December 3, 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of Judith Durham, Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley and Athol Guy first singing together as The Seekers.
We are pretty sure that The Seekers are the only surviving chart-topping band of the 60s still performing and recording after half a century (but if you can name one other act who can make that claim, comment below).
To mark the 50th anniversary EMI will release ‘The Golden Jubilee Album’ featuring two new songs. The Seekers recorded ‘Silver Threads and Golden Needles’ and ‘In My Life’ in mid-2012.
The Beatles ‘In My Life’ was almost recorded by the band back in 1967. It was considered for the ‘Seen In Green’ album. ‘Silver Threads And Golden Needles’ was first recorded by Wanda Jackson in 1956 and was also a UK and Australian hit for The Springfields in 1962. Linda Ronstadt also covered the song in 1969 and had a Top 20 country hit in the USA with it.
EMI will release The Seekers The Golden Jubilee Album on November 16, 2012.
THE GOLDEN JUBILEE ALBUM | 50 TRACKS FOR 50 YEARS
1. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
2. In My Life
4. Gotta Love Someone
5. The Bush Girl
6. Calling Me Home
7. Guardian Angel/Guiding Light
8. Forever Isn’t Long Enough (For Me)
9. The Shores Of Avalon
10. Far Shore
11. I Am Australian (Live)
12. Keep A Dream In Your Pocket
13. Days Of My Life
14. When Will The Good Apples Fall?
15. Emerald City
16. Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine
17. All I Can Remember
19. The Sad Cloud
20. Colours Of My Life
21. Come The Day
22. Red Rubber Ball
23. Louisiana Man
24. Turn, Turn, Turn
25. California Dreamin’
1. Georgy Girl
2. Island Of Dreams
3. Well, Well, Well
4. When The Stars Begin To Fall
5. Morningtown Ride
6. Someday, One Day
7. Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
8. Walk With Me
9. The Carnival Is Over
10. A World Of Our Own
11. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
12. The Leaving Of Liverpool
13. We Shall Not Be Moved
14. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
15. The Wreck Of The Old ‘97
16. With My Swag All On My Shoulder
17. Whiskey In The Jar
18. This Little Light Of Mine
19. Danny Boy
21. Lady Mary
22. What Have They Done To The Rain?
23. I’ll Never Find Another You
24. Open Up Them Pearly Gates
Watch the Noise11.com interview with Judith Durham.