The Essential John Farnham

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The Essential John Farnham
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Greatest hits album by John Farnham
Released 21 August 2009 (Australia)
Recorded 1968–2005
Genre Synthpop, pop, rock
Length 2:46:08
Label Sony Music
Producer Ross Fraser, John Farnham
John Farnham chronology
Essential
(2009)
The Essential 3.0
(2009)
Jack
(2010)

The Essential John Farnham (also referred to as The Essential 3.0) is a compilation album by John Farnham, released as a 3-CD set on 21 August 2009, as a part of "The Essential" series. This compilation was released to promote the "John Farnham – Live by Demand" tour.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

James Monger from All Music "This mammoth three-disc collection from celebrated English-born Australian pop singer John Farnham features nearly five decades of hits, from his teen pop idol days through his late-'80s/early-'90s peak and on through his charity-driven later years."

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1

  1. "You're the Voice" (M. Ryder, C. Thompson, A. Qunta, K. Reid) – 5:02
  2. "Chain Reaction" (D. Stewart, S. Stewart) – 3:12
  3. "Seemed Like a Good Idea (At the Time)" (R. Wilson, J. Farnham, R. Fraser) – 4:17
  4. "Age of Reason" (T. Hunter, J. Pigott) – 5:06
  5. "I Remember When I Was Young" (M. Taylor) – 4:31
  6. "One" (H. Nilsson) – 2:50
  7. "Talk of the Town" (S. Howard) – 3:42
  8. "Hearts on Fire" (T. Kimmel, S. Lynch) – 4:48
  9. "Trying to Live My Life Without You" (E. Williams) – 3:26
  10. "See the Banners Fall" (J. Farnham, D. Hirschfelder, R. Fraser) – 4:35
  11. "Two Strong Hearts" (B. Woolley, A. Hill) – 3:31
  12. "No Ordinary World" (L. Andersson, S. Davis) – 3:49
  13. "Going, Going, Gone" (J. Farnham, D. Hirschfelder, R. Fraser) – 3:34
  14. "All Kinds of People" (E. Pressley, S. Crow, K. Gilbert) – 5:16

Disc 2

  1. "That's Freedom" (T. Kimmel, J. Chapman) – 4:18
  2. "Pressure Down" (H. Bogdanovs) – 3:44
  3. "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" (J. Hayes, D. Porter) – 4:56
  4. "Romeo's Heart" (J. Kimball, R. Vanwarmer) – 4:19
  5. "A Touch of Paradise" (R. Wilson, G. Smith) – 4:46
  6. "Angels" (T. Kimmel, J. Kimball) – 5:38
  7. "In Days to Come" (J. Farnham, D. Hirschfelder, R. Fraser) – 4:05
  8. "Everytime You Cry" (S. Peiken, G. Sutton) – 4:45
  9. "Come Said the Boy" (E. McCusker) – 4:32
  10. "Please Don't Ask Me" (G. Goble) – 3:19
  11. "Beyond the Call" (D. Batteau, D. Brown, K. Dukes) – 4:41
  12. "Comic Conversations" (J. Bromley) – 3:19
  13. "A Simple Life" (J. Lind, R. Page) – 3:53
  14. "Listen to the Wind" (B. Thomas, J. Stevens) – 4:24

Disc 3

  1. "Have a Little Faith (In Us)" (R. Desalvo, A. Roman) – 5:06
  2. "Don't You Know It's Magic" (B. Cadd) – 4:01
  3. "Man of the Hour" (S. Hostin, D. Deviller, S. Kipner) – 4:05
  4. "Everything's Alright" (Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Tim Rice) – 4:48
  5. "Burn for You" (P. Buckle, J. Farnham, R. Faser) – 3:33
  6. "Reasons" (S. See) – 4:27
  7. "Talent for Fame" (J. Farnham, R. Fraser, R. Marx) – 4:36
  8. "We're No Angels" (R. Wilson) – 4:50
  9. "Love to Shine" (H. Bogdanovs, K.Dee) – 4:02
  10. "Friday Kind of Monday" (J. Barry, E. Greenwich) – 2:44
  11. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (B. Bacharach, H. David) – 2:32
  12. "The Last Time" (Mick Jagger, K. Richards) – 3:27

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 95

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[4] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]