1978 The Moirs – State Of Shock

State Of Shock is an album by The Moirs (also known by The Moir Sisters). It was released in 1978.

The Moir Sisters were a Scottish-Australian pop and folk vocal trio which formed in 1970 by the eponymous sisters, Jean, Margot and Lesley. Their debut single, “Good Morning (How Are You?)” (1974), which featured their distinctive high-pitched harmonies, peaked at No. 8 on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart. The group released two albums, Lost: Somewhere Beyond Harmony (1974) and State of Shock (as The Moirs, 1978), In 1989 Margot Moir (married name: Margot Cesario) released a solo single, “Scarlet Skies” and followed with her album, Strong and Mighty, in 1996. Margot died in 2015.


1  Lately It Seems (Jean Moir) 4:16
2  Who Needs A Man (Jean Moir, Margot Moir) 3:25
3  State Of Shock (Jean Moir) 4:26
4  We Could Have Been Together (Jean Moir) 4:00
5  Winter You’ve Caught Me Out Again (Jean Moir) 3:32
6  Jody (Jean Moir) 4:44
7  So Hard To Be A Woman (Jean Moir) 4:20
8  Love Will Find A Way (Jean Moir) 3:44
9  House Of Secrets (Jean Moir) 3:21
10 State Line (Jean Moir) 3:33



BassMike Porcaro
Double BassChuck Domanico
DrumsPeter Donald
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarJohn Farrar
GuitarJean Moir
GuitarMargot Moir
PianoGreg Mathieson
PianoJames Newton-Howard
SaxPete Christlieb
PercussionVictor Feldman
VocalsJean Moir
VocalsMargot Moir
VocalsLesley Moir

Liner Notes

Producer – John Farrar
Arranged By (Strings) – Jimmie Haskell
Conductor (Strings) – Jimmie Haskell
Engineer – Joe Bogan
Engineer – Thom Wilson
Mastered By – John Golden
Leader (String Section) – Sidey Sharp
Mixed By – Thom Wilson
Mixed By (Assistant) – George Tutko, Ross Pallone

Art Direction – David Costa
Photography By – Han Chew Tham

Manufactured By – RCA Limited
Distributed By – RCA Limited
Recorded At – Dawnbreaker Studios
Mixed At – Cherokee Studios
Mixed At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders