Happy 20th Birthday To Powderfinger’s Odyssey Number Five!
This week, we’re celebrating 20 years of Powderfinger’s Odyssey Number Five, which gave us the gift of one of the most iconic anthems in Australian music history: My Happiness.
These music veterans need no introduction, other than to say they’ve served an unforgettable 20+ years in our music scene, and soundtracked so many of our most cherished moments. Any Australian would agree that tracks like My Happiness, These Days and Sunsets bring on a flood of fond memories spanning from our early childhood all the way into our adulthood, and present day lives.
If their recent, hiatus-breaking One Night Lonely online performance wasn’t enough to throw you back down memory lane, join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Odyssey Number Five in all its glory and smash hits. The 2000 release unquestionably etched Powderfinger’s name into Australia’s list of musical icons, and saw the album with 6 ARIA awards, as well as 10x Platinum status. In 2011, the album was voted number one in Triple J’s Best Australian Albums of All Time countdown, and to this day, remains the band’s highest selling album.
Being their fourth studio album, Odyssey Number Five’s raging success saw My Happiness and My Kind of Scene taking out two of the top three spots at the 2000 Triple J Hottest 100, following on from These Days taking out the number one spot the year prior in 1999. To date, Powderfinger are the only band in Hottest 100 history to take out the number one spot more than once, proving their sentimental flair and elite musicianship, which still stand strong 20 years later.
“We hope that you love this re-issue and the extra bits and pieces attached to it. We thank you from the bottom of our little Brisbane hearts for coming along with us for the ride”
Standard Vinyl and Deluxe Edition CD available now via the Powderfinger Merch Store. The Deluxe Edition Vinyl has now SOLD OUT.