Eric Bogle: Singing The Spirit Home  •  Discography

  • Singing The Spirit Home
    • 2005 - Greentrax CDTRAX 4001B CD (5 CD Set)
  • Disc One
    1. Now I'm Easy
    2. No Man's Land (aka Green Fields of France)
    3. Front Row Cowboy
    4. Song of the Whale
    5. Dan
    6. The Aussie BBQ Song
    7. Shining River
    8. Lady from Bendigo
    9. I Hate Wogs
    10. Leaving Nancy (live)
    11. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    12. Belle of Broughton
  • Disc Two
    1. Scraps of Paper
    2. He's Nobody's Moggy Now
    3. If Wishes Were Fishes
    4. Bushfire
    5. The Engima
    6. Hard Hard Times
    7. Do You Know Any Dylan (live)
    8. Safe in the Harbor
    9. Little Gomez
    10. A Reason For it All
    11. Glasgow Lullaby
    12. My Yougest Son Came Home Today
  • Disc Three
    1. When the Wind Blows
    2. Wilderness
    3. Silly Slang Song
    4. Harry's Wife
    5. Shelter
    6. What Kind of Man
    7. Feed the Children
    8. Blues for Alex
    9. Leaving the Land
    10. Something of Value
    11. Rosie (live)
    12. Peace Has Broken Out
  • Disc Four
    1. Singing the Spirit Home
    2. Katie and the Dreamtime Land
    3. Welcome Home
    4. Don't You Worry About That
    5. Plastic Paddy
    6. Somewhere in America
    7. One Small Life
    8. Short White Blues
    9. Vanya
    10. Mirrors
    11. The Gift of Years
    12. Wouldn't be Dead for Quids
  • Disc Five
    1. Small Miracles
    2. Keeper of the Flame
    3. Standing in the Light
    4. The Digger's Legacy
    5. Dedication Day
    6. The Golden City
    7. Troy's Song
    8. Ekka's Silver Jubilee Song
    9. Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo
    10. The Blessing
    11. One Small Star
    12. The End of an Auld Song

"Boxed sets of Greatest Hits usually appear after the songwriter in question is safely dead, but I'm in reasonable health and I need the cash now. Anyway, thisn't really a Greatest Hits compilation, it's more a collection of the songs that are most requested at my live concerts, plus a few of my personal favourites. Taken together they form a pretty fair cross-section of the type of songs I have written over the last 30 years or so." — Eric Bogle

"Most of the best contemporary songs of the 70's were written by Eric Bogle" — Melody Maker

"A somewhat wide-ranging collection * if any one word could sum it up, it is probably 'iconoclastic' … An extraordinary ability to get into the mind of ex-servicemen, both those remembering comrades they left behind, and those wondering why they went. In Oz this means the Anzacs and Gallipoli, of course... Eric is also spot-on when he marks sadness and poignancy, with songs about children with cerebral palsy and worse, and break-ups of marriage... A fascinating collection, much enhanced by Eric's ability to deliver a song exactly as it should sound." — Scots Magazine