Cold Chisel today announced the details of the reissues and remasters of their classic catalogue, Two years in the making, it is the biggest Archival Release in Australian music history.

The entire catalogue has been repackaged, remastered and expanded. Each studio album features never released music, videos and artwork in lavish Collector’s Editions. Cold Chisel’s albums will also be available digitally for the first time.

Release details below. Click on the albums to see tracklistings.

Studio Albums
Cold Chisel
Breakfast at Sweethearts
Circus Animals
Twentieth Century
The Last Wave of Summer

- All Remastered from the original tapes
- All released in beautiful double digipack ‘Collector’s Edition’ packaging with Disc 1 being the original studio album and Disc 2 a bonus ‘Live Bootleg’ DVD featuring never before seen live concert footage
- Special liner notes for all packages written by a fantastic cross-section of writers including Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil), Ita Buttrose, novelist John Birmingham, David Fricke (US Rolling Stone), music critics, fans, associates
- All 16 Page booklets with never-before-seen and rare photos

Live Albums
Barking Spiders Live 1983
Last Stand

- All Remastered from original tapes
Swingshift with new bonus tracks and expanded double digipack ‘Collector’s Edition’ packaging with new photos and liner notes
- All other live albums repackaged in single or double digipacks

Other releases
Teenage Love: Remastered and repackaged in single digipack
You’re Thirteen, You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine: This legendary EP (featuring the band’s famous cover of ‘Wild Thing’) remastered and released on CD for the first time in 13 years

In the coming weeks, we will be previewing more album art, audio and video from these new packages.

To pre-order these releases and more, check out our Shop.


  1. Bazza says:

    Excellent news.

  2. Jim Johnson says:

    the releases that come out on 22nd of July, will they be released or cd’s? or will i have to buy them off itunes or something?

  3. Bazza says:

    I think it’s both audio & digital Jim.
    Either way it’s something that been long overdue.

  4. Baz_Chisiholic says:

    Will ‘The Complete Cold Chisel’ release contain/include the extras, songs, videos, the info on bonus dvds, and the speical liner notes, or do fans have to buy each album again to get this extra stuff?

    WIll the The Complete Cold Chisel be offered for a limited timeframe, ie available for a limited time and then withdrawn for sale? (so those who want it have to act fast).

    And I couldn’t find the song “Once Around The Sun” on any of the re-released albums.

  5. John says:

    OMG when can we get them in store, i want them now damnit, NOW! I love this band so much

  6. John says:

    Might I add, we need a COMPLETE video clip collection, with the video to Chior Girl, and many others, Ita is another, ALL of the video of Chisel, Live and such, who’s with me?

    • Peter says:

      I am with you John.
      That would allow a complete collection

      • John says:

        I love chisel but believe there’s alot of shit unreleased. The Manly Vale Gig for one, us poor fools who weren’t there (or in my case were not born yet) its’s a big loss. come on Chisel/management, get all tstuff in mofballs out and release the stuff, for me being 29, I wanna see it, I love chisel so much, bring it on!

        • Rick Bates says:

          I’m with you John! Nothing I’d like more in the world than a Cold Chisel bootleg series. How many concerts do the band have in their archives? Can you imagine being able to listen to the entire shows that made up Swingshift? Or watch the Wentworth Park Circus Animals shows? It would be a dream come true for me & I’m sure I’m not the only one.

          • Mark G says:

            I remember watching them set up the big top in Wentworth park ..

          • Brooksy says:

            I’m lucky enough to own a bunch of Chisel boots, but I would be another fan who would love to see an official bootleg project released by the band. No doubt some of what you have hidden away in the cupboard would blitz the boots in circulation. Swingshift is still my favourite live album of all time & each time the rumours have popped up over the years of the entire concert being released I’ve been rapt. Sadly it still hasn’t happened, so come on Chisel, how about a bootleg series for the fans? I’ll gladly oversee the project for you LOL. One other thing while I have my wishlist going, any chance you guys might get a chatroom or message board up on the site? Cheers & rock on boys! Brooksy

  7. Linda H says:

    OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a beautiful day to wake up to this !!!!!
    RIP Steve xxxxxxxxxx

  8. Arne Jensen says:

    What about print music? I’m desperate for it!

  9. Tracey says:

    Hopefully they release Idleness and Blue Movies! The songs that is.

    • Tracey says:

      And play some more live gigs. I’ve only seen them about 117 times give or take 1 or 2 and haven’t seen a bad gig yet.

  10. Rob says:

    Will there be any vinyl releases ?

    • Ben says:

      I second that!

    • Jazzmaster_George says:

      Yeah, vinyl releases. I have all my Chisel material on vinyl except Last Wave and Teenage Love / 3 Big Hits, because this stuff was only released on CD. But for those of us that love vinyl and believe that material recorded and mixed on analog should be released in analog, nothing else will do. Zenith in Albion, Melbourne can cut a lacquer, make the stanpers and press it, all on site. Vinyl will outlast CD as a music distribution format- you’d better believe it, CD is dead. With the new material on CD only, and DVD not available separately, I’m baulking at buying remastered CD’s of albums that I don’t need and won’t play. But i guess that’s marketing, isnt it?

  11. Peter says:

    This is a wonderful release… just magnificent & I can’t wait to start working my way thru it. I’d also like to add my vote to those asking for more live releases. Best live band I’ve ever seen & would buy anything the band made available.

  12. Mark G says:

    I absolutely love the teenage love album because of the rare bluesey tracks like the gospel blues track it aint wrong, the and the suggestive Mona and the preacher .. I would love to get a definitive and complete collection of rarities and covers on the one album, all the unheard stuff and live gig tracks that didn’t make it onto albums, the ABC series songs, the double J stuff, your 13, Georgia, it’s only make believe, once around the sun, Steve’s version of his song All I wanna do etc etc etc .. I suppose I’ll have to buy the lot and rip it all to my own mix CD’s

  13. Amanda says:

    Love the new website guys & love the news of the remasters release! Can’t wait to get my hands on it. As a few others have mentioned, any chance of a boxset of live releases as well? Like someone else said, being able to hear the full Swingshift concert(s), Wentworth Park, the entire Last Stand concert or the long awaited LWOS live material in full (etc, etc) would be excellent. Can’t wait to hear the new stuff you’ve been working on & see the mighty Chisel back out on the road! xxx

  14. Charlie says:

    Even though I’ve owned, borrowed or stole all these records on vinyl, tape, CD or mp3, this is finally the collection I’ve been waiting for and beautifuly packaged to boot. I’ve got no hesitation buying the whole 12 digipaks and I say f@ck the expense. I deserve it. RIP Steve.

    • John says:

      I’m with you mate, I plan on going way over buget for this one, but I say stuff it, it’s been a long time coming for the newer generation of Chisel nuts!

    • graham says:

      enjoy charlie i want a tour and not just of cities like melb / syd / brissie / i live in port douglas and one here in cairns or in townsville will suffice

  15. Sam says:

    This is so amazing. I love this and I found all of the remasters on all the aussie sites like JBHifi and Sanity but the best prices I have seen at $19.99 is on
    I ordered them all over the weekend and now I jsut ahve to wait

  16. MATT HAND says:

    ordered all the remastered albums, but the unreleased stuff is not on UK ITUNES when can I buy them?

  17. Stu says:

    This is Xmas coming early for sure. Top stuff! I saw Chisel live lots of times & I vote with the others for more live archives stuff thanks boys. You was the best live band ever & we’d eat it up if there was more live Chisel available. Fucking classic!

  18. Harv says:

    What I’m trying to work out is the difference between what you can pre-order at JB HiFi and what you can pre-order at iTunes. It looks like the physical CDs via JB HiFi come with a bonus DVD of footage. It looks like iTunes has other songs for download you don’t get on these though? I could be wrong, it’s kind of hard to marry up because they are listed differently. Any one able to clarify?

  19. chiselgirl1 says:

    please include footage from melb. including festival hall 3xy events and the Last Stand footage in Melbourne. This is a historical event and an everlasting memory.
    Kind regards


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