If quality is quantified by the ability to withstand the test of time, Heaven Knows, the debut album from Rick Price is surely an example of master craftsmanship.
More than 25 years since its release and its tracks sound as vital as they did at the time of its launch.
Out via Sony Music in July 1992, the album contained five singles, What’s Wrong With That Girl, Not A Day Goes By, A House Divided, Walk Away Renee and Heaven Knows.
The album peaked at number three in Australia and spent 23 weeks in the ARIA Top 40 charts.
The second single, the title track, charted across Europe and Asia and won the APRA Song of the Year award.
Next month, singer-songwriter Price will return to Australia, from Nashville, to tour Heaven Knows – from cover to cover – in acoustic mode.
He has never performed the album in its entirety before on stage, making these shows a rare treat for fans.
Locals will have their chance to sample the sounds at Oakville House on Saturday, October 13.
“What a journey it’s been these past 25 years since the release of my Heaven Knows album,” said Price.
“Songs transform over a period of time in performance and these early tunes have certainly developed a life of their own,” said Price.
“I’m looking forward to revisiting them with you. I hope you’ll join me.”
The last 12 months have seen an amazing journey for Price, releasing California Dreaming, an album on which he collaborated with his great friend and colleague Jack Jones.
The album went straight to the number one spot on the ARIA Australian Artist chart and received extensive airplay across the country.
Over the years, Price has walked the kind of musical journey dreams are made of.
From the very beginning, as a nine year old and the youngest member of his family’s band, music was Price’s passion.
Since those humble yet defining days, set among the backdrop of country Queensland, the self taught artist has forged an internationally praised and respected career spanning more than three decades.
In the 90s very few southern hemisphere radio stations would go a day without playing a Rick Price song from his broad repertoire.
Price’s album recorded in New York City and released in September 2011, The Water’s Edge, is considered a recent landmark, showcasing new influences and broader style.
There were still echoes of great pop. country rhythm and blues tones, but melded with folk sounds. It was an album which transcended genres and broke new ground with his ever growing audience.
Tickets for the Oakville House show are available now through rickprice.com