(Australian Solo 1973 -Present)
It would be hard to find a voice that captures the mood of a song more perfectly than this one. It’s the voice that soars with inspiration, soul and warmth. The voice of course belongs to Australian singer Daryl Braithwaite.
In a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years, Daryl Braithwaite is one of Australia’s award winning premier performers.
His initial success as a singer came with Sherbet, a band which forever remains in the history books of Australian music. Throughout the 70’s, Sherbet produced 20 national Top 40 singles and were the first Australian band to top the one million dollar mark in album sales in the country with a total of 15 albums and 30 singles to the credit with songs like “Summer Love” becoming the highest selling single of 1975. And, “Howzat” not only a #1 hit in Australia, but also achieved #2 in England.
Following the success of Sherbet, Daryl returned to the Australian music scene in a very big way as a solo performer in 1988 with the release of the phenomenally successful album “Edge” (see earlier posting) which spent well over a year in the national charts.
Edge spawned four hit singles with “As The Days Go By”, “All I Do”, “Let Me Be”, and the gold single “One Summer”. The album itself topped the ARIA charts in 1989 and became the highest selling CD in CBS Australia’s history. During this period, Daryl toured extensively not only in Australia, but also in Canada, USA, UK and Europe adding to the incredible sales figures for “Edge”.
Braithwaite went on to have a number of solo hits in the early 1990s, including "The Horses" the beautiful Rickie Lee Jones penned ballad that featured Margaret Urlich. "The Horses" went to number 1 on the national ARIA Chart and won a richly deserved ARIA Award. Daryl continued to dominate the airwaves with three other single releases from "Rise", "Higher Than Hope" (a song he co-wrote with Simon Hussey which also became a Top 50 hit in the US). "Don't Hold Back Your Love" and "Nothing To Lose". By the end of 1991, Braithwaite's "Rise" album had become Australia's biggest selling CD of the year, and "Edge" had become the best selling album ever released by Sony Music Australia to that time.
"People wondered if there was a lot of pressure going into the recording of Rise", says Daryl. "But I applied the same philosophy that I adopted from "Edge". To make an album that means something to me and hopefully other people would relate to those feelings."
For a blast from the past, have a listen to the Jono and Dano's fun filled radio interview (GOLD 104.3 Melbourne - 1/9/2010) with Daryl when he reflects on his years with Sherbet and talks about his latest album 'Beautiful Day'
The rip provided here was taken from CD at 320kps and includes full album artwork and lyrics. This was Daryl's final release on vinyl and I have included some bonus acoustics recordings of "Rise" and "Horses", which were released on his single 'Breakin The Rules' in 1993, along with the B-Side to his 'Horses' Single "I Can't Wait" (a non-album track).
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01 - Rise
02 - Nothing To Lose
03 - Modern Times
04 - Ghost There Waiting
05 - Waters Rising
06 - Higher Than Hope
07 - Don't Hold Back Your Love
08 - The Horses
09 - Where The Famous Came Out To Play
10 - I Can See Higher Than Before
11 - Poverty Dancing
12 - Goodbye Blue Sky
13 - I Can't Wait (B-Side Single)
14 - Rise (Acoustic Version 1993)
15 - Horses (Acoustic Version 1993)
Daryl Braithwaite (Vocals)
Jef Scott (Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Mandolin)
Andy Cichon (Bass)
John Watson (Drums)
Simon Hussey (Drum Machine, Electric Piano, Hammond Organ)
Scott Griffiths (Keyboards)
Alex Pertout (Percussion)
Tommy Emmanuel (Guitar)
John Farnham, Graeme Strachan, Margaret Urlich (Backing Vocals)
Rise Link (127Mb) New Link 03/04/2015