ON 17th JUNE, 1993, the boys and I, full of verve, vim and vigour, set out on a round-Australia tour, ostensibly to promote our new CD Mirrors, but mainly to have a good time, play a bit of music, knock back the occasional whisky, and generally misbehave ourselves in a middle-aged sort of way.
Thirty-seven concerts later on 31 st July 1993, having achieved most of our objectives and therefore consequently just ever so slightly frayed around the edges, we shambled onto the stage at the Adelaide Arts Theatre for the final concert of the tour.
We recorded that final concert and this is the result. We hope you enjoy it. We certainly had a good time and the audience seemed to enjoy themselves as well, although admittedly, because Adelaide is our home town, a large proportion of them consisted of our respective wives, sweethearts, sons and daughters, aunties, uncles, friends, enemies, and also various sundry creditors.
Because this is a recording of a live concert, there are some rough spots, that's the nature of the beast, but hopefully those will be balanced by the immediacy and energy of the live performance. When we mixed this recording in the studio, nothing was added to the mix. No instruments, no vocals, no recording studio fairy floss. It's all as it went to tape. And we omitted nothing either, apart from a couple of wee swear words, and some of the more inane jokes and introductions. Oh, and we had to cut out some of the applause, in order to get all the songs on the recording. That really hurt. To a musician, the sweetest music of all on a live recording is the audience applause.
Anyway enough chat. Sit back, relax, enjoy the concert.
"When the music starts, open your hearts … "