For over 40 years, Adelaide pub-rock band Cold Chisel dominated the Australian music scene, winning accolades, sold out concerts and fans of all ages, making band members like Jimmy Barnes and Ian Moss household names.
The 2011 album The Best Of Cold Chisel – All For You – which charted to Number two on the ARIA charts has received a makeover as a Deluxe Edition. For the first time, the album is released on vinyl featuring 26 Cold Chisel classics. The vinyl release is a beautiful 180g double-vinyl package with gatefold artwork and coloured inside sleeves.
This expanded release features tracks spanning the band’s 40+ years – from their timeless and anthemic first single Khe Sanh, to the well-known Cold Chisel classics Breakfast At Sweethearts, Cheap Wine, Choirgirl, Forever Now, You Got Nothing I Want and Flame Trees. The album also includes recent gems like No Plans and Everybody from the band’s critically-hailed 2012 album No Plans, and Long Dark Road and Lost from their chart-topping 2015 album The Perfect Crime. The two albums were recorded after the 2011 release of the original 20 song version of All For You – The Best Of.
The band’s frontman Jimmy Barnes said of The Best Of Cold Chisel – All For You – Deluxe Edition: “This now becomes our definitive and only Best Of collection. It’s great that it includes some of our more obscure songs, songs that we love just as much as our famous recordings. There are songs here written by each band member, songs that were big hits and a couple that have never been played on radio, but they’re loved by our fans. Cold Chisel has always been a strange brew of genres, sounds and personalities – this album captures that.”
“Cold Chisel has recorded eight studio albums,” says piano player and primary songwriter, Don Walker. “Two of those albums were recorded after we released the 2011 Best Of. Some of our favourites songs are on these recent records, so it was time to bring this collection up to date.”
All For You – The Best Of – Deluxe Edition – out now.