Originally released on Rufus Records (RF022), but now out of print.
Nominated for ARIA Best Jazz Album Award, 1997.
"...another charming gem. This tightly-focused group..takes multiple influences and stirs them with a swizzle stick to produce a signature sound which somehow makes perfect sense...an endlessly adventurous (and highly danceable) effort...already on this critic's short list for the best of '98!"
JAZZ TIMES (USA)
"...will have you smiling and swaying. It's infectious, and their best yet" (4 stars)
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"This is a wonderful album, accessible and inviting, with so much to offer further listening"
THE JAZZ MESSENGER (SYDNEY)
"The catholics deliver sensual delights on this, their palpably best album to date...Life on Earth is an album that should have universal appeal"
"As with any good cocktail, this one goes down easily...(Life on Earth) finds The catholics celebrating with exuberance...an effervescent recording that sparkles with life...magnetically positive...infused with a strong sense of groove, textured dazzlingly by brilliant horns, fluid guitar and charming bass playing"
ON THE STREET
"Bright and infectious as always...all catchy, but never trite, this is some serious cooking"
released January 1, 1997
Total time 55:19
Lloyd Swanton - electric and acoustic bass
Dave Brewer - electric and acoustic guitar
Sandy Evans - tenor and soprano saxophone, flute
James Greening - trombone
Toby Hall - drums
Fabian Hevia - percussion
Michel Rose - pedal steel guitar, dobro, mandolin
Produced by Lloyd Swanton
Recorded and mixed by Ross A'hern at Sony Music Studios, East Sydney, NSW
Mastered by Daniel Segal at Sony Music, Huntingwood
Cover design by Tim Kliendienst