James Reyne The Anthology

James Reyne The Anthology

James Reyne The Anthology


James Reyne has enjoyed a distinguished solo career, releasing ten solo albums from his 1987 self-titled debut through to his most recent offering, 2012's -Thirteen'.   Friday August 1st sees the release of -The Anthology', a salute to an artist who has long earned the respect of music critics and the admiration of fans for his unique lyrics, trademark vocal, and authenticity and honesty.

-The Anthology' is a 2 CD, 35 song set showcasing this career – from -Fall Of Rome' and -Hammerhead' through to -Slave', the chart-topping -Way Out West' with James Blundell, and the Company Of Strangers hit, -Motor City (I Get Lost'). The package is a boon for fans, featuring new liner notes from recent interviews with James, alongside unseen photos and complete lyrics.

James' distinctive vocal has always attracted attention. Legendary producer Mark Opitz says: 'No one else sings like James Reyne. He is unique, and you don't want to lose that." While journalist Ed Nimmervoll says it's a voice 'as familiar to us as the taste of Vegemite, as essentially Australian".

Given James's remarkable success as a solo artist - with multi-platinum sales and three top ten ARIA albums - The Anthology is a long overdue collection of some of the finest Australian recordings of the last three decades.

James said today, -I've been working as a singer, musician and songwriter for a while now, and feel that it may only be that I've started to grasp how it all works relatively recently.  I know I'm a better craftsman now than I was, so welcomed the idea of this Anthology/retrospective of my solo stuff. The first CD includes all the solo 'hits" that I've had, but most importantly to me, provides a threshold to the later and more recent songs; tunes that many would never have heard. They are culled from the albums 'The Whiff Of Bedlam", 'Design For Living", Speedboats For Breakfast", 'Every Man A King", and 'Thirteen" and I hope, provide an insight into what I've REALLY been up to.'


The Anthology Tracklisting:




1.     Fall Of Rome

2.     Hammerhead

3.     Motor's Too Fast

4.     Always The Way

5.     One More River

6.     House Of Cards

7.     Harvest Moon

8.     Five Miles Closer To The Sun

9.     Wake Up Dead Man

10.  Slave

11.  Any Day Above Ground

12.  Outback Woman

13.  Water Water

14.  Some People

15.  Take A Giant Step

16.  Way Out West

17.  Motor City (Company Of Strangers)


1.     Red Light Avenue

2.     Day In The Sun

3.     It's Only Natural

4.     Poor Man In The Penthouse 

5.     Design For Living

6.     I Don't Get Out Much Anymore

7.     Little Criminals

8.     Reno

9.     Nothin's Too Good For My Baby

10.  Reckless (Acoustic)

11.  Bug

12.  The Rainbows Dead End

13.  Sammy And Doofus And Our Man In New York

14.  Superannuated Idol

15.  Stop Draggin' My Name Around

16.  English Girls

17.  Capsize

  1. Good Clean Fun

To mark the occasion, James will perform a series of live acoustic shows to showcase -The Anthology, taking in a range of primarily regional locations across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.  Kicking off on the Central Coast on September 5, he'll traverse the East Coast through until the end of October, winding up in Lismore. Tickets are on sale now and fans are advised to move swiftly to secure tickets for this limited run of shows.


James Reyne The Anthology Acoustic Tour


Friday 5th – Laycock Street Community Theatre, Central Coast NSW

Tickets:  02 4323 3233 and www.laycockstreettheatre.com/

Saturday 6th – Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock NSW

Tickets:  02 4990 7134            and www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/cpac

Friday 12th – Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong NSW

Tickets:  02 4224 5999 and www.merrigong.com.au/

Saturday 13th – Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga Waga NSW

Tickets:  02 6926 9689            and www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/civic-theatre

Saturday 20th – GPAC Drama Theatre, Geelong VIC

Tickets: 03 5225 1200 and www.gpac.org.au/




Sunday 5th – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra QLD 

Tickets:  www.caloundramusicfestival.com/


Friday 10th  – Orange Civic Centre, Orange NSW

Tickets: 132 849 and www.premier.ticketek.com.au/


Saturday 11th – Dubbo Regional Theatre & Entertainment Centre, Dubbo NSW

Tickets: 02 6801 4378 and www.drtcc.com.au/


Friday 17th -  The Glasshouse (Access from 2:00pm), Port Macquarie NSW

Tickets: 02 6581 8888 and www.glasshouse.org.au/


Thursday 23rd – Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour NSW

Tickets:  02 6652 8088 and www.jettytheatre.com/


Saturday 25th – Star Court Theatre, Lismore NSW

Tickets:  02 6622 5005 and www.starcourttheatre.com.au