Foreign Affairs is the fourth studio album by New Zealand singer and songwriter Sharon O'Neill. It was O'Neill's final studio album release on CBS. The album was certified Gold in New Zealand. Late in 1981, O'Neill moved from New Zealand to Sydney, Australia to pursue her music career, where she wrote "Maxine", a song that chronicled the life of a prostitute. In a 2016 interview, O'Neill said; "I was living in a hotel in Kings Cross when I got the inspiration to write "Maxine"
Sharon O'Neill was born on 23rd November 1952 in Nelson and started performing locally in the late 60's on acoustic guitar. She was a self taught musician who learned to play mainly by ear. Sharon started composing at an early age, mainly by putting chords to her poetry. March 1980 saw the release of her second self-titled album "Sharon O'Neill". Reaching number 3 on the albums chart, it contained some of her best songs. The first single released was "Words", reaching number 22 on the charts. It's opening line of "let me out, like the new blood at the slaughter" is certainly representative of what was to come from Sharon as a talented songwriter. Asian Paradise" reached number 24 in April 1980. Between these singles Sharon joined Jon Stevens on a duet called "Don't Let Love Go".
The Best of Sharon O'Neill is the third compilation album from New Zealand born, Australian pop singer Sharon O'Neill. The album was released by Sony Music Australia on 4 September 2005.
Sharon O'Neill is the second studio album by New Zealand singer and songwriter Sharon O'Neill. Sharon O'Neill peaked at No. 5 in New Zealand in March 1980. The album was released in Australia in August 1980 under the titled Words, with the inclusion of "How Do You Talk to Boys". Studio album by. Sharon O'Neill. Gordon Campbell from the NZ Listener said There are at least four tracks on Sharon O'Neill that are the equal of anything Linda Ronstadt is capable of. Two songs "Asian Paradise" and "Southern Blues" are marvelously evocative mood pieces. The album was released by Sony Music Australia on 4 September 2005
nz – Sharon O'Neill – Words: The Very Best of Sharon O'Neill". Retrieved 17 March 2017. "Words the very best of sharon o'neill". Retrieved 19 March 2017. v. t. e.
Sharon O'Neill (Official Music Page).
CreditsToby Learmont - Remastering
Alan Mansfield - Composer
Sharon O'Neill - Composer, Liner Notes, Primary Artist
|1||Words Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||3:18|
|2||How Do You Talk to Boys||Sharon O'Neill||3:06|
|3||Asian Paradise Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||5:05|
|4||Baby Don't Fight Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||3:26|
|5||Waiting for You Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||3:27|
|6||Maybe Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||3:30|
|7||For All the Tea in China Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||3:20|
|8||Smash Palace Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||4:41|
|9||Hold on Love Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||5:32|
|10||Losing You Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||4:02|
|11||Maxine Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||4:36|
|12||Danger Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||4:09|
|13||Power Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||3:57|
|14||Physical Favours Alan Mansfield / Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||4:36|
|15||Danced in the Fire Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||4:04|
|16||Water for the Flowers Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||3:13|
|17||Satin Sheets Alan Mansfield / Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||3:50|
|18||Maxine Sharon O'Neill||Sharon O'Neill||5:12|