Scene News: James Reyne – New Album – All The Hits – Live

“Everybody said, ‘What’s that sound?’”

For more than three decades, James Reyne’s songs have been the sound of the Australian summer. His unforgettable hits conjure images of sun, surf, sand and sex. And James has now delivered the album that will be the soundtrack to this summer: All The Hits – Live.

For James Reyne fans, this is the ultimate gig. His entire career is encapsulated in two discs, from Australian Crawl’s debut single, “Beautiful People”, to his first solo single, “Fall of Rome”, and songs that are part of our culture, such as “The Boys Light Up”, “Reckless”, “Downhearted”, “Errol” and “Hammerhead”.

After Australian Crawl called it quits in the mid-’80s, James rarely played many Crawl songs live, preferring to focus on his solo material. Fun fact: Just one Australian Crawl single reached the Top 10 (1983’s chart-topping “Reckless” from the Semantics EP), whereas this album features five Top 10 solo hits: “Fall of Rome”, “Hammerhead”, “Motor’s Too Fast”, “Slave” and James’s cover of The Dingoes’ “Way Out West” (which he originally did as a duet with James Blundell in 1992). Thirty years after Aussie Crawl announced their split, James has embraced his old band’s remarkable catalogue. Every Crawl album is represented here, with songs from The Boys Light Up, Sirocco, Sons of Beaches and Between A Rock And A Hard Place. And there’s even a nod to the band’s much-loved first live album, 1983’s Phalanx, with a new version of live favourite “La Califusa”. James also revisits “Sweet Love” – a forgotten gem from Company of Strangers’ self-titled set, a Top 10 album in 1992 – and dusts off long-time fan favourite “Hoochie Gucci Fiorucci Mama”.

Fittingly, All The Hits – Live was recorded in Perth, where Australian Crawl said farewell to the world in February 1986. This album was recorded at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

“Such a time was had by all, we figured we’d be foolish not to commit it to tape,” James says.

“So herewith the results, recorded one hot September night way out west.”

This is James Reyne playing the songs the way he always wanted to play them, backed by a killer band: Brett Kingman and Phil Ceberano on guitar, Andy McIvor on bass, and former Aussie Crawl member John Watson on drums.

James says the tour not only invoked “great memories but also the spirit of dear Brad [Robinson, who died in 1996] and Guy [McDonough, who died in 1984], and the rest of Crawl, of course, as we revisited some of their fabulous and, dare I say it, timeless tunes”.

As James remarks when introducing “Indisposed”, “If you want to sing along or join in, feel free.” Of course, you’ll know the words. These are songs that provide the soundtrack to the endless Australian summer.

And the title says it all: All The Hits – Live.

Catch this wave.

James Reyne All The Hits – Live

Available in store, @ shows or online Friday November 27th.

Tracklisting:

Daughters Of The Northern Coast/ Beautiful People/ Indisposed/

Lakeside/ Way Out West/ Motor’s Too Fast/ Slave/ Downhearted/

Reckless/ Hammerhead/ Sweet Love/ Hoochie Gucci Fiorucci Mama/

Always The Way/ La Califusa/ One More River/ Unpublished Critics/

Errol/ Oh No Not You Again/ Fall of Rome/ Things Don’t Seem/ The Boys

Light Up.

JAMES REYNE – A DAY IN THE SUN

NATIONAL TOUR with MOVING PICTURES

SUMMER 2015/2016

Presented by ARN

 

DECEMBER

Friday 4th CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL, CHELSEA HEIGHTS

www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Saturday 5th YORK ON LILYDALE, MOUNT EVELYN

www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Friday 11th ROOTY HILL RSL

www.rootyhillrsl.com.au or (02) 9625 5500

Saturday 12th WAVES NIGHTCLUB, WOLLONGONG

www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545

Friday 18th SAWTELL RSL, SAWTELL

www.sawtellrsl.com.au or (02) 6653 1577

 

Saturday 19th GRAFTON DISTRICT SERVICES CLUB, GRAFTON

www.gdsc.com.au or (02) 6640 3200

Saturday 26th JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO, GOLD COAST

www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012

Sunday 27th AUSSIE WORLD, SUNSHINE COAST

www.ticketmaster.com.au or 131 600

JANUARY 2016

Saturday 2nd LAURIETON UNITED SERVICES CLUB, LAURIETON

www.laurietonclub.com.au or (02) 6559 9110

Sunday 3rd BALLINA RSL, BALLINA

www.ballinarsl.com.au or (02) 6686 2544

Fri 8th & Sat 9th THE GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – North Adelaide, SA

www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

Fri 15th & Sat 16th DEE WHY RSL, DEE WHY

www.deewhyrsl.com.au or (02) 9454 4000

Friday 22nd MOUNTIES, MT PRITCHARD

www.mounties.com.au or (02) 9822 3555

www.rwc.org.au or (02) 9772 2100 or 1300 795 012 or

www.ticketek.com.au

JAMES REYNE – A DAY IN THE SUN NATIONAL TOUR with MOVING PICTURES cont

JANUARY cont

Saturday 23rd METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY**

www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012

Sunday 29th DOYALSON RSL, CENTRAL COAST Tickets available from the venue

Saturday 30th THE CUBE @ CAMPBELLTOWN CATHOLIC CLUB,

FEBRUARY

Friday 5th CASTLE HILL RSL, CASTLE HILL

www.castlehillrsl.com.au or (02) 8858 4800

Saturday 6th CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA

www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au or (02) 6275 2700

Fri 12th & Sat 13th THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE

Sun 14th www.ticketmaster.com.au or 131 600

Fri 26th ALEXANDRIA HILLS HOTEL – South Brisbane, QLD

www.thecube.net.au or (02) 4625 0000

www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

Sat 27th EATON HILLS HOTEL – North Brisbane, QLD

www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

For further James Reyne information, please visit:

www.jamesreyne.com.au

www.facebook.com/jamesreyne

@jamesreynemusic

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