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In August 1987.

In August 1987, “Spirit Music” label released “Diesel and Dust”, the sixth Midnight Oil studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Albert Studios” in Sydney, Australia, and was produced by Peter Garrett, Peter Gilford, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey and Wame Livesey. In 1989, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it No. 13 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of the 1980s”. In October 2010 it was listed at No. 1 in the book “100 Best Australian Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Peter Garrett– vocals
  • Peter Gifford– bass, vocals
  • Robert Hirst– drums, vocals
  • Jim Moginie– guitars, keyboards
  • Martin Rotsey– guitars

Track listing:

  1. .Beds Are Burning – Peter Garrett, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie
  2. Put Down the Weapon – Peter Garrett, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie
  3. Dreamworld – Peter Garrett, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie
  4. Arctic World – Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie
  5. Warakurna – Jim Moginie
  6. The Dead Heart – Peter Garrett, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie
  7. Whoah – Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie
  8. Bullroare – Peter Garrett, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie
  9. Sell My Soul – Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie
  10. Sometimes – Peter Garrett, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie
  11. Gunbarrel Highway – Peter Garrett, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie, Peter Gifford, Martin Rotsey

On February 25, 1990.

Midnight Oil_Blue Sky Mining

On February 25, 1990, “Columbia” label released “Blue Sky Mining”, the seventh Midnight Oil album. It was recorded in 1989, at “Rhino” in Sydney, and was produced by Warne Livesey, Peter Garrett, Bones Hillman, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey and Warne Livesey . At the “ARIA Music Awards” in 1991, “Blue Sky Mining” won “Best Group”, “Outstanding Achievement Award”, “Best Cover Art”, “Best Video” and “Album of the Year”. The album was awarded 5× Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”.

Personnel:

  • Peter Garrett- lead vocals
  • Bones Hillman- bass, vocals
  • Robert Hirst- drums, vocals
  • Jim Moginie- guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Martin Rotsey- guitars, vocals
  • Warne Livesey- keyboards
  • Jeremy Smith – French horn
  • Phillip Hartl – string leader
  • Glad and Carl – Horn Swells

Track listing:

  1. Blue Sky Mine – Peter Garrett, Bones Hillman, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey
  2. Stars of Warburton – Peter Garrett, Martin Rotsey
  3. Bedlam Bridge – Robert Hirst
  4. Forgeotten Years – Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie
  5. Mountains of Burma – Robert Hirst
  6. King of the Mountain – Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie
  7. River Runs Red – Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie
  8. Shakers and Movers – Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie
  9. One Country – Peter Garret, Jim Moginie
  10. Antartica – Peter Garret, Robert Hirst, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey
  11. You May Not Be released – Jim Moginie