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BILLY THORPE <br> Children of The Sun <br> 1979 (Capricorn Records - Out of Print)

Details: Capricorn CPN-0221, stereo, brown & tan label, includes original inner sleeve with photo on one side and lyrics on the other, 1979.

Condition: Vinyl VG++ (very clean, some light scuffs), Jacket VG+ (minor wear)

Out of Print and Not Available as CD.

From the All Music Guide:
Billy Thorpe is one of the enigmas of Australian music, a man of many careers. It began in Brisbane when the young Thorpe was overheard by a television producer playing his guitar and singing at the back of his parents' Brisbane store. At the age of ten he was appearing regularly on Queensland television and appearing on the same stage as many of the top artists of the day. When he was 17 he moved to Sydney as a solo country/pop singer just as the Beatles were breaking. Always one to recognize opportunity knocking Thorpe teamed up with instrumental band The Aztecs and together they became one of the first Australian groups to contribute to the new sixties era of pop, in June 1964 scoring a huge national hit with their version of the Rolling Stones' version of "Poison Ivy." After a couple more era-influenced hits Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs gravitated towards releasing songs which showed off Thorpe's fine singing voice and scored another major hit with a straight ballad version of "Over the Rainbow" from the film The Wizard of Oz, and in July 1965 a version of the Platters' "Twilight Time." By now the original Aztecs had been replaced by other musicians. Thorpe also became the star of his own national TV show It's All Happening. In the space of two years he had scored nine major hits. In 1979 Thorpe signed a US deal with American producer Spencer Proffer and recorded the ambitious science fiction/rock opera concept album Children Of The Future, which achieved Top 20 status in America, selling 500,000 copies.

The tracks are:
1 Wrapped in the Chains
2 Dream Maker
3 Simple Life
4 Goddess of the Night
5 Children of the Sun
6 We're Leaving
7 We Welcome You
8 Solar Anthem
9 The Beginning

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