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Lee Kernaghan

Beautiful Noise (Deluxe Tour Edition)

Even before the original release of this ARIA mainstream Top 10 and ARIA Australian Country Number #1 album Beautiful Noise, Lee Kernaghan shook the very foundations of Australian country music back in 1992 with the release of his ARIA award-winning, The Outback Club. 20 years on and with 28 #1 hits to his credit, 10 Platinum or better releases and nearly 2 million album sales, Kernaghan has released what industry insiders have called another ground breaker! With two #1 singles (‘Beautiful Noise’ & Ute Me’) already, Kernaghan is clearly not prepared to rest on his laurels when it comes to offering his legion of fans something new. Beautiful Noise has a giant beating country heart and an innovative approach to the music production unlike anything we have heard from him before. This Deluxe Tour Edition includes 18 Tracks (including previously unreleased collaborations with The Wolfe Brothers, Robby X & Colt Ford plus the Bathurst 1000 version of ‘Beautiful Noise’), 4 Music Videos and a collection of Live Performances from CMC Rocks The Hunter & the Bathurst 1000 on this CD & DVD collection.

Track Listing

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1. Beautiful Noise

2. Dirt Music

3. Bang Bang (Shooting From The Heart)

4. Keeping On

5. Ute Me

6. Splash

7. Flying With The King

8. It’s Only Country

9. New Kind Of High

10. Party Town

11. Peace, Love & Country

12. Lights On The Hill (with The Wolfe Brothers)

13. I'm Already Taken (with Robby X)

14. Australian Boy (Bathurst Version)

15. Get Off My Land

16. Mr. Goodtime (with Colt Ford)

17. Hero To The Nation (Phar Lap Theme)

18. Beautiful Noise (V8 Supercars Anthem)

DVD

1. Ute Me (Official Music Video)

2. Flying With The King (Official Music Video)

3. Beautiful Noise (Official Music Video)

4. Lights On The Hill (with The Wolfe Brothers)

5. Boys From The Bush (Live at CMC Rocks The Hunter)

6. Missin' Slim (Live at CMC Rocks The Hunter)

7. Texas QLD 4385 (Live at CMC Rocks The Hunter)

8. Australian Boy (Live at the Bathurst 1000)

9. Beautiful Noise (Live at Bathurst 1000)

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Brisbane indie heavyweights Screamfeeder are one of this country’s most-loved bands, capturing hearts and ears with their blissfully noisy pop-rock. Now they’re back, better than ever, with new album Pop Guilt set for release in April.
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This massive compilation features standout tracks from across the three decades Rage has been on air. Songs that have resonated with fans and artists covering all genres, ages, genders and nationalities; it’s the definitive Rage collection!The rainy nights staying in, the drunken stumbles home, the house party-starter, the soundtrack to morning muesli – Rage means something different to everyone. The late-night television mainstay has entertained generations of Australians, providing a musical education and a window into a world of colour and artistry that is sometimes poetic, sometimes plastic, often raunchy but always fascinating.As a collection, these songs cross the divide between pop, indie and experimental; Aussie and abroad and legendary to one-hit wonder. What binds these songs, however, are their power to conjure a moment in time, elevated in our memories by their accompanying visuals.Consider the depictions of suburban and outback life in “Streets of Your Town” and “My Island Home”, songs that are as etched into this nation as the earth itself.  Off-beat anthems like “Laid”, or “Detachable Penis”, with its equally off-beat clip directed by Richard Kern, were surely helped along by their videos. And let’s not forget Kylie’s infamous gold hotpants that had us all “Spinning Around”.More recently, many artists like Sia, Tame Impala and Vance Joy are opting for anonymity by not appearing in their videos, allowing the visuals to take a life of their own. As directors enjoy the spoils of increasingly sophisticated video techniques, the results push the format of the music video in exciting new directions. Is Tropical‘s “Dancing Anymore” or “Gosh” by Jamie xx simply could not have been made any earlier than they were.Dancing across three discs that capture each decade of Rage’s thirty years on television, these songs will make you sing along, cringe along, and relive fashions that, depending on your persuasion, are either fondly remembered or best forgotten. Looking forward, we’re also proud to celebrate some of the current artists creating memories for our future selves.Long may the music live on, and may the RAGE forever be maintained, too!Track Listing:CD 1: 1987-19961. M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume2. Warumpi Band – My Island Home3. The Go-Betweens – Streets Of Your Town4. Cocteau Twins – Carolyn’s Fingers5. Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)6. Kate Ceberano – Bedroom Eyes7. Faith No More – Epic8. Euphoria – Love You Right9. Yothu Yindi – Treaty10. The Clouds – Hieronymus11. King Missile – Detachable Penis12. James – Laid13. Frente! – Bizarre Love Triangle14. Pulp – Disco 200015. Christine Anu – Party16. Spiderbait – Calypso17. OMC – How Bizarre18. Nada Surf – PopularCD 2: 1997-20061. Smoke City – Underwater Love2. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn3. TISM – Whatareya?4. Hole – Malibu5. The Mavis’s – Cry6. Josh Abrahams & Amiel Daemion – Addicted To Bass7. Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler8. Korn – Freak On A Leash9. Len – Steal My Sunshine10. Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby11. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money (feat. Kelis)12. Kylie Minogue – Spinning Around13. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At14. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder On The Dancefloor15. Gerling – Dust Me Selecta16. Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On17. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet18. Britney Spears – Toxic19. OutKast – Prototype20. Wolfmother – WomanCD 3: 2007-20161. The Presets – My People2. PNAU – Wild Strawberries3. MGMT – Electric Feel4. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars5. El Guincho – Bombay6. Hot Chip – I Feel Better7. Janelle Monáe – Tightrope8. St. Vincent – Cruel9. Grimes – Oblivion10. Vance Joy – Riptide11. Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore12. Beach House – Wishes13. Kirin J Callinan – Landslide14. Movement – Ivory15. Sia – Chandelier16. Girl Band – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?17. Tame Impala – Let It Happen18. Jamie xx – Gosh 
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Music of rapture and beauty, from the rugged hills and cosy firesides of Scotland, Ireland and Wales: Celtic Swoon is the ultimate celebration of ancient serenity.Some of the very first Swoons to captivate Australia over 20 years ago were from the Celtic tradition; on this album they join new Swoons as intimacy rubs shoulders with grandeur. Be embraced by the rich sound of the full orchestra in Danny Boy, and relish the tender majesty of the choir in My Heart’s in the Highlands and Rutter’s Deep Peace. Then marvel at the sheer beauty of the Scottish fiddle tradition, and join the harp, cello and accordion as they spin stunning melodies.Released for the very first time on this album, baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings the beloved tunes Raglan Road and Loch Lomond. Alongside original folk tunes, we feature stunning arrangements by Benjamin Britten, Percy Grainger and others; and the tradition is brought up to date with the ethereal choral music of James MacMillan and Michael Nyman’s Gloomy Winter, imbuing ancient sounds with the timbres of today.For decades, Swoon has touched the lives of millions of Australians with moments of musical bliss. Featuring over two hours of music, Celtic Swoon presents a tartan-clad parcel of rapture that will make your world stand still.TracklistingCD11 Mary Scott, the Flower of Yarrow2 A New Song3 Rorate4 Bushes and Briars5 Suo Gân6 Annie Laurie7 The Last Rose of Summer8 Raglan Road9 Loch Lomond10 Ye Banks and Braes11 The Night Gently Waits12 My Heart’s in the Highlands13 The Cradle Song14 The Connacht Mother’s Slumber Song15 Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)16 The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) CD21 O Waly, Waly2 The Salley Gardens3 Ca’ the Yowes4 Unst Bridal March5 Scots Song6 A Child’s Prayer7 A Gaelic Blessing8 Wild Mountain Thyme9 Deep Peace10 Bovaglie’s Plaid11 The Harp That Once Thro’ Tara’s Halls12 Danny Boy13 Skye Boat Song14 Gloomy Winter15 As He Moved Through the Fair16 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
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Passionate and powerful, bold and beautiful: the music of Russia is as vast as the land itself.This collection showcases the most popular masterworks and hidden treasures from a rich musical heritage, and accompanies ABC Classic FM’s focus on Russian music over the 2017 Easter weekend.
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For her third ABC Classics album ‘Cello at the Opera’, Sally Maer (aka Cello Diva) gives emotional and breathtaking performances of the great opera tunes on the instrument closest to the human voice: the cello.Maer and her cello take the starring roles in the world’s most popular arias for all voice types – soprano, mezzo, tenor and bass – creating a new studio recording that is unique and exquisite.From triumph to tragedy, Maer celebrates the grandeur and brilliance of great opera, with her eloquent cello accompanied by the rich sound of the full orchestra. By turns intimate and majestic, the cello proves the perfect vehicle for some of the greatest melodies by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Handel, Faure and many others.“The passionate music from Opera has always won my heart,” says Maer. “The dramatic tales magnify everything we feel in life from tragedy to ecstasy and the cello marries perfectly with these ingredients. In great opera, the meanings of love and loss are exquisitely captured, and for me, singing them through the cello gives the music its own new entity.”On this album, the cello sings of love, from Carmen’s seductive Seguidilla to Madama Butterfly’s great aria Un bel di, and from the beloved Pearl Fishers Duet to Monteverdi’s Pur ti miro. It tells of heartbreak, with the baroque masterpiece Dido’s Lament and the exquisite Song to the Moon. And it embodies some of the most memorable characters in opera, from the Spanish bullfighter in Toreador’s Song to the resolute Nessun Dorma and O mio babbino caro.Maer plays solo arias, duets and, for Mozart’s famous trio Soave il vento, regarded as one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written, Maer plays all three voices in a brilliant new arrangement.
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“This album covers the gamut of expressive musical possibilities – from extreme anguish and despair to heart-aching simplicity, from intellectual rigour and pure consonance to shattering dissonance. It is everything.” – Richard TognettiHot on the heels of their ARIA-nominated recording of Mozart’s Last Symphonies, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Richard Tognetti showcase two works of genius by Beethoven and Bach. Recorded live in concert, these seminal works are given a new lease of life, opening up new soundworlds through the vitality and virtuosity for which the ACO has become globally renowned.Both Bach and Beethoven wrote these pieces towards the end of their lives. Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge was originally conceived as the final movement to his last string quartet; in it, the genre moves away from salon music into what Tognetti describes as “hyper-controlled cacophony, rousing responses ranging from rapture to despair”. This was too much for Beethoven’s contemporaries, and the quartet was soon given a more orthodox ending. In this album the Grosse Fuge is returned to its original place, and is presented in an arrangement for string orchestra by Tognetti which, in his words, is “careful not to exploit the greater dynamic capabilities at the expense of the innerlich heart of Beethoven’s uniquely powerful music”.Bach’s The Art of Fugue was left unfinished at his death, and is a work shrouded in mystery: it is unclear for what instrument it was originally written. A masterclass in the fugue – a form in which a single musical theme repeats and weaves around itself – the first four movements are presented here using strings, winds and even the voices of the orchestra to bring out the polyphonal parts which, in Bach’s hands, speak as one.Critical acclaim for the concerts at which this album was recorded include praise for the ACO’s “uncanny blend of muscularity and airiness” (The Daily Telegraph) and “restless dynamism” (Sydney Morning Herald).TRACKLISTINGJOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 (selections)1. Contrapunctus I2. Contrapunctus II3. Contrapunctus III4. Contrapunctus IV LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 (with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133)5 I. Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro6 II. Presto7 III. Andante con moto ma non troppo (poco scherzoso)8 IV. Alla danza tedesca: Allegro assai9 V. Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo10 VI. Grosse Fuge Australian Chamber OrchestraRichard Tognetti director and violin
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World-class opera in a spectacular setting.Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour touches millions every year through the tragedy and triumph of great opera, with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as a backdrop and fireworks lighting up the night sky.Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: The Collection celebrates this unique experience with complete recordings of five of the world’s best-loved operas. From the stirring majesty of the ‘Triumphal March’ in Aida to Madama Butterfly’s tender love song ‘Un bel dì’, and from opera’s favourite femme fatale Carmen to Turandot’s iconic aria ‘Nessun dorma’, this 5DVD set showcases the power of opera to move the heart and stir the soul.Featuring complete performances of:Carmen • La Traviata • Madama Butterfly • Turandot • Aida
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To celebrate the silver anniversary of his ARIA award winning debut album, Outback Club (1992), Lee Kernaghan releases a very special 25th Anniversary album. Joined in the studio by Australian country greats including James Blundell, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, Troy Cassar Daley, The Wolfe Brothers, Adam Brand and many more; the album features new material from the thirty six time Golden Guitar winner. The celebrations continue throughout 2017 with special events and a national tour!  
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After the death of Erik Satie, dozens of unsent love letters were found in his Paris apartment. Now composer Elena Kats-Chernin and pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska send those letters off, in 26 meditative and passionate piano miniatures inspired by Satie’s extraordinary life and music.The album is a musical memoir from one composer to another, from the Uzbekistan-born Australian to the French composer whose eccentricities are legendary and music timeless. “Satie’s life was a fascinating, fervoursome affair,” says pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, “from the first strike of love and then lifelong estrangement with artist and muse Suzanne Valadon, to the unexpected celebrity and conflict of his last ten years. After he died, friends gaining access to his apartment, for the first time in almost three decades, found conditions both perplexing and romantically fastidious in their own way: two grand pianos one atop the other, one chair, one table, seven velvet suits and the love letters – many, many unsent love letters.”The album reflects on idiosyncrasies and anecdotes from Satie’s life, with music that ranges from seductive orientalism to hypnotic melodies reminiscent of the ground-breaking, transcendent beauty of Satie’s own piano pieces: ‘imaginary building’ reflects on his sketches of imaginary buildings (which he even advertised in the newspaper for rent and purchase); ‘very shiny’, one of his characteristically opaque performance directions; ‘postcard to a critic’, after Satie’s explosive response to a negative review (leading to a spell in gaol). The buoyant rhythms and rhapsodic harmonic style that have brought Kats-Chernin a reputation as one of the best-loved composers of her generation provide the perfect lens to reflect on a musical great of the previous century.This world-premiere recording was made in the presence of the composer, with Kats-Chernin’s own choice of pianist, the ARIA-Award-winning Tamara-Anna Cislowska, who has been described as “Australian piano gold” by BBC Music Magazine and praised for her “profoundly affecting” musicianship by Gramophone.
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Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu creates a strange yet beautiful world, of yearning, of submerged complexity, of perfectly weighted timbres, of magical spans, of clouded, sensuous sound.This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics. More information can be found at the project’s website; www.1000YearsofClassicalMusic.com.TRACKLISTINGTŌRU TAKEMITSU 1930–19961 Dreamtime2 Nostalghia3 Vers, L’Arc-en-ciel, Palma4 Far Calls. Coming, Far!5 A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal GardenMelbourne Symphony OrchestraHiroyuki Iwaki conductor