Australian singles charts:
Jamaican Farewell entered the Kent charts on 17 September 1973 and peaked at #66.
The song is on A Strange Fantastic Dream which entered the Kent album charts on 17 December 1973 and peaked at #17.
Mike Rudd, Tim Gaze
Record label of Australian release:
Wikipedia – Mike Rudd:
New Zealand-born musician and composer Mike Rudd has been based in Australia since the late 1960s. In the 1970s he was the leader of Australian progressive rock bands Spectrum, which also worked under the pseudonym Indelible Murtceps (Spectrum backwards), and Ariel.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Rudd
Ariel’s debut album A Strange Fantastic Dream, produced by Peter Dawkins was released on EMI’s progressive label Harvest in December 1973. It included their most successful single Jamaican Farewell, its success hampered by a lack of airplay in Sydney, although it impressed the industry enough to win the FACB ‘Single of the Year’.
Read more: www.milesago.com/artists/ariel.htm
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
Also by Ariel: I’ll Take You High
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