Och Aye the G'nu

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Och Aye the G'nu
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Studio album by
Released31 March 2017
Recorded2016
StudioHot Potato Studios
Genre Children's music
Label ABC Music
Producer Anthony Field
Jimmy Barnes albums chronology
Soul Searchin'
(2016)
Och Aye the G'nu
(2017)
Working Class Boy
(2018)

Och Aye the G'nu is a 2017 children's album credited to Australian singer-songwriter, Jimmy Barnes and The Wiggles. It was first mentioned by Anthony Field in The Wiggles' 25th anniversary feature interview. [1] The album was released in March 2017 and peaked at number 34 on the ARIA Charts.

Contents

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2017, the album won the ARIA Award for Best Children's Album. [2]

A music video of the lead track I'm a G'Nu, which is not to be confused with the Flanders and Swan song The Gnu, was created by ABC for Kids and uploaded on their YouTube channel. [3]

Background and release

Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-born rock singer–songwriter. His career as a solo performer and the lead vocalist of Cold Chisel has made him one of the most successful and distinctive artists in Australian music history. Barnes has sold over 12 million albums and has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice. In 2016 he published his bestselling memoir, Working Class Boy. Och Aye the G'nu is his first album of children's music.

The Wiggles have celebrated 25 years in the entertainment industry. They have sold over 23 million DVDs, 7 million albums and 8 million books. The Wiggles have been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Upon release, Barnes said "It has been such an honour and a pleasure to work with my old friends The Wiggles". "Och Aye the G'nu was written for my grandchildren, especially my cheeky little red headed Scot. Glasgow holds a special place in my heart and it was also inspired by my love of Scotland."

After working on the project, producer Anthony Field said; "The songs on Och Aye the G'nu are absolutely beautiful, they come from Jimmy's heart. There's also a great sense of fun, perfect for the young listener. Every morning we'd come into the studio and be so excited, we knew we were working on a very special project for children. It was one of the greatest experiences working with Jimmy." [4]

Track listing

  1. "I'm a G'Nu" (Introduction) - 0:13
  2. "I'm a G'Nu" (Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie) - 1:49
  3. "Och Aye G'Nu and Kangaroo" (Introduction) - 0:09
  4. "Och Aye G'Nu and Kangaroo" (Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie) - 1:46
  5. "When You're Living in the Zoo" (Introduction) - 0:25
  6. "When You're Living in the Zoo" (Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie) - 1:46
  7. "Winter is Coming Here Soon" (Introduction) - 0:15
  8. "Winter is Coming Here Soon" (Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie) - 2:40
  9. "I Got New Shoes" (Introduction) - 0:12
  10. "I Got New Shoes" (Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field) - 1:47
  11. "Shake Your Shaggy, Shaggy Mane" (Introduction) - 0:10
  12. "Shake Your Shaggy, Shaggy Mane" (John Field) - 1:58
  13. "Two Pairs of Shoes" (Introduction) - 0:12
  14. "Two Pairs of Shoes" (Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field, John Field) - 1:31
  15. "The Haggis is Coming" (Introduction to We Love Haggis) (Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field) - 0:16
  16. "We Love Haggis, Stew and Shortbread Too!" (Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field, Paul Field) - 1:34
  17. "The Blackbird Ballet" (Introduction) - 0:09
  18. "The Blackbird Ballet" (Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field, John Field) - 1:18
  19. "I'll Be With You Forever" (Introduction) - 0:08
  20. "I'll Be With You Forever" (Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field) - 4:06
  21. "My G'Nu Kazoo" (Introduction) - 0:09
  22. "My G'Nu Kazoo" (Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Anthony Field, John Field, Lachlan Gillespie) - 0:43
  23. "It's a Parrot Party" (Introduction) - 0:10
  24. "It's a Parrot Party" (Jimmy Barnes, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page) - 2:09
  25. "The Fairy Dance" (Introduction) - 0:16
  26. "The Fairy Dance" (Instrumental) (Jackie Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Oliver Brian, Anthony Field, Alex Keller) - 1:25
  27. "Tip Toe in the Snow" (Introduction) - 0:13
  28. "Tip Toe in the Snow" (Jackie Barnes, Emma Watkins) - 0:46
  29. "Outro" - 0:14

Personnel

Musicians

Staff

Charts

Chart (2017)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [6] 34

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabelCatalogue/ISBN
Australia31 March 2017ABC Music374198
Australia1 April 2017
Bonnier Publishing Australia9781760407063

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