- The chart-topping Music From The Home Front album is available on limited edition coloured triple vinyl TODAY!
- Each copy is numbered and individually signed by Michael Gudinski
- Profits from the release will be donated to Support Act
“It’s been a tough year but, as always, the music community has rallied together to try and lift everyone’s spirits – including our own. Music From The Home Front set the creative benchmark for those efforts. For a few hours nobody needed to feel isolated and lots of money was raised to help those in need. My family and I were proud to be part of it.”
– Jimmy Barnes
“Music From The Home Front marked a moment in time, and that moment reminded us that amidst the chaos of 2020, music has no limits. While we couldn’t be together in person, we could still bring an entire country together to celebrate and remember what matters most. It’s what makes music and our Aussie music community so special.”
– Guy Sebastian
“An unexpected high at a time when the whole of Australia was in an epic low…the wealth, the health of my industry in jeopardy and with nothing to hang our hopes on. Then Michael Gudinski applies the balm to what ails us – with music! [It] took me right out of my state of mind and released me from being in lockdown. My spirit soared.”
– Kate Ceberano
Following its digital and CD release in June, Bloodlines is proud to release the special triple vinyl edition of Music From The Home Front today!
“This is an album release that we did not want to rush or compromise” explains Bloodlines Director and Co-founder Warren Costello. “The Music From The Home Front triple vinyl set is an absolute beast – with three individually coloured high-quality 180 gram audiophile and eco-grade vinyl pressings in a gatefold sleeve. They will be a collector’s item and we wanted them to be absolutely spot-on.”
Each copy of the vinyl pre-ordered comes with a full-colour souvenir poster – personally signed by the man behind Music From The Home Front, Michael Gudinski.
The triple vinyl set features 27 tracks performed on Music From The Home Front, including Colin Hay and Delta Goodrem doing ‘Down Under’, Jimmy Barnes performing ‘Working Class Man’ with Diesel and ‘When The War Is Over’ with Ian Moss, Mark Seymour and James Reyne singing ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ and ‘Reckless’, DMA’s covering the Crowded House classic ‘Better Be Home Soon’, and Missy Higgins and Tim Minchin performing ‘Carry You’. The collection also features Tones and I, Archie Roach, The Wiggles, Paul Kelly, Guy Sebastian, G Flip, Birds of Tokyo, Crowded House and many more.
The artists who appeared on Music From The Home Front have shared their fond memories and praise for the event:
“It was a great honour to get involved in a project of this range and calibre, to reach so many Australians in this dark time with music that lifted the national spirit so well.”
– Mark Seymour
“At such an isolating time, it felt so great to connect with a wider audience, doing what I love the most. And it made a huge difference to the moral of local musos, seeing that despite the dire circumstances, there was still a platform for us to perform.”
– Missy Higgins
“In some of the strangest and unclear times our industry has ever seen Music From The Home Front is a beacon of light reminding us how amazing and important Australian music truly is. This vinyl release will go down in history!” – Ian Kenny
“Music From The Home Front was a very special thing to be a part of, especially in the context of what was (and still is) happening all around the world due to COVID. To be able to bring music into people’s homes all over Australia and New Zealand, and as part of such a stellar crew, is something we will remember dearly forever.”– The Rubens
“Music From The Home Front was an amazing opportunity for Australian and New Zealand artists to band together and create a unique music experience in these trying times.”
“During a time that that we needed to remain distant, music still provided opportunities to unite.” – Bliss N Eso
Initially broadcast on Anzac Day on Channel 9 in Australia and Three in New Zealand, Music From The Home Front is one of 2020’s top-rating TV shows, with more than 1.4 million Australians tuning in.
When it was released on CD and digitally in June, the Music From The Home Front album entered the Australian charts at number one and became the first Australian album to spend more than one week on top since 2016. ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said: “This album is a testament to the talent we have in this country, and its success shows that Australian music is a fundamental part of our national spirit.”
For Michael Gudinski, Music From The Home Front marked a first in more ways than one. It’s the first time he’s actually appeared on a chart-topping album – track one is Michael’s welcoming speech. It also comes nearly 50 years after Mushroom Records’ first release, which, coincidentally, was also a triple album: Sunbury 1973 – The Great Australian Rock Festival. Music From The Home Front is Mushroom’s first triple vinyl release since the Sunbury set.
“Music From The Home Front is in the Top 5 moments of my life,” Michael Gudinski says. “It’s become something that will remain etched in Australian history.”
All profits from Music From The Home Front will be donated to music industry charity Support Act.