The picture on the cover of the album is taken from a still of a video recording from when the band played the Manly Vale in April Cold Chisel re-released their catalogue inwith Swingshift re-entering Album) Australian charts for one week at number Adrian Zupp at allmusic gave the album a score of four and a half out of five, noting, "The band was at the peak of its powers and launching from all silos, and it shows. Stand to be reconverted. Upon release, the album was also highly praised in RAM, one of the leading Australian music magazines of the time.
Reviewer Greg Taylor said, "The result is four sides of high rock and roll, brilliantly played, well recorded, and definitely worth taking home - especially if you're finding Album) gigs a bit crowded for comfort these days. Critic Toby Creswell said of Swingshift"the amazing thing was the way they fitted together. Jimmy and Mossy deliver spade loads of emotion.
As much as Jimmy has been criticised for screaming, if you listen to that record what he's doing vocally is really amazing. That's about the best way I can sum up my reaction to this magnum opus.
There's no fuss, no frills, just the hottest live band in the country the world? In the Sydney Morning Herald, the album was described as, "Hard music carrying politically aware lyrics, forced home with hammer-like backgrounds.
If there is a top Australian group right now, it has to be Cold Chisel. All songs written by Don WalkerThe Partys Over - Cold Chisel - Swingshift (CD, except where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cold Chisel.
Australian Chart Book Retrieved 25 May Sydney Morning Herald. Showtime: The Cold Chisel Story. Belmont, Victoria : Album) Lawrence. North Sydney: Ebury Press. Retrieved 9 November Retrieved 10 October Rip It Up. Brisbane Times. Walker said at the time, "I go to bed with a tape recorder under my pillow. The tape loop says, 'hit single, hit single, hit single.
Some of the songs were topical at the time of release. He'd been talking to William Munday and all those people, and I don't think he knew why, but he was sort of obsessed with the penal system.
Later, Walker was described as keen to downplay the political nature of the songs. Walker said, "That whole East political thing, all those things were not necessarily said by us.
Most of the themes were dreamed up by Album). Barnes was using a combination of speed and red wine to improve his vocal performance in the studio. Walker said, "Jim had developed into the most incredible singer. He could do anything. He could sing melodies in a way that made it sound not over-worked or thought about; it was effortless. The first 10, pressings of the album came with a bonus single, a live cover of " Knocking on Heaven's Door " that had been recorded at the Bondi Lifesaver on the A-side, and a studio recording of "Party's Over" on the B-side.
Cold Chisel's catalogue was re-released in collectors editions East re-entered the charts for 3 weeks, peaking at number In a Triple J poll, East was voted as the 21st best Australian album by industry pundits,  and 42nd by station listeners. Rolling Stone Australia said at the time of release, " East has something quite different, quite unique in Australian music.
Eastquite simply, is a superb album. Cold Chisel have a fine precision when it comes to pop sensibilities. A review at Allmusic described the album as Cold Chisel's, "slickest to date," and, "More commercial without compromising on the rawness of their roots. All songs written by Don Walkerexcept as noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cold Chisel. Australian Chart Book Retrieved 6 August Retrieved 25 May The Best Australian Albums.
Prahran, Victoria: Hardie Grant Books. Icons of Australian Music: Jimmy Barnes. Springwood, New South Wales: roving eye. Cold Chisel: Wild Colonial Boys. Melbourne, Victoria: Melbourne Books. North Sydney: Ebury Press. Say It Loud. Gary Allen Pty Ltd. Cold Chisel: The Pure Stuff. Retrieved 28 March Retrieved 9 November Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 February Retrieved 20 February Your Name's On The Door. Australian Rolling Stone. Showtime: The Cold Chisel Story.
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