After nearly 15 years away from the recording studio, Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett today
announces the details of his debut solo album, ’A Version of Now’.
The chorus of the opening track
‘Tall Trees’ - really says it all … “I’m back!”.
In true Garrett style the nine songs on ‘A Version of Now’ are an uncompromisingly direct set of tunes.
The core band involved in making the album was Martin Rotsey (Midnight Oil) on guitar with Pete
Luscombe (RockWiz, Paul Kelly) on drums and Mark Wilson (Jet) on bass. Heather Shannon (The
Jezabels) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss) joined in too as did all three of Peter’s daughters -
Emily, May and Grace - who sang and played on some of the key tracks.
‘A Version of Now’ takes the listener on a candid remembrance trail; the tone both stridently
distinctive and unexpectedly tender, as one of the greatest front men in Australian rock reflects on his
motives, his losses and gains and finds his resolve – surprise — utterly unbowed.
This is Peter Garrett as you've never heard him.