Today, the debut album from a shy, slight young lad from Dargaville whose high school band The Face achieved some notoriety, taking third place in a national Battle of the Bands contest. His solo career was launched on the TV show "Free Ride." That bought him to the attention of the wider public and led to a recording contract with EMI New Zealand which, in turn, resulted in the release of his self titled first album in 1975. It stayed n the charts for 30 weeks became the biggest New Zealand Pop/Rock album of the 70's.
Mark Williams speaks to us from Sydney this afternoon and the album's producer Alan Galbraith also joins us from Carterton.