Jimmy Barnes Hindsight
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.
Mascot Label Group
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!