The story behind Jimmy Barnes’ new album ‘Soul Searchin’ will be told as part of an hour-long documentary to screen on the 9 Network in June.
‘Soul Searchin’ is the fourth instalment in a collection of Jimmy Barnes soul albums spanning 25 years. Barnes first paid homage to his influences on the 1991 album ‘Soul Deep’. It is still the biggest selling solo album of his career.
The ‘Soul Searchin’ documentary will follow Jimmy to America’s south on a discovery of lost soul gems and the musicians who made them and visit the places that inspired them.
‘Soul Searchin’ was recorded in Nashville at Grand Victor Studio. “The idea was to find more obscure soul songs that people may not have heard – the diamonds in the rough. I was just looking and looking for songs that for one reason or another were skipped over or they were too hard for radio or the singer was cross-eyed – for whatever reason, these songs were missed. I can’t wait to get to sing these songs again when I take them on tour. It will be wild,” Jimmy said.
The ‘Soul Searchin’ documentary will screen on the first weekend of June. The album will be released June 3. The ‘Soul Searchin’ tour will start in Adelaide on August 12.
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