Savage garden Essay

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Savage garden

Australian pop duo Savage Garden formed in Brisbane at the end of 1996, their name
inspired by fantasy author Anne Rice's term for the savage and isolated world of vampires.
Within nine months of formation they had attained two domestic hit singles

("I Want You" and "To The Moon And Back"). This achievement came without the benefit of
any live performances or even promotional interviews. Their sudden popularity became a
global phenomenon when "I Want You", officially the biggest-selling Australian single of
1996, became an international bestseller later in the year.

The duo, singer Darren Hayes and multi-instrumentalist Englishman Daniel Jones, met while
playing in bar bands in Queensland in 1994. However, they elected to form a band more
suited to their personal tastes - an amalgamation of influences including XTC and Peter
Gabriel. A demo was sent to veteran manager John Woodruff (associated with Australian
success stories including the Angels, Baby Animals and Diesel). He immediately signed them
to his JDM record label. Their self-titled debut album was recorded in Sydney in June
1996, with Hoodoo Gurus and Air Supply producer Charles Fischer at the helm. "I Want You"
climbed to US number 4 in May 1997, and they enjoyed a huge transatlantic hit during the
early months of 1998 with "Truly Madly Deeply", the single topping the US charts and
spending several weeks in the UK Top 10. On the back of their singles success, Savage
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