In 2009 Eric Bogle completed his final tour of the UK and Europe, and now confines his touring to Australia and New Zealand, which is of course a huge loss to his legions of British and North American fans. These fans will, however, be very pleased to learn that Eric has not given up song-writing and recording - and A Toss Of The Coin testifies to that. This album again confirms that he is one of the best and most prolific songwriters of the last several decades.
This album takes a slightly different direction to Eric's most recent recordings in that Eric sings ten of the songs, while John Munro not only contributes two new songs but sings them as well. Of Eric's songs, seven are entirely works by him, one other is a poem to which Eric has written the music, and the remaining two are songwriting contributions by friends. As usual, Eric's songs reflect the times we live in and recent world events.
John Munro (guitars, mandolin, ukulele and vocals) as always features greatly in Eric's line-up of studio musicians, which also includes the talents of Emma Luker (fiddle, cello), Damien Steele Scott (electric basses, piano, guitar), Pete Titchener (guitars, vocals) and Jon Jones (drum, percussion), amongst several other guests. A formidable line-up. Peter Titchener also recorded the album and co-produced it with Eric.
12 tracks: Ashes * By The Arafura Sea * Song For James * Absolution * In Flanders Fields * Reg Evans' Cradle * When An Angel Appears * Home Is The Hero * A Toss Of The Coin * Roll Call * Glory Days * Don't Throw Away Your Dreams.