Photograph: Bob King

“I keep in mind it prefer it was yesterday. I didn’t know if we might ever play collectively once more. It was scary,” says Chilly Chisel frontman, Jimmy Barnes, referring to the ultimate Final Stand reveals. “We walked out on stage and performed like there was no tomorrow.”

After a blitzkrieg run by way of Australia and New Zealand, Chilly Chisel‘s Final Stand tour all got here all the way down to 4 big reveals on the Sydney Leisure Centre in December 1983. These reveals have been recorded and filmed to create among the most liked and enduring stay recordings in Australian music historical past. And for the primary time ever, they’re all gathered collectively on the Final Stand – fortieth Anniversary Box Set – with further tracks, never-before launched on vinyl, and with photographs, posters, DVD and an genuine tour laminate bundled in as nicely. And it’s all instore at this time.

The field set accommodates the next:
VINYL: The legendary Final Stand album in its prolonged 19-song glory is launched as a good looking, remastered double album on thick 180g vinyl for the primary time ever.  This album was launched in October 1992 – however solely on CD.  It was the peak of the CD growth and vinyl was all however useless. Right here the album is now remastered particularly for vinyl and in addition with enhanced gatefold art work.

The Barking Spiders Reside 1983: This tough diamond of a report was first launched in 1984 and was made to seem as if it was a bootleg by a band referred to as The Barking Spiders. It featured no point out of Chilly Chisel, however the songs have been a giveaway – captured on the Final Stand reveals delivering a blistering single vinyl album of what was initially 11 songs, now remastered for vinyl as 12 songs, together with Conway Twitty’s gem It’s Solely Make Imagine (which featured on the following CD launch). Seven of those songs don’t seem on the Final Stand album and are all totally different variations to these 5 which can be repeated on each albums. The Barking Spiders Reside 1983 has not been obtainable on vinyl for a few years and is introduced right here precisely because it was in 1984, together with the poster of the first-ever photograph of Chilly Chisel from 1973. The one change to the unique vinyl launch is the inclusion of It’s Solely Make Imagine and it’s all newly remastered by Don Bartley.

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Final Stand Outtakes: 10″ mini-album. These 4 nice outtakes have by no means earlier than been launched on vinyl. Mastered for vinyl by Don Bartley, it captures Chilly Chisel uncooked and wild and options the Circus Animals’ favourites Wild Colonial Boy and Letter To Alan in addition to the then-brand new, Construct This Love, and a protracted model of the Isley Brothers/The Beatles traditional, Twist & Shout. Working at 20+ minutes, it’s nearly a full album in itself. The art work got here from a hardcore fan, Ian Morrison, from a call-out we did for fan submissions of photographs, memorabilia, merchandise and so forth from again in 1983. Ian snuck a digital camera right into a Final Stand present in Newcastle in 1983 and captured the photographs we included here.

CDs/DVD:  All the above vinyl objects are additionally included within the Box Set on CD – all housed in slimline sleeves. We all know that lots of you might be nonetheless CD lovers – and so the entire CDs are right here. As well as, we have now additionally included the best-selling DVD of the movie Final Stand (with new art work). All the CDs/DVD are housed in a specially-designed gatefold package deal.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS: Along with all of music detailed above, we have now included the long-lasting photograph of Jimmy Barnes from the Final Stand album cowl as a stand-alone poster (free of any sort); there’s additionally one-of-three nice individually numbered photographs from the Final Stand reveals (from photographer Greg Noakes) and a particular and genuine backstage laminate from the Final Stand tour.

That is the final word Final Stand expertise – The fortieth Anniversary Box Set.
It’s launched by Common Music Australia and is out now.

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