Chris Neal (songwriter)

Christopher Hugh Neal is an Australian musician, songwriter and television and film music composer.[1] Starting in popular music, Neal later moved to film music. He has created soundtracks for various successful Australian film and television productions, including Buddies, Shadow of the Cobra, Turtle Beach, Johnson and Friends, Lift Off, Farscape, Kaboodle, GP, Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers and many others, often working in collaboration with his son, Braedy.

Selected film and television credits

Selected discography

  • "Man-Child" (1972) - musical cast recording.
  • "Winds of Isis" (1974) - solo album. (progressive rock)
  • "Crosstalk" (1981) - movie soundtrack.
  • "Buddies" (1984) - movie soundtrack.
  • "Turtle Beach" (1991) - movie soundtrack.
  • "An Afternoon with Johnson and Friends" (1992) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "Songs from Lift-Off 1" (1992) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "More Songs from Lift-Off 2" (1992) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "Lift-Off - EC's Favourite Songs" (1993) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "Lift-Off - Wakadoo Cafe" (1993) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "Heartland" (1994) - television soundtrack.
  • "Johnson and Friends - Making Music" (1994) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "Lift-Off - Songs and Stories with EC" (1994) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "Wakadoo Rap and Other Songs and Stories from Lift-Off 2!" (1995) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "Brand New Songs from Lift-Off" (1995) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "Lift-Off Live - Songs from the Musical" (1995) - children's musical cast recording.
  • "Songs from Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers" (1998) - children's television soundtrack.
  • "Farscape" (2001) - television soundtrack.
  • "Themes" (2005) - a compilation of popular movie and television themes.
  • "Cooling Pond" (2008) - independent project, co written with fellow composer Ian Davidson.

References

  1. Sounds Australian: Australian Music Centre Journal 1990 INTERVIEW From Midi to 80-Piece Orchestras: Chris Neal, Film Composer Michael Atherton "Chris Neal is a leading feature film composer. He studied classical piano and theory, jazz and orchestration"


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