Jimmy Barnes will release the fourth of his Soul albums ‘Soul Searchin’ in June and then follow through with a national tour in August.
‘Soul Searchin’ goes deeper than the previous three albums ‘Soul Deep’ (1991), ‘Soul Deeper’ (2000) and The Rhythm and the Blues’ (2009) to introduce some rarely heard soul classics to Australian fans.
“The idea was to find more obscure soul songs that people may not have heard – the diamonds in the rough,” Jimmy said. “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.
A few of the songs, like ‘Mustang Sally’, ‘Suspicious Minds’ and ‘In The Midnight Hour’ are better known.
‘Soul Searchin’ was recorded at the legendary Grand Victor Studio in Nashville, built in 1965 for Chet Atkins.
Guests on the album include Steve Cropper and Dan Penn as well as local legends The Memphis Boys.
Soul Searchin’ (20 Track deluxe version) tracklist
1 She’s Looking Good
2 Hard Working Woman
3 A Woman Needs To Be Loved
4 Cry To Me
5 If Loving You Is A Crime (w/ The Memphis Boys)
6 It’s How You Make It Good
7 I Worship The Ground (feat. Steve Cropper)
8 Bad Girl
9 Lonely For You Baby
10 The Dark End of the Street (feat. Dan Penn)
11 Mercy Mercy
12 Rainbow Road
13 I Testify
14 Mustang Sally
15 More And More (w/ The Memphis Boys)
16 Drowning In The Sea of Love
17 In The Midnight Hour
18 In A Broken Dream (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
19 You Got My Mind Messed Up (w/ The Memphis Boys)
20 Suspicious Minds (w/ The Memphis Boys)
Jimmy Barnes Soul Searchin dates
Fri 12 Aug
Entertainment Centre (Theatre) (All Ages)
Sat 13 Aug
Crown Theatre (All Ages)
Sat 20 Aug
Jupiters Hotel & Casino (All Ages)
Gold Coast, QLD
Sun 21 Aug
QPAC Concert Hall (All Ages)
Thu 25 Aug
Palais Theatre (All Ages)
Sat 27 Aug
Enmore Theatre (All Ages)
Soul Searchin’ Tour
(All shows All Ages)
General public on sale from Wed 18 May
10am local time