Cold Chisel ‘The Live Tapes’ Vol 2 on Vinyl

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Cold Chisel ‘The Live Tapes’ Vol 2 on Vinyl

Cold Chisel have a new vinyl release this week. The Live Tapes, Vol 2 - 'Live At The Bombay Rock' has been lovingly mastered for thick, 180g vinyl and packaged in beautiful double-album, gatefold packaging and manufactured in limited numbers. Simply a "must-have" for serious Cold Chisel fans.

The gig took place on April 27, 1979 at the infamous Bombay Rock club in Melbourne just two months after the release of Chisel's revered second LP, Breakfast At Sweethearts and featured live versions of all but one of that album's songs. However, the difference between the two sets of recordings is totally remarkable. Despite the undeniable strengths of the songs on Breakfast At Sweethearts, the band has always been dissatisfied with the somewhat restrained and one-dimensional sound of the studio album.

The Live Tapes - Vol 2 - Live at Bombay Rock recasts the songs from Breakfast in a whole new light, capturing the ferocious intensity and reckless beauty of Cold Chisel live. From the roadhouse blues of 'Shipping Steel' and the dark paranoia of 'Conversations' and 'The Door' through to the fluid and spare 'Dresden' and 'Plaza', this is apparently, how Breakfast At Sweethearts should have sounded.

"The band was in a sweet spot around that time", recalls piano player and primary songwriter, Don Walker with typical modesty. "We were keen and hungry, not yet widely known, but very sharp on the tools."

The Live Tapes - Vol 2 - Live at Bombay Rock 2LP 180g is available for purchase now at $39.99

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StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers to headphones. Marc also founded Melbourne's International HiFi Show.

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