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Whispering Jack [Import]

John Farnham Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Dec 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Bmg
  • ASIN: B00004ZEET
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 303,146 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars CD 13 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very pleased with purchase. This is an old favourite of mine. In fact had forgotten all about it so thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 15 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I ordered it because I know this singer from my days in Australia and he brought back some good memories
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5.0 out of 5 stars It was a present so I cannot rate the product. 13 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It was a present, since it was not for me I cannot rate the product, Seemed to be in very good state and delivery was fast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Standing the test of time 9 Jan 2008
By Linda Bulger - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
John Farnham has been a huge force in the Australian music scene for decades, though he's little known in the United States. After going the garage band and cabaret route in the 1960s, he joined the Little River Band as lead vocalist in the early '80s.

"Whispering Jack," first released in 1986, was his spectacular return to solo performing. There was a wonderful VHS from his "Jack's Back Tour" that everyone in New Zealand and Australia wore out at least once; the one heartbreak is that the most fabulous performance on the VHS was "Amazing Grace," which was NOT one of the tracks on the audio version. I'd give anything to see that performance again -- and if I were in Australia I COULD since "Whispering Jack (20th Anniversary CD / DVD Edition)" was released there in late 2006 -- but right now I can't play PAL format and that's all I've been able to find.

Still, the CD delights me, even without "Amazing Grace." Yes, I replaced the audio tape with the CD and still listen to it almost every week. The haunting and challenging "You're the Voice" is the showpiece, but "No One Comes Close" always rocks me ("Of all the lovers I've ever known, you stand alone / No one comes close to you"), as does "Touch of Paradise."

Farnham's vocals stand the test of time. As for the production, there's a hint of mid-'80s garage band flamboyance about it -- and why not? That's the reality of it. But every note, every chord of this CD is special to me still.

Linda Bulger, 2008
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought it! 16 Mar 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Once upon a time there was a record store that so believed in certain newly released albumns, it guaranteed if you didn't like it you could return it for a full refund. Whispering Jack was one of those albumns, I bought it and you couldn't have paid me any sum of money to return it, it was that good! This albumn is one of my all time favorites and I am so glad it has been released on CD. Unlike most pop CDs which only have one, maybe three good songs on them, this CD is filled with good songs, memorable music and catchy lyrics.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An 80s classic album 16 Dec 2003
By "kiwimuzo" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album was the making of John Farnham the solo artist, and almost succeeded in erasing the memories of his 60s hit "Sadie The Cleaning Lady". Full of powerful, superb songs which were cleverly orchestrated, the biggest advantage is that they show off his amazing voice. His most popular hit "You're The Voice" went on to top the charts for some time, and since then he has often been refered to simply as 'The Voice', which is a fitting tribute to his skills as a singer. Well loved in both Australia and New Zealand, he is relatively unknown in the US, which is a great pity - his brand of passionate rock should have been lapped up in the States if he had ever managed to get the right sort of publicity there, but it was not to be. As a live artist he is one of the most entertaining I have ever seen - cracking jokes with the audience and really creating a buzz amongst the crowd. If you must buy only one John Farnham album, make it this one - then you will probably want to follow it up with another (and that one should be 'Chain Reaction').
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5.0 out of 5 stars Withstanding the ultimate test..........Time! 6 Oct 2003
By Brad Wallace - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
John Farnham has been a musical icon in Australia for too many years to recall. Possessing an extraordinary vocal ability this album represents one of his finest hours. It is a classic and deserves to be referred to as one.
Whispering Jack is folklore in Australia and deserves similar praise throughout the world. It is a travesty that the vocal abilities of John Farnham aren't recognised on a far wider stage then just his own country.
This album is worth every last cent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A defining album of the 80's! 19 July 2003
By Chris Andrews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Wow, what an album! I must admit I haven't heard it for 16 years but its still packs the punch it had back then. Few albums survive the test of time and what a prime example "Whispering Jack" is, the debut solo album by John Farnham arguably the most talented artist to emerge out of Australia. He did for it what Bruce Springsteen did for the U.S. giving the country a public hero every man woman and child could aspire to. It's really quite a remarkable album, arguably his best and one which really defined the meaning of making an individual and unique sound in the roaring synthesized noise that we call "the 80's". If you don't buy this album at least listen to "Touch of Paradise", "Pressure Down" and "You're the Voice" and hear for yourself what it means to be an unforgettable hero in Australian culture.
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