Diesel and Dust is the sixth studio album by Australian rock group Midnight Oil which was released in August 1987 by Spirit Music label under Columbia Records. Diesel and Dust was produced by Warne Livesey and the band. It is a concept album about the struggles of Indigenous Australians and environmental causes, issues important to the band. It drew inspiration from the Blackfella/Whitefella Tour of remote Indigenous communities with the Warumpi Band and Gondwanaland in 1986. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart for six weeks.
A1 Beds Are Burning 4:14
A2 Put Down That Weapon 4:38
A3 Dreamworld 3:36
A4 Arctic World 4:21
A5 Warakurna 4:38
B1 The Dead Heart 5:10
B2 Whoah 3:50
B3 Bullroarer 4:59
B4 Sell My Soul 3:35
B5 Sometimes 3:53
Label: Columbia – FC 40967, Columbia – C 40967
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Recorded At – Albert Studios
Copyright (c) – Midnight Oil
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Midnight Oil
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Arranged By [Strings] – Jim Moginie, Warne Livesey
Bass, Vocals [Singing] – Peter Gifford
Drums, Vocals [Singing] – Rob Hirst
Engineer – Guy Gray
Guitar – Martin Rotsey
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals [Singing] – Jim Moginie
Keyboards [Additional] – Warne Livesey
Other [Facilitator] – Gary Morris
Producer – Midnight Oil, Warne Livesey
Trombone – Glad Reed
Vocals [Singer] – Peter Garrett
Written-By – Midnight Oil
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 0 7464-40967-1 02
Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched): AL-40967-DMM-1B / G5 / STERLING B2
Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched): AL-40967-DMM-1A / G5 / STERLING B/4
Rights Society: APRA
Picture & lyrics inner sleeve look good, cover looks excellent, with minimal ring wear and corner wear. Note there are some light surface scuff / scratch marks on the actual record: I have played this record years ago and do not recall the record skipping; that was years before the record was put into storage.
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