This week’s PBS Feature Album is Long Time by Australian blues, folk and jazz legend Margret RoadKnight. Celebrating her 80th birthday in 2023, Margret also celebrates 60 years as a performer, playing her first gig at Melbourne's Emerald Hill Theatre in 1963 at the invitation of folk icon Glen Tomasetti. 

Long Time is an overview of the second act of Margret RoadKnight's storied career, spanning recordings from 1988-2023. In the 70s and early 80s, Margret released a series of acclaimed albums mostly via Festival Records, including her 1976 hit single Girls In Our Town, still her best-remembered song. 

From the late 80s onwards, she took ownership of her music and released albums Moving Target (1988, reissued with newly recorded material in 2002), Fringe Benefits (1993), and An Audience with Margret RoadKnight (1988, reissued with newly recorded material in 1998). Long Time compiles tracks from these releases and adds unreleased material recorded as recently as this year.  

Described by Margret as her final album, Long Time emphasises the strength, wit and consummate artistry of one Australia's most compelling and idiosyncratic performers. 

Tune in all this week to hear tracks from Long Time, and PBS Members have the chance to win a copy of the album on CD, simply email your name and membership number to   before midnight Sunday November 5. 

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Jennifer Loveless - 'Pleasure' (Indubmental Mix)

Screensaver - 'Cancellation Notice'

Malla - 'Darlin''

Hybrid Man - 'Eternal Nightglow'

Floating Points - 'Birth4000'

Clowns - 'Enough's Enough'

The Chills - 'Push'

The Stance Brothers - 'Again'

The Miffs - 'Flesh'

Checkerboard Lounge - 'Roller Coaster'