| November 1982|
The Town House, London
CBS Records International
| September 1982|
| Nick Launay & Midnight Oil|
Red Sails in the Sunset
Rock music, New wave, Post-punk
Red Sails in the Sunset, Place without a Postcard, Scream in Blue, Earth and Sun and Moon, Redneck Wonderland
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 is the fourth album by Midnight Oil that was released on vinyl in 1982 under the Columbia Records label. It peaked at No. 3 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart and remained on the chart for 171 weeks. The album's closing track "Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something" contains a note held by the group for what seems like an eternity, which would continue into the album's runout groove, and emulated on the CD version for just over 40 seconds. This is an approximation of a locked groove, a gimmick used a number of times on vinyl albums (such as Diamond Dogs and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) where the ending sound would continue into the runout groove, with which the sound would continue on until the turntable arm was lifted off, or the automatic return on some turntables would kick in. In October 2010, the album was listed in the top 30 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums with 1987's Diesel and Dust at No. 1.
Midnight OilPeter Garrett – lead vocals
Peter Gifford – bass, vocals
Rob Hirst – drums, vocals
Jim Moginie – guitars, keyboards
Martin Rotsey – guitars
Additional personnelGary Barnacle – brass (on "Power and the Passion")
Peter Thoms – brass (on "Power and the Passion")
Luke Tunney – brass (on "Power and the Passion")
"Scream in Blue" is a song by Midnight Oil from their 1982 studio album, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. It is the longest track on the album (by 38 seconds), featuring an extremely esoteric yet also very intense, perhaps somewhat progressive rock-inflected intro - for which the song is probably best remembered - just over two minutes in length. After this, the song becomes very quiet and keyboard-driven, allowing Garrett's vocals to become dominant.
Discounting re-packagings, the song has been featured on no compilations. The song was performed sporadically throughout the band's history. While on tour for 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 the full song was performed occasionally. At other times, it re-appeared, yet usually as only the intro. An example of this from 1990 can be found on the live album Scream in Blue (which derives its name from this track). Otherwise, no live versions have been officially released.
1Outside World4:2210, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Wikipedia
2Only The Strong4:34