12TH MAN, THE

Box Set, The

Model: 3762308

SKU: 492721 Product ID: 765496

Format ‐ 7CD

Genre ‐ Comedy & Spoken Word

Release Date ‐ 22/11/13

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Description

    In a career spanning 25 years, Billy Birmingham, through his comedy creation – The 12th Man – has become one of the most successful spoken-word recording artists in the world, with sales in excess of two million albums in Australia alone and many more bootlegged worldwide. The 12th Man is the only Australian recording artist in history to have seven consecutive number one albums and is a multi-ARIA award winner, including the prestigious ARIA for highest selling album of the year. It seems fair to ask – where else but in Australia could someone achieve that level of success with a series of non-musical recordings that take the mickey out of sport? In what country, other than Australia, could a spoken-word recording artist spend 25 years at the top of the album charts, right alongside the Barneseys, Farnseys, Kylies, Oils, Chisels, Madonnas, U2s and other international music royalty. It says a lot about Australia really – but no one knows exactly what!

    The 12th Man’s much loved comedy masterpieces have mainly focused on cricketing and commentating legend Richie Benaud and his fellow Channel Nine cricket commentators, but his ‘Wired World of Sports’ albums also feature a menagerie of sports presenters and sportspeople from around the globe.

    Into their collective mouths Birmingham has put words their mothers would probably have washed out with soap, as well as quips, comments, twists, stumbles, asides and observations that a commentator would never, ever dream of unleashing anywhere near a microphone. Such has The 12th Man cult become over the past 25 years, that many of his most inspiring utterances have become part of the language. Kids hurl them across playgrounds, adults across workplaces and sporting fields. And so, as The 12th Man brings his remarkable innings to a close, for his many fans, old and new, EMI proudly presents ‘The Box Set’ – the complete works of The 12th Man on CD. Perhaps your last chance to finally replace those 12th Man cassettes that melted on the dashboard years ago, or the vinyl L.P. that you can no longer play, or the CDs that Davo or Johnno or dad or grandpa borrowed and never returned. Your chance to own a piece of Australian recording history.
    The 12th Man – we will never see his like again.

Details

    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - 12TH MAN, THE

    Label - EMI

    Music Genre - Comedy

    Music Genre Primary - Comedy & Spoken Word

Track Listing

12th Man Again

  1. Scene 1
  2. Scene 2
  3. Scene 3
  4. Scene 4
  5. Scene 5
  6. Scene 6
  7. Scene 7
  8. Scene 8
  9. Scene 9
  10. Scene 10
  11. Scene 11
  12. England Vs India (UK Remix)

Wired World Of Sports

  1. Scene 1
  2. Scene 2
  3. Scene 3
  4. Scene 4
  5. Scene 5
  6. Scene 6
  7. Scene 7
  8. It's Just Not Cricket
  9. Bruce 2000: A Special Tribute

Bill Lawry... This Is Your Life

  1. Bill Lawry... This Is Your Life (Part 1)
  2. Bill Lawry... This Is Your Life (Part 2)

Boned!

  1. Scene 9: The Gudinski Meeting
  2. Scene 10: Martin Place
  3. Scene 11: Team Meeting #2
  4. Scene 12: Team Meeting #3
  5. Scene 13: The Waca - Australia V England Day Two
  6. Marvellous (Scene 14)
  7. Scene 15: Sorry Eddie
  8. Scene 16: The Shithole #3
  9. Scene 17: The Lunch
  10. Scene 18: Sucked In

Still The 12th Man

  1. Scene 1
  2. Scene 2
  3. Scene 3
  4. Scene 4
  5. Scene 5
  6. Scene 6
  7. Scene 7
  8. Scene 8
  9. Scene 9
  10. Scene 10
  11. England Vs Sri Lanka

The Final Dig?

  1. Scene 10 : The Commentators' Office
  2. Scene 11: The Airport
  3. Scene 12: On The Plane
  4. Scene 13: The Hotel Check-In
  5. Scene 14: David's Home Study
  6. Scene 15: Australia V South Africa Part One
  7. Scene 16: Australia V South Africa Part Two
  8. cene 17: The Announcement
  9. Scene 18: Just Brilliant!

Wired World Of Sports 2

  1. Scene 8: The Show - Part Two
  2. Scene 9: The Show - Part Three
  3. Scene 10: The Show - Part Four
  4. Scene 11: The Triumph
  5. Scene 12: The Tragedy
  6. Richie, Bill And Tony Interview NZ Cricket Captain Martin Crowe
  7. Triple M's Gary "Badge" Belcher Interviews Reg Warren (Ray Warren's Brother)
  8. Reg Warren (Ray Warren's Brother) Interviews NSW Origin Player Terry Hill
  9. Reg Warren (Ray Warren's Brother) Interviews Qld Origin Player Gary Larson
  10. Reg Warren (Ray Warren's Brother) Interviews NSW Origin Tommy Raudonikus
  11. Bruce 2000: A Special Tribute

Wired World Of Sports 2

  1. Scene 1: The Wake-Up Call?
  2. Scene 2: The Good News!
  3. Scene 3: Brekky
  4. Scene 4: The Cab Ride
  5. Scene 5: The Bad News!
  6. Scene 6: Has Anyone Seen Ken?
  7. Scene 7: The Show - Part One

The Final Dig?

  1. Scene 1: The Lunch
  2. Scene 2: Commentary Team
  3. Scene 3: Richie's Office At Channel 9 #1
  4. Scene 4: Richie's Office At Channel 9 #2
  5. Scene 5: Australia V New Zealand Part One
  6. Scene 6: Australia V New Zealand Part Two
  7. Scene 7: David's Office At Channel 9
  8. Scene 8: Australia V New Zealand Part Three
  9. Scene 9: Australia V New Zealand Part Four

Boned!

  1. Scene 1: The Boning!
  2. Scene 2: The Golf Course
  3. Scene 3: The Dream
  4. Scene 4: Team Meeting #1
  5. Scene 5: The Shithole #1
  6. Scene 6: Alan Jones Radio Show
  7. Scene 7: The Shithole #2
  8. Scene 8: The Gabba - Australia V England Day One

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Box Set To add to collector items in tribute to Richie Benaud , Tony Greig's memory on there passing a great rendition by Billie Birmingham on all the characters of calling cricket, classic from start to finish
Date published: 2016-03-11
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