Whispering Jack [Import]
1986 album by the veteran Australian vocalist. Whispering Jack was the twelfth studio album by John Farnham. It was produced by Ross Fraser and peaked at #1 on the Australian Kent Music Report Album Charts. Whispering Jack has become the highest selling album in Australia; as of 2006, it was 24x platinum indicating sales of over 1.68 million copies sold. It spent 25 weeks at the No. 1 spot on the Album Charts during 1986-1987. Prior to this album, Farnham's career had stalled after being recruited and then leaving as lead singer of Australia's Little River Band. Farnham's manager, Glenn Wheatley, mortgaged his home to raise funds for the recording of this album. After initial reluctance by major Australian radio stations to play the lead single, "You're the Voice", public demand became overwhelming and they relented. The song became one of the standout #1 songs on the Australian Charts of the 1980s and still remains a staple of Australian Radio. Whispering Jack restarted Farnham's career and kept it rolling across two more decades.