Archie Roach - Journey

Archie's 2007 Studio Album on CD

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Journey is the eighth studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Archie Roach, released in November 2007 via Liberation Music.

Archie Roach is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist who has developed a unique voice and storytelling style to showcase Australia's diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds. He has become a very important musician and cultural figure in the Australian music landscape and writes songs of love and healing, always looking forward to the future with an amazingly positive outlook, given his personal journey in life.

His breakthrough was in 1990 with the release of his debut album Charcoal Lane, produced by Paul Kelly that contained the classic song Took The Children Away which won an international ‘Human Rights Achievement Award’, and the album two ARIA awards. He has overcome recent setbacks with the loss of his life partner Ruby Hunter in 2010 and then a stroke and lung cancer. Music has been part of his healing journey and he has made some of the strongest albums of his career with Into The Bloodstream in 2012 and now his latest release Let Love Rule.

Journey is an album of songs as a companion piece to a documentary film called Liyarn Ngarn, made with Archie, Patrick Dodson and Pete Postlethwaite

In the language of the Yawaru people, from the West Kimberly region around Broome, Liyarn Ngarn means 'the coming together of the spirit'. It's a recognition of our common fate, and it connects an individual to family, to country and to spirit. A privately funded documentary has brought together the British actor, Pete Postlethwaite, with the indigenous songwriter Archie Roach and Aboriginal leader Pat Dodson. They journey through Australia's outback and historical past in an effort to change people's perceptions and attitudes towards indigenous people.

The impetus for the film was the death of Bill Johnson's adopted Aboriginal son, Louis St John, who was murdered on his 19th birthday, allegedly "because he was black." Postlethwaite sets out to investigate the social status of indigenous people in Australia, uncovering many cruel and prejudicial aspects of law and administration. He hosts a gathering of many of the victims of such treatment, many now elderly. Though having carried wounds all their lives, they have a sort of resilient strength that is remarkable and uplifting to Pete. 

The album was produced by Shane Howard and Nash Chambers and features a beautiful and uplifting set of songs, despite the background to the documentary. Three tracks that stand out to "The Captain" are Liyarn Ngarn, Lighthouse (Song for Two Mothers) and Spirit of Place.

This album showcases the songwriting qualities of Roach and is a great addition to his body of recorded works.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Little Sisters, Old People Singing, Liyarn Ngarn, Lighthouse and Spirit of Place.

This album is released on compact disc housed in a jewel case with lyric booklet, manufactured in Australia.






Little Sisters (Special Place)



Travellin' Bones



Old People Singing



John Pat



Liyarn Ngarn



Never Blood



Too Many Bridges



Lighthouse (Song For Two Mothers)                     



Spirit Of Place



Your Old Ones


SKU 9325583046933
Record Label Liberation Music
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number LIBCD9259.2
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 01 October 2008
Original Release Date (Year) 12 November 2007
Barcode # 9325583046933
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.125m
Shipping Length 0.142m
Shipping Cubic 0.000178m3
Type New
Format Archie's 2007 Studio Album, Compact Disc, Jewel Case CD, Printed Booklet
Format CD
Genre Folk
Genre Folk Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Blues

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