Rattlin' Bones

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Rattlin' Bones
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Studio album by
Released21 April 2008 (2008-04-21)
Recorded Central Coast, New South Wales
Genre Country, bluegrass
Length42:34
Label Liberation
Producer Nash Chambers
Kasey Chambers chronology
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(2006)
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(2008)
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(2009)
Shane Nicholson chronology
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(2006)
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(2008)
Familiar Ghosts
(2008)
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Rattlin' Bones is the first collaboration album between the Australian country singer Kasey Chambers and the Australian singer Shane Nicholson, released by Liberation Music in Australia on 21 April 2008 (see 2008 in music).

Contents

Chambers said that co-writing was something she always wanted to do but never felt comfortable with until this record because there was no pressure in recording it. [4] Nicholson said that "Writing was a product of our environment, something that happened in and around our daily lives. And something that getting to know the Chambers family has shown me is a beautiful way to make music." [4] "We didn't want a duets album, where people come together for a vocal collaboration and go on their way. We wanted an album that sounds like a band with two singers in it. It feels that way to us. And we hope it feels that way to the people who hear it too." states Chambers again. [5]

The album debuted at number-one on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on 28 April 2008 with sales of 8,965 copies, knocking Apocalypso by The Presets off the top spot. [6] The following week the album was knocked off the top spot by Madonna with her album Hard Candy , and fell to number four.

In October 2008, the album won Best Country Album at the 2008 ARIA Awards. In December 2008, the song "Rattlin' Bones" peaked on the ARIA Singles Charts at number 55.

Country Universe named Rattlin' Bones as the second-best country album of the decade. [7]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Rattlin' Bones"03:42
2."Once in a While" (Nicholson)02:37
3."Sweetest Waste of Time"02:57
4."Monkey on a Wire" (Nicholson)03:06
5."One More Year" (Nicholson)03:37
6."The House That Never Was"03:06
7."Wildflower"03:55
8."No One Hurts Up Here"02:16
9."The Devil's Inside My Head" (Chambers)02:06
10."Sleeping Cold"02:55
11."Adeline"03:13
12."Jackson Hole"03:15
13."Your Day Will Come" (Chambers)03:02
14."Woe Is Mine" (alternate title "No Depression")02:41

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2008)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [8] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2008)Position
Australian Albums Chart [9] 11
Australian Artist Albums Chart [10] 8
Australian Country Albums Chart [11] 1
Chart (2009)Position
Australian Artist Albums Chart [12] 41
Australian Country Albums Chart [13] 4

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [14] Platinum70,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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