Age of Reason (album)

Age of Reason was released on 1988-07-25 by John Farnham. Age of Reason debuted at number one on the Australian charts. A follow up to the album Whispering Jack, Age of Reason reached multiple platinum sales status.

The first two singles from the album "Age of Reason" and "Two Strong Hearts" are Australian top five classics. The CD version has two bonus tracks including Farnham's cover of AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)".

Track listing

# Title Songwriters Length
1. "Age of Reason" J. Pigott, T. Hunter 5:58
2. "Blow by Blow" D. Stewart, O. Romo, B. Harrison 4:34
3. "Listen to the Wind" J. Stevens, B. Thomas 4:20
4. "Two Strong Hearts" B. Woolley, A. Hill 3:30
5. "Burn Down The Night" B. La Bounty 3:32
6. "Beyond The Call" D. Batteau, D. Brown, K. Dukes 4:34
7. "We're No Angels" R. Wilson 4:39
8. "Don't Tell Me It Can't Be Done" A. Qunta, C. Thompson 3:32
9. "The Fire" J. Leiber, K. Reid, C. Thompson 4:22
10. "Some Do, Some Don't" S. Hague, M. Mueller 4:10
11. "When The War Is Over" ^ S. Prestwich
12. "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" ^ R. Scott, A. Young, M. Young

^ Bonus tracks on CD. Vinyl LP (Catalogue No. PL 71839): Track listing & times from Discogs. Songwriters from APRA.


Year Name of release Other notes
1988 Age Of Reason No. 1 on the charts
1988 Two Strong Hearts No. 3 on the charts
1988 Beyond The Call No. 41 on the charts
1988 We're No Angels No. 87 on the charts


Chart (1998) Peak
AUS Top 100 1 (debuted)


  • John Farnham — lead vocals

Rest of performers alphabetically:

  • Angus Burchall — drums, perscussion
  • Joe Creighton — additional vocals
  • Lisa Edwards — additional vocals
  • Lindsay Field — vocals
  • Vanetta Fields — vocals
  • Brett Garsed — guitar
  • Ross Hannaford — additional vocals
  • Bill Harrower — saxophone (track 2)
  • David Hirschfelder — keyboards
  • Thomas Metropouli — mandolin, accordion (piano)
  • James Morrison — trumpet (track 10)
  • Wayne Nelson — bass
  • Jon Stevens — vocals (track 3)
  • Doug Brady — engineer
  • Ross Fraser — producer
  • Alan Parsons — mastered by
  • Dave Thoener — mixed (track 4)


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