British songstress Elkie Brooks scored half a dozen hits at home, three of which made the Top 10 - "Pearl's a singer", "No more the fool" and this 1977 hit 'Sunshine after the rain".

Elkie achieved a bigger hit with Chris Rea's 'Fool if you think its over' than he did in the United Kingdom. She also memorialized versions of the Peter Allen classic 'Don't cry out loud' and the Moody Blues 'Knights in white satin'. With a five decade career, Ms Brooks is something of an icon in her homeland, but chart success by and large eluded her in Australia, but several of her songs have made their way into my collection, and her warm, textured voice is always a delight to hear. I hope all who find this, enjoy it. 


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