22 November 19
After just finishing the massive Shutting Down Your Town national tour of Australia and New Zealand, Jimmy Barnes hasn’t paused for breath as he announces a special and limited re-package of his #1 album My Criminal Record.
For a strictly limited time, the album (which has already spawned the hits ‘Shutting Down Our Town’ and ‘I Won’t Let You Down’) will include Modus Operandi, a brand new 17 song live recording from the Hordern Pavilion concert in Sydney on October 5th 2019.
The Shutting Down Your Town tour saw Jimmy power through his biggest solo gigs since the early 1990s, hitting venues like Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Brisbane’s Riverstage, and Adelaide’s Entertainment Centre.
The live album was recorded with his acclaimed touring band – Daniel Wayne Spencer, Benjamin Rodgers, Clayton Doley, Lachlan Doley, Michael Hegerty and Jackie Barnes. The line-up was augmented on the tour by family band members Jane, Mahalia, E.J and Elly-May Barnes and piper Douglas McFarland.
And in a first for Jimmy Barnes, he invited fans on this tour to send in their own photos to be included in the CD Booklet. One winner, plus an additional 5 finalists, will have their photos showcased in the deluxe 20 page CD booklet, and each fan who submitted photos will have their names included.
Modus Operandi features 7 songs from My Criminal Record, alongside Barnesy’s many live concert staples such as ‘Working Class Man’, ‘Lay Down Your Guns’, ‘No Second Prize’ and ‘Khe Sanh’.
The sound of My Criminal Record is immediate: live, loud, and in your face. That same M.O. has been brought to the live album. And like My Criminal Record, Modus Operandi was produced by long-time Jimmy Barnes studio wizz, Kevin Shirley.
Jimmy says, “This tour has meant a lot to me. It’s really the climax of nearly a decade spent confronting my demons and using words and music to come to terms with them. At all of these shows I can feel the audience picking me up and putting me on their shoulders, so I wanted to release one of the shows from this memorable tour to say thanks to everyone who was there, and to let everyone else know what they missed.”
My Criminal Record / Modus Operandi (Live At The Hordern Pavilion 2019) will be released as a limited edition 2CD, and for digital download, on 29 November 2019 through Bloodlines.