Great Australian Albums: Diorama - Silverchair

Great Australian Albums: Diorama - Silverchair


  • Category: Audio Visual / CD's
  • ISBN:9322225059313
  • Publisher:Madman Entertainment
  • Publication Date:01/09/2007
  • Pages:0

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Silverchair's Diorama is, according to Rolling Stone magazine 'one of the boldest musical
statements ever made by an Australian rock band'. For lead singer and songwriter Daniel
Johns, Diorama was an artistic odyssey, written and recorded amidst the emotional and
health issues that had plagued Johns since his teenage years when Silverchair first shot to
stardom in a nationwide demo competition. The pressures of fame at such an early age
presented problems for the gifted and introspective teenager, and eventually resulted in
Johns developing anorexia.

Johns rose to the occasion as an artist and began writing a range of personal and
imaginative songs that would form their fourth album, Diorama. He envisaged Diorama to be
a hard rock album that sounded unlike any that had come before, working with dance music
artist Paul Mac and incorporating a string section
inspired by the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. Johns battled the advice of the record company and
the conventional wisdom of the music industry, as well as a debilitating attack of arthritis. He
continued to follow his instincts and Diorama was released to critical acclaim
and commercial success. In this candid and revealing documentary, Daniel Johns tells us in
his own words the journey of Silverchair and Diorama. Aided by fellow band members Ben
Gillies and Chris Joannau, and interviewees Paul Mac, Matt Lovell, John Watson and
Melissa Chenery among others, we discover the music of Diorama and the making of this
deeply personal record that documents a journey through fame and depression, illness and

Language: English
Subtitles: English
Discs: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Running Time: 52 mins
Format: PAL
Region: 4
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Rating: M

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