Touch (Noiseworks album)

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Touch
Noiseworks-touch.jpg
Studio album by
Released 11 November 1988
Genre Pub rock
Label CBS
Producer Chris Kimsey
Noiseworks chronology
Noiseworks
(1987)
Touch
(1988)
Love versus Money
(1991)
Singles from Touch
  1. "Touch"
    Released: October 1988
  2. "Voice of Reason"
    Released: January 1989
  3. "Simple Man"
    Released: May 1989
  4. "In My Youth"
    Released: August 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Touch is the second studio album by Australian rock band Noiseworks. It was released by CBS Records on 11 November 1988.

The album debuted at No. 5 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums Chart.[2] The album was produced by Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones) and Noiseworks.[3] The title track preceded it as the first single, peaking at No. 12 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[2] Subsequent singles "Voice of Reason", "Simple Man", and "In My Youth" failed to make the Top 40. Nevertheless, Noiseworks was now one of Australia's most popular live rock acts.[4]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Simple Man" Kevin Nicol, Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 3:48
2. "Touch" Kevin Nicol, Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley 5:04
3. "Voice of Reason" Jon Stevens, Stuart Fraser[5] 4:16
4. "Chained" Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Kevin Nicol, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 4:26
5. "Home" Kevin Nicol, Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley 5:15
6. "I Can't Win" Lester Johnson, Clifton Knight, Dave Richardson[5] 2:55
7. "Letter" Kevin Nicol, Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley 5:32
8. "Tell It Like It Is" Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Kevin Nicol, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 4:22
9. "Keep Me Running" Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Kevin Nicol, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 4:50
10. "Live and Die" Steve Balbi, Stuart Fraser, Kevin Nicol, Jon Stevens, Justin Stanley[5] 4:35
11. "In My Youth" Jon Stephens, Justin Stanley[5] 3:36

Personnel

Production

  • Chris Kimsey – producer
  • David Price – engineer

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1988–89) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 5
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[7] 31
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 20
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 24

Year-end charts

Chart (1989) Position
ARIA Albums Chart[10] 64

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[10] Platinum 140,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Discography Noiseworks". Australian charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  3. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Noiseworks". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  4. ^ McFarlane, 'Noiseworks' entry. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) search engine". APRA. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2010. Note: requires user to input song title e.g. SIMPLE MAN
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Noiseworks – Touch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Noiseworks – Touch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Noiseworks – Touch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Noiseworks – Touch". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  10. ^ a b "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Albums Chart – 1989 (61–100)". imgur.com. Retrieved 28 April 2016. N.B. The triangle symbol indicates platinum certification.
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