Mushroom Group and Bloodlines are thrilled to accept a #1 ARIA Chart debut for the Music From The Home Front album. Music From The Home Front is so much more than just a soundtrack or compilation album – the songs are unique, live, in-iso recordings from the hugely successful Anzac Day concert of the same name, and the album features stellar performances from Jimmy Barnes, Crowded House, Vance Joy, Guy Sebastian, Paul Kelly and many, many more. The 27-track release is book-ended by a welcome speech from Michael Gudinski, and a performance of ‘The Last Post’ on bugle by James Morrison.
The event was conceived and created by Michael Gudinski who said today:
“I’m humbled and proud to receive this #1 award from ARIA on behalf of all the incredible artists who stepped up at the eleventh hour and delivered for Music From The Home Front, Support Act, the RSL and all the front line workers. I want to thank them all, and I’m also immensely proud of the Mushroom Team, Channel 9 and of course all the media that helped promote this most significant event. Music From The Home Front is in the top 5 moments of my life and I will never forget this unprecedented event that will remain etched in Australian music history.”
Music From The Home Front saw an unprecedented line up of 50+ of the most iconic musicians in Australia and New Zealand come together with incredible live-streamed performances – filmed in lockdown – to commemorate our nation’s rich Anzac history and pay respect to the frontline workers fighting COVID-19. With 1.4 million TV viewers, and millions more watching on social media, the album’s rush-release became a priority. A special highlights program was also screened nationally by the 9 Network this past week.
The Music From The Home Front album has been available on double CD and digital download from last Friday. The strictly limited edition triple vinyl will be released on 31 July. It will be pressed on 180g premium vinyl, presented in an individually numbered deluxe gatefold sleeve and signed by Michael Gudinski. It is available to pre-order now.
All proceeds from sales will be donated to Support Act.
Mushroom Group would like to thank the many businesses and organisations who donated their services for Music From The Home Front.