|Torch the Moon|
|Studio album by|
|Released||22 July 2002|
|Recorded||2001 - 2002|
|Label||Black Yak / Warner|
|The Whitlams chronology|
Limited edition 2 disc version
|Singles from Torch the Moon|
Torch the Moon is the fifth studio album by Australian band The Whitlams, released by Black Yak through Warner in 2002. one on the ARIA Albums Chart. It received platinum album certification from ARIA.It peaked at number
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The Whitlams are an Australian indie rock band formed in late 1992. The original line-up was Tim Freedman on keyboards and lead vocals, Andy Lewis on double bass and Stevie Plunder on guitar. Other than mainstay, Freedman, the line-up has changed numerous times. Since 2001 he has been joined by Warwick Hornby on bass guitar, Jak Housden on guitar and Terepai Richmond on drums. Four of their studio albums have reached the ARIA Albums Chart top 20: Eternal Nightcap, Love This City, Torch the Moon and Little Cloud. Their highest charting singles are "Blow Up the Pokies" and "Fall for You" – both reached number 21. The group's single, "No Aphrodisiac" was listed at number one on the Triple J Hottest 100, 1997 by listeners of national radio station, Triple J. In January 1996 Stevie Plunder was found dead at the base of Wentworth Falls. Andy Lewis committed suicide in February 2000.
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Initial prints of Torch the Moon contained a second CD, entitled Side 4. The track list contained:
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".
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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:
|2002||Australian ARIA Albums Chart||1|
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