[ Ode Records / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 7 December 2009
'The Rumour Collection' is a collection of songs covering Rumour's releatively short career in the 70s, and includes the 1971 hit single "L'Amour Est L'Enfant De La Liberte".
Rumour originally came from Huntly and began life as The Surfies in 1966 before moving to Auckland, recording three singles for the Zodiac label and changing their line up and name to Rumour.
The band were discovered and managed by Ray Colombus and in Auckland, Shade and Gerard began writing great songs including "L'Amour Est L'Enfant De La Liberte (Love Is The Child Of Freedom)" which was a No.1 for 6 weeks. They were the support act for The Beach Boys and Neil Sedaka for their Auckland shows, and also toured New Zealand with Cilla Black.
Rumour released four albums, 'Garden Of Your Smile' (1971), the very popular 'Land Of New Vigour And Zeal' (1972) - about the first immigrants to come to this country, 'Holy Morning' (1972) - containing songs from the first two albums, plus a few new ones and a greatest hits compilation in 1973 called 'An Evening At Home - The Best Of The Rumour'.
After going their own separate ways for a few years, they reunited in 1985 for the 25 years of television special, which was nationally broadcast on TV1 from the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.
As well as the four original "Sapphires" from Huntly College, the band now includes Barry Rushton (drummer) from the 60s band The Kal-q-Lated Risk (from Palmerston North) and Judy Donaldson, formerly of the popular TV and recording duo The Chicks and wife of bassist Ross Hindman.
'The Rumour Collection' is a collection of songs covering Rumour's releatively short career in the 70s, and naturally includes the 1971 hit single "L'Amour Est L'Enfant De La Liberte".
1. L'amour est L'Enfant de la Liberte
2. Garden of Your smile
3. What Have You Done (With That Day God Gave you)
4. Learn To Live Together
5. What Doe's it Mean
6. If I only had a chance
7. Land of New Vigour and Zeal
8. Holy Morning
9. No Money on Our Trees
11. I'm not your only Son
12. Two Ways To Look
13. Will You Still love Me Tomorrow
14. Teach Your Children
15. Play Moma Play
16. Beautiful To Me
17. Like Children Do
18. Queen of Paradise
19. Dancing Feet
20. Precious Love
21. The Woman in My Life (Shade Smith)
22. The Life of a Story (Shade Smith)
23. I can't wait for Summertime (the Surfires)
24. Friction ( the Surfires)