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TRACK 07 - BURNING RODNEY

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PREORDER YOUR SIGNED COPY OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND JB HIFI tiny.cc/jbhifivdl SANITY tiny.cc/sanityvdl LEADING EDGE STORES tiny.cc/edgevdl 07. BURNING RODNEY written by Morris & Robinson (featuring Rick Springfield on Slide Guitar, Vika & Linda Bull on Vocals) Produced by Mitch Cairns - Recorded and Engineered by Mitch Cairns at Little Red Jet Studio. The 1894 Shearers strike in Tolarno, was one of Australia's most violent industrial conflicts. When scab labour was brought in, it culminated in the burning of the paddle steamer, 'Rodney'. Van Diemen's Land picks up where Sharkmouth left off, this time covering great Australian characters and stories including Breaker Morant, Sandakan, the Eureka Stockade and many more. Morris is joined on Van Diemen's Land by a host of special guest artists including Joe Camilleri, Rick Springfield, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Scott Owen (The Living End), Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Vika & Linda Bull, Phil Manning (Chain) and Joe Robinson. "Van Diemen's Land is an album that has been an amazing experience to make," said Morris, "With the success of Sharkmouth, it really let me off my leash so to speak. It showed me that people want music that tells them a story and moves them." "I spent over a year researching these great Australian stories. To me these albums are about looking back at the characters that deserve to be remembered and then doing that in the best way I know how—through song. It's about leaving a legacy that in fifty years time, someone can put these records on and learn something about the spirit of our great country, in the same way we do when we read The Man From Snowy River." With over 18 months at the top of the ARIA blues chart (where it still currently resides!), platinum sales and an ARIA award, Russell Morris' "Sharkmouth" album was his biggest ever, re-establishing him as one of Australia's most important singer/songwriters. Best known previously for his seven minute epic 70's hit "The Real Thing", Morris' success proves that great art is ageless and that in an industry besotted with celebrity, scandal and fashion, sometimes it's just the music that matters.