Thursday 10/14/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Little River Band – Sleep Catcher (1978)

Sleeper Catcher is the fourth studio album by the Little River Band, released in April 1978. It peaked at No. 4 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart and No. 16 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in May 1979. At the Australian 1978 King of Pop Awards the album won Most Popular Australian Album .

The band is shown on the cover of the album playing the Australian game Two-up, and the Sleeper Catcher is a participant who retrieves bets left behind by a tardy gambler in the game. This is the band’s last album to feature George McArdle on bass.

“Shut Down Turn Off” – 3:51
“Reminiscing” – 4:13
“Red-Headed Wild Flower” – 4:35
“Light of Day” – 8:03
“Fall from Paradise” – 3:59
“Lady” – 4:56
“Sanity’s Side” – 4:14
“So Many Paths” – 4:24
“One for the Road” – 4:01

Glenn Shorrock – lead vocals
David Briggs – lead and Roland synthesizer guitars
Beeb Birtles – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
Graham Goble – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, vocal arrangements
George McArdle – bass
Derek Pellicci – Sonor and Syndrums drums, percussion
Vernon Hill – flute
Bob Venier – flugelhorn
Pam Raines – harp
Peter Sullivan – electric and acoustic pianos
Peter Jones – electric piano (2)
Mal Logan – Hammond organ
Rick Formosa – conductor, orchestral arrangements