Jimmy Barnes is coming to Melbourne for the 30th anniversary of ‘Soul Deep’
21.04.2022

Jimmy Barnes is coming to Melbourne for the 30th anniversary of ‘Soul Deep’

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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his ARIA award winning album ‘Soul Deep’, Jimmy Barnes is issuing a remastered re-release of the album and taking it on tour.

Iconic and trailblazing Australian artist Jimmy Barnes has announced a tour of Australia, featuring a 12 piece band, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of acclaimed album Soul Deep. He’s heading to Rod Laver Arena with special guests including Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates for an evening of R&B classics.

What you need to know

  • This year marks the 30th anniversary of Jimmy Barnes’ ARIA award winning album, Soul Deep
  • Barnes is releasing a remastered anniversary edition of the album, titled Soul Deep 30
  • To celebrate, Jimmy Barnes is coming to Melbourne on June 18 at Rod Laver Arena

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Remastered by Bob Ludwig and featuring additional production from Don Gehman, Soul Deep 30 includes three brand-new recordings for this version of the album – ‘Soothe Me’, ‘Do You Love Me’ and ‘Reflections’. As Barnes’ sixth consecutive chart-topper, it has been a labour of love to reimagine the 1992 album, according to Jimmy himself. With all songs being remastered for this deluxe reissue and a new mix of ‘I Gotcha’ as a bonus track, this is an essential purchase for any fan of Barnes, or classic R&B.

 

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“I’ve always been particularly proud of Soul Deep,” states Jimmy Barnes. “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.”

Preorder the album, released June 3, by heading here. Tickets to the show are available from April 28, for more information head here.