Jimmy Barnes Announces ‘Soul Deep 30’ Album & ‘Soul Deep 30 Tour’
Classic Australian albums don’t come any bigger or better than Jimmy Barnes’ Soul Deep. The trailblazing collection of sixties R&B was certified 10 times platinum in Australia, won the 1992 ARIA Awards for Best Male Artist and Highest Selling Album and remains the highest-selling album ever for both Jimmy Barnes and Mushroom Records. This iconic collection has now been re-imagined and extended for its anniversary suitably titled Soul Deep 30 (released Friday 3 June via Bloodlines).
Alongside the 12 original Soul Deep recordings, which have been remastered by Bob Ludwig and with additional production from Don Gehman, Soul Deep 30 includes 3 brand-new recordings: Soothe Me (a blistering version of the 1967 Sam & Dave classic, featuring the legendary Sam Moore himself), Do You Love Me (with the soulful vocals of The Teskey Brothers’ Josh Teskey), Reflections (with the unmistakable vocals and guitar stylings of Ian Moss), plus a brand-new rock version of I Gotcha. The album is available for pre-order here now.
Frontier Touring are excited to announce Jimmy Barnes with his 12-piece band will tour in support of the forthcoming album, in a mix of arenas and theatres across Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this June and July. The Soul Deep 30 Tour will include special guests, one of Australia’s finest, The Teskey Brothers* (exc. Adelaide), David Campbell (Adelaide only) plus Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates opening on all dates.
The original Soul Deep tour is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most legendary live events and this 30th anniversary reprise will feature a 12-piece soul band performing all the hits off this album plus lots of other R&B classics. Appropriately, the deluxe package of Soul Deep 30 will include an exclusive live bonus DVD filmed at the Palais in Melbourne on that famous first tour in 1991.
The Soul Deep 30 tour kicks off on Thursday 16 June at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena before heading to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 18 June, Sydney’s Aware Super Theatre on Friday 24 June, and winding up at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday 2 July.
“I’ve always been particularly proud of Soul Deep. It was made for all the right reasons and there was something magical about the way it struck a chord with so many people. There’s a reason that all those great sixties songs are called “timeless” – the raw stories they tell make sense to every generation. I’m really looking forward to revisiting this music again live after all these years too. Hopefully we can remind people why they enjoyed this album so much first time around while also introducing it to a whole new audience.” – Jimmy Barnes
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