Slim Dusty The Den Tapes
To coincide with the long awaited opening of The Slim Dusty Centre and Museum in Kempsey in November, EMI Music is proud to announce the release of a new Slim Dusty album, The Den Tapes. Released on November 13th, the new album features all the last known unreleased recordings by Slim Dusty.
It's a 10 song collection of recently unearthed solo material recorded on cassette by Slim himself in his small office ‘den’ at home. These unique solo acoustic recordings show his relaxed performance on this collection of home recordings as pure and simply brilliant... Slim’s voice and a guitar!
Sometime in the late 90's Slim started recording and collating these private recordings of his favourite songs from his youth, traditional Aussie songs which he grew up listening to back on his family farm, songs which probably inspired and shaped his own future musical direction. Slim's long-time producer Rod Coe discovered them on a single cassette by accident when looking for something else in Slim’s Den.
To quote Slim's wife Joy McKean: “These recordings reveal a very happy album; a man and his guitar, singing for the absolute joy of it… just singing”.
1. Move Along Baldy,
2. Good Old Droving Days,
3. Rocky Ned,
4. Old Boko & Me,
5. Rover No More,
6. Where the White Faced Cattle Roam,
7. You’ll Never Be Missed,
8. Just Plain Folk,
9. My Old Pal,
10. Murrumbidgee Jack.