1991 James Reyne – Electric Digger Dandy

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.”

Tracks

1  Some People (James Reyne; Jim Vallance) 04:14
2  Slave (James Reyne; Jim Vallance) 04:13
3  Reckless (James Reyne) 05:20
4  Any Day Above Ground (James Reyne) 03:38
5  Take A Giant Step (James Reyne; Simon Hussey) 05:11
6  Company Of Strangers (James Reyne; Simon Hussey) 04:04
7  Black And Blue World (James Reyne; Brett Goldsmith) 04:07
8  Stood Up (John Hiatt) 04:54
9  Outback Woman (James Reyne; Tony Joe White) 03:39
10  Water, Water (James Reyne) 05:41
11  Lay Your Weary Head Down (James Reyne) 02:35

Musicians

1 Some People

BassJef Scott
DrumsJohn Watson
GuitarJames Reyne
GuitarGene Black
Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
Hammond OrganMick O’Connor
KeyboardsSimon Hussey
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
Background VocalsRenee Geyer
VocalsJames Reyne


2 Slave

BassJef Scott
DrumsJohn Watson
Drums (programming)Simon Hussey
Guitar (solo)Steve Housden
GuitarJef Scott
Acoustic GuitarJef Scott
Hammond OrganScott Griffiths
KeyboardsSimon Hussey
KeyboardsScott Griffiths
PianoScott Griffiths
VocalsJames Reyne


3 Reckless

DrumsJohn Watson
Drums (programming)Simon Hussey
GuitarJef Scott
GuitarBrett Kingman
Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
Acoustic GuitarJef Scott
MandolinRichard Pleasance
Hammond OrganSimon Hussey
KeyboardsSimon Hussey
KeyboardsScott Griffiths
VocalsJames Reyne


4 Any Day Above Ground

DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarMark Goldenberg
GuitarJef Scott
Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
KeyboardsSimon Hussey
HarmonicaJimmie Woods
PercussionKenny Aronoff
VocalsJames Reyne


5 Take A Giant Step

BassJef Scott
DrumsJohn Watson
GuitarJef Scott
Guitar (solo)James Reyne
Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
Hammond OrganMick O’Connor
VocalsJames Reyne


6 Company Of Strangers

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJames Reyne
GuitarMark Goldenberg
Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
KeyboardsMark Goldenberg
PercussionKenny Aronoff
Background VocalsEric Lowen
Background VocalsDan Navarro
VocalsJames Reyne


7 Black And Blue World

BassJef Scott
DrumsJohn Watson
Drums (programming)Simon Hussey
GuitarJef Scott
Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
Acoustic GuitarJef Scott
KeyboardsSimon Hussey
KeyboardsScott Griffiths
PianoScott Griffiths
VocalsJames Reyne


8 Stood Up

Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
Acoustic GuitarDan Navarro
Acoustic GuitarEric Lowen
VocalsJames Reyne


9 Outback Woman

BassTony Joe White
DrumsTony Joe White
GuitarTony Joe White
Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
HarmonicaTony Joe White
VocalsJames Reyne


10 Water, Water

BassJef Scott
DrumsJohn Watson
Drums (programming)Simon Hussey
GuitarJef Scott
Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
MandolinRichard Pleasance
KeyboardsSimon Hussey
KeyboardsScott Griffiths
VocalsJames Reyne


11 Lay Your Weary Head Down

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarMark Goldenberg
Acoustic GuitarJames Reyne
KeyboardsSimon Hussey
AccordionMark Goldenberg
FiddleByron Berline
Background VocalsJim McMains
VocalsJames Reyne

Liner Notes

Producer – Simon Hussey (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10)
Producer – Jim Scott (Tracks 4, 6, 8, 11)
Producer – James Reyne, Tony Joe White (Track 9)
Engineer – Michael Letbo, Jim Scott
Engineer (Assistant) – Nigel Derricks, Eric Rudd, Clif Norell, Julie Last, Max Garch, Ken Allardyce, Randy Pekich, Bob Lacivita, Tracy Chisholm
Mixed By – Michael Letbo, Jim Scott

Artwork – Mark Denning
Photography – Notarberadino

Mixed At The Soundcastle, LA, CA
Mixed At Metropolis Audio, Melbourne, AUS
Recorded At Oceanway Recording Studios, LA, CA
Recorded At Dodge City Sound, LA, CA
Recorded At Metropolis Audio, Melbourne, AUS
Phonographic Copyright Free City Music Ltd
Copyright Free City Music Ltd