blind Vertigo
"Education" Single only release
"Star Kissed"
1976 "Wait Until Tomorrow" CBS / Portrait
"This Time" Sunshine 26
1977 "Get That Jive" 13
"Sunshine" 36
"April Sun in Cuba" Running Free 2 9
1978 "Shooting Stars" 58
"Konkaroo" Dragon's Greatest Hits Vol. 1 40
"Are You Old Enough?" O Zambezi Portrait 1 5
"Still in Love with You" 27 35
1979 "Love's Not Enough" Single only release CBS 37
"Counting Sheep" Power Play
"Motor City Connections"
1982 "Ramona" Single only release EMI Music 79
1983 "Rain" Body and the Beat Polydor 2 88
"Magic" 33
1984 "Cry" 17
"Wilderworld" 42
"Body and the Beat"
1985 "Speak No Evil" Dreams of Ordinary Men 19
1986 "Dreams of Ordinary Men" 17 43
"Western Girls" 58 37
1987 "Nothing to Lose"
"Celebration" Bondi Road RCA 11
1988 "River" Single only release 78
1989 "Young Years" Bondi Road 18 13
"Here Am I" 77
"Summer" 57
1990 "Book of Love"
1995 "Chains of Love" Incarnations Roadshow music
2011 "Chase the Sun"[19] Chase the Sun Ozmomusic
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "ARIA Hall of Fame - Dragon". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 22 May 2008. Archived from the original on 15 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  3. ^ "Groups & Solo Artists - Ariel". Milesago. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Dragon". Bruce Sergent. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Marc Hunter (1953–1998)". MILESAGO. Retrieved 25 October 2007.
  6. ^ Simmonds, Jeremy (2006). Number one in heaven - the heroes who died for rock n roll. London: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-102287-1.
  7. ^ a b "Dragon". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d Australian chart peaks:
  9. ^ a b c d "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 8 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  10. ^ "Dragon - Power Play (1979) + Bonus Single". Rock on Vinyl. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  11. ^ Barry Bull, Ritchie Yorke (1 September 2005). A Little Bull Goes a Long Way: Business Notes from the Music Man. Pennon Publishing. p. 42. ISBN 1877029017.
  12. ^ "Dragon - Power Play". Audio Culture. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  13. ^ "DRAGON Body and The Beat 30th Anniversary". The Gov. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Tommy EMMANUEL". Country Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Billboard Magazine". Billboard. 15 November 1986. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  16. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Albums Chart – 1989 (61–100)". imgur.com. Retrieved 28 April 2016. N.B. The triangle symbol indicates platinum certification.
  17. ^ "Gold and platinum New Zealand albums to 2013". Te Ara. Encyclopedia of NZ. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  18. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  19. ^ "Chase the Sun - single". amazon. Retrieved 24 June 2017.

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