This Is the Place for a Song

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This Is the Place for a Song
Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedMay 2005 (2005-05)
LabelThe Herald and Weekly Times

This Is the Place for a Song or This Is the Place for a Song: A Melbourne Celebration of World Music is a compilation album by various Australian artists, released in May 2005.[1] It consists of 14 cover versions of Melbourne-associated tracks in different styles,[2] with some in different languages.[3] The album was organised by Paul Stewart and Gil Santos (from the Dili Allstars)[4] and it was created to raise awareness of Melbourne's Immigration Museum and was sponsored by the Victorian Multicultural Commission with a grant of $10,000.[5][6] At the ARIA Music Awards of 2005 it received a nomination for Best World Music Album.[7]

Track listing[edit]

This Is the Place for a Song: A Melbourne Celebration of World Music
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."All Torn Down" (Frank Yamma)Chris Cheney, Travis DemseyThe Living End 
2."I Should Be So Lucky" (Vardos)Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Pete WatermanKylie Minogue 
3."Cool World" (Dili Allstars)Ross WilsonMondo Rock 
4."The Weeping Song" (Khalil Gudaz, Fazila Hijeb, Ramen Nawa)Nick CaveNick Cave and the Bad Seeds 
5."From Little Things Big Things Grow" (Kavisha Mazzella)Kev Carmody, Paul KellyPaul Kelly & the Messengers 
6."Beautiful People" (Mach Pelican)James Reyne, Mark HudsonAustralian Crawl 
7."Age of Reason" (CDB)Todd Hunter, Johanna PigottJohn Farnham 
8."The Carnival Is Over" (Inka Marka)Tom Springfield (lyrics) / traditional Russian (music)The Seekers 
9."Horror Movie" (Revolucion Street)Greg MacainshSkyhooks 
10."Wings of an Eagle" (Neil Nghi Ta, Le Nghiem Tran, Dung Nguyen)Russell MorrisRussell Morris 
11."Who Can It Be Now?" (Musiki Manjaro)Colin HayMen at Work 
12."Throw Your Arms Around Me" (Greg Ulfan, Polash Larsen)John Archer, Geoffrey Crosby, Douglas Falconer, Jack Howard, Robert Miles, Mark Seymour, Michael WatersHunters & Collectors 
13."Don't Fall in Love" (Takouni)Ian Davis, Kenneth FirthThe Ferrets 
14."Look What You've Done" (The Five Venoms)Nic CesterJet 


  1. ^ Herald and Weekly Times (2005), This is the place for a song: a Melbourne celebration of world music, Herald & Weekly Times, retrieved 2 December 2018
  2. ^ Steward, Paul (22 May 2005), "Music brings us together", Sunday Herald Sun
  3. ^ Dwyer, Michael (18 June 2005), "CD", The Age
  4. ^ Donovan, Patrick (20 May 2005), "Shelter in a foreign Cave", The Age
  5. ^ "Culture covered", Sunday Telegraph, 29 May 2005
  6. ^ "Multicultural Festivals and Grants (Appendix 1E)" (PDF). Annual Report 2005-06. Victorian Multicultural Commission. p. 6. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  7. ^ Kroslakova, Katarina (23 October 2005), "Fine arts", The Sun-Herald