The Lobbyist

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The Lobbyist
The Lobbyist diesel album.jpg
Studio album by Diesel
Released 9 August 1993 [1]

(studio recordings) October 1992 @ Air Studios, UK
(acoustic recordings) February 1993 @ Metropolis Studios, Melbourne

(live recordings) February 1993 @ The Metro, Melbourne & The Old Lion, Adelaide
Genre Hard rock, Acoustic music
Length 47:53
Label EMI
Producer Diesel, Don Gehman
Diesel chronology
Hepfidelity (1992) The Lobbyist
Solid State Rhyme

The Lobbyist is an album by Australian hard rocker Diesel. It features twelve tracks: four live, five acoustic, and three studio recordings. The album was released on 9 August 1993 on EMI Records and was produced by Diesel with Don Gehman. It peaked at No. One on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums Chart and followed directly after his previous No. One album, Hepfidelity (1992).[2]

Three singles were released from the album; "Never Miss Your Water", "Masterplan" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long". The album was certified gold in Australia.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Studio sessions

  1. "Brand New Song" (Diesel)
  2. "Never Miss Your Water" (Diesel/Tate)
  3. "Masterplan" (Diesel)

Acoustic sessions

  1. "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (Otis Redding/Jerry Butler)
  2. "One More Time" (Diesel/J.L. Williams)
  3. "Come to Me" (Diesel)
  4. "Harder They Come" (J. Cliff)
  5. "Tip of My Tongue" (Diesel/Tate)

Live sessions

  1. "Rhythm of Your Soul" (Diesel/Hilbun)
  2. "Get Lucky" (Diesel/Walker)
  3. "One More Time" (Diesel/J.L. Williams)
  4. "The Righteous One" (Diesel)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1993 Australian ARIA Albums Chart[2] 1


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

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

List of number-one albums in Australia during the 1990s


  1. ^ "ARIA Chart - New Releases 9 August 1993". Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Discography Diesel". Australian charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1993 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
Preceded by
Promises and Lies by UB40
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
22–28 August 1993
Succeeded by
River of Dreams by Billy Joel