PETER GARRETT

A Version Of Now (Vinyl)

Model: 88985335381

SKU: 958533 Product ID: 834622

 

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Description

    After nearly 15 years away from the recording studio, Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett announces the details of his debut solo album, 'A Version Of Now.' The chorus of the opening track "Tall Trees" really says it all... "I'm back!"

    As the singer, songwriter, and former politician explains, this is a particularly personal project and one which initially happened by accident.

    "As I was finishing my memoir, melodies and lines kept dropping into my head and, big surprise, I ended up writing a few songs. Once these tunes were out in the sunlight I decided I might as well jump into a studio and record what I had along with a few other bits and pieces I'd always liked."

    In true Garrett style the nine songs on 'A Version Of Now' are an uncompromisingly direct set of tunes. They were tracked over just a few weeks last January at Rancom Street studios in Botany (Sydney) with Canadian born musician and acclaimed producer Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, The Drones, Sarah Blasko and more). Mixing happened at Harry Vanda's Hercules Studios shortly thereafter making for a raw collection of frank and fearless songs.

    "I wanted to capture my version of now," says Garrett when asked to explain the album title. "The songs are reflections of turbulent decades on the rack, and the people and things that meant the most to me."
     
    The core band involved in making the album was Martin Rotsey (Midnight Oil) on guitar with Pete Luscombe (RockWiz, Paul Kelly) on drums and Mark Wilson (Jet) on bass. Heather Shannon (The Jezabels) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss) joined in too as did all three of Peter's daughters - Emily, May and Grace - who sang and played on some of the key tracks.

    'A Version Of Now' takes the listener on a candid remembrance trail; the tone both stridently distinctive and unexpectedly tender, as one of the greatest front men in Australian rock reflects on his motives, his losses and gains and finds his resolve – surprise — utterly unbowed.
    This is Peter Garrett as you've never heard him. Songs of love, songs of home and sweet memories chafe against songs of relentless resistance with, as ever, a steely eye on a better future.

    Black 140gm Vinyl Pressing, housed in case using Recycled stock

Details

    Primary Format - Music - Vinyl

    Artist - PETER GARRETT

    Label - Sony Music Australia

    Music Genre - Rock

    Music Genre Primary - Pop & Rock

Track Listing

LP - SIDE A

  1. Tall Trees
  2. I'd Do It Again
  3. No Placebo
  4. Homecoming
  5. Kangaroo Tail

LP - SIDE B

  1. Great White Shark
  2. Only One
  3. Night & Day
  4. It Still Matters

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Return Fabulous album with some absolute gems such as Great White Shark and It Still Matters, from start to finish the album flows well with glimpses of the Oils throughout. The LP is well mastered and the pressing is flat and quiet which is a rarity these days. Saw the live show at The Factory last night and these songs were excellent!
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from DIDN'T MEET EXPECTATIONS FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS. DISAPPOINTMENT BEGAN AS SOON AS I OPENED THIS FLIMSY PIECE OF PLASTIC COVERD IN PAPER. IF HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE A ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT BY OVERCHARGING FANS FOR FOR INFERIOR VINYL PRESSING AND PACKAGING THEN THIS NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON VINYL IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Date published: 2016-07-30
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