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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Post 213 - The Reels - 5 Great gifts Ideas From The Reels EP

The Reels originated with the group Native Son which was formed in the country town of Dubbo, New South Wales and played in the area for about three years, mainly playing cover versions of current and classic hits. After moving to Sydney in 1978 they changed the band's name to The Brucelanders. They gradually developed an original repertoire of fast paced, quirky pop and ska music, and their energetic performances gained them a strong following on the thriving east coast live music scene at that time. They were also given enormous support in Sydney by the ABC's rock radio station Double J. In 1979 they secured a recording contract with the Australian branch of the Mercury Records label, changed their name to The Reels and released their debut single, "Love Will Find A Way" and its follow-up "Prefab Heart." In mid 1980 the group undertook the innovative Reels By Rail tour, which saw them using rail transport to travel to all the destinations on their tour. At the end of the year, returning to their roots as a covers band, they released a five track Christmas EP, 5 Great Gift Ideas From The Reels. Here to download is that EP on Mercury Records "5 Great gifts Ideas From The Reels" (6235 014)

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