Seven Deadly Sins (miniseries)
Seven Deadly Sins is an Australian 7-part anthology series examining the dark side of human nature in seven episodes: "Lust", "Pride", "Wrath", "Sloth", "Greed", "Envy" and "Gluttony" – the seven deadly sins.
|Seven Deadly Sins|
|Music by||Martin Armiger, Paul Grabowsky|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Running time||48mins (approximately)|
|Original release||23 February –|
25 March 1993
Seven Deadly Sins was pitched to Penny Chapman, then head of drama at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, by script editor Barbara Masel. Her idea was to create a series of stories that would "let the moral compass spin". Masel was also interested in encouraging the audience to identify with behaviour they would not normally condone and "that all of the characters in each of the episodes should manifest the sin". With Chapman on board and Bob Weis appointed as series producer, Masel then set about finding writers. When outlines and drafts were completed, the directors were brought on board. P. J. Hogan ("Sloth") and Alison Maclean ("Greed") were selected as directors before their international careers had taken off, while Gale Edwards ("Pride") had until then had only ever directed for the theatre. The series was broadcast at 9.30pm because of the language used. The series rated well, pulling the biggest audience ever at the time for an ABC drama program in that time slot.
|Seven Deadly Sins|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Label||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Paul Kelly albums chronology|
|Renée Geyer album chronology|
|Vika Bull album chronology|
|Deborah Conway album chronology|
A soundtrack was released by ABC Music and produced by Martin Armiger. It features vocals from multi-platinum/ARIA Award winning artists Paul Kelly, Renée Geyer, Vika Bull and Deborah Conway. The album peaked at number 71 on the ARIA Charts.
Geyer's version of "Crazy" was released as the lead single. "He Can't Decide" was released as the second and final single in 1993.
|1.||"He Can't Decide"||P. Kelly/M. Armiger||Paul Kelly, Renée Geyer, Vika Bull and Deborah Conway||3:31|
|2.||"Almost Persuaded"||G. Sutton/B. Sherrill||Paul Kelly||3:05|
|3.||"Imagine the World"||M. Armiger/P. Kelly||Deborah Conway, Renée Geyer||6:00|
|4.||"I Can't See Me Without You"||C. Twitty||Deborah Conway||2:41|
|5.||"Ugly Woman"||Raphael de Leon||Paul Kelly||2:40|
|6.||"Foggy Highway"||P. Kelly||Renée Geyer||3:27|
|7.||"Don't Break it I Say"||Kelly/Conway/Geyer/Armiger||Deborah Conway, Paul Kelly, Renée Geyer||4:10|
|8.||"She's Got You"||H. Cochran||Deborah Conway||3:00|
|9.||"Crazy"||Willie Nelson||Renée Geyer||4:13|
|10.||"Maybe this Time"||P. Kelly/M. Armiger||Vika Bull||3:34|
|11.||"My Friends Say Fool"||W. Mason||Renée Geyer||3:32|
|12.||"In April"||D. Conway||Renée Geyer||3:30|
|13.||"Someday I'll Take Home the Roses"||Jean Stafford||Renée Geyer||3:43|
- "The Seven Deadly Sins series". austlit. Retrieved 18 June 2016. (subscription required)
- Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
- "Paul Kelly (2), Renée Geyer, Vika Bull, Deborah Conway – He Can't Decide". Discogs. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
- "Vika Bull, Deborah Conway, Renée Geyer, Paul Kelly (2) – Seven Deadly Sins (Music From The ABC TV Series)". Discogs. Retrieved 18 June 2016.