Various Featuring Carole King (2) & Erl Dalby ‎– Nuclear

EMI (Australia) Limited ‎– OCSD 7700
Vinyl, LP


A1 Chorus* Prelude
A2 Erl Dalby A Vacant Star
A3 Carole King (2) Cell On Cell
A4 Carole King (2) & Erl Dalby Essence
A5 Erl Dalby Solar Flare
A6 Carole King (2), Erl Dalby & Chorus* Adolescence
B1 Erl Dalby Rikky Rikky
B2 Erl Dalby Rikky's Lament
B3 Carole King (2), Erl Dalby & Chorus* Praise The Bomb
B4 Carole King (2), Erl Dalby & Chorus* You Are Life
B5 Carole King (2) From Out Of The Void
B6 Carole King (2) Back In The World



One night in 1971, Rodney Stewart walked into a meeting of the Sydney Experimental Theatre Group, Pact, and asked them to read his musical play "Nuclear". They did - and then tore it to pieces with constructive criticism. In December 1971 Pact gave three public workshop performances of a vastly re-written "Nuclear".

An excited 18 year old girl was there - she told her Dad about it and when he and two of his business associates saw it the next evening, they bought the performing rights on the spot.

31 year old Rodney had experienced a thin career as a writer - suddenly he had to grasp the fact that a group of Australian businessmen were willing to form a production company and take a chance on the very first musical from an unknown Australian.

Equally as suddenly it's 1973 and Rod finds his musical not only on an LP record but with stage set for the world premiere of "Nuclear" with a top line-up of all-Australian talent.