Flesh and Blood (Jimmy Barnes album)

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Flesh and Blood
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Released2 July 2021
Label Bloodlines
Producer Kevin Shirley
Jimmy Barnes chronology
Modus Operandi
Flesh and Blood
Singles from Flesh and Blood
  1. "Flesh and Blood"
    Released: 25 March 2021 [1]
  2. "'Til The Next Time"
    Released: 2 June 2021 [2]

Flesh and Blood is the upcoming 19th studio album by Australian musician Jimmy Barnes, set for release on 2 July 2021. The album was announced on 25 March and features production from Barnes’ long-time collaborator Kevin Shirley. Barnes wrote most of the record while in the peak of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in 2020. [3]



The title track was released on 25 March 2021 as the album's lead single. Barnes premiered the song at Michael Gudinski's state funeral on 24 March, at the request of Gudinski's son Matt. Barnes said "It's about the unbreakable bonds that bind us to our families through all of life's ups and the downs. Without Jane, my kids and grandkids I wouldn't be here today. The song has taken on an extra meaning for our family since Michael's passing. When I say he was a brother to me, I mean that in every sense. We could drive each other nuts sometimes but there was always a deep and loving connection there. I was so excited when I played the single to Michael. He was really pumped about it and we were both really looking forward to sharing this new record together." [1] [4]

"Til the Next Time" was released digitally on 2 June 2021, as the second single.

Track listing

Standard tracks

  1. "Flesh and Blood" (Jimmy Barnes, Diesel) – 5:27
  2. "I'm Coming Home"
  3. "Gateway to Your Heart"
  4. "The Truth"
  5. "Around in Circles"
  6. "'Til the Next Time"
  7. "I Move Slow" (featuring Elly-May Barnes & Jackie Barnes)
  8. "End of the Road"
  9. "Love Hurts" (featuring Jane Barnes)
  10. "Tennessee Waltz" (featuring Eliza Jane Barnes)

Deluxe edition bonus DVD The bonus DVD features 10 home performance videos by Jimmy and Jane Barnes, along with their family and friends, filmed throughout the pandemic. [5]

  1. "Hello, Dolly!" (featuring David Campbell)
  2. "The Skye Boat Song"
  3. "Stardust"
  4. "The Rose"
  5. "Dirty Old Town" (featuring Diesel)
  6. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (featuring Mahalia Barnes, David Campbell, Gary Pinto & Benjamin Rodgers)
  7. "Mull of Kintyre" (featuring Eliza Barnes, Jimmy Metherell, Darren Percival, Mahalia Barnes & Benjamin Rodgers)
  8. "California Dreamin'" (featuring Jackie Barnes)
  9. "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (featuring Elly-May Barnes, Clayton Doley & Mahalia Barnes)
  10. "A Pub With No Beer"

Release history

Release history and formats for Flesh and Blood
Australia2 July 2021 CD [6] BloodlinesBLOOD87
Vinyl BLOODLP707

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