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James Reyne All The Hits – Live

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“Everybody said, ‘What’s that sound?’”


For more than three decades, James Reyne’s songs have been the sound of the Australian summer. His unforgettable hits conjure images of sun, surf, sand and sex.


And James has now delivered the album that will be the soundtrack to this summer: All The Hits – Live.


For James Reyne fans, this is the ultimate gig. His entire career is encapsulated in two discs, from Australian Crawl’s debut single, “Beautiful People”, to his first solo single, “Fall of Rome”, and songs that are part of our culture, such as “The Boys Light Up”, “Reckless”, “Downhearted”, “Errol” and “Hammerhead”.


After Australian Crawl called it quits in the mid-’80s, James rarely played many Crawl songs live, preferring to focus on his solo material.


Fun fact: Just one Australian Crawl single reached the Top 10 (1983’s chart-topping “Reckless” from the Semantics EP), whereas this album features five Top 10 solo hits: “Fall of Rome”, “Hammerhead”, “Motor’s Too Fast”, “Slave” and James’s cover of The Dingoes’ “Way Out West” (which he originally did as a duet with James Blundell in 1992).


Thirty years after Aussie Crawl announced their split, James has embraced his old band’s remarkable catalogue. Every Crawl album is represented here, with songs from The Boys Light Up, Sirocco, Sons of Beaches and Between A Rock And A Hard Place. And there’s even a nod to the band’s much-loved first live album, 1983’s Phalanx, with a new version of live favourite “La Califusa”.


James also revisits “Sweet Love” – a forgotten gem from Company of Strangers’ self-titled set, a Top 10 album in 1992 – and dusts off long-time fan favourite “Hoochie Gucci Fiorucci Mama”.



Fittingly, All The Hits – Live was recorded in Perth, where Australian Crawl said farewell to the world in February 1986. This album was recorded at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Saturday, September 5, 2015.


“Such a time was had by all, we figured we’d be foolish not to commit it to tape,” James says. “So herewith the results, recorded one hot September night way out west.”


This is James Reyne playing the songs the way he always wanted to play them, backed by a killer band: Brett Kingman and Phil Ceberano on guitar, Andy McIvor on bass, and former Aussie Crawl member John Watson on drums.


James says the tour not only invoked “great memories but also the spirit of dear Brad [Robinson, who died in 1996] and Guy [McDonough, who died in 1984], and the rest of Crawl, of course, as we revisited some of their fabulous and, dare I say it, timeless tunes”.


As James remarks when introducing “Indisposed”, “If you want to sing along or join in, feel free.” Of course, you’ll know the words. These are songs that provide the soundtrack to the endless Australian summer.


And the title says it all: All The Hits – Live.


Catch this wave.


James Reyne All The Hits – Live


Available in store, @ shows or online Friday November 27th.




Daughters Of The Northern Coast/ Beautiful People/ Indisposed/ Lakeside/ Way Out West/ Motor’s Too Fast/ Slave/ Downhearted/ Reckless/ Hammerhead/ Sweet Love/ Hoochie Gucci Fiorucci Mama/ Always The Way/ La Califusa/ One More River/ Unpublished Critics/ Errol/ Oh No Not You Again/ Fall of Rome/ Things Don’t Seem/ The Boys Light Up.






Presented by ARN




Friday 6th                    THE JUNIORS, KINGSFORD

                                    www.thejuniors.com.au and (02) 9349 7555


Saturday 7th                SHARKIES, CRONULLA – Tickets available from the venue


Friday 13th                  MATTHEW FLINDERS HOTEL, CHADSTONE

                                    www.moshtix.com.au and 1300 762 545


Saturday 14th              SHOPPINGTOWN HOTEL, DONCASTER

                                    www.moshtix.com.au and 1300 762 545 or at the venue


Sat 21st                       WINTERSUN HOTEL, GERALDTON

                                     www.moshtix.com.au and 1300 762 545 or at the venue


Sunday 22nd                KINGS PARK – ADOTG

www.adayonthegreen.com.au 131600 or www.ticketmaster.com.au


Friday 27th                  THE CONCOURSE, CONCERT HALL,   CHATSWOOD

                                    www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012


Saturday 28th              REVESBY WORKERS CLUB, REVESBY

www.rwc.org.au or (02) 9772 2100 or 1300 795 012 or  www.ticketek.com.au



Friday 4th                    CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL, CHELSEA HEIGHTS

                                    www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545 or at the venue


Saturday 5th                YORK ON LILYDALE, MOUNT EVELYN

                                    www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545 or at the venue


Friday 11th                  ROOTY HILL RSL

                                    www.rootyhillrsl.com.au or (02) 9625 5500


Saturday 12th              WAVES NIGHTCLUB, WOLLONGONG

                                    www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545


Friday 18th                SAWTELL RSL, SAWTELL

                                   www.sawtellrsl.com.au or (02) 6653 1577



                                    www.gdsc.com.au or (02) 6640 3200


Saturday 26th            JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO, GOLD COAST

                                    www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012


Sunday 27th              AUSSIE WORLD, SUNSHINE COAST

                                   www.ticketmaster.com.au or 131 600



                                  www.laurietonclub.com.au or (02) 6559 9110


Sunday 3rd              BALLINA RSL, BALLINA

                                  www.ballinarsl.com.au or (02) 6686 2544


Fri 8th & Sat 9th      THE GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – North Adelaide, SA

                                  www.oztix.com.au   or 1300 762 545


Fri 15th & Sat 16th   DEE WHY RSL, DEE WHY

                                   www.deewhyrsl.com.au or (02) 9454 4000


Friday 22nd               MOUNTIES, MT PRITCHARD

                                   www.mounties.com.au or (02) 9822 3555


Saturday 23rd           METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY**

                                   www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012


Sunday 29th              DOYALSON RSL, CENTRAL COAST Tickets available from the venue



          www.thecube.net.au or (02) 4625 0000




Friday 5th                  CASTLE HILL RSL, CASTLE HILL

                                   www.castlehillrsl.com.au or (02) 8858 4800


Saturday 6th              CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA

                                    www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au or (02) 6275 2700


Fri 12th & Sat 13th    THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE

Sun 14th                    www.ticketmaster.com.au or 131 600


Fri 26th                      ALEXANDRIA HILLS HOTEL – South Brisbane, QLD

         www.oztix.com.au   or 1300 762 545


Sat 27th                     EATON HILLS HOTEL – North Brisbane, QLD

                                   www.oztix.com.au   or 1300 762 545

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