‘Heading in the Right Direction’ was the second single from Renée Geyer’s third studio album Ready to Deal, released by RCA/Mushroom Records in December 1975.
The song was written by guitarist Mark Punch and Garry Paige, both ex-The Johnny Rocco Band who had first recorded the song earlier in 1975.
Geyer’s version became her highest charting single to date, peaking at number 31 on the Kent Music Report in 1976.
A re-recorded version of the song also appeared on her fourth studio album Moving Along in May 1977 and on Geyer’s greatest hits album Renée Geyer at Her Very Best in November 1977, with this version issued as her first US and UK single.
The song was later covered by Marilyn Ali, John Farnham, and Lucy Durack.
Renée Geyer was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2005.
Cover image: Renée Geyer performing on The Naked Vicar Show, 1977. NFSA title: 1469106.