Archie Roach Revisits ‘Took The Children Away’ 30 Years On - Noise11.com
Archie Roach: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Archie Roach: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Archie Roach Revisits ‘Took The Children Away’ 30 Years On

by Paul Cashmere on October 15, 2020

in News

Archie Roach’s historic musical statement about Australia’s Stolen Generation has been revisited 30 years on. Archie has recorded a new version of the iconic song in his kitchen with Stephen Magnusson and Sam Anning.

To song has debuted this week ahead of a reimagined version of the ‘Charcoal Lane’ album ‘The Songs of Charcoal Lane’ coming in November.

Archie has re-recorded the songs at his home in southwest Victoria.

“Recording at home, with just the four of us, has been a great experience. There’s an intimacy, a closeness; we have gathered the songs in. I have been so much more relaxed sitting here at my kitchen table with a cup of tea, looking out at my yard, recording the songs, maybe doing 2 to 3 takes. When we listen back to the recordings you can sense that there’s a different feel, a more relaxed approach to the songs, it’s more earthy.

Over the past 30 years I have written most of my songs at the kitchen table, when my children were little and running around. Ruby and the children were the first to hear them. As I have matured so have the songs, it’s like they have grown with me. I think I understand them a lot better now than I did 30 years ago… it’s probably how they should have been sung.”

‘Charcoal Lane’, released in May 1990 was the debut album for Archie Roach. The album won ARIA’s for Best New Talent and Best Indigenous Release.

The Songs Of Charcoal Lane
Archie Roach
Album out 13 November 2020
through Bloodlines

The Songs Of Charcoal Lanetracklisting:
1. Native Born (30th Anniversary Edition)
2. Charcoal Lane (30th Anniversary Edition)
3. Munjana (30th Anniversary Edition)
4. I’ve Lied (30th Anniversary Edition)
5. Down City Streets (30th Anniversary Edition)
6. Took The Children Away (30th Anniversary Edition)
7. Sister Brother (30th Anniversary Edition)
8. Beautiful Child (30th Anniversary Edition)
9. No No No (30th Anniversary Edition)
10. Summer Of My Life (30th Anniversary Edition)

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Comments

comments

Related Posts

CDB Christmas Is Here
CDB Recruits Diesel and Guy Sebastian for Christmas Album

Diesel and Guy Sebastian have both contributed to the new CDB Christmas album ‘Christmas Is Here – The CDB Mixtape’.

2 days ago
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters Slip Four Songs from 1996 Onto Amazon

Four old Foo Fighters songs from 1996 have made their way to Amazon Music.

3 days ago
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith photographed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry moments after the live broadcast was finished Saturday, September 26, 2020. This marked the final performance before the 95th Anniversary of the Opry which saw the return of a socially distanced crowd of 500 people.
Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music Celebrates Construction Milestone

Country legend Marty Stuart celebrated a milestone on construction today with the ‘topping off’ with the centerpiece of Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music. the final beam put in place to mark Phase 1 of the construction of the building.

3 days ago
Damon Albarn photo by Ros OGorman
Damon Albarn On Writing With Elton John

Damon Albarn joins Elton John for this week’s episode of Rocket Hour on Apple Music 1 to coincide with the release of the new Gorillaz album, 'Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez’.

October 25, 2020
The Rolling Stones, Ros OGorman photographer, Rod Laver Arena
Keith Richards Debuts ‘Hate It When You Leave’ VIDEO

Keith Richards has premiered a video for his 1992 track ‘Hate It When You Leave’.

October 22, 2020
Underground Lovers Shadows
Underground Lovers Release ‘Shadows’ Remix Compilation

Underground Lovers have delved into the archives to resurrect old remix versions of their songs for a new album ‘Shadows.

October 22, 2020
Christopher Cross, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Christopher Cross Suffers Ongoing Complications From Covid-19

Singer songwriter Christopher Cross has been battling ongoing complications after suffering from Covid-19.

October 20, 2020