Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE - Tanya MacNaughto­n

FORTY years in any busi­ness, let alone the mu­sic in­dus­try, is a long time and rea­son to cel­e­brate.

Aus­tralian singer song­writer Tina Arena has com­mem­o­rated this aus­pi­cious mile­stone by re­leas­ing the dou­ble al­bum Great­est Hits and In­ter­pre­ta­tions and an­nounced her In­no­cence to Un­der­stand­ing Great­est Hits tour, which in­cludes a date at Crown The­atre Perth on Oc­to­ber 6.

“I thought ‘Why not?’ Forty years is rare. It’s been a long time in the game and it’s ab­so­lutely worth cel­e­brat­ing be­cause you’d be a goose not to,” Arena said.

The two-disc al­bum is cat­e­gorised into Arena’s great­est hits on Ret­ro­spec­tive and mu­sic peers rein­ter­pret­ing her songs on Reimag­ine, in­clud­ing Jimmy Barnes, Katie Noo­nan, Kate Miller-Hei­dke, Clare Bowen, Dan­nii Minogue, Jes­sica Mauboy and The Veron­i­cas.

Fans can pre­pare for a trip down me­mory lane, with sto­ries and re­worked favourites, when Arena tours later this year.

“It’s a bit of cre­ative work to do but it’s get­ting there and tak­ing a nice shape,” she said.

Tina Arena is cel­e­brat­ing 40 years in the busi­ness.

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