Then Again (John Farnham album)

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Then Again...
Then Again.jpg
Studio album by John Farnham
Released 18 October 1993 (Australia)
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop, rock
Length 1:00:54
Label Sony BMG, RCA
Producer Ross Fraser, John Farnham
John Farnham chronology
Full House
(1991)
Then Again...
(1993)
Romeo's Heart
(1996)
Singles from Then Again...
  1. "Seemed Like A Good Idea (At The Time)"
    Released: September 1993
  2. "Angels"
    Released: November 1993
  3. "Talk Of The Town"
    Released: January 1994
  4. "The Reason Why"
    Released: April 1994

Then Again... is a studio album by Australian singer John Farnham.[1] The album was released in Australia on 18 October 1993, and reached #1 on the ARIA charts. It is notable along with its predecessor, Chain Reaction, for the fact that Farnham himself co-wrote most of the songs on the album, in this case nine of the fourteen tracks. The album won 'Highest Selling Album' at the ARIA Awards in 1994, and was promoted in a nationwide tour titled "Talk Of The Town", which began in early 1994. American artist Richard Marx, wrote four songs on the album and was a special guest on the album, playing piano on "The Reason Why"

Synopsis and Writers[edit]

Of its four singles only, "Seemed Like A Good Idea (At The Time)" reached the top 20, peaking at #16. However, "Angels" and "Talk Of The Town" remained fan favourites and fixtures in Farnham's live sets in future years. The album was produced by Ross Frazer, and Farnham who co-wrote many of the featured tracks, other writers included Fraser, Phil Buckle, Richard Marx, Jon Stevens, and Russell Morris. The album featured a classic reworking of the Alice Cooper hit Only Women Bleed.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Angels" (T. Kimmel, J. Kimball) – 5:47
  2. "Seemed Like a Good Idea (At the Time)" (R. Wilson, J. Farnham, R. Fraser) – 4:19
  3. "Only Women Bleed" (Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner) – 4:23
  4. "Talent for Fame" (J. Farnham, R. Fraser, R. Marx) – 4:39
  5. "When All Else Fails" (J. Farnham, R. Fraser, P. Buckle) – 4:54
  6. "What You Don't Know" (J. Farnham, P. Buckle, R. Fraser) – 3:19
  7. "Treated This Way" (J. Farnham, R. Marx, P. Buckle, R. Fraser) – 4:11
  8. "Always the Same" (J. Farnham, R. Fraser, J. Stevens, S. Fraser) – 4:07
  9. "The Reason Why" (R. Marx. P. Buckle) – 3:43
  10. "So Long in Love" (R. Marx, J. Farnham, P. Buckle, R. Fraser) – 4:35
  11. "It All Comes Back to You" (D. Brown, D. Batteau, J. Farnham, R. Fraser) – 4:27
  12. "Diamonds" (R. Morris, J. Farnham, R. Fraser) – 4:36
  13. "Rolling Home" (H. Bogdanovs, C. Thompsen) – 4:15
  14. "Talk of the Town" (S. Howard) – 3:43

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[1]

  • John Farnham - vocals, keys (tracks 5-6, 8, 11, 13), percussion (tracks 1, 5, 11), drums (8), drum program (track 12)
  • Phil Buckle - guitars (tracks 1-8, 10-14)
  • Angus Burchall - drums (track 4, 6-7, 11, 13-14), lager phone (track 14)
  • Ross Fraser - keys (tracks 1-2, 5-6, 8-9, 11-12), loops (tracks 1-3, 5, 10-11, 13), bass guitar (tracks 1, 3), additional guitars (track 3), programming (track 8), drum program (track 12), guitar (track 13)
  • Michael Hegerty - bass guitar (tracks 2, 4-8, 10, 12-14)
  • David Hirschfelder - keys (tracks 1-2, 4, 7), organ (track 10)
  • Annie Crummer - vocals (tracks 1, 3-8, 11-12, 14)
  • Lisa Edwards - vocals (tracks 3-8, 11-12, 14)
  • Lindsay Field - vocals (tracks 2-8, 11, 13-14)
  • Richard Marx - piano (track 9)
  • Steve Williams - sax (track 10), brass arrangement (track 10)
  • Robbie Burke - sax (track 10)
  • Anthony Norris - trumpet (track 10)
  • Darrell Brown - additional keys (track 11)
  • Justin Brady - violin (track 14)

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993/94) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Then Again was the highest selling album by an Australian artist in Australia in 1993.

Chart (1993) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 8
Chart (1994) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 27

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] 4× Platinum 280,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Reboulet, Scott; Albury, Lyn; Birtles, Beeb; Warnqvist, Stefan; Medlin, Peter. "John Farnham". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Australiancharts.com – John Farnham – Then Again". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ "1993 ARIA ALBUMS CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "1994 ARIA ALBUMS CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "1994 ARIA ALBUMS CHART". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2017.