Aidan Nolan | Tales From the Sun

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Tales From the Sun

by Aidan Nolan

The classic collector's album from 1974 finally on CD. Released in Europe and Australia, Tales From The Sun became a rare vinyl edition over the next 30 years benefiting from strong, original song-writing and production years ahead of its time.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Spaceman
4:02 $0.99
2. One Out On A Limb
2:24 $0.99
3. Till I Get Me Some Money
4:11 $0.99
4. Thursday
2:47 $0.99
5. Wasting My Time
2:57 $0.99
6. Melanie Moonbeam
3:34 $0.99
7. Can't Go On Like This
3:10 $0.99
8. Rock You
2:45 $0.99
9. Laughing
1:46 $0.99
10. Sweet Soft Summer Sound
3:04 $0.99
11. Q
3:04 $0.99
12. Down Again
2:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
"I played the album again and again. I became evangelical in my zeal trying to tell as many people as I could about it. "Have you heard....?" "Do you know....? "You should hear....!"

Tony Higgins - Music Historian (UK)



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Lewis Frape - Drummer / Songwriter (UK)

Always full, always memorable, enigmatically fresh
Bought this when I was too young to understand or appreciate it, but played it a lot nonetheless and it has influenced my subsequent musical taste. Didn't appreciate the (sometimes over-) complexity of orchestration until I tried playing some of the songs. Didn't really understand the content until the man resurfaced and printed the lyrics and the background on his website. Whenever Spaceman or Thursday starts up in my car, I feel a thrill; whenever I hear the opening to When I Get Me Some Money or Sweet Soft Summer Sound, my mood instantly improves. This is catchy, simple songwriting, richly produced, and after 30+ years of listening I still don't go near the Fast-Forward. Thanks.

Pete the trainer

The Best of the 70s
I had heard a lot about this album and how it had become a classic, but had never heard a song from it. I have now listened to the complete remastered CD, and love it.
The music definitely has a 70s sound but has a very distinctive style that makes it unique.
So different to most of music we heard in the 70s and so refreshing.
Just a pity we didn’t hear more of it then, and now.


A great example of aidan nolan's songwriting ability.
This CD is a great example of aidan nolan's wonderful songwriting abilities. His simple yet interesting lyrics set to great music make this CD very enjoyable to listen to.


Great Album, Even Better Digitally Remastered
There are a lot of tracks on this album that stick in your head for days. It's a groovy blast from the past and even better digitally. Like all things remastered, you hear subtle things that you didn't even know were there in the original mix. This is a headphone album... Listening to it from start to finish, don't be surprised if you find yourself drifting away to psychadelic movies that take you away. My favorites are "Spaceman" and "Wastin' My Time" but the whole thing is just great.
What else can I say? Buy it!


no worries fd
retrospective rhythms and memories of younger days!

Justin McSharry

I couldn't believe when I heard the story of how this old archive was discovered, and of the ensuing manhunt to find Aidan and release the album. Truth is stranger than fiction in this case. This album was meant to be found...the universe beckoned. The creativity is boundless. Aidan brings everything he has to the table and takes you to the moon and back. Hit the highway, windows down and pop in "Tales from the Sun" for a magically rockin' ride.

Suzi "GorgeousGreekGirl" Kyratzis

Wow Man
I was born in the early 70's and got a real sense as to how it would have been like to be abit older in the era that changed so much for us today. This is the stuff that today is made of. Enjoy :)

The Bundanesian

He was robbed!
Having worked in Australian radio for decades, I was aware that Aidan Nolan was a part of the 70s rock genre but wasn't actually familiar with his music. Having now listened to 'Tales of the Sun' several times I have to say 'One Out on a Limb' thoroughly deserves to be recognised as an Oz Rock Classic. How that song (& some of his others) weren't gobbled up by local radio & put into instant high rotation is beyond my humble understanding. It might be 30+ years after the event, but thankfully a new audience will now have access to Aidan Nolan's music. I look forward to checking out his new CD.


Liked it so much I bought the follow-up!!
I was given a copy of Aidan Nolan's 1973 'Tales from the Sun' by a friend who thought I would enjoy some of the songs on it. I was so impressed by the production values and the strength of the song writing that I decided to purchase his new album. A great collection of strong songs... buy a copy and get your friends over for a party!

John Hanson (a BIG fan)

Buried treasure (a.k.a. time capsule)
Every track on this album is a gem but my particular favourite is ''Thursday''. I remember hearing this in a friends house, it was one of a small number of albums we listened to constantly for a whole sunny 70's summer. I dubbed it onto tape in '74, then I bought it on LP in '75 and now, thanks to this re-release, I listen to it on CD and my MP3 player. Thanks Aidan, for a lifetime of goodtimes!
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