Jimmy Barnes Hind­sight

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It must be fan­tas­tic to be as well re­spected as Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes, as it means you can pull in se­ri­ous guests for your 30th An­niver­sary al­bum. As the ti­tle sug­gests, Jimmy looks back over his past hits and re­works them with his friends. And what an im­pres­sive list: Keith Ur­ban on Good Times, Steven Van Zant on Ride The Night Away, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain on Go­ing Down Alone, daugh­ter Ma­halia on Stand Up, and Joe Bonamassa with heart­felt so­los on the slow blues Stone Cold, that also fea­tures Tina Arena on vo­cals. Jimmy didn’t want to change the essence of the songs but wanted to have fun with them. "They sound new now and they’re fresh to sing," he says. And boy does he still sing well! Per­haps more im­por­tantly, even with all the ex­tra in­flu­ences, this is still a co­her­ent al­bum, pure rock from start to fin­ish, packed with en­ergy and de­liv­ery and a real joy to lis­ten to. It’s also a fit­ting trib­ute to cel­e­brate 30 years of go­ing it alone.

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it was dif­fer­ent nearly ev­ery night. Songs emerge and evolve, lyrics change and the im­pro­vised sec­tions of the sets are sim­ply thun­der­ous. The qual­ity is noth­ing short of amaz­ing, too, with hi-res ver­sions in­cluded on Blu-ray. Stun­ning!

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