Cold Chisel Announce Release of their “%*^&ing’ Classic” Live Album Swingshift

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In a week where the band’s newly expanded Best Of moves into the ARIA Top 5, Cold Chisel have announced that their legendary first live album, Swingshift, is finally being re-released on glorious 180g double vinyl. The LP – replete with original gatefold packaging and additional sleeve photos – can be pre-ordered now via www.coldchisel.com and from Friday October 26 it will be available in all good record stores for the first time in decades. This will also be the first time that the 4 additional tracks (“Juliet”, “Never Before”, “Ita” and “Merry-Go-Round”) from the 2011 Collector’s Edition CD have been pressed on vinyl.

Swingshift was Cold Chisel’s first #1 record and is often cited as one of the definitive Australian live albums. The recordings were captured in the winter of 1980 at two iconic venues – Sydney’s Capitol Theatre (supported by INXS and Mental As Anything) and Melbourne’s Palais Theatre (supported by Australian Crawl and Matt Finish) -  as the band wrapped up their triumphant ‘Youth In Asia’ tour. That huge run of dates in support of their breakthrough album East involved 64 shows in 88 days and catapulted Cold Chisel to the biggest band in the land.

Recalling this period in his recent award-winning memoir the band’s frontman, Jimmy Barnes said:

“We were like Stormtroopers marching across Australia. We were on top of the world. The pace we were keeping was blistering. More towns, more girls, more booze, more drugs and all in less time. Longer sets, faster songs and even longer drives.”

“I remember the Sydney show very well,” reflects keyboardist and main songwriter, Don Walker. “It was pretty much the highlight of that tour. By the time we did it we’d played the East album all over the country and this was bringing everything back home.”

A review by RAM Magazine’s Greg Taylor a few days after the Capitol Theatre gig gushed:  “Talk about rare moments of joy with the right crowd. By their own admission and the audience’s this was one of Cold Chisel’s best nights on the current tour. A long set that started way up and miraculously kept on building. Part of it was the skilful addition of outside elements; the guest solo’s from David Blight’s harmonica and Billy Roger’s sax … but the heart of it was the band. Five parts of one incredibly fit musical body, tour hardened and album confident.”

In addition to an already long list of their own classics like “Khe Sanh”, “Breakfast At Sweethearts”, “Choir Girl” and “Cheap Wine”,Swingshift is memorable for the band’s searing covers of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Long As I Can See The Light” and the Jesse Stone (via Jerry Lee Lewis) rockabilly gem “Don’t Let Go”, which has gone on to become a staple of Cold Chisel tours ever since.

Critics and fans alike have long hailed Swingshift as a landmark album. Now it is finally being returned to its original vinyl glory (with additional tracks from the same shows).  Jimmy Barnes’ parting words during the album’s closing song really say it all … “fuckin’ classic”.

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Side One
1. Conversations
2. Juliet - Previously unreleased on vinyl
3. Shipping Steel
4. Breakfast At Sweethearts
5. Rising Sun
6. Never Before - Previously unreleased on vinyl

Side Two
1. Choirgirl
2. Khe Sanh
3. My Turn to Cry
4. Four Walls
5. One Long Day

Side Three
1. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
2. My Baby
3. Ita - Previously unreleased on vinyl
4. Star Hotel
5. Don’t Let Go

Side Four
1. Long as I Can See the Light
2. The Party’s Over
3. Merry-Go-Round - Previously unreleased on vinyl
4. Cheap Wine
5. Goodbye (Astrid, Goodbye)

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New, Expanded COLD CHISEL Best Of. On VINYL for first time!

Legendary Australian rock band Cold Chisel have announced they are releasing an expanded and updated version of their best-selling album All For You – The Best Of on Friday September 28.

The Best Of Cold Chisel – All For You – Deluxe Edition will be available across multiple formats, including a great value 37-song Double-CD and digital version for streaming and download platforms. All formats of this expansive release will be released at single-album prices.

And for the first time the album will be released on vinyl, featuring 26 Cold Chisel classics. The vinyl release is a beautiful 180g double-vinyl package with gatefold artwork and coloured inside sleeves.

This expanded release features tracks spanning the band’s 40+ years – from their timeless and anthemic first single Khe Sanh to the well-known Cold Chisel classics Breakfast At Sweethearts, Cheap Wine, Choirgirl, Forever Now, You Got Nothing I Want and Flame Trees. The album also includes recent gems like No Plans and Everybody from the band’s critically-hailed 2012 album No Plans and Long Dark Road and Lost from their chart-topping 2015 album The Perfect Crime. The two albums were recorded after the 2011 release of the original 20-song version of All For You – The Best Of.

When the band compiled the album in 2011 they took the unusual step of asking their fans what songs to include. An incredible 10,000+ votes were received and while it confirmed that their audience obviously loved their best-known songs, there were also some great surprises like the inclusion of Yakuza Girls and the live favourite Shipping Steel. In preparing this new edition the band went back to 2011’s votes and with the expanded double-disc format they are able included the next most voted songs, revealing their fans’ love of the lesser-known nuggets like Janelle, Water Into Wine and Conversations as well epic fan-favourites The Last Wave Of Summer, One Long Day and the powerful and deeply personal Letter To Alan. The biggest surprise however is probably the song The Party’s Over, a bluesy piano-led ballad that only originally appeared as a vinyl single B-side.

The band’s frontman Jimmy Barnes said of The Best Of Cold Chisel – All For You – Deluxe Edition. “This now becomes our definitive and only Best Of collection. It’s great that it includes some of our more obscure songs, songs that we love just as much as our famous recordings. There are songs here written by each band member, songs that were big hits and a couple that have never been played on radio, but they’re loved by our fans. Cold Chisel has always been a strange brew of genres, sounds and personalities – this album captures that.”

“Cold Chisel has recorded eight studio albums,” says piano player and primary songwriter Don Walker. “Two of those albums were recorded after we released the 2011 Best Of.  Some of our favourites songs are on these recent records, so it was time to bring this collection up to date.”

The Best Of Cold Chisel – All For You – Deluxe Edition is released on the band’s own label via Universal Music on Friday September 28 and is available for pre-order on all good stores HERE

Double Vinyl Album tracklist for the new Cold Chisel Best Of
All For You – The Best Of 26 Songs
The first time this Best Of has ever been on vinyl.

Side 1
1. Standing on the Outside
2. Khe Sanh
3. When The War Is Over
4. Bow River
5. Rising Sun
6. Lost

Side 2
1. Cheap Wine
2. Flame Trees
3. All For You
4. Saturday Night
5. No Plans
6. Choirgirl Side 3
1. Forever Now
2. Breakfast at Sweethearts
3. Yakuza Girls
4. Four Walls
5. Long Dark Road
6. Ita
7. The Perfect Crime

Side 4
1. You Got Nothing I Want
2. My Baby
3. The Things I Love In You
4. Everybody
5. Shipping Steel
6. HQ454 Monroe
7. Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye)

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Digital & Double CD tracklist for the new Cold Chisel Best Of
All For You – The Best Of – Deluxe Edition
37 Songs

1. Standing on the Outside
2. Khe Sanh
3. When The War Is Over
4. Bow River
5. Rising Sun
6. Lost
7. Star Hotel
8. All For You
9. Saturday Night
10. No Plans
11. Choirgirl
12. Conversations
13. Merry-Go-Round
14. Janelle
15. No Sense
16. Water Into Wine
17. Letter To Alan
18. The Last Wave Of Summer
19. Cheap Wine 20. Flame Trees
21. Forever Now
22. Breakfast at Sweethearts
23. Yakuza Girls
24. Four Walls
25. Long Dark Road
26. Ita
27. The Perfect Crime
28. You Got Nothing I Want
29. My Baby
30. Home & Broken Hearted
31. The Things I Love In You
32. Everybody
33. Shipping Steel
34. HQ454 Monroe
35. One Long Day
36. Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye)
37. The Party’s Over

Our friends The Barking Spiders have sold out their show at the Enmore Theatre

Barking Spiders Sold Out

Infamous mystery band to play their first show in 35 years

Shrouded in mystery, rarely seen or heard, the legendary Barking Spider have announced a special one-off performance at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. This will be the band’s first public gig in 35 years. Choosing to never do interviews, photo-shoots or videos, the identity of The Barking Spiders remains “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” as a famous commentator once described them.

The Barking Spiders’ myth and legend has only grown deeper and darker over the years despite the fact that the band has never even released a studio album. Preferring to play small, secret shows, in 1984 they released their one and only album, a live album The Barking Spiders Live 1983 which has gone on to be hailed as an Australian classic.

Many have rumoured that The Barking Spiders are actually a famous band who originated in Adelaide in the 1970s (who cannot be named for legal reasons), but these rumours have never been confirmed or proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This web of intrigue might be resolved inside the four walls of the Enmore Theatre on Wednesday, 28 February. This rare performance is sure to sell-out in a heartbeat. To avoid being left standing on the outside, don’t procrastinate. While tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday February 8, on Tuesday night members of The Barking Spiders database will receive a special Ticketek link and a unique password which will allow access to tickets from 10am on Wednesday February 7.

The Barking Spiders will be supported by emerging Sydney three-piece The Dead Love, who have signed binding NDA agreements, preventing them from making any comment.

IT’S FINALLY HERE…

THE ‘LAST STAND’ OF THE SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

THE LIVE TAPES – VOL 4

OUT NOW

In December 2015, Cold Chisel ended their massive One Night Stand tour with three special shows they dubbed The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre. These wild, unhinged and emotional shows were played immediately prior to the iconic venue’s demolition. For Cold Chisel it had a double sense of occasion, given that the “Ent Cent” was the venue where Cold Chisel played their legendary farewell shows back in December, 1983 – the band not playing together again for another 15 years.

The announcement of these 2015 shows captured the public’s imagination, selling over 20,000 tickets in 10 minutes, before the band added one more show. Fans who missed out on tickets at the time will now have a chance to hear and see Cold Chisel in all its ragged glory on The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre – The Live Tapes – Vol 4 as they literally bring down the house. If you were lucky enough to be there, you’ll know what we mean.

In addition to visceral, gut-busting versions of fan favourites like Letter To Alan, Houndog, One Long Day and the Jerry Lee-inspired cover Don’t Let Go, there’s rare appearances of the Chisel classics Ita and Janelle, the new and powerful LostLong Dark Road and All Hell Broke Lucy from the band’s critically-hailed 2015 album The Perfect Crime and of course the undeniable anthems Choirgirl, Khe Sanh, When The War Is Over, Flame Trees, Rising Sun, My Baby, Bow River, Standing On The Outside and many more.

 

Containing over 32 songs – nearly 3 hours of music - The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre – The Live Tapes – Vol 4 draws its performances from the band’s final two shows on 17 and 18 December, 2015 and is by far the biggest live release ever from Cold Chisel. Renowned as one of Australia’s best-ever live bands, the recording captures Cold Chisel warts-and-all and has then been lovingly mixed by longtime sonic ally Kevin Shirley, with the film version of the release directed and edited by the band’s filmmaking constant, Robert Hambling.

The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre – The Live Tapes – Vol 4 is available on a number of formats – as a 3CD set, a 4LP Vinyl package and a Ltd Edition Deluxe 3CD/DVD set. The audio is also available as a download and on all streaming services.

And you can still order any format of the album from our store: http://www.coldchiselstore.com.au and go in the draw to win a rare signed poster, a signed vinyl box set and a signed copy of the new album.  Entries close at 5pm today!

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COLD CHISEL TO HEADLINE SPECIAL ONE-OFF “MADE IN SA” CONCERT AT THE 2018 ADELAIDE 500

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Cold Chisel has announced a very special one-off show in Adelaide on Friday, 2 March 2018 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Adelaide 500. It will be the first time the band has played their former hometown since their huge One Night Stand tour in 2015.

When approached for this milestone event, Cold Chisel were determined to make it a unique show – and went about personally hand-picking a bill of South Australian-born artists. Under the banner of ‘Made In SA‘, they have invited their friend Kasey Chambers, the critically-hailed rock outfit Bad//Dreems and two local Music SA openers to join them.

“Adelaide was and will always be ground zero for us, our home turf, our training ground. For better or worse it made us who we are,” says frontman Jimmy Barnes. “We’re excited to be going back to play this special ‘Made In SA’ show. Kasey is a legend and a good mate. I’ve sung with her many times and when Cold Chisel reunited in the studio 2010, Kasey’s brother Nash produced our single, ‘All For You’, which was the last-ever session we did with our dear friend Steve Prestwich. Bad//Dreems are one of the best bands to come out of Adelaide in the last decade and our mate Mark Opitz, who produced some of our best recordings, has made both of their albums so we’ve got a connection to them too.”

“With so many international artists, and even some Australians, skipping South Australia on their ‘national’ tours, we wanted to put together a concert for the 20th Anniversary of this iconic rock & roll weekend that made the State proud.”

Originally formed in Adelaide in 1973, Cold Chisel is one of Australia’s most revered rock outfits with a history that spans forty years and a catalogue of songs and albums that have become part of the nation’s psyche. Renowned as one of the most dynamic Australian live acts ever, Cold Chisel will perform iconic hits such as Flame Trees, Khe Sanh, Cheap Wine, Choirgirl, My Baby, Rising Sun and Bow River as well as music from their recent studio albums, No Plans (2012) and The Perfect Crime (2015) – all of these and more are featured on the band’s new live album/DVD The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre‘, Cold Chisel’s biggest live release ever (out on November 10).

“I couldn’t be prouder to perform at this rocking Adelaide 500 event and be part of such a great line-up of musical legends, fellow South Australians and good friends” says Kasey Chambers who was born in Mt Gambier. This show will mark the first time Kasey and her band have appeared at the Adelaide 500.

Bad//Dreems are a rock band from Adelaide, South Australia. Consisting of Ben Marwe (Vocals/Guitar), Alex Cameron (Guitar), James Bartold (Bass), and Miles Wilson (Drums), they have released two great albums (Dogs at Bay in 2015 and Gutful in 2017) both of which were produced by Mark Opitz (Cold Chisel, INXS). Bad//Dreems performed at the Adelaide 500 in 2014 as a Music SA opener and are now headlining with Cold Chisel and Kasey Chambers.

ADELAIDE 500 AFTER RACE CONCERT FRIDAY 2 MARCH 2018
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COLD CHISEL TO PLAY SPECIAL ONE-OFF SHOW IN HOBART TO LAUNCH NEW LIVE ALBUM AND DVD

The legendary Cold Chisel has announced today that they will play a special one-off show on the Wrest Point Lawns in Hobart on Wednesday, 22 November to launch their biggest ever live release.

It will be the first time Cold Chisel has played in Tasmania since their massive Light The Nitro Tour back in 2011 (which remains the biggest grossing tour ever by an Australian-based band). 2015’s One Night Stand tour was unable to get to Tasmania so this announcement marks an overdue payback for Taswegians.

Renowned as one of the most dynamic Australian live acts ever, Cold ChiselJimmy Barnes (lead vocals), Ian Moss (lead guitar/vocals), Don Walker (keyboards/backing vocals), Phil Small (bass guitar) and Charley Drayton (drums/vocals) – will perform their iconic hits such as Flame Trees, Khe Sanh, Cheap Wine, Rising Sun and Bow River, as well as songs from their recent gold and platinum certified albums No Plans and The Perfect Crime.

Cold Chisel is one of Australia’s most revered rock outfits, with a history that spans forty years and a catalogue of songs and albums that have become part of the nation’s psyche.

We tried everything to get to Tassie in 2015, but events and schedules conspired against us,” says guitarist Ian Moss. “We owe you one Tasmania – and now it’s payback time!”

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The band will be supported by Melbourne rockers Dallas Crane, in a rare Tasmanian appearance.

This one-off Cold Chisel gig will follow hot on the heels of the band’s biggest live release ever as it was also announced today that The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre – The Live Tapes – Vol 4 will land on Friday, 10 November, 2017. The 32 songs on this release will be drawn from the band’s final two unhinged and emotional shows immediately prior to the iconic venue’s demolition in 2015. The Sydney “Ent Cent” also famously hosted the band’s 1983 Last Stand concerts, so these memorable farewell gigs captured the public’s imagination, selling over 20,000 tickets within minutes.

Fans who missed out on tickets at the time will now finally have a chance to see and hear Cold Chisel in all its ragged glory as they literally bring down the house. The release can be pre-ordered now on a number of formats – as a 3CD set, a 4 LP Vinyl package and a Ltd Edition 3CD/DVD set. The audio will also be available as a download and on all streaming services. Click here to pre-order the album and see below for further album information.

Members of Cold Chisel‘s email database will have early access to tickets for the band’s Wrest Point Lawns show – details will be emailed to database members ahead of the Pre Sale date.

Fans seeking tickets for Cold Chisel’s shows are reminded to only buy tickets by following the official links at www.coldchisel.com/tour-2. Fans are also strongly advised not to buy tickets from so called “reselling” websites such as Viagogo who typically advertise heavily online and often mislead consumers into paying much higher prices than necessary for tickets that may turn out to be fake.

TICKETS
Wrest Point Entertainment & Cold Chisel Pre-Sale:  10AM Wednesday August 30
Ticketmaster Pre-Sale: 10AM Thursday August 31
General Public On sale: 12PM Monday September 4
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Disc 1

1. Standing On The Outside

2. Letter To Alan

3. Choirgirl

4. Rising Sun

5. My Baby

6. All For You

7. Houndog

8. Cheap Wine

9. Long Dark Road

10. Lost

11. One Long Day

 

Disc 2

1. When The War Is Over

2. Forever Now

3. Don’t Let Go

4. Janelle

5. Saturday Night

6. Breakfast at Sweethearts

7. Shipping Steel

8. You Got Nothing I Want

9. Merry-Go-Round

10. Flame Trees

11. Khe Sanh

12. Bow River

 

Disc 3

1. Georgia

2. Ita

3. The Perfect Crime

4. All Hell Broke Lucy

5. Four Walls

6. Taipan

7. Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye)

8. HQ454 Monroe

9. The Last Wave Of Summer

 

DVD – The entire 32 songs directed and edited by longtime Cold Chisel filmographer Robert Hambling

COLD CHISEL CONFIRMED TO HEADLINE INAUGURAL COATES HIRE NEWCASTLE 500!

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Legendary Australian rock band, Cold Chisel has announced today that they will headline the inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500 on Saturday, 25 November - their only mainland-Australia show for 2017.

This show marks the first time Cold Chisel has played in Newcastle since their massive Light The Nitro tour back in 2011 (which remains the biggest grossing tour ever by an Australian-based band). 2015’s One Night Stand tour was unable to get to Newcastle so this announcement marks a special payback for Novocastrians.

Renowned as one of the most dynamic Australian live acts ever, Cold Chisel - Jimmy Barnes (lead vocals), Ian Moss (lead guitar/vocals), Don Walker (keyboards/backing vocals), Phil Small (bass guitar) and Charley Drayton (drums) – will perform their iconic hits such as Flame Trees, Khe Sanh, Cheap Wine, Rising Sun and Bow River, as well as songs from their recent albums ‘No Plans’ and ‘The Perfect Crime’.

Cold Chisel is one of Australia’s most revered rock outfits, with a history that spans forty years and a catalogue of songs and albums that have become part of the nation’s psyche. In the late ’70s, after the band had decamped from their birthplace in Adelaide and moved to Sydney, Newcastle became a second home for them. And of course their classic song Star Hotel was inspired by the riots that erupted in Newcastle when the famous band venue was shut down.

Newcastle has always been great to us,” says frontman Jimmy Barnes.  “When we were starving in our early days, we would drive up there and fill rooms, long before we did anywhere else. We got to learn our trade playing to wild and appreciative crowds in full rooms there. If we owe anyplace anything, it’s Newcastle!”

“Cold Chisel has a long and rich history in Newcastle so when we sat down to look at the headline act for the inaugural event there was only one choice,” Supercars CEO James Warburton says. “We are absolutely honoured for the band to play their only mainland show at the very first Newcastle event which will be, without doubt, a massive weekend of racing and rock.”

“Cold Chisel are Australian rock royalty as well as racing enthusiasts, which makes them the perfect fit to headline the inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500. I encourage motorsport and music fans alike to get their tickets now for what promises to be an excellent weekend of racing and entertainment,” says NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall.

Cold Chisel also revealed that their appearance at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will follow hot on the heels of a new and very special live album and film release, which is to be officially announced in upcoming weeks. Stay tuned to the band’s socials/website for more information.

Spiderbait, who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary with sell out shows around the country, have also been confirmed to take the stage on Saturday night at the inaugural event

Janet, Whitt and Kram’s unique musical alchemy has taken them on a ride to the top of their game, selling more than half a million records, sending singles variously to number 1 or into the Top 10, albums to double platinum status, winning multiple ARIA Awards and taking top spot on the Hottest 100.

Tickets for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 are on sale now from Ticketek.

COLD CHISEL ANNOUNCE SPECIAL SHOW

The legendary Cold Chisel has announced today that they will headline the inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500 on Saturday, 25 November.

This show marks the first time Cold Chisel has played in Newcastle since their massive Light The Nitro tour back in 2011 (which remains the biggest grossing tour ever by an Australian-based band). 2015’s One Night Stand tour was unable to get to Newcastle so this announcement marks a special payback for Novocastrians.

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Cold Chisel is one of Australia’s most revered rock outfits, with a history that spans forty years and a catalogue of songs and albums that have become part of the nation’s psyche. In the late ’70s, after the band had decamped from their birthplace in Adelaide and moved to Sydney, Newcastle became a second home for them. And of course their classic song Star Hotel was inspired by the riots that erupted in Newcastle when the famous band venue was shut down.

Newcastle has always been great to us,” says frontman Jimmy Barnes. “When we were starving in our early days, we would drive up there and fill rooms, long before we did anywhere else. We got to learn our trade playing to wild and appreciative crowds in full rooms there. If we owe anyplace anything, it’s Newcastle!”

Cold Chisel also revealed that their appearance at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will follow hot on the heels of a new and very special live album and film release, which is to be officially announced in upcoming weeks.

Stay tuned to the band’s socials or website for more information.

The Live Tapes – Vol 3 – Live At The Manly Vale Hotel – OUT NOW

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On Saturday, 7 June 1980 Cold Chisel played a blistering pub gig at the Manly Vale Hotel on the northern beaches of Sydney. Today, more than 36 years later, that entire show is released as The Live Tapes – Vol 3 – Live At The Manly Vale Hotel and is available as a Vinyl LP, a CD, a very limited edition CD/DVD, a digital download and it can be streamed exclusively for the next two weeks on the Apple Music streaming service.

This Manly Vale show was recorded the same week that the band’s ground-breaking third album East was released. East would go on to dominate the charts for the rest of 1980 and set a new high for Australian music. With great foresight, the band recorded the cramped, sweaty pub show on 2-inch 16-track tape and the original audio tapes have been found, baked and carefully prepared so that Kevin Shirley could mix them in June this year. They also filmed the show, but only the second film reel (featuring the second half of the show) could be found. Despite months of archaeological digging, the first reel seems to have been lost forever.

The Live Tapes – Vol 3 – Live At The Manly Vale Hotel reveals a fierce, lean band; razor-sharp and confident from 5 years of relentless touring but who were still hungry and risk-taking, previewing ten of East’s twelve songs in the twenty-one song set. In addition to songs like Cheap Wine, Choirgirl, My Baby, Rising Sun and Star Hotel that would all go on to become massive radio songs and a huge part of Cold Chisel’s canon, the set also featured Khe Sanh, Breakfast at Sweethearts, Conversations and a speed fuelled One Long Day from the band’s first two albums that were already well on their way to becoming Australian classics.

The set also features two great covers, an adrenaline-charged rendition of the ’60s nugget Shakin All Over – a brilliant one-hit-wonder for Johnny Kidd & The Pirates in 1960 which was made even more famous in Australia when Normie Rowe took it to #1 in September 1965. Although Cold Chisel occasionally covered this gem in ’79 and ’80, a recording of the song has never surfaced till now. Additionally, the band deliver an emotional take on the Bob Dylan classic Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, which they offer as a tribute to two close friends and roadies who had recently died in a truck accident.

“In 1980, we were playing 8 days a week. We were fighting fit and hungry, playing every show like it was our last – and often it almost was,” laughs Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes. “This show at the Manly Vale Hotel was recorded the week EAST came out. We were still playing pubs, with the audience spilling onto the stage and the band spilling into the audience. It was fierce and fiery and lots of fun. Everyone in the band was writing songs and playing at the top of their game. It’s all here in this raw and real recording.”

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 The Live Tapes – Vol 3 – Live at The Manly Vale Hotel

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Tracklisting:

Disc 1

1. Standing On The Outside
2. Home And Broken Hearted
3. Juliet
4. Shakin’ All Over
5. Choirgirl
6. Conversations
7. Never Before
8. My Turn To Cry
9. Best Kept Lies
10. Shipping Steel
11. My Baby

Disc 2

1. Rising Sun
2. Breakfast At Sweethearts
3. One Long Day
4. Cheap Wine
5. Khe Sanh
6. Star Hotel
7. Merry-Go-Round
8. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
9. Tomorrow
10. Goodbye (Astrid, Goodbye)