MAX has filmed a Studio MAX with Jimmy Barnes special at Foxtel studios, to screen in June.
The special features classic hits as well as songs from his latest album ‘My Criminal Record’.
“It’s great to play in an intimate setting where the songs are stripped back so that the audience get to hear the lyrics a little more and get a feel for what the band was emotionally trying to do when we made the record. I look forward to playing new and old songs and let the viewers hear the essence of the songs in the rawest form,” Barnes said.
Fraser Stark, Group General Manager, Foxtel’s Entertainment & Music channels said: “MAX is all about Great Music and, in addition to our classic playlists and countdowns; we are thrilled to get some of the greatest artists in music into the MAX Studio to record exclusively. On a wish list of Australian music greats, Jimmy Barnes’ name is uppermost.
“The man is as Australian as Vegemite and now, from within a highly-successful reflective phase in his career, delivers fantastic new work with his trademark vocals that fearlessly nail the note every time. His performance is powerful, personal and fans will delight in the material – old and new – given the hard touch that has made this icon so well loved for so long.”
Studio MAX with Jimmy Barnes delivers an exclusive acoustic performance by Barnes and his band in an intimate concert setting filmed live in Studio MAX at Foxtel studios. Barnes introduces each song with an insight to the story behind it, including two of his latest singles Stargazer and Shutting Down Our Town. Barnes also reflects back to where it all began and explains that Studio MAX allows him to sing his ‘old‘ songs in a new way, including the Australian anthem for working class people, Working Class Man and a tearful rendition of what he describes as his ‘favourite song in the world’ Flame Trees.
The Studio MAX performance follows on from Barnes’ seventeenth solo studio album release, My Criminal Record, his first rock album since 2010’s Rage And Ruin. It was written by Barnes, with significant assistance from his oldest sparring partner, Cold Chisel’s Don Walker, whose name appears on six of the thirteen tracks. Outstanding contributions also come from close friends Troy Cassar-Daley, Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel) and The Living End’s Chris Cheney, as well as Rodgers, Harley Webster and Jade MacRae.
Saturday June 1 at 12pm on MAX.