Hunters and Collectors – What’s A Few Men? / Fate

What's A Few Men? (cover)

What’s A Few Men? (cover)

 

What’s A Few Men?

Relatively commercially successful 1987 and 1988 releases. “What’s A Few Men?” was the original Australian album release, with “Fate” being a more commercial version aimed at the American market. “Fate” was remixed and dropped two tracks from “Men” while adding four new ones. The remastered Liberation Records “What’s A Few Men?” album is the only version available new and contains the four songs previously only on “Fate”. All versions contain the well known hit single “Do You See What I See?”.

Released In: [Australia / NZ].

Release Date: 16 November 1987. Remaster: 11 August 2003.

Australian Chart Position: #16 (AMR) (Platinum).

Availability: Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.

Value: A$6-A$22.

 

Fate (cover)

Fate (cover)

 

Fate

Released In: [Australia / NZ] [Europe] [USA] [Canada].

Release Date: US/UK September 1988, Aus March 1991.

Australian Chart Position: Did Not Enter.

Availability: Moderately common. Available new in digital form.

Value: A$6-A$24.

 

 

Track Listing(s)

Legend:

 Highly recommended track.
 Commercial single.
 Promotional single.

 

Version: Liberation Records What’s A Few Men? Australian CD album. This is the version available new and contains all songs, remastered, from this era.

Album length: 54 minutes, 28 seconds.

ReplayGain loudness: -10.18dB (2003/2008).

  1. Faraway Man
  2. Do You See What I See? 
  3. Around The Flame 
  4. So Long Ago
  5. Breakneck Road
  6. What Are You Waiting For?
  7. Under The Sun 
  8. Still Hanging ‘Round 
  9. You Can Have It All
  10. What’s A Few Men? 
  11. Give Me A Reason
  12. Back On The Breadline # 
  13. Wishing Well #
  14. Real World #
  15. Something To Believe In #

# Taken from the Fate album.

 

Version: Mushroom Records What’s A Few Men? Australian CD album (remaining versions of What’s A Few Men? do not include the Living Daylight EP).

Album length: 50 minutes, 18 seconds.

ReplayGain loudness: -3.20dB (1987).

  1. Faraway Man
  2. Do You See What I See? 
  3. Around The Flame 
  4. So Long Ago
  5. Breakneck Road
  6. What Are You Waiting For?
  7. Under The Sun 
  8. Still Hanging ‘Round 
  9. You Can Have It All
  10. What’s A Few Men? 
  11. Give Me A Reason
  12. Inside A Fireball #
  13. Living Daylight #
  14. January Rain #

# Taken from the Living Daylight EP

 

Version: Mushroom Records Fate CD album (LP versions of Fate do not contain the songs What’s A Few Men? and Breakneck Road).

Album length: 47 minutes, 18 seconds.

ReplayGain loudness: -4.25 (1991).

  1. Back On The Breadline 
  2. Wishing Well
  3. You Can Have It All
  4. Do You See What I See? 
  5. Around The Flame 
  6. Faraway Man
  7. Under The Sun (Where I Come From) 
  8. What Are You Waiting For?
  9. So Long Ago
  10. Real World
  11. Something To Believe In 
  12. Breakneck Road
  13. What’s A Few Men? 

 

 

Review

N/A

 

Liner Notes

 

What’s A Few Men?

 

All lyrics reproduced by permission of Human Frailty and Mushroom Music.

 

Words: Mark Seymour.

Music: Hunters And Collectors.

 

Additional Musicians:

Chris Wilson, Harmonica.

Lyndsey Field, Backing Vocals.

Joe Creighton, Backing Vocals.

Alex Pertout, Percussion.

Stephanie Blake, Violin.

Jonathon Carter, Violin.

Cindy Watkin, Viola.

John Lee, Baritone Sax and Clarinet.

 

Produced by Greg Edward and H&C.

Engineered and mixed by Greg Edward.

At Metropolis Audio Melbourne.

September 1987.

Assistant Engineer (What’s A Few Men?), Leanne Vallence.

Assistant Engineer (Living Daylight EP), Michael Wickow.

 

Management, Michael Roberts.

Loud & Clear Management.

Ph 03 534 9238 Email JND 194 PO Box 276

Albert Park 3206 Victoria Australia.

Photography, Peter Houghton

Sleeve Design, Robert Miles.

Thanks to Yolande Gray and Jacqueline Everett.

 

 

Fate

 

Lyrics printed with permission.

Reproduction prohibited.

 

Words: Mark Seymour.

Music: Hunters And Collectors.

(Mushroom Music / Human Frailty)

 

H&C

John Archer

Doug Falconer

Jack Howard

Robert Miles

Mark Seymour

Jeremy Smith

Michael Waters

 

HUNNA’S CREW

Stephen (Stig) Moor

George Hanna

Geoff Phillips

Mick Davis

 

Additional Musicians:

Chris Wilson, Harmonica.

Lyndsey Field, Backing Vocals.

Joe Creighton, Backing Vocals.

Alex Pertout, Percussion.

Stephanie Blake, Violin.

Jonathon Carter, Violin.

Cindy Watkin, Viola.

John Lee, Baritone Sax and Clarinet.

Michael Landau, Guitar.

Barry Palmer, Slide Guitar.

Zan Abeyratne, Backing Vocals.

Vicka Bull, Backing Vocals.

Paul Williamson, Sax.

 

Photography, Peter Houghton

Sleeve Design, Robert Miles.

 

Direction – Michael Roberts for Loud & Clear Management.

PO Box 276

Albert Park Vic 3206 Australia.

 

Produced by Greg Edward with Hunters & Collectors.