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Out My Window

by Bruce Watson

Joyful, hilarious, quirky and thought provoking and totally engaging original songs from one of Australia's foremost songwriters and performers in the folk style.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. The Man and the Woman and the Edison Phonograph
6:19 $0.99
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2. Up in Queensland in the Wet
4:39 $0.99
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3. Toddler With Attitude
3:08 $0.99
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4. The Old Bush Dance (feat. The Emu Creek Band)
5:37 $0.99
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5. I Shared a Urinal With Martin Ferguson
2:09 $0.99
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6. Another Day in a Small Town
4:22 $0.99
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7. Outback Love Song
5:21 $0.99
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8. The Pirate Song
4:02 $0.99
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9. Half a World Away
3:37 $0.99
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10. Olegas
4:46 $0.99
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11. Hello to Chaos, Farewell to Freedom
3:36 $0.99
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12. All Australian Boys Need a Head
2:14 $0.99
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13. The Twighlight Cafe
3:56 $0.99
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14. I Wish I Could Write Songs Like Eric
4:38 $0.99
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15. Out My Window
4:03 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Many consider this to be Bruce Watson’s finest album – and that is a huge claim given his impressive body of work.

Bruce’s singing and guitar are complemented by some very fine musicians: Ernie Gruner, Tim Blake, Dave Rackham, Peter Vadiveloo, Ellen Hundley, Chris Lazzaro, Helen Wright, Meg Macdonald and Stephen Wright. In addition, there is a special guest appearance by the Celebrated Emu Creek Band.

This album contains Bruce’s classic mix of powerful issues-based stories and songs interspersed with some great fun songs. And then, a number of them are just damn good songs.

On the humorous side, you can’t go past the hilarious Toddler with Attitude, complete with tantrum! There’s the quirky and disarmingly catchy I Shared a Urinal with Martin Ferguson - you never thought you’d hear a song on a topic like this! He also pays tribute, with his tongue ever so slightly in his cheek, to great songwriters Eric Bogle and John Williamson in I Wish I could Write Songs Like Eric and All Australian Boys Need a Need a Head.

Then there are the rollicking songs: Hello to Chaos, Farewell to Freedom about parenthood (Bruce has four children) and Up in Queensland in the Wet the true story of a very rainy rainforest tour in the Daintree, which ended up as a friendly encounter with the SAS!

On the more gentle and lyrical side, this album contains the original recording of The Man and the Woman and the Edison Phonograph, a song inspired by an old family photo of Bruce’s great-grandfather recording the songs of Tasmanian Aborigine Fanny Cochrane Smith who claimed to be “the last of the Tasmanians”. Google this song to find out more on this amazing story.

The Old Bush Dance evokes the old time country dances which are such a precious part of Australia’s history, this song features Bendigo’s celebrated Emu Creek Band, one of the old style accordion-based bands who keep the tradition alive. In a similar mood is Outback Love Song about life-long love in a harsh setting, and the haunting instrumental Half a World Away. The gentle and moving song Olegas tells the story of an inspiring photographer whose photographs of Lake Pedder sparked the environmental movement in Australia.

“What a lovely album! Another Bruce Watson CD to add to my ‘play when I need to feel good about the world’ pile.”
Judy Small

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