Australian singles charts:
Arms of Mary entered the Kent Music Report charts on 3 May 1976 and peaked at #28.
The song is on Reach for the Sky which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 10 May 1976 and peaked at #31.
Record label of Australian release:
The Sutherland Brothers (Gavin and Iain Sutherland) were a Scottish folk and soft rock duo.
From 1973 to 1978, they performed with rock band Quiver, and recorded and toured as Sutherland Brothers & Quiver.
Iain Sutherland recalled writing Arms of Mary at the family farmhouse in the Stoke-on-Trent village of Stockton Brook: “The stuff about ‘the lights shine down the valley’, I was looking down through Endon basically”, citing the village of Endon situated in the Churnet Valley.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_of_Mary
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