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Flesh and Blood

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  • Release date: 2 July 2021
  • Label: Bloodlines

Recorded with his extended family, the theme of family is evident throughout the album. The title track lead single, which has been smashed by rock radio across the country, is written about “seeing the best and worst of me” in his own children. The next single ‘Around In Circles’ is “about trying to make sense of all the bad things that you’ve done,”Jimmy explains.

All ten songs on Flesh And Blood feature multiple contributions from the Barnes clan. Jimmy’s wife Jane duets with him, their son Jackie plays drums, daughters Mahalia, Eliza-Jane and Elly-May all contribute vocals, as does Jackie and Jimmy’s granddaughter, Tyra Harrison. Son-in-law Benjamin Rodgers engineered the album, played bass and collaborated with Jimmy’s nephew, renowned photographer Jesse Lizotte, on the striking album cover.

Although Flesh And Blood is a quasi-sequel to 1993’s Flesh And Wood, it typically in-your-face on many levels. Jimmy told the Herald Sun’s Cameron Adams, “I did write the songs on acoustic guitar, and I don’t know if it was something to do with the times we live in but it’s become the most aggressive acoustic record ever made. The loudest acoustic album of all time,” he says with a grin.

Jimmy Barnes – Flesh And Blood
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Jimmy Barnes – Flesh And Bloodtracklisting:
1. Flesh And Blood
2. I’m Coming Home
3. Gateway To Your Heart
4. The Truth
5. Around In Circles
6. ‘Til The Next Time
7. I Move Slow (feat. Elly-May Barnes & Jackie Barnes)
8. End Of The Road
9. Love Hurts (feat. Jane Barnes)
10. Tennessee Waltz (feat. Eliza Jane Barnes)

Bonus DVD tracklisting:
1. Hello, Dolly! (feat. David Campbell)
2. Skye Boat Song
3. Stardust
4. The Rose
5. Dirty Old Town (feat. Diesel)
6. Bridge Over Troubled Water (feat. Mahalia Barnes, David Campbell, Gary Pinto & Benjamin Rodgers)
7. Mull Of Kintyre (feat. Eliza Barnes, Jimmy Metherell, Darren Percival, Mahalia Barnes & Benjamin Rodgers)
8. California Dreamin’ (feat. Jackie Barnes)
9. Take Me Home, Country Road (feat. Elly-May Barnes, Clayton Doley & Mahalia Barnes)
10. A Pub With No Beer