- Performer:The Ides of March
- Title:Midnight Oil
- Style:Blue-Eyed Soul,Contemporary Pop/Rock,Soul,AM Pop
- Date of release:1973
- Size FLAC version1953 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1118 megabytes
- Size WMA version1987 megabytes
- Formats:ASF FLAC AU ADX AUD DMF
Poco's Rusty Young guests on both metal-bodied dobro and steel guitar.
In 1973 the Midnight Oil album was released. The band played its final show of their "first era" at Morton West High School in Berwyn that November. Sony BMG released Ides of March Extended Play nationally; the album was culled from the band's live recordings. In September 2010 the City of Berwyn, Illinois, dedicated Home Avenue between Riverside Drive and Cermak Road (the location of J. Sterling Morton High School West, the school most of the band members attended) to "Ides of March Way" in tribute of the band.
Midnight Oil is the debut album by Australian hard rock band Midnight Oil which was recorded in 1977 and released in November 1978 on the band's independent Powderworks label. It reached the top 50 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. The album was later distributed by CBS Records and issued as a CD. The LP has a blue cover, however, the CD has a black cover. Because of the blue cover, the former version is often referred to, by fans, as the "blue album" or "the Blue Meanie".
1973: The Midnight Oil album was released, signaling a shift to a country-rock direction. This album also did not produce a hit single. The band played its final show of the first era at Morton West High School in Berwyn in November 1973.
Chicago's Ides of March burst onto the national scene in 1970 with the million-selling single 'Vehicle,' a tune that bore more than a passing resemblance to the then mega-selling Blood, Sweat & Tears. But the band's pedigree went back further than BS&T's, and with a much different origin. Formed in the mid-'60s in the Windy City, the original Ides were put together by founding member Jim Peterik as a teen band, strong on original material and British pop harmonies. Meanwhile, the Ides of March have continued to tour in the years following the turn of the millennium. Midnight Oil (Vinyl).
Midnight Oil (album). Midnight Oil is the self-titled debut album by Australian hard rock band Midnight Oil which was recorded in 1977 and released in November 1978 on the band's independent Powderworks label. Midnight Oil official site's Flat Chat page, retrieved 11 March 2007. a b c d e McFarlane, Ian (1999). Encyclopedia entry for 'Midnight Oil'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin.
Midnight Oil" would be the Ides' last collection of recordings before embarking on a nearly 20 year break (during which Jim Peterik would go solo and form Survivor). Unlike its 1972 prog/experimental predecessor "World Woven", this album is, like the title of one the tracks, "Heavy on the Country. All songs are very much in vein of the Eagles/Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young recordings of this time - somewhat mellow, laid back and dominantly acoustic. Sales, however, failed to improve and as stated above, would be the group's last album until the 1990s.
The Ides Of March formed in 1965 in Berwyn, Illinois - their name came from a line in the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar. Peterik was 14 at the time. The horn section was added in 1968. Rhythmically, I was doing the kind of choppy thing I first heard on the first Blood Sweat and Tears album. The Ides were huge BS&T fans having seen them at the Kinetic Playground with Jethro Tull a few months earlier. By the end of the day, I had morphed my emotion into a pretty slick 2:51 song.
CreditsDave Arellano - Keyboards
Bob Bergland - Bass, Vocals
Mike Borch - Drums, Vocals (Background)
Bob Destocki - Producer
The Ides of March - Primary Artist
Larry Millas - Bass, Flute, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Peterik - Guitar, Vocals
Frank Rand - Producer
Richie Schmitt - Engineer
Chuck Soumar - Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals
Rusty Young - Dobro, Guitar (Steel)