James Reyne

James Michael Nugent Reyne

Also known as J. Reyne, J.Reyne, Reyne
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Discography of James Reyne:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Rip It Up 2 Audio 1987 Capitol Records
2 Motor's Too Fast 2 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
3 Fall Of Rome 4 Audio 1987 Capitol Records
4 James Reyne 11 Audio 1987 Capitol Records
5 Fall Of Rome (Rock Mix) 4 Audio 1987 EMI
6 Motor's Too Fast 4 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
7 Rip It Up 4 Audio 1987 Capitol Records
8 R. O. C. K. 2 Audio 1985 Freestyle Records (5)
9 Hammerhead 2 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
10 One More River 2 Audio 1989 Capitol Records
11 Trouble In Paradise 2 Audio 1989 Capitol Records
12 Wonderful Today 3 Audio 1998 Roadshow Entertainment
13 Not Waving Drowning 3 Audio 1998 Roadshow Entertainment
14 Brand New Emperor's Clothes 4 Audio 1997 Roadshow Entertainment
15 It's Only Natural 4 Audio 1995 rooArt
16 Way Out West 3 Audio 1992 EMI Music Australia
17 Hard Reyne 11 Audio 1989 Capitol Records
18 Electric Digger Dandy 11 Audio 1991 Virgin
19 The Whiff Of Bedlam 12 Audio 1994 rooArt
20 Live In Rio 18 Audio 1995 rooArt
21 Design For Living 24 Audio 1999-02-00 Roadshow Entertainment
22 Speedboats For Breakfast 11 Audio 2004-04-00 Liberation Music
23 ...And The Horse You Rode In On! 15 Audio 2004 Liberation Blue
24 Every Man A King 12 Audio 2007 Liberation Music
25 Ghost Ships 15 Audio 2007 Liberation Blue
26 Hard Reyne 11 Audio 1989-05-00 Capitol Records
27 James Reyne 11 Audio 1987 Capitol Records
28 James Reyne 11 Audio 1988-04-00 Capitol Records
29 The Best 15 Audio 1992
30 James Reyne 11 Audio 1988-04-00 Capitol Records
31 Hammerhead 2 Audio 1987
32 Electric Digger Dandy 10 Audio 1991 Virgin
33 Fall Of Rome 2 Audio 1987 Capitol Records
34 The Definitive Collection 44 Audio 2004 EMI
35 Fall Of Rome 3 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
36 Design For Living 14 Audio 1999-02-00 Roadshow Entertainment
37 Any Day Above Ground 11 Audio 1991 Virgin
38 James Reyne 11 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
39 Hammerhead (LP Version) 4 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
40 Fall Of Rome 4 Audio 1987
41 James Reyne Frames 9 Audio 1990-03-14
42 One More River 3 Audio 1989 Capitol Records
43 Motor's Too Fast 2 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
44 Always The Way 2 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
45 Fall Of Rome (Rock Mix) 3 Audio 1988 Capitol Records
46 Any Day Above Ground 11 Audio 1991 Charisma Records
47 Design For Living 14 Audio Liberation Music
48 Heaven On A Stick 2 Audio 1987 Capitol Records
49 House Of Cards 2 Audio 1989
50 Electric Digger Dandy 11 Audio 1991 Virgin


Born in Lagos, Nigeria to an Australian mother and an English father, James' family migrated to Australia in the early 60's, settling in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula area. Leaving law school to study drama at the Victorian College of the Arts, James' musical career initially took hold in the early 80's when he and some friends formed the band Australian Crawl.

With his prolific song writing and unique vocal style, James led Australian Crawl to the top of the Australian music scene. The band's popularity skyrocketed with all of their albums achieving top 5 status, winning numerous band, music and video awards, while James won hurrahs for the best male vocalist for 3 consecutive years. He also won acclaim as a songwriter - the song "RECKLESS" earning him a place in the league of homegrown greats.

Australian Crawl achieved a success that assured them a place in Australian music history.

After the band split in 1986, James spent some time in the United States and Europe, returning to Australia in 1988.

His first self-titled solo album went triple platinum and included three top 10 singles. In the following years James released two more solo albums, "HARD REYNE" and "ELECTRIC DIGGER DANDY", which mirrored the success of the first.

Being somewhat beguiled by the experience of working in an ensemble, James joined country music star James Blundell and recorded the classic Dingoes song "WAY OUT WEST" which exploded into the number 1 position on the Australian charts.

He next joined compadres Daryl Braithwaite, Jef Scott and Simon Hussey on the album "THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS", from which four top 10 singles were hewn.

James then returned to Los Angeles to record with renowned producer Stewart Levine, arriving back in 1995 with the CD "THE WHIFF OF BEDLAM".

In 1999 James recorded and released the CD "DESIGN FOR LIVING" with friends and brothers Scott and Brett Kingman.

Throughout his career James has appeared in several and varied theatrical, film and television productions and concert events, the more visible of these including "Return To Eden", "Tina; What's Love Got To Do With It?", television drama "State Coroner" and "The Little Shop Of Horrors".

2004 saw the completion of "Speedboats For Breakfast", released on Liberation Records, followed in 2005 with the special Liberation Blue acoustic series CD …"AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON"" which allowed James to revisit many of the above titles with little more than a lone acoustic guitar underpinning his most distinctive voice.

James toured Australia during 2005 – 2006, all the while writing and recording. For those with children, you may have seen two Children's book / CDs in stores where James' recordings come to life courtesy of Wendy Straw's illustrations. The first two books were Mr Froggy & Save The Bones For Henry Jones. The third book in this series, The Little Engine was released in June 2007. James also co-hosted (with Tracee Hutchison) DIG TV for ABC 2 during this period.

2007 saw the release of "EVERY MAN A KING", his eighth solo album.

Also in bands Spiff Rouch & Clutch Cargo.


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