Red Sails in the Sunset (album)

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Red Sails in the Sunset is an album by Midnight Oil that was released in 1984 under the Columbia Records label. This album was recorded and produced in Tokyo, Japan and is significant for becoming their first No. 1 album in Australia (it entered also the US Billboard 200). The cover image contains a striking depiction of Sydney Harbour after a hypothetical nuclear strike. This album contained tracks that were performed at their Sydney Harbour Goat Island concert in 1985 in tandem with Triple J celebrating the radio station's 10th birthday, which was simulcast on ABC Television and subsequently re-broadcast on their then-Tuesday night music program Rock Arena. (The film footage later became part of the Best of Both Worlds album released in 2004.) It is also notable for containing the only Midnight Oil song sung by Drummer Rob Hirst, "When The Generals Talk".


Track listing

Chart positions


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1978: "Run by Night"  • 1981: "Don't Wanna Be the One"  • "Armistice Day"  • 1982: "Power and the Passion"  • "Read About It"  • "US Forces"  • 1986: "The Dead Heart"  • 1987: "Beds Are Burning"  • " Put Down that Weapon"  • 1988: "Dreamworld"  • 1990: "Blue Sky Mine"  • "Forgotten Years"  • "King of the Mountain"  • "Bedlam Bridge"  • "One Country"  • 1992: "Sometimes"  • 1993: "Truganini"  • "My Country"  • "In the Valley"  • "Drums of Heaven"  • "Outbreak of Love"  • 1996: "Underwater"  • "Surf's Up Tonight"  • 1998: "Redneck Wonderland"  • "White Skin Black Heart"  • "Cemetery In My Mind"  • 2000: "The Real Thing" 2002: "Golden Age"

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