The World is Romantic: Oceania

 

Please see the introduction if you haven’t already. Alternatively read on…

AUSTRALIA – KOALA
Songs of the same name by GYROSCOPE, STEVE HOWE, JONAS BROTHERS, THE KINKS, MANIC STREET PREACHERS, MANGO and SHINS
*The Manics song is neither atmospheric or about Australia but a namesake song nonetheless.
I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME – PETER ALLEN
SOUNDS OF THEN (THIS IS AUSTRALIA) – GANGAJANG
AUSTRALIAN DAWN; THE QUIET EARTH CRIES INSIDE – STEVE ROACH
AUSTRALIAN WHISTLER – ROGER WHITTAKER
I AM AUSTRALIAN – BRUCE WOODLEY
Many covers

FIJI – ATLANTIS V AVATAR FEAT MIRIAM STOCKLEY
FIJI ISLANDS – CUSCO
FIJI TIME – STATUS QUO
FIJIAN GIRL – GRAY BARTLETT
*Now do I mention Rolf Harris or not?
FIJIAN SUNSET – ALI CAMPBELL WITH ASTRO AND MICKEY

KIRIBATI – YUKA & CHRONOSHIP
EIGHT MILES TO KIRIBATI – RUDIGER LORENZ
TALES FROM KIRIBATI ISLAND – ROBERTO MUSCI, GIONANNI VENOSTA, CHRIS CUTLER

MARSHALLESE NONSENCE SONG – MOONLIGHT STRING BAND

NAURU – HITCHCOCK
NEW ZEALAND (AOTEAROA)(no title song as such)
THERE IS NO DEPRESSION IN NEW ZEALAND – BLAM BLAM BLAM
SHIPYARDS OF NEW ZEALAND – MIDNIGHT OIL
AOTEAROA – JENNY MORRIS
*The closest I can find of a pastoral homage to the land of the long white cloud.
Also AOTEAROA SOUTH and NORTH by ERIK SEIFERT
*Another beauty over on discogs.com for those interested is Danish act Dans & Laer’s New Zealand (again no title song)

PALAU (nothing yet)

PALAUAN CHANT – DAVID FANSHAWE
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON

SAMOA – FIRE AND ICE
Song of the same name by CUSCO
IT WOULD BE LIKE SAMOA – EDGAR FROESE
SAMOAN SONG – DR JOHN IMAN’S FAMILY
SOLOMON ISLANDS (nothing yet)

TONGA – GANGSTA G
MISI TONGA – KITA MANA OE VAI KO NAPUA
THE KING OF TONGA – STEPHEN BISHOP
SONG FROM TONGA – DR JOHN IMAN’S FAMILY
TONGA TONGA – G.L.A.S
TUVALU – FURSAXA
ABSCONDING TO TUVALU – FURSAXA
*another beautiful album cover by Finnish band TUVALU but again no song.

VANUATU – EASTERN SUN
Song of the same name by AIRA FORCE

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