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Broderick Smith Big Combo Classic Heads To CD

by Paul Cashmere - September 1 2010


Aztec Music will release the Broderick Smith`s Big Combo album for the very first time on CD this month.

Broderick Smith’s 1981 Big Combo was the one and only album for the band featuring Smith (The Dingoes, Carson), Chris Wilson (Buster Brown), Graham Thompson (Stars / Russell Morris Band), John Annas (Kevin Borich Express), Mal Eastick (Stars) and Mick O’Connor (Mark Gillespie).

The album was originally released on the Glenn Wheatley owned W.B.E. label. It was recorded in Melbourne at AAV under the guidance of Ernie Rose producing.

The album generated two Top 40 hits in Australia (Faded Roses and My Father’s Hands) and the album classic ‘Ruby In The Snow’.

Gil Matthews at Aztec records has remastered the album which will be repackaged with a 6 pannel digi-pak and 24 page booklet.

The non-LP b-side ‘Mr B Is Leaving’ has been added to the tracklisting.

Songs are:


1. Last Train from Mobiltown

2. Faded Roses ?3. Tightrope

4. High Rise

5. Back Off Baby Brother

6. I Was Here

7. Fortune Favours the Bold

8. My Father’s Hands

9. The Devil Drives (Ray’s Song)

10. Ruby in the Snow ?Bonus Track

11. Mr. B is Leaving Town

Broderick Smith’s Big Combo released on September 8, 2010 through Aztec Music*


* Check it out here