Australian country royalty Anne Kirkpatrick, the daughter of the Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, will release her first five albums as the ‘Early Years’ 5CD box set.
Kirkpatrick released her first five albums between 1974 and 1987.
>h2>Anne Kirkpatrick’s first five albums
Down Home (1974) Anne’s first solo album. Produced by the late and great Peter Dawkins. Released while she was on the road with the Slim Dusty Show and features some very distinctive family harmonies from parents Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, plus some great acoustic playing from Colin Watson on guitar and Paul and Colleen Trenwith (banjo and fiddle).
Let The Songs Keep Flowing Strong and Naturally (1976) Produced by Slim Dusty’s long-time producer Rod Coe. Features some great cameo playing (Hawaiian steel, dobro, mandolin) from Kerryn Tolhurst (Dingoes) and singing from Doug Ashdown, Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply) and a host of musicians that would later form the basis of Anne’s live touring band.
Shoot The Moon (1978) Also produced by Rod Coe, this was essentially an Anne Kirkpatrick Band album as it featured Anne’s highly respected full time touring band. The track ‘Grievous Angel’ won Anne her 1st Golden Guitar Award at Tamworth.
Annie’s Songs (1980) A compilation album with a bonus of 2 new studio tracks produced by Dave Maratt plus a live version of the classic Patsy Cline track ,’Crazy’, recorded at the Opera House.
Come Back Again (1987) Covering the Daddy Cool classic as the title track, this is the first collaborative effort with respected producer Mark Moffatt. It features the fine fiddle playing of the late Wayne Goodwin. Mark went on to also produce Anne’s multi-award winning ‘Out of The Blue’ album just a few years later.
Anne Kirkpatrick The Early Years 1974-1987 5CD set will be released on February 6, 2015.