Russell Morris has introduced his next album ‘Van Dieman’s Land’ with the blues track ‘Breaker Morant’, featuring Scott Owen of The Living End.
‘Van Dieman’s Land’ is the sequel to the platinum selling, ARIA Award winning ‘Sharkmouth’, which after 81 weeks in the ARIA album chart is still in the Top 100 best selling albums.
Mitch Cairns has once again produced ‘Van Dieman’s Land’ with Russell. Mitch was also the producer of ‘Sharkmouth’.
‘Breaker Morant’ was written by Russell Morris and Shannon Bourne. The song tells the tale of Harry ‘The Breaker’ Morant who fought in the Boer War with the South Australian Rifles.
The 1980 movie on the life of Breaker Morant starred Jack Thompson and Edward Woodward.
“I spent over a year researching these great Australian stories,” Russell says. “To me these albums are about looking back at the characters that deserve to be remembered and then doing that in the best way I know how—through song. It’s about leaving a legacy that in fifty years time, someone can put these records on and learn something about the spirit of our great country, in the same way we do when we read The Man From Snowy River.”
The album also features special guests Joe Camilleri, Rick Springfield, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Vika & Linda Bull, Phil Manning (Chain) and Joe Robinson.
‘Van Dieman’s Land’ will be released on April 11, 2014.
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