In 1974, Jerry Moss licensed the Ayers Rock album Big Red Rock from Australian label Mushroom Records. The funding from the license was sufficient for Ayers Rock to have a U.S. tour and record their Beyond album. Ayers Rock signed with A&M in June 1975. This was the first Australian band signed by the label.
"We tried not to be influenced by American music."--Chris Brown, The Age March 23, 1976
Beyond was recorded in September 1975. It cost $60,000 to produce.
OFFICIAL PROMOTION BY A&M RECORDS
|Chris Brown||1974-1976||vocals, guitars, percussion|
|Col Loughnan||1974-1976||saxes, vocals, flutes, piano, percussion|
|Duncan McGuire||1974-1976||bass, percussion|
|James Doyle||1974-1975||guitars, percussion, Mutron guitar|
|Mark Kennedy||1974-1976||drums, percussion|