Melbourne's favourite folkies Things of Stone and Wood are playing their top
ten, gold record 'The Yearning' in full as part of Fringe 2017.
been twenty-five years since the album broke through, paving the way for
acts like The Waifs, John Butler and Angus & Julia Stone. Anchored by the
hit 'Happy Birthday Helen', what started as a quick celebratory ode for
singer Greg Arnold's now-wife, quickly became a staple in Australia's
national songbook prompting everything from an APRA Songwriter of the Year
award to a Late Show parody.
The massive support saw the album 'The
Yearning' become an instant classic, with other singles 'Share This Wine',
'Rock This Boat' and 'Single Perfect Raindrop' also hitting the charts and
creating a unique snapshot of early 90s Melbourne.
in 2014 for a sell-out tour, the band proved that their crowd were still
as loyal as ever and the decision to play 'The Yearning' for another round
was an easy one.