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Producers:

Michael Lloyd

David Mackay

Alan Tarney & Trevor Spencer
see above

 

Other Artists
Websites:

The Isley Brothers

Gladys Knight & the Pips at
Classic Bands.com


Willie Nelson

Billy Preston

Johnny Rivers

Amii Stewart
Wikipedia

On This Site

The Bee Gees

John Denver

The Easybeats

 

Shows:

Free to Be You and Me at
Super 70s.com

 

Songs

My Sweet Lord/He's So Fine
The Litigation

Friday on My Mind
Song Facts

 

 

 

 

FEELING

THE NEW SEEKERS

Composed by P. Yellowstone
& J. Schwartz

Producer Michael Lloyd
Arranged by Tommy Oliver

1st Released 1973

CD
Songbook 1970-1974
Ultimate Collection

LPs & Tapes
Best of the New Seekers (Readers' Digest)
The New Seekers (Marks & Spencer)
Now
Pinball Wizards

 

 

FIRE & RAIN/MY SWEET LORD

THE NEW SEEKERS

1st Released 1972

CD
Sentimental Seventies*
Simply the Best*

LP& Tapes
Beg, Steal or Borrow* (Karussell)
Best of the New Seekers (Readers' Digest)
The New Seekers* (Marks & Spencer)
Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Together
*studio version with Peter Oliver

The New Seekers sang this medley on the Live at the Royal Albert Hall album, with Peter Doyle giving a passionate rendition of the Fire and Rain solo and Marty Kristian singing the complementary My Sweet Lord lyrics. It was only after Peter left the group that the medley was released on the Together album with Peter Oliver singing the Fire and Rain lyrics and with the inclusion of Day by Day as part of the medley.

FIRE AND RAIN

Composer James Taylor

In the BBC website biography of James Taylor, Fire and Rain is described as a “jewel of a song....it stands as one of the finest songs of the era.”  It was written about the suicide of a friend and James Taylor's own, on-going problems.  Not much of the original lyric survived in the New Seekers' version, but in Peter Doyle's capable hands the full depth of feeling remains intact..

Other artists who have performed the song include: John Denver, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Willie Nelson, Johnny Rivers, Amii Stewart and The Isley Brothers.

MY SWEET LORD

Composer George Harrison

Before releasing this song himself, George Harrison had offered it to Billy Preston who included it on his Encouraging Words album, but it was George's own version which was to become best remembered firstly as a hit record and then as the centre of a plagarism suit - George was accused of taking the tune for his hit from the Chiffon's song from the early 60's: He's So Fine.  There followed long years of litigation, a battle which George was eventually to lose.

 

 

FOLLOW THE WIND

THE NEW SEEKERS

Composer Barry Gibb
Producer David Mackay
Arranged by Bill Shepherd

LPs & Tapes
Keith Potger and the New Seekers

1st Released 1970

First released by the Bee Gees on their first LP in Australia the track was revived by the original line-up of the New Seekers.

 

 

FOR YOU WE SING

THE NEW SEEKERS

Composed by Alan Tarney  
& Trevor Spencer
Produced & Arranged by
David Mackay

Single Release
B side:
Australasia & Europe:
Philips 6000 071
1st Released July 1972

For You We Sing Picture Sleeve

CDs
Greatest Hits
Singles

EP
For You We Sing

LPs & Tapes
20 Solid Gold Hits
Attention!
Come Softly To Me

German Picture sleeve

There are three different versions of this song circulating on the various releases. Peter Doyle sings lead on the single and the same version appeared on the 20 Solid Gold Hits and Attention! albums and the Greatest Hits CD.  There is a slightly different version on the Singles CD and Marty Kristian sings the lead on the recording included on the US Come Softly To Me  LP.  This track has never yet been released in the UK.
As well as writing songs for the New Seekers, Alan Tarney and Trevor Spencer played on many of the New Seekers recording sessions and worked with Peter Doyle after he left the group, writing for, playing on and producing his solo work in the 1970s.

 

 

FREE TO BE YOU AND ME

THE NEW SEEKERS

Composer Marlo Thomas

LP 1st Released 1972

Free to Be CD cover
CD : Arista 8325
1990

A DVD is also available which includes the Free to Be You and Me theme sung by the New Seekers but does not feature the group.

Free to Be You and Me was originally the title of an LP created by Marlo Thomas and Friends which was a adapted into a hit American children's TV show. The New Seekers, featuring Eve Graham, sang the theme but many more well-known artists were involved and an LP of songs, poems and stories from the show was released.

 

 

FRIDAY ON MY MIND

PETER DOYLE

Composed by Harry Vanda
& George Young
Produced by David Mackay,
Tarney & Spencer

Single Release
B Side: We Believe in Lovin'
RCA 2730
1st Released 13th August, 1976

Promotional picture from the 1976 release.

Friday on My Mind picture

Peter's first single release after leaving the New Seekers was his amazing rendition of the Easybeats' hit Friday on My Mind.  Why it never got sufficient airplay to allow it to become a hit will remain a mystery to all those who ever hear it.
The Easybeats had a massive interntational hit with the song in 1967 and in 2001 it was voted the best Australian song of all time at the APRA Music Awards.

 

 

FRIEND OF JESUS

THE NEW SEEKERS

Composer John Stewart
Produced & Arranged by
David Mackay

1st Released 1972

LP
Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma

Music Cassette
New Seekers Special

This is one New Seeker track which gave Peter the chance to exercise a greater vocal range than most but has so far only been available on one LP and a music cassette, which included most of the same songs.

 

 

THE FURTHER WE REACH OUT

THE NEW SEEKERS

Composed by Paul Colwell,
Frank Fields & Ken Ashby
Produced by Michael Lloyd
Arranged by Tommy Oliver


LP & Tape

Pinball Wizards

1st Released 1973

One of the Up With People songs recorded by the New Seekers

 

 

 

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Updated 02.08.2012

 

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