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These pages give details about those hard to find and sought after recordings which New Seekers' fans may want to collect, including releases on flexi-disc, vinyl, cassette and CD. Some of CDs listed feature recordings made by members of the New Seekers before they joined the group.

If you're missing any of these from your collection, try finding them using the On the Net guide to record collecting.

Collectors' Items: CDs featuring the New Seekers

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Free To Be

Marlo Thomas and Friends
Free To Be... You and Me

An album of songs, stories and poems for children. The New Seekers sang the title track. Eve Graham and Peter Doyle shared the lead vocal. In the 1970s the album became a part of growing up for millions of American children. For Augusten Burroughs, the best-selling author of Running With Scissors, if it were a choice of a slide rule or the Marlo Thomas album, the album won. (Magical Thinking, Chapter 17, Ass Burger, page 171)

Other artists contributing to this project included: Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks, Jack Cassidy & Shirley Jones, Carol Channing and Diana Ross.

In 1999 the song Free To Be... You And Me was featured in the film Never Been Kissed.

Marlo Thomas and Friends (CD cover).

Tracks: Free To Be... You and Me | Boy Meets Girl | When We Grow Up | Don't Dress Your Cat In An Apron | Parents Are People | Housework | Helping | Ladies First | Dudley Pippin and The Principal | It's All Right To Cry | Sisters and Brothers | My Dog Is A Plumber | William's Doll | Atalanta | Grandma | Girl Land | Dudley Pippin and His No-Friend | Glad To Have A Friend Like You

Catalogue Number: Arista ARCD-8325
Released: 1983 (LP originally released in 1973)

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Gather Round:
Songs For Kids and Other Folks

A compilation CD for children produced for Hear Music by Sony Music Custom Marketing Group. It includes the track Free To Be ... You and Me, which the New Seekers originally recorded for the Marlo Thomas and Friends album of the same name. The CD is only available from Starbucks coffee shops in the USA and on the Starbucks website ( to US residents only.

Gather Round (CD cover).

Tracks: Sarah McLachlan, The Rainbow Connection | Jerry Garcia with David Grisman, Freight Train | Peter, Paul and Mary, Puff (The Magic Dragon) | Bob Dylan, Froggie Went A-Courtin' | Carole King, Chicken Soup With Rice | New Seekers, Free To Be ... You and Me | Keb' Mo', Love Train | Willie Nelson, I'm My Own Grandpa | Taj Mahal, The Banana Boat Song | Tom Paxton, Jennifer's Rabbit | The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight | Justin Roberts, Nine Planets | Dan Zanes & Friends, Pay Me My Money Down | Pete Seger, I Know An Old Lady (Who Swallowed A Fly) | Donovan, Car Car (Riding In My Car) | Ella Jenkins, This Train

Catalogue Number: Starbucks / Hear Music / Sony Music Custom Marketing Group A92983 LMM-207
Released: December 2004

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70s Sensations (CD cover).

'70s Sensations
(CD cover)

70s Sensations

A compilation CD featuring various artists from the 1970s. It includes the New Seekers' single Anthem (One Day In Every Week). For a long time this track was not available on any New Seekers' CDs, other than in a re-recorded version, making this compilation CD something a collectors's item. Since then the original recording has been made available on the CDs Flashback (2007) and Together Again / Anthem (2009).

Tracks: Mott The Hoople, Roll Away The Stone | Argent, God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You | Heatwave, Mind Blowing Decisions | Three Degrees, Year Of Decision | David Essex, Lamplight | Biddu Orchestra, Summer Of '42 | Tammy Wynette, D.I.V.O.R.C.E. | Dooleys, The Chosen Few | Three Degrees, When Will I See You Again? | Billy Ocean, Love Really Hurts Without You | Heatwave, The Groove Line | Harold Melvin, Wake Up Everybody | Dr. Hook, Sylvia's Mother | Johnny Nash, There Are More Questions Than Answers | New Seekers, Anthem (One Day In Every Week) | Dooleys, Wanted | Billy Ocean, Stop Me | Mott The Hoople, All The Way From Memphis

Catalogue Number: Pickwick PWKS 4158
Released: 1992

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Christmas Stars of the 70's (CD cover).

Christmas Stars
of the '70s

(CD cover)

Christmas Stars of the 70's

Two CDs featuring Christmas songs recorded by stars from the 1960s and 1970s, including two tracks by the New Seekers. These were originally provided for a 1994 compilation CD called Thommy's Christmas Party (Catalogue Number: 74321 21687 2/1) - a double CD compiled by Alan Williams of the Rubettes for his production company AWEL and presented by a very well-known German TV personality, Thomas Gottschalk. The CD was released initially in Germany and then in other territories on exclusive license to BMG Ariola Media Gmbh.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus was recorded especially for the project by the New Seekers (the line-up featuring Donna Jones, Mick Flinn and Vikki James). Christmas Time was remixed from archive material (i.e. recordings not previously released) which dated from the 1980's.

Tracks: Herman's Hermits, Sleigh Ride | Marmalade, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town | Showaddywaddy, Rockin´ And Rollin´ With Santa Claus | Alvin Stardust, Don't Forget At Christmas | Smokie, Christmas Forever | Racey, Big Big Christmas | Suzi Quatro, Frosty The Snowman | Fortunes, When A Child Is Born | Chris Andrews, Jingle Bells | Swinging Blue Jeans, She'll Be Home For Christmas | New Seekers, Christmas Time | The Equals, What A Shame It's Christmas Once A Year | The Christmas Allstars, Peace On Earth | Mungo Jerry, Wonder of Christmas | Glitter Band, Rockin´ Around the Christmas Tree | Swinging Blue Jeans, Winter Wonderland | Rubettes, Silent Night | Sally Carr's Middle of the Road, White Christmas | Alvin Stardust, Noel | Gerry and the Pacemakers, All I Want For Christmas | Suzi Quatro, Let The Children Sing | The Tremeloes, Jerusalem | Racey, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town | Showaddywaddy, Hey Mr. Christmas | New Seekers, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus | The Searchers, Happiest Christmas Of All | Fortunes, Let's Ring The Bell | Glitter Band, All Over The World | Dave Dee, Let's Hear It For Christmas | Christie, Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Catalogue Number: DISKY
Released: 8th October 1999

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Cover Versions Volume 2 (CD cover).

Bee Gees
Cover Versions
Volume 2

(CD cover)

Bee Gees Cover Versions Volume 2

An 11 track CD of Bee Gees' covers, which kicks off with the New Seekers' version of Follow The Wind.

Three of the songs, Live In World, What's The Game and You Can't Dance Alone, were not composed by the Bee Gees, but appear on this compilation because one of the Gibb brothers sings on the recording.

Tracks: New Seekers, Follow The Wind | The Marbles, Little Boy | Various Artists (including Robin Gibb), Live In World | Bonnie St. Claire, Marley Purt Drive | Del Juliana, Never Like This | Status Quo, Spicks And Specks | Co., Summer Ends | Bryan Davies, Watch What You Say | Steven Stills and Andy Gibb, What's The Game / Elvis Presley, Words | Steven Stills and Andy Gibb, You Can't Dance Alone

Label: Polydor 718-212
Released: Date unknown

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Hits Of The Seekers & New Seekers (CD cover).

Hits Of
The Seekers
& New Seekers

(CD cover)

Hits Of The Seekers & New Seekers

A 13-track karaoke CD featuring the hits of The Seekers and the New Seekers. At the end of the CD there's also a Seekers Medley and a New Seekers Medley for you to sing along to.

Note: Lyn Paul does not sing on these recordings.

Tracks: Seekers, Georgy Girl | Seekers, A World Of Our Own | Seekers, I'll Never Find Another You | Seekers, Morningtown Ride | Seekers, The Carnival Is Over | Seekers, Island Of Dreams | New Seekers, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing | New Seekers, Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma | New Seekers, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me / New Seekers, Beg, Steal Or Borrow | New Seekers, Never Ending Song Of Love | The Seekers Medley, Island Of Dreams / Georgy Girl / A World Of Our Own | The New Seekers Medley, I'd Like To Teach ... / You Won't Find Another ... / Beg, Steal Or Borrow

Label: Zoom Entertainments Limited CDZMP038
Released: 2004

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Sounds Of The Seventies: 1977 (CD cover).

Sounds Of
The Seventies:

(CD cover)

Sounds Of The Seventies: 1977

A three-CD set from the Reader's Digest and a collector's item for New Seekers' fans - not only does it include the only CD release of the group's 1977 hit I Wanna Go Back, it also features the Irish Eurovision entry by the Swarbriggs Plus Two (Nicola Kerr, who was one of the "plus two" joined the New Seekers in 1979).

CD 1: So You Win Again - The Hits Of 1977
Donna Summer, I Feel Love | Baccara, Yes Sir, I Can Boogie | Jacksons, Show You The Way To Go | Hot Chocolate, So You Win Again | Tavares, Whodunit | Billy Ocean, Red Light Spells Danger | Commodores, Easy | Alessi, Oh Lori | Rubettes, Baby I Know | Bonnie Tyler, It's A Heartache | Mr. Big, Romeo | David Soul, Silver Lady | Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, Egyptian Reggae | Electric Light Orchestra, Telephone Line | Racing Cars, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? | Paul McCartney's Wings, Mull Of Kintyre | Al Stewart, Year Of The Cat

CD 2: I Wanna Go Back - The Memories of 1977
Julie Covington, Don't Cry For Me Argentina | London Cinema Orchestra, 'Star Wars' Theme | Drifters, You're More Than A Number In My Little Red Book | Swarbriggs Plus Two, It's Nice To Be In Love Again | Marie Myriam, L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant | Elton John, Crazy Water | Joe Tex, Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) | Gallagher and Lyle, Every Little Teardrop | Meri Wilson, Telephone Man | Rita Coolidge, We're All Alone | David Soul, Going In With My Eyes Open | Berni Flint, I Don't Want To Put A Hold On You | Crystal Gayle, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue | Noosha Fox, Georgina Bailey | New Seekers, I Wanna Go Back | Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, The Floral Dance | The Trinidad Oil Company, Calendar Song (January, February, March) | Helen Gelzer of the Original London Cast, God Bless The Child from 'Bubbling Brown Sugar' | Barron Knights, Live In Trouble

CD 3: Do Anything You Wanna Do - The Rock Of 1977
Status Quo, Rockin' All Over The World | Tom Robinson Band, 2-4-6-8 Motorway | Stranglers, No More Heroes | Boomtown Rats, Lookin' After Number One | Dr. Feelgood, She's A Wind Up | Jam, In The City | Ultravox, Rockwrok | Eddie and the Hot Rods, Do Anything You Wanna Do | Mink De Ville, Spanish Stroll | Santana, She's Not There | Ram Jam, Black Betty | Rubinoos, I Think We're Alone Now | Blue, Gonna Capture Your Heart | Boz Scaggs, Lido Shuffle | John Miles, Slow Down | Graham Parker and the Rumour, Hold Back The Night | Greg Kihn, For You | Blondie, In The Flesh | Deep Purple, Smoke On The Water

Label: Reader's Digest RDCD4681-3
Released: 2005

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It'sBeen Too Long (CD single cover).

New Seekers
It's Been Too Long
(CD single cover)

It's Been Too Long

A 5-track promotional single issued to DJs to promote the New Seekers' compilation CD It's Been Too Long • Greatest Hits & More.

Tracks: It's Been Too Long | I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing | Never Ending Song Of Love | Pinball Wizzard / See Me, Feel Me | Beg, Steal Or Borrow

Label: Universal Music TV
Catalogue Number: None
Released: 2009

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Vivien Banks
Chris Barrington
Peter Doyle
Brian Engel
Danny Finn
Mick Flinn
Eve Graham
Sally Graham
Mark Hankins
Laurie Heath

Vikki James
Donna Jones
Nicola Kerr
Marty Kristian
Paul Layton
Peter Oliver
Keith Potger
Kathy Ann Rae
Francine Rees
Caitriona Walsh


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