Cold Chisel - The Perfect Crime

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The Perfect Crime is the eighth studio album by Australian rock band Cold Chisel, released in October 2015 via Cold Chisel and Universal.

Urgency is key to The Perfect Crime. Spurred by the shock passing of drummer Steve Prestwich on one hand and the hard-hitting modus operandi of producer Kevin Shirley on the other, Cold Chisel rush at their second album in three years with the reckless exhilaration of greener days.

"Alone For You" slams in at full tilt, Don Walker hammering a low left-hand boogie while Jimmy Barnes exercises a newfound clarity in his upper register. "The Backroom" ups the rockabilly like a petrol-head slapping a garage jukebox and "All Hell Broke Lucy" settles into a filthy Stonesy swing as Barnesy growls a sordid tale from the gallows of Berrima Gaol.

The attack mellows a little on the title track, one of two songs successfully reshaped from Walker's recent solo albums, but the mood gets thicker on Barnesy's "Long Dark Road", which features guitarist Ian Moss' most arresting solo work.

Laughs? They come later, with the balls-scratching bandidos in "Mexican Wedding" and the slow-grinding sleaze of "The Mansions" - another true story, about the night the cops raided some strip joint in Kings Cross while the drunks sang Sinatra.

After the surprise disco sidetrack of "Bus Station", it's almost disarming when the single, "Lost", kicks in with the heart-stopping melody of some vintage Chisel single. Hey that's right, they do radio songs too.

This is a full tilt rock’n’roll album; it’s loud, fast and dirty, barely allowing the listener to pause for breath. But there’s also the subtly sophisticated song-writing that we’ve come to expect from Don Walker and co, making this a consistently satisfying listen.

With precision and clarity in the sound production, the record has a real freshness and energy about it. And, while the band have matured, evolving in small ways, they stay true to who they were from the beginning.

The Perfect Crime finds Cold Chisel in excellent form, with Barnes, Walker, Small and Moss at the top of the game and Charlie Drayton doing a fine job in place of the late Steve Prestwich behind the drum kit.

Check out the tracks: “Lost”; “All Hell Broke Lucy” and “The Mansions”.

This Limited Edition double LP on black vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inners and is pressed in Australia.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Alone For You

3:10

A2

The Backroom

3:35

A3

All Hell Broke Lucy

4:06

A4

The Perfect Crime

2:40

B1

Long Dark Road

4:34

B2

Four In The Morning

5:22

B3

The Mansions

3:13

C1

The Toast Of Paris

4:43

C2

Shoot The Moon

3:30

C3

Mexican Wedding

3:35

C4

Get Lucky

3:02

D1

Bus Station

5:12

D2

Lost

4:06

D3

Romantic Lies (Bonus Track)

3:30

D4

Blue Flame (Bonus Track)

4:14

SKU 0602547536556
Record Label Cold Chisel
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number CC015V
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 27 November 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 02 October 2015
Barcode # 0602547536556
Shipping Weight 0.5600kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Format VINYL LP

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