Born into a well-known Australian show business family, Helen Reddy has had a life and a career richer and more varied than anything she could ever have imagined as a girl in Melbourne. She has dined on her birthday with the Prince of Wales, danced in the White House with the President of the United States, and had a tulip named after her in Holland.
Best known as a recording artist, Helen Reddy had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the United States. She was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three #1 hits in the same year. In television, Helen was the first Australian to host her own one-hour weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with several specials that were seen in over forty countries.
In theater, Helen has starred in London’s West End and on Broadway in New York. As a solo concert artist, she has played at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, as well as the Royal Albert Hall and the Palladium in London. Helen was also the first western female performer invited to sing in the People’s Republic of China. In film, her starring role in Disney’s Pete’s Dragon continues to delight the younger generation, while the lyrics she penned for her feminist anthem “I Am Woman” are now included in Modern American History high school textbooks. Besides the compilation, The Woman I Am: The Definitive Collection, all 12 of Helen’s original studio albums for Capitol are now available for digital download worldwide.
Her best-selling memoir The Woman I Am (Tarcher/Penguin), reveals that at the height of her career, Helen’s world was shattered by the death of both her parents and, simultaneously, the news that she had a rare and incurable disease, A riveting, frank and ultimately brave memoir, she recounts the emotional highs and lows that have shaped her life as an artist and as a complex woman, with a rich inner life sustained by a strong spiritual faith.
Helen retired from live performance in 2002 and practiced as a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker in her native Australia for ten years. But after singing a duet with her sister at her sister’s 80th birthday party, Helen decided to come out of retirement in July, 2012 and return to the stage where, in addition to a selection of her hits, she now treats audiences to songs from her vast catalog she had never before performed live.
MCA Records 1983
Tracks: Handsome Dudes, Don’t Tell Me Tonight, A Winner In Your Eyes, Let’s Go Up, Imagination, Looks Like Love, The Way I Feel, Guess You Had To Be There, Yesterday Can’t Hurt Me & Heartbeat.
Musicians on the Imagination album: Helen Reddy, Paul Jackson Jr., Marty Walsh, Nathan East, Neil Stubenhaus, Robbie Buchanan, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ricky Lawson, David Kemper, John “JR” Robinson, Paulinho Da Costa, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Charlotte Crossley, Carmen Grillo, David Lasley, Arnold McCuller, Michael McDonald & Lori Williams.
Play Me Out
MCA Records 1981
Tracks: Optimism Blues, Do It Like You Done It When You Meant It, I Can´t Say Goodbye To You, Save Me, You Don´t Have To Say You Love Me, The Stars Fell On California, I Don´t Know Why (I Love That Guy), When I Dream, Let’s Just Stay Home Tonight & Play Me Out.
Musicians on the Play Me Out album: Helen Reddy, John Guerin, John Barnes, Ron Fever, Gary Coleman, Robben Ford, Thom Rotella, Robert Wachtel, Timothy May, Larry Klein, Jim Horn, Ernie Watts, Rick Baptiste, Denise Maynelli, Marti McCall, Myrna Matthews, Julia Waters Tillman, Maxine Waters Willard, Clydene Jackson, Oren Waters & Luther Waters.
Take What You Find
Capitol Records 1980
Tracks: Take What You Find, Killer Barracuda, A Way With The Ladies, Love´s Not The Question, Last Of The Lovers, The One I Sing My Love Songs To, Wizard In The Wind, All I Really Need Is You, Midnight Sunshine & That Plane.
Musicians on the Take What You Find album: Helen Reddy and others.
Capitol Records 1979
Tracks: Trying To Get To You, Perfect Love Affair, The Magic Is Still There, Make Love To Me, Minute By Minute, Let Me Be Your Woman, You’re So Good, Words Are Not Enough & Sing My Heart Out.
Musicians on the Reddy album: Helen Reddy, Paul Jackson Jr., Bill Neale, Ira Newborn, Thom Rotella, Robert White, Scott Edwards, Chuck Rainey, Eddie Watkins, Bill Cuomo, Robert Lamm, Teddy Randazzo, Jai Winding, James Gadson, Ed Greene, Chet McCracken, Danny Seraphine, Lenny Pickett, Ernie Watts, Oscar Brashear, Emilio Castillo, Gary Grant, Mic Gillette, Jerry Hey, Steven Kupka, Lee Loughnane, Lew McCreary, Steve Madaio, James Pankow, Jon English, Dan Hamilton, Robert Lamm & The Jones Girls.
We´ll Sing In The Sunshine
Capitol Records 1978
Tracks: Ready Or Not, All I Ever Need, Poor Little Fool, One After 909, I’d Rather Be Alone, Lady Of The Night, Catch My Breath, We’ll Sing In The Sunshine, Blue & If I Ever Had To Say Goodbye To You.
Musicians on the We’ll Sing In The Sunshine album: Helen Reddy and others.
Capitol Records 1976
Tracks: Music Music, Gladiola, Mama, Hold Me In Your Dreams Tonight, Get Off Me Baby, I Can’t Hear You No More, Ladychain, Music Is My Life, Nice To Be Around & You Make It So Easy.
Musicians on the Music, Music album: Helen Reddy, Ray Parker Jr., Dean Parks, Fred Tackett, Scott Edwards, David Hungate, Reinie Press, Mark T. Jordan, Clarence McDonald, Larry Muhoberac, David Paich, Harvey Mason, Jeff Porcaro, Victor Feldman, Bobbye Hall, Tom Scott, Bob Findley, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Dick Hyde, Lew McCreary, Steve Madaio, Don Menza, Bill Perkins, Nick DeCaro, Jim Gilstrap, Myrna Matthews, Lisa Roberts, Oren Waters & Carolyn Willis.
No Way To Treat A Lady
Capitol Records 1975
Tracks: Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady, Bluebird, Don’t Let It Mess Your Mind, Somewhere In The Night, You Don’t Need A Reason, Ten To Eight, Birthday Song, You Know Me, Nothing Good Comes Easy & Long Time Looking.
Musicians on the No Way To Treat A Lady album: Helen Reddy and others.
Free And Easy
Capitol Records 1974
Tracks: Angie Baby, Raised On Rock, I´ve Been Wanting You So Long, You Have Lived, I´ll Be Your Audience, Emotion, Free And Easy, Loneliness, Think I’ll Write A Song & Showbiz.
Musicians on the Free And Easy album: Helen Reddy and others.
Love Song For Jeffrey
Capitol Records 1974
Tracks: That Old American Dream, You´re My Home, Songs, I Got A Name, Keep On Singing, You And Me Against The World, Ah My Sister, Pretty Pretty, Love Song For Jeffrey & Stella By Starlight.
Musicians on the Love Song For Jeffrey album: Helen Reddy and others.
Long Hard Climb
Capitol Records 1973
Tracks: Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress), Lovin’ You, A Bit O.K., Don’t Mess With A Woman, Delta Dawn, The West Wind Circus, If We Could Still Be Friends, Long Hard Climb, Until It´s Time For You To Go & The Old Fashioned Way.
Musicians on the Long Hard Climb album: Helen Reddy and others.