A SENSE OF PLACE
1. Ayers Rock — Big Red Rock
2. Goanna — Spirit of Place
3. Yothu Yindi — Tribal Voice
4. Andrew Richardson — Expanse
5. Cold Chisel — Circus Animals
6. Midnight Oil — Diesel and Dust
7. Australian Crawl – The Boys Light Up
8. John Sangster — Lord of the Rings, Vol. 3
Although most Australians live in urban areas—indeed, they cluster in the cities of the east and south-east coast—our sense of identity is inextricably linked to the vast interior of the country. It’s odd. Most Aussies have never been anywhere near the red heart of the continent. Yet its ancient deserts and salt-bed lakes offer iconic images that artists of all persuasions are drawn to. Perhaps it’s the light.
Hope you enjoy this set of covers. All the albums bar one come from the so-called ‘first vinyl era’.
The second part is called ‘Smoke and Mirrors‘.
[The feature image is the inner sleeve of Ayers Rock Big Red Rock. The cover has a die-cut hole the shape of Uluru (the First Nation name) with the inner sleeve image providing the colour and texture. I love die-cut covers.]
Big Red Rock — 1974
Spirit of Place — 1982
Tribal Voice — 1991
Expanse — 1984
Circus Animals — 1982
Diesel and Dust — 1987
The Boys Light Up — 1980
Lord of the Rings Volume 3 — 1977