|Flesh and Wood|
|Studio album by|
|Released||17 December 1993|
|Recorded||Freight Train Studios, Bowral, Australia|
|Producer||Don Gehman, Jimmy Barnes|
|Jimmy Barnes chronology|
Flesh and Wood is the seventh album by Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes, which was issued in December 1993. It was recorded by Barnes and Don Gehman co-producing and used only acoustic instruments. On eight of its fifteen tracks, Barnes duets with various artists: Diesel, Archie Roach, Joe Cocker, Ross Wilson, Tommy Emmanuel, Don Walker, Deborah Conway, and the Badloves. It reached No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
In 1993 Jimmy Barnes gathered a few colleagues and performed an acoustic show in the studios of Channel 7 in Sydney to support the release of his Flesh and Wood album. The show featured a number of new songs along with a selection of Barnes' (and his former band, Cold Chisel's) tracks. It was released on VHS in 1994 and on DVD in 2005.
Barnes later commented on Gehman's recording methods, "He wouldn't use any real drumkits. Every day we would put together various bits and pieces from the kitchen and hit them in front of microphones. Pots, pans, you name it, we hit it. Cardboard boxes instead of bass drums, jars filled with rice and used as shakers."
Jonathan Lewis from AllMusic rated it as four-out-of-five stars and explained, "Flesh and Wood was Barnes' attempt at an unplugged album, and featured duets with other Australian rock luminaries. While it contains some of Barnes' own material and some covers (including Cold Chisel's superb 'Flame Trees'), few songs here manage to match the originals; fewer still eclipse them. A competent album that shows a more sophisticated side to Barnes that was hinted at with Soul Deep."
|Australia (ARIA)||2× Platinum||140,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
During Barnes' 30:30 Hindsight tour in 2014, Barnes performed a number of songs from Flesh and Wood, inspiring a 2015 national tour of its own. "The band and I are looking forward to playing all these great songs again, with a bit of storytelling and strings thrown in, when we take the show around the country in July", said Barnes.
|Friday, 3 July 2015||Brisbane||Concert Hall, QPAC|
|Saturday, 4 July 2015||Toowoomba||Empire Theatre|
|Friday, 10 July 2015||Perth||Crown Theatre|
|Saturday, 11 July 2015||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre|
|Friday, 17 July 2015||Sydney||State Theatre|
|Saturday, 18 July 2015||Melbourne||Palais Theatre|
|Friday, 24 July 2015||Gold Coast||Jupiters Hotel and Casino|
This is the set list from Brisbane, on 3 July 2015: