This Island (Eurogliders album)

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This Island
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1984
RecordedMarch, July–December 1983
GenreRock, new wave
Length42:58
LabelColumbia
ProducerNigel Gray, Mark Opitz
Eurogliders chronology
Pink Suit Blue Day
(1982)
This Island
(1984)
Absolutely
(1985)
Singles from This Island
  1. "No Action"
    Released: March 1983
  2. "Another Day in the Big World"
    Released: December 1983
  3. "Heaven (Must Be There)"
    Released: May 1984
  4. "Maybe Only I Dream"
    Released: August 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

This Island is the second studio album by Australian rock band Eurogliders, and was released in May 1984 on Columbia Records.[2][3]

The album had a lengthy recording process. Eurogliders changed record labels from Polygram to CBS in 1983, and recorded the track "No Action" with producer Mark Opitz; it was released as a single in 1983 and peaked at #97.[2] The band then replaced bass guitarist Geoff Rosenberg (who had not played on "No Action") with Scott Saunders, and travelled to the UK in July.[2] While there, they replaced Saunders with bass guitarist Ron Francois, formerly of The Teardrop Explodes and Lene Lovich.[2][3] With this line-up they recorded the rest of This Island, produced by Nigel Gray (who had also worked with the Police.)

By the end of the year, the album recording was complete, but was still not ready for release. Mark Moffatt was brought in to remix six album tracks; meanwhile, the single "Another Day In The Big World" was issued in December 1983. It peaked at #66 in Australia.

The album was eventually released in May 1984 and peaked at #4 on the Australian albums chart.[4] The single, "Heaven (Must Be There)", reached #2 on the Australian singles charts,[4] and #65 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #21 on its Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[5][6] The album peaked at #140 on the Billboard 200 chart.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bernie Lynch[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19].

This Island
No.TitleLength
1."Heaven (Must Be There)"3:43
2."Someone"3:38
3."No Action"3:25
4."Never Say"3:35
5."Maybe Only I Dream"3:17
6."Cold Comfort"3:35
7."Another Day in the Big World"3:02
8."Keep it Quiet"2:52
9."Nothing to Say"3:42
10."Judy's World"3:53
11."Waiting for You"4:25
12."It's the Way"3:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Australia Kent Music Report Album Chart[4] 4

Personnel[edit]

Eurogliders
Additional musicians
  • Mark Bhan — trumpet
  • Mark Isham — trumpet
  • Gary Kettel — percussion
  • Sam McNally — bass synth on "No Action"
  • Mark Moffatt — drums, drum programming
  • Giselle Scales — violin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Eurogliders'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Warnqvist, Stefan; Francois, Ron; Meharry, Don. "Eurogliders". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgrem). Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  5. ^ "Artist Single Chart History: Eurogliders". Billboard. Neilson Business Media. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  6. ^ "Eurogliders > Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  7. ^ "Artist Album Chart History: Eurogliders". Billboard. Neilson Business Media. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  8. ^ "Eurogliders > Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  9. ^ ""Heaven Must Be There" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  10. ^ ""Someone" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  11. ^ ""No Action" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  12. ^ ""Never Say" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  13. ^ ""Maybe Only I Dream" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  14. ^ ""Cold Comfort" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  15. ^ ""Another Day in the Big World" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  16. ^ ""Keep it Quiet" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  17. ^ ""Nothing to Say" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  18. ^ ""Judy's World" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  19. ^ ""It's the Way" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 29 June 2009.