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Electric Digger Dandy

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Released  June 1991
Length  47:00
Artist  James Reyne
Producer  Simon Hussey
Genre  Rock music
Recorded  1990-91
"Electric Digger Dandy" (1991)  The Best (1992)
Release date  June 1991
Label  Charisma Records
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Similar  James Reyne albums, Rock music albums

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Electric Digger Dandy is the third solo studio album by Australian singer/songwriter James Reyne released in June 1991. The album was released in America as Any Day Above Ground. The album peaked at number 3 on the ARIA Charts, which remains Reyne's highest charting album.


The album saw Reyne's return to a more electric sound. It features the singles "Slave", "Any Day Above Ground" and "Some People", as well as a new, acoustic rendition of the Australian Crawl song "Reckless."


Tomas Mureika of All Music said on "Electric Digger Dandy Reyne expands his musical boundaries with collaborations with Jim Vallance and Tony Joe White. The result is an invigorated Reyne, who seems to be having a great time winding his voice around gorgeous melodies and intense rants alike. Despite its nutty had-to-be-changed-for-America title, Digger Dandy finds a more introspective experimental Reyne, one content to play the music at a lower level and let his words and stiletto voice speak for itself.".

Track listing

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  1. "Some People" (J. Reyne, J. Vallance) - 4:13
  2. "Slave" (J. Reyne, J. Vallance) - 4:13
  3. "Reckless" (J. Reyne) - 5:19
  4. "Any Day Above Ground" (J. Reyne) - 3:38
  5. "Take a Giant Step" (J. Reyne, S. Hussey) - 5:10
  6. "Company of Strangers" (J. Reyne, S. Hussey) - 4:05
  7. "Black and Blue World" (J. Reyne, B. Goldsmith) - 4:06
  8. "Stood Up" (J. Hiatt) - 4:52
  9. "Outback Woman" (J. Reyne, T. J. White) - 3:38
  10. "Water, Water" (J. Reyne) - 5:40
  11. "Lay Your Weary Head Down" (J. Reyne) - 2:34


  • James Reyne - Vocals, guitar
  • Jef Scott - Guitars, bass, vocals
  • Simon Hussey - Keyboards, producer
  • John Watson - Drums
  • Guests

  • Mick O'Connor - Hammond Organ
  • Renee Geyer - Backing Vocals
  • Gene Black - Guitar
  • C. J. Vanston - Keyboards
  • Scott Griffiths - Piano, Hammon ORgan, Keyboards
  • Steve Housden - Guitar solo on "Slave"
  • Richard Pleasance - Mandolin
  • Brett Kingman - Electric Guitar
  • Mark Goldenberg - guitars, keyboards
  • Kenny Aronoff - Drums, percussion
  • Jimmie Wood - Harmonica
  • Eric Lowen - backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Dan Navarro - backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Tony Joe White - electric guitar, harmonica, bass, drums
  • John Pierce - bass
  • Byron Berline - fiddle
  • Jim McMains - backing vocals
  • Songs

    1Some People4:14


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