Wired World of Sports II

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Wired World of Sports II
The Twelfth Man - Wired World of Sports II.png
Studio album studio by The Twelfth Man
Released December 1994
Recorded Duke Street Recordings, November 1994
Genre Spoken Word, Comedy
Length 117:58
Label EMI Music
Producer Billy Birmingham, David Froggatt
The Twelfth Man chronology
Still the 12th Man
(1992)
Wired World of Sports II
(1994)
Bill Lawry... This is Your Life
(1997)

Wired World of Sports II is the fourth album released by Australian comedy ensemble, the Twelfth Man. Released in December 1994, it peaked at number one on the ARIA Charts for three weeks.[1]

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1995, the album won the ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release and Highest Selling Album.[2]

Plot[edit]

A day in the life of Max Walker, who has to prove during the broadcast of Wired World of Sports that he is fit to rejoin the Channel 9 cricket commentary team. This results in the abduction of Ken Sutcliffe, his rival for the position on the commentary team, and something known as the "Maxophone" (Max blowing his nose to the tune of the Wide World of Sports theme).

Track listing[edit]

CD (8320992)

Disc one[edit]

  1. "The Wake-Up Call?" - 1:56
  2. "The Good News" - 6:49
  3. "Brekky" - 4:01
  4. "The Cab Ride" - 2:34
  5. "The Bad News" - 7:37
  6. "Has Anyone Seen Ken?" - 4:09
  7. "The Show (Part one)" - 27:09

Disc two[edit]

  1. "The Show (Part two)" - 17:50
  2. "The Show (Part three)" - 14:09
  3. "The Show (Part four)" - 14:31
  4. "The Triumph" - 2:14
  5. "The Tragedy" - 1:39

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1994/95) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[4] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Australian (ARIA Charts)[5] 8
Australian artist (ARIA Charts) 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] 3× Platinum 210,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hung, Steffen. "The 12th Man – Wired World of Sports 2". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Winners by Year 1995". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – 12TH MAN – WIRED WORLD OF SPORTS 2". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Charts.org.nz – 12TH MAN – WIRED WORLD OF SPORTS 2". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Albums 1994". ARIA. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1994 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  7. ^ "1994 ARIA ALBUMS CHART". ARIA. Retrieved 21 December 2017.