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Countdown - Pop!

Once again ABC Music ignites memories of our youth with the latest release from the highly successful Countdown series.
Countdown Pop showcases the best of 70’s and 80’s pop with all your favourite local and international artists reminding us of one of the greatest eras in music. So tease the hair as big as it can be, throw on the gold jacket and let’s party!

Featuring all your favourite Countdown artists including; ABBA, Queen, Suzi Quatro, The Jacksons, Cyndi Lauper, John Farnham, Elton John and many more!

Track Listing:

CD 1:

1.  Countdown Theme  0:11
2.  Queen – Killer Queen  3:01
3.  Elton John – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds  6:16
4.  ABBA – Dancing Queen  3:51
5.  Daryl Braithwaite – You’re My World  3:03
6.  Little River Band – Happy Anniversary  4:06
7.  Bryan Ferry – Let’s Stick Together  2:59
8.  Foreigner – Cold As Ice  3:19
9.  M – Pop Musik  3:18
# The Cars – My Best Friend’s Girl  3:44
# John Paul Young – Love is in the Air  3:28
# Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way  3:38
# Dan Hartman – Instant Replay  3:28
# Boney M – Ma Baker  4:03
# Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland  4:53
# KC & The Sunshine Band – Give It Up  4:06
# Joan Armatrading – Me, Myself I  3:16
# The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star  3:20
# The Tourists – I Only Want To Be With You  2:24
# Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro – Stumblin’ In  3:57
REO Speedwagon – Keep on Loving You  3:21
# John Farnham – Help  4:24

CD 2:

1. Countdown Theme 0:11
# The Jacksons – Can You Feel It 3:50
# Adam & The Ants – Ant Music 3:35
# Australian Crawl – Indisposed 4:03
XTC – Senses Working Overtime 4:33
# Stray Cats – Rock This Town 3:24
# Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House 3:04
# A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran 3:40
# The Waitresses – I Know What Boys Like 3:11
# Mental As Anything – (Just Like) Romeo & Juliet 2:12
# The Cure – The Lovecats 3:40
# Boys Don’t Cry – I Wanna Be a Cowboy 4:03
# Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen 4:06
# Dragon – Rain 4:11
# Cyndi Lauper – She Bop 3:49
# Pat Wilson – Bop Girl 4:11
# Mondo Rock – Come Said the Boy 5:16
# Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now 4:47
# Dynamic Hepnotics – Soul Kind of Feeling 3:51
# Boom Crash Opera – Great Wall 3:45
# Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out for a Hero 4:22

Music can change lives. For almost 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music of joy and calm – originally to support children in hospital, and now enjoyed everywhere from concert halls to living rooms. In this latest offering from the Hush series, pianist Tony Gould and guitarist Peter Petrucci present music that can bring optimism even in the toughest times.The Hush Foundation, under the inspirational leadership of physician Professor Catherine Crock AM, transforms the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff through music and the performing arts. It has produced 17 albums, bringing some of Australia’s finest performers and composers together in collaborative partnerships that engage with the lived experience of people in the health system and other stressful environments. Hush albums are played not only in hospitals, but also in aged care, palliative care and childcare facilities to reduce stress and anxiety. Community and international orchestras also play music composed for Hush. In 2014, Hush’s contribution to Australian music was acknowledged with the APRA/AMCOS Award for Excellence.Gathering of Kindness recognises the power of the small acts of kindness and respect that build trust and create a sense of safety and security in difficult and challenging situations. ‘When we ask patients, their families and those working in healthcare “What matters to you?”’ says Professor Crock, ‘the single word at the top of the list is kindness.’Tony Gould and Peter Petrucci wrote the music on this album with the Hush ‘family’ firmly in mind. ‘We hope they serve at least one of music’s purposes in life, and that is to help calm our fellow humans in times when things aren’t going so well. Music can do this superbly. It can also give us joy, can foster kindness and a sense that, ultimately, everything will be all right.’ This latest album has been named after the healthcare events Hush has hosted since 2016. The Gathering of Kindness bring people working in health and aged care together to talk about ways kindness can flourish in their organisations and services. These events are being hosted throughout November at metro, regional and rural healthcare organisations across Victoria, and include live performances of Hush plays and music, healthcare book launches and panels, narrative and a range of self-care workshops, as well as updates on new research being undertaken. Hush is also hosting a ticketed event at KPMG in Melbourne on Thursday 14 November.›Pianist / composer / critic / author / academic / educator Tony Gould has been involved in music in Australia for over half a century. A prolific performer, composer and recording artist across several musical genres of art music, Tony has composed and performed alongside other renowned musicians Australia-wide and internationally. His numerous accolades include membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to music.Peter Petrucci is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists, recognised for his virtuosity and lyricism in improvisations and artful compositions. He has released eight albums – the latest, They Know That We Know, in August 2019. Peter has performed locally and internationally supporting distinguished musicians and has appeared at numerous international jazz festivals, in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta, Stonnington and Queensland Jazz Festivals. TRACKLISTING 1 All Things Good2 Anthem3 Calm4 Autumn Lullaby5 Quiet6 Spring Town7 It’s Up to You8 A Little Folk Song9 Essence10 Truth and Beauty11 The Softness of Air12 The Smile Peter Petrucci guitar – Tony Gould piano Tks 1-3, 5, 8, 10-12 composed by Tony Gould.Tks 4, 6, 7 and 9 composed by Peter Petrucci.