Corroboration (album)

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Compilation album by
Various Artists
  • Rock
  • hip-hop
  • country
  • electronic
  • operatic
LabelSputnik/Festival Mushroom

Corroboration, or Corroboration: A Journey Through the Musical Landscape of 21st Century Australia, is a 2001 compilation album by various artists which was released on the Festival Mushroom Records imprint, Sputnik.[1] It was the result of a project put together by Kurt Luthy. It brought together indigenous and non indigenous musicians and bands from various genres.[2] The majority of the songs were written for this compilation.[3] It reached No. 92 on ARIA Top 100 Albums chart.[4] In 2002 it received an ARIA Award nomination for Best World Music Album.[5]

Noel Mengel wrote in The Courier Mail that "it succeeds not just in the way it crosses genres and cultures but because of the quality of the music that results."[6] The Australian's Sandra Bridekirk gave it 4 stars calling it "the most unconventional snapshot of Australian music you could get – miles further down the track than predictable Oz rock samplers".[7] Peter Lalor of The Daily Telegraph also gave it 4 stars calling it "one of the more interesting "project" albums to have come from these shores."[8] In Michael Duffy's 4 star review in The Advertiser he states "this album is pleasing to the ear and an important step forward in the reconciliation process."[9] The Sunday Mail called it "a work of art" saying it "mixes culture with music, heart with soul, black with white, sweet with sour."[10]

On 12 October 2001 SBS Television broadcast an episode of ICAM, "Corroboration", which detailed "the coming together of Indigenous and non-indigenous musicians to record the new Festival Mushroom Records Corroboration CD."[11] The episode was also issued as a music video of the same name, produced by Karla Grant and Darren Dale.[11]

Track listing[]

  1. Deborah Cheetham and Wicked Beat Sound System – Dali Mana Gamarada (D. Cheetham, D. Robertson)
  2. Kylie Minogue and Jimmy LittleBury Me Deep in Love (David McComb)
  3. and george – Hallelujah Sister (Katie Noonan, Nicholas Stewart, Martin Challis)
  4. The Cruel Sea and Native Ryme feat. Kev Carmody – Together (The Cruel Sea, Native Ryme, Kev Carmody)
  5. Augie March and Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter – Minister For Planets (G. Richards)
  6. Little G and Pound System – Who Cares? (Pound System, G Christanthopolous)
  7. Primary and NoKTuRNL – One By One (J. Fonti, C. Mitchell, S. Fonti, NoKTuRNL)
  8. Frank Yamma and David Bridie – Coolibah (Frank Yamma)
  9. Pnau and Stiff Gins – Ride (Pnau and Stiff Gins)
  10. and Friendly – In The Middle (Andrew Kornweibel)
  11. Magic Dirt and Richard Frankland – Who Made Me Who I Am (Richard Frankland)

Another track, "Bark in the Shadows" by You Am I and Vic Simms, was left of the album for unspecified reasons.[12]


  1. ^ Corroboration: A Journey Through the Musical Landscape of 21st Century Australia, Sputnik Records, 2001, retrieved 2 October 2017
  2. ^ Coppack, Nick (3 October 2001), "Indigenous `voice' gets even louder", Cairns Post
  3. ^ "Unity works in songs, too", Centralian Advocate, 14 September 2001
  4. ^ The ARIA Report, Issue 600
  5. ^ "ARIA nominees announced", The Age, 17 September 2002
  6. ^ Mengel, Noel (14 September 2001), "Unity works in songs, too", Courier Mail
  7. ^ Bridekirk, Sandra (1 September 2001), "Music Reviews", The Australian
  8. ^ Lalor, Peter (2 August 2001), "New Releases", Daily Telegraph
  9. ^ Duffy, Michael (2 August 2001), "Two tribes come together.", Adelaide Advertiser
  10. ^ "Various – Corroboration (Festival Mushroom)", Sunday Mail, 12 August 2001
  11. ^ Jump up to: a b SBS-TV (2001), [Corroboration], retrieved 2 October 2017
  12. ^ The Bulletin, Volumes 6286-6294, p. 72
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