Fresh Water
Fresh Water is the debut album
An album is a collection of recordings, released as a single package on gramophone record, cassette, compact disc, or via digital distribution. The word derives from the Latin word for list .Vinyl LP records have two sides, each comprising one half of the album...

 by Australian rock and blues singer Alison McCallum
Alison McCallum
Alison McCallum is an Australian rock singer who had a string of singles in her home country in the late 1960s and 1970s.-Early career:...

, released in 1972. Rare for an Australian artist at the time, it came in a gatefold sleeve. It was re-issued in 1974 under the title Any Way You Want Me in a single sleeve with new artwork.

Track listing

  1. Fresh Water (Simon Napier-Bell
    Simon Napier-Bell
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    ) – 3:25
  2. Ain't Eatin' Dinner Tonight (Simon Napier-Bell) – 3:15
  3. Any Way You Want Me (Chip Taylor
    Chip Taylor
    James Wesley Voight , better known by his stage name as Chip Taylor, is an American songwriter, who is noted for writing the songs "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing." He is the brother of actor Jon Voight and geologist Barry Voight...

    ) – 2:32
  4. Lean Woman Blues (Marc Bolan
    Marc Bolan
    Marc Bolan was an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and poet. He is best known as the founder, frontman, lead singer & guitarist for T. Rex, but also a successful solo artist...

    ) – 4:23
  5. Take Me Back (Ted Mulry
    Ted Mulry
    Ted Mulry was a singer, songwriter, bass player and guitarist. He was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England but achieved his success in Australia, firstly as a solo performer, and then leading his own band Ted Mulry Gang, sometimes officially credited as just TMG.-Solo:Ted Mulry first came to the...

    ) – 4:27
  6. The Last Time
    The Last Time (song)
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     (Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger
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    /Keith Richards
    Keith Richards
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    ) – 3:21
  7. Organ Grinder Blues (Clarence Williams) – 5:56
  8. Hippy Gumbo (Marc Bolan) – 4:41
  9. If It Ain't Hard, It Ain't Easy (Simon Napier-Bell) – 4:09
  10. Superman (Harry Vanda
    Harry Vanda
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    /George Young) – 2:29

Known Personnel

  • Alison McCallum
    Alison McCallum
    Alison McCallum is an Australian rock singer who had a string of singles in her home country in the late 1960s and 1970s.-Early career:...

    : Vocals, Backing Vocals.
  • Phil Manning
    Phil Manning (musician)
    Philip John "Phil" Manning is an Australian blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Manning has been a member of various groups including Chain and has had a solo career. As a member of Chain, Manning co-wrote their January 1971 single "Black and Blue", which became their only top 20 hit...

    : Guitar.
  • Bobbi Marchini: Backing Vocals.


  • Simon Napier-Bell: Producer.
  • John Hall: Cover Concept.
  • Craig Stiles: Artwork
  • Ian Potter: Photography
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