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Long Way To The Top (The 10th Anniversary Edition) Released August 10

 

In 2001, ABC TV broadcast a six part documentary that charted the history of Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll, from the 50’s through to the modern era. The documentary, that featured Australian artists from Johnny O’Keefe, Little Patti and Billy Thorpe through to Midnight Oil, Kylie Minogue and INXS offered an insight into our rich history of 50 years of rock ‘n’ roll.

In 2002, Long Way To The Top became a live concert event. 26 Australian artists joined together in a massive celebration of homegrown rock & roll that played all around Australia to 200,000 people. The brainchild of Billy Thorpe and promoter Michael Chugg, Long Way To The Top featured Australia’s major rock & rollers from the Stadium era to Sunbury.

In October, proving you can’t keep a good thing down, 17 legends of Australian rock will reunite for the Long Way to the Top 10th Anniversary Concert, hitting arenas in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane from Friday 5 October.



BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.chuggentertainment.com/tour/451/Long+Way+To+The+Top 

From Sunday 12th August, ABC2 will re-broadcast the original documentary series over six weeks.

In celebration of the 10 year Anniversary of Long Way To The Top, ABC Music are releasing a 3 disc CD/DVD set that features some of the many highlights from the original live concerts, which was filmed and recorded by ABC TV.
 
Track Listing

CD
1. Col Joye - Bye Bye Baby
2. Lucky Starr - I’ve Been Everywhere Man
3. Little Pattie - He’s My Blond Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy
4. Dinah Lee - Don’t You Know Yokomo
5. Billy Thorpe & The (Original) Aztecs - Over The Rainbow
6. Axiom - Little Ray of Sunshine
7. Brian Cadd - Ginger Man
8. Marcia Hines - Fire & Rain
9. John Paul Young - I Hate The Music
10. Russell Morris - Wings Of An Eagle / Sweet Sweet Love
11. Masters Apprentices - Turn Up Your Radio
12. Billy Thorpe And The (Sunbury) Aztecs - Most People I Know Think That I’m Crazy
13. LWTTT Cast Finale - It’s A Long Way To The Top

Bonus Track
14. Various - To Love Somebody

DVD1
1. Col Joye - Bye Bye Baby
2. Lucky Starr - I’ve Been Everywhere Man
3. Little Pattie - He’s My Blond Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy
4. Dinah Lee - Don’t You Know Yokomo
5. The Twilights - Needle In A Haystack
6. Billy Thorpe & The (Original) Aztecs - Sick N Tired
7. Billy Thorpe & The (Original) Aztecs - Poison Ivy
8. Spectrum - I’ll Be Gone
9. Chain - I Remember When I Was Young
10. Lobby Loyde - Liberate Rock
11. Masters Apprentices - Turn Up Your Radio
12. Axiom - Arkansas Grass
13. Brian Cadd - Ginger Man
14. Marcia Hines - You
15. Marcia Hines - Fire & Rain
16. John Paul Young - I Hate The Music
17. Russell Morris - The Real Thing
18. Billy Thorpe And The (Sunbury) Aztecs - Oop Oop A Doo
19. LWTTT Cast Finale - It’s A Long Way To The Top

DVD2

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