Torch the Moon

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  1. "Cries Too Hard" – 4:11
  2. "Fall for You" – 3:47
  3. "The Lights Are Back On" – 3:44
  4. "I Will Not Go Quietly (Duffy's Song)" – 3:53
  5. "Kate Kelly" – 4:18
  6. "Royal in the Afternoon" – 2:58
  7. "Gone Surfing" – 2:12
  8. "Best Work" – 4:33
  9. "Start My Cellar Again" – 4:08
  10. "Coming Over" – 4:26
  11. "Out the Back" – 4:31
  12. "Breathing You In" – 2:56
  13. "Ease of the Midnight Visit" – 4:20


Initial prints of Torch the Moon contained a second CD, entitled Side 4. The track list contained:

  1. "Don't Believe Anymore" – 5:22
  2. "Last Life" – 4:45
  3. "Witness Protection Scheme" – 3:52
  4. "Back into the Wild" – 3:40
  5. "Still in Love with You" – 3:23

A second print of the CD was released with the initial track listing, as well as "Don't Believe Anymore" (a cover of a track from Icehouse's 1984 album Sidewalk ) and "Last Life".

A third release of the CD saw the thirteen initial tracks included, but none of the tracks from Side 4.

Finally, a fourth print of the CD saw a combination of the fifteen-track release as well as an exclusive 'Rarities' CD, collecting B-sides and unreleased tracks from the last nine years. The track list ran as follows:

  1. "The Curse Stops Here" – 3:37
  2. "Where Is She? (Demo)" – 4:28
  3. "Tiny Girls" – 2:50
  4. "Buy Now Pay Later (Charlie No. 2) (Live)" – 4:53
  5. "Bring Me Back to Your Love (Full Band Version)" – 4:05
  6. "Coming up for Air" – 3:46
  7. "Fall for You (Perky Mix)" – 3:36
  8. "Never Fall in Love Again" – 3:36
  9. "No Aphrodisiac (MGF Remix)" – 4:22
  10. "400 Miles from Darwin (Demo)" – 3:20
  11. "Out the Back (Sculthorpe Variation)" – 9:43
  12. "I Make Hamburgers (Live Remix)" – 3:01


Weekly charts

Torch the Moon
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Studio album by
Released22 July 2002
Recorded2001 - 2002
Genre Pop
Label Black Yak / Warner
Producer Daniel Denholm
The Whitlams chronology
Love This City
Torch the Moon
Little Cloud
Alternative Covers
Torch the moon 2 disc.jpg
Limited edition 2 disc version
Chart (2002–03)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA) [5] 1

Year-end chart

Chart (2002)Position
Australian (ARIA Charts) [6] 49


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [7] Platinum70,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

The first verse of "Kate Kelly", [8] a song about Kate Kelly, younger sister of Ned Kelly, may have inspired Australian author David Hunt in his 2016 book "True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, Volume 2" in which he also describes Joe Byrne as having been "strung up" like a "marionette". [9]

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