Hunters and Collectors – Ghost Nation

Ghost Nation (cover)

Ghost Nation (cover)


Hunters and Collectors 1989 album, released internationally via Atlantic Records. Contains the hits When The River Runs Dry and Blind Eye.

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

Release Date: November 1989 (outside Aus: April 1990). Remaster: 7 July 2003.

Australian Chart Position: #10 (ARIA) / #7 (AMR) (Double Platinum).

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

Value: A$5-A$22.



Track Listing(s)


 Highly recommended track.
 Commercial single.
 Promotional single.


Version: Mushroom and Liberation Records Australian CD album (all full album versions are the same).

Album length: 43 minutes, 23 seconds.

ReplayGain loudness: -2.85dB (1989); -10.41dB (2003/2008).

  1. When The River Runs Dry 
  2. Blind Eye 
  3. Love All Over Again 
  4. Crime Of Passion
  5. You Stole My Thunder
  6. Ghost Nation
  7. The Way You Live 
  8. Gut Feeling
  9. Lazy Summer Day
  10. Running Water


Version: Mushroom Records Australian cassette Promo.

EP length: 22 minutes, 31 seconds.

ReplayGain loudness: N/A.

  1. When The River Runs Dry 
  2. Blind Eye 
  3. Crime Of Passion
  4. You Stole My Thunder
  5. Ghost Nation






Liner Notes

Hunters & Collectors

John Archer – Bass

Doug Falconer – Drums

Jack Howard – Trumpet, Keyboards

Robert Miles – Sound, Design

Barry Palmer – Guitars

Mark Seymour – Lead Vocals, Guitar

Jeremy Smith – French Horn, Keyboards, Guitar

Michael Waters – Trombone, Keyboards


Direction: Michael Roberts, Loud & Clear Management.

For membership of the Ghost Nation – an organisation of Hunters & Collectors supporters: Contact PO Box 276 Albert Park, Victoria 3206, Australia.


Additional Musicians

Linda & Vicka Bull – Backing Vocals

Neil Finn – Backing Vocals

Cindy Watkins – Strings

Jenn Anderson – Strings

Alex Pertout – Additional Percussion

Paul Williamson – Saxophone

Jex Saarelaht – Additional Keyboards

Chris Dyer – Additional Trumpet

Ben Taylor – Washboard


H&C Crew

Stig Moor

George Hanna

Mick Davis

Mark Gason

Paul Guthrie

Kevin Beacham

Andy Chapman


Produced by Hunters & Collectors and Clive Martin.

Engineered by Clive Martin.

Assistant Engineers: Peter Edwards & Tony Balter at Platinum Studio’s, Melbourne.

Mixed by E.T. Thorngren.

Assistant Engineer: Joe Pirrera at the Hit Factory, New York.


Lyrics by Mark Seymour *

Music by Hunters & Collectors *

Publisher: Human Frailty / Mushroom Music.


* All tracks except “Crime Of Passion”

Lyrics and music by Eric Gradman and Liz Reed

Publisher: Greenstone Music


Lyrics reproduced with permission