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Russell Morris Christens New Album Red Dirt Red Heart

by Paul Cashmere on August 17, 2015

in New Music,News

Russell Morris has named the third album in his blues trilogy ‘Red Dirt Red Heart’.

‘Red Dirt Red Heart’ has an underlining story about the indigenous people with songs about life in central Australia such as ‘Alice Springs’ but there are also some biographical songs such as ‘God Loves A Sinner’ and ‘Tiger Snake’ written by Morris about himself.

‘Red Dirt Red Heart’ will feature the same musicians as ‘Sharkmouth’ and ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ including Shannon Bourne on guitar. Just a few guests have contributed to the record; Chris Wilson “because who else can play harp”, Sally Amble on violin and with Phil Manning and Kevin Borich also both contributing to the songs they wrote with Russell.

In the last five years Russell Morris had the most successful period ever as a recording artist and performer with the albums ‘Sharkmouth’ and ‘Van Diemen’s Land’. Both albums have outperformed the releases from Russell 45 years ago when he was one of Australia’s biggest pop stars.

‘Sharkmouth’ achieved platinum status in Australia and became the biggest selling Australian album of original songs in 2013. The follow-up ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ achieved a higher position than ‘Sharkmouth’ peaking at number 4 on the ARIA chart in 2014 and giving Morris another Gold release. ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ and ‘Sharkmouth’ have both to date outsold more high profile releases from Madonna and John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John.

‘Red Dirt Red Heart’ will be released in October.


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