Together (John Farnham album)

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Together
LP Together.jpg
Studio album by Johnny Farnham, Allison Durbin
Released September 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Pop
Label HMV/EMI
Johnny Farnham chronology
The Best of Johnny Farnham
(1971)The Best of Johnny Farnham1971
Together
(1971)
Johnny Farnham Sings the Shows
(1972)Johnny Farnham Sings the Shows1972

Together is a studio album of duets by Australian pop singers John Farnham (known then as Johnny Farnham) and Allison Durbin, which was released on HMV for EMI Records in September 1971.[1][2][3] It peaked at No. 20 on the Australian Go-Set's Albums Chart.[4]

Farnham had earlier No. 1 singles with "Sadie" in 1968 and his cover of "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" in 1970;[5][6][7] he was the reigning 'King of Pop' on Go-Set's popularity polls during 1969–1971.[2] New Zealand-born, Durbin had a hit with "I Have Loved Me a Man" in 1968 and was 'Best Female Artist' for the same Go-Set polls.[8][9] A Farnham and Durbin duet single, "Baby, Without You", was released in November and reached No. 16 on the Go-Set Singles Chart.[10]

Background[edit]

As Johnny Farnham he had his first No. 1 single on the Go-Set National Singles Charts with the novelty song "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)".[5] Selling 180,000 copies in Australia, "Sadie" was the highest selling single by an Australian artist of the decade.[2][3] His second No. 1 was a cover of B. J. Thomas' "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", which peaked at No. 1 for seven weeks in January–March 1970.[6][7] A non-album single, "Comic Conversation" was released in October 1970 and peaked at No. 10 on the Go-Set National Top 60 Singles Chart and was still charting in March 1971.[11] His fifth album, Johnny was released in August, which peaked at No. 24 on the Kent Music Report Albums Charts.[12] Another non-album single, "Acapulco Sun" had been released in May and peaked at No. 21 on the Go-Set Top 60, but there were no charting singles from Johnny.[12] Aside from Johnny, Farnham also released a compilation, The Best of Johnny Farnham, and a duet album with Allison Durbin, Together, all in 1971.[1][13]

Together released in September peaked at No. 20 on the Go-Set Albums Chart.[4] A Farnham and Durbin duet single, "Baby, Without You", was released in November and reached No. 16 on Go-Set Singles Chart.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Baby Without You" - 2:27
  2. "The Green Green Grass Is Dying" - 2:44
  3. "You're Alright with Me" - 2:26
  4. "Stay Awhile" - 3:29
  5. "I Don't Mind the Rain" - 2;28
  6. "Singing Our Song" - 2:54
  7. "That's Old Fashioned" - 3:13
  8. "Come on Round to My Place" - 2:16
  9. "Aint Nothing Like the Real Thing" - 2:17
  10. "Nobody Knows" - 2:26
  11. "Better Put Your Love Away" - 2:32
  12. "Get Together" - 3:22

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position Catalogue #
1971 Go-Set Albums Chart[4] 20 Axis 6000
Kent Music Report Albums Chart[12] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'John Farnham'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 29 August 2004. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Jenkins, Jeff; Ian Meldrum (2007). Molly Meldrum presents 50 years of rock in Australia. Melbourne, Vic: Wilkinson Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921332-11-1. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Creswell, Toby; Samantha Trenoweth (2006). 1001 Australians You Should Know. North Melbourne, Vic: Pluto Press. p. 84–85. ISBN 978-1-86403-361-8. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Go-Set search engine results for 'Together Johnny Farnham'". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Go-Set search engine results for "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)"". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Go-Set search engine results for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Go-Set Magazine's Number One Singles in Australia 1966–1974". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  8. ^ New Zealand Music Allison Durbin
  9. ^ Melbourne Age "Fall of a pop royal" 5 February 2006
  10. ^ a b "Go-Set search engine results for "Baby, Without You"". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts - 6 March 1971". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 6 September 2009.  NOTE: Farnham's single is listed as "Cosmic Conversations" [sic] at No. 52 on 6 March 1971, during its 18-week run on Go-Set National Top 60 it had a peak position of No. 10.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.