The Original Seekers Back To Our Roots album coverWhen The Seekers started in 1962, they were an all-male group – Athol Guy, Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley and singer Ken Ray. Ray left to get married and was replaced by Judith Durham, who has now retired.

“The Original Seekers” is a bit of a misnomer – Ray has not returned. Instead, his place has been taken by producer and guitarist Michael Cristiano, who fits perfectly on this record, which harks back to the group’s early folk-pop days. With tracks such as End Of The Line, Adios Amor, Goodnight Irene and The Parting Glass, it also sounds like a farewell. If it is, The Seekers are going out on a high. This is an exquisite, unexpected treat.

Back To Our Roots by The Seekers is out now via Fanfare.

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