Midnight Oil - Essential Oils

Midnight Oil - Essential Oils

Midnight Oil Plan Mammoth Greatest Hits

by Andrew Tijs on September 20, 2012

in New Music,News

The members of Midnight Oil have curated a 36-track greatest hits album Essential Oils.

Midnight Oil - Essential Oils

Midnight Oil - Essential Oils

Oz rock icons Midnight Oil have hand-picked 36 songs from their 25-year career for a new compilation. It’ll span two discs and feature remastered audio, liner notes from Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, and rare photos of the band.

Jim Moginie says in a press release, “For this collection, we put our most definitive songs in chronological timeline, so listening feels like a turbo boosted journey at light speed through 25 years of being in Midnight Oil.”

Rob Hirst continues,  “There’s many more favourites we could have included but we had fun writing and recording all of these and loved playing them live. We also think they show the dynamics and diversity of the tracks we recorded in studios in Australia and overseas, and chart the band’s changing sounds, stories and memberships over a 25 year period. We really hope you enjoy Essential Oils.”

There will also be a ‘fan pack’ version of the double-album, which comes with a t-shirt and tote bag and can be pre-ordered from their website.

Essential Oils will be released on Friday 2 November. Check out the track-listing below.

Essential Oils: Disc One
1. Run By Night
2. Cold Cold Change
3. Back On the Borderline
4. Wedding Cake Island
5. No Time for Games
6. Don’t Wanna Be the One
7. Armistice Day
8. Lucky Country
9. Only the Strong
10. Short Memory
11. Read About It
12. US Forces
13. Power and the Passion
14. When the Generals Talk
15. Best of Both Worlds
16. Kosciusko
17. Progress
18. Hercules

Disc Two
1. Beds Are Burning
2. Put Down That Weapon
3. Dreamworld
4. The Dead Heart
5. Warakurna
6. Blue Sky Mine
7. Forgotten Years
8. King of the Mountain
9. One Country
10. Truganini
11. My Country
12. In the Valley
13. Surf’s Up Tonight
14. Redneck Wonderland
15. White Skin Black Heart
16. Say Your Prayers
17. Golden Age
18. Luritja Way

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