Stylin’ Up is a truly unique album, melding Anu’s culturally diverse musical styles with david bridie’s lush strings and cinematic atmospheres. The release of the album set Australia on fire, and produced a great many hit singles, including My Island Home, Party, Monkey and the Turtle and Wanem Time. Anu won an Aria Award for the album and cemented her place as a major player in the Australian music industry. Touring the album, Christine played all over Australia, and was recorded for a bonus CD release live at the Metro in Sydney. The ABC also recorded it and it was used as part of a documentary on her career and heritage called Salt Water Soul which aired nationally on ABC TV.
Christine Anu released Stylin Up in 1995 through Mushroom Music
COME MY WAY
A fine follow-up to Stylin’ up. It was worth waiting for Come My Way. Changing with the times, Anu introduced more pop influences into her sound, and the rap riffs of her first album are now replaced by dance. But the essentials are the same: spunky funk/pop (now more pop) based on the indigenous sounds of her Australian Torres Strait Island soul, rich rhythms, subtle arrangements. Some great songs there (Anu co-wrote most of them), and a truly great, silky voice. Exceptionally danceable. A very welcome inclusion of a new version of her 1995 hit Island Home as a bonus track. This is Christine Anu at her best yet.
Christine Anu released Come My Way in 2001 through Mushroom Music.
You’d be hard pushed not to have heard Anu’s first single off 45 Degrees, Talk About Love? as it was Channel 10s 2003/04 summer tv theme song. It’s a hard edged track with memorable guitar riffs. Noughties sounds fresh from the eighties with great screaming vocals and alot of attitude.
If you like to ROCK! then there’s more for you on 45 Degrees with 2 Late and Love Rules, Hatred Dies. Within the album is a journey too, from energetic performances to gentle love songs, acoustic numbers like Don’t you know and 45 Degrees. A favourite at Sydney’s 93.7 FM Koori Radio was the funky track, All my people say.On this album, Anu just wanted to be herself, explore her talents and ensure that important relationships were nurtured.
Christine Anu released 45 Degrees in 2003 through Festival Mushroom Music.
Acoustically is the most honest and direct album from this incredibly versatile, multi-award-winning Australian artist, a largely unembellished record of the acoustic show she presents on stage. Platinum classics here include fiery acoustic versions of Monkey And The Turtle, Wanem Time and Party, and a stunning reaffirmation of Anu’s signature tune, Island Home. New material includes Last To Go, a tender song dedicated to a friend lost in Bali, and Ocean of Regret, a Neil Murray composition originally demoed for her landmark debut Stylin’ Up. The warm, intimate, live-to-tape process naturally brought out some of Anu’s deepest passions, notably two songs by Bob Marley: an incredibly poignant version of Redemption Song and a climactic, full-band finale of No Woman No Cry.
Christine Anu released Acoustically in 2005 through Liberation Music
CHRISSY’S ISLAND FAMILY
Chrissy’s Island Family, is Anu’s first release for children, featuring a collection of songs resonating from her Indigenous cultural upbringing in the Torres Strait. Chrissy’s Island Family, will introduce Chrissy, a little Torres Strait Islander girl and her tropical island blue friends Samu, the ‘wakka woo ‘ cassowary, Waru the magical, mythical 400 year old turtle and Sisi the gecko, who is there for me and you. Employing her trademark style and tenacity, Anu’s summoned her own childhood memories and musical brilliance to breathe life into these adorable characters.
Each song has been carefully written and developed by Anu and contains a heartfelt message about the changing world we live in. The music is uniquely Australian celebrating the many cultures Australia pays homage to which is reflected beautifully in the songs Indijin-Us, Hello and My Friends. There is also a strong environmental message contained within the songs Save Our World, Tropical Island Blue and Sunny Sunshine which highlight the fundamental importance of nature and conservation.
Christine Anu released Chrissy’s Island Family in 2007 through ABC For Kids