Physical
2022
Album

The Art of Collaboration

Jazz chanteuse Simone Waddell has collaborated with Australia’s leading jazz musicians to pay homage to five iconic Australian hits; Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil), Burn For You (John Farnham), Fall At Your Feet (Crowded House), The Horses (Daryl Braithwaite) and Mystify (INXS) and recontextualise them into the jazz genre. The album also features Simone’s original music, it was in four categories in the 2023 Grammy's, and was the #1 Highest Selling Australian Jazz Album of 2022!

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Track List

  1. Never Be Shaken 
  2. Burn For You (feat. Rai Thistlethwayte & Tommy Emmanuel)
  3. Mystify
  4. Call Those Things
  5. My Diamond (feat. Pat Powell and James Morrison)
  6. Beds Are Burning (feat. Barry Leef)
  7. Fall At Your Feet 
  8. Icing 
  9. The Horses 
  10. You Have Become My Home (feat. Paul Grabowsky)
  11. Slow Down
  12. My Diamond (Ballad)

Credits

Never Be Shaken (Simone Waddell)

Lead Vocal: Simone Waddell

Backing Vocals: Mary Kiani

Drums and Percussion: Scott Hills

Bass: Victor Rounds

Piano: Steve Russell

Guitars: Jim Kelly

Trombone: James Greening

Burn For You (Ross Fraser, John Farnham, Phil Buckle)

Lead Vocals: Simone Waddell and Rai Thistlethwayte

Acoustic Guitar: Tommy Emmanuel

Double Bass: Jonathan Zwartz

Guitar: Jim Kelly

Cello: Rowena Macneish

Percussion: Sunil De Silva and Scott Hills

Mystify (Andrew Farris and Michael Hutchence)

Lead and Backing Vocals: Simone Waddell

Drums: Gordon Rytmeister

Bass: Phil Stack

Keys: Rai Thistlethwayte

Guitar: Ben Butler

Guitar: Jim Kelly

Trumpets: Ray Cassar

Trombones/Bass Trombone: James Greening

Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone: Andrew Robertson

Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone: Loretta Palmeiro

Saxophone Solo: Martha Baartz

Call Those Things (Simone Waddell)

Lead Vocal: Simone Waddell

Backing Vocals: Jade McRae

Drums: Hamish Stuart

Bass: Brendan Clarke

Piano: Matt McMahon

Guitar: James Muller

Organ: Tim Neal

Keyboards: Mike Pensini

Trumpet: Ray Cassar

Trombone: James Greening

Tenor Saxophone: Loretta Palmeiro

Baritone Saxophone: Andrew Robertson

Percussion: Sunil De Silva

Horns Arranged by: Andrew Robertson/Jim Kelly

My Diamond (Simone Waddell and Gervais Koffi)

Lead Vocals: Simone Waddell and Pat Powell

Drums: Simon Barker

Bass: Cameron Undy

Piano: Bill Risby

Guitar: Jim Kelly

Flugelhorn Solo: James Morrison

Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Ray Cassar

Trombone/Bass Trombone: James Greening

Tenor Saxophone: Loretta Palmeiro

Baritone Saxophone: Andrew Robertson

Horns Arranged by: Andrew Robertson/Jim Kelly

Beds Are Burning (Peter Garrett, Rob Hirst, and Jim Moginie)

Lead Vocals: Simone Waddell and Barry Leef

Drums: Gordon Rytmeister

Bass: Mark Costa

Keys: Rai Thistlethwayte

Guitar: Ben Butler

Guitar: Jim Kelly

Organ: Clayton Doley

Percussion: Sunil De Silva

Didgeridoo: Gumaroy

Aboriginal Featured Artist: Aunty Marlene Cummins

Aboriginal Featured Artist: Akala Newman

Backing Vocals: Ralph Marshall, Eric Rasmussen, and Rebecca Henry

Fall At Your Feet (Neil Finn)

Lead Vocal: Simone Waddell

Backing Vocals: Simone Waddell and Jo Elms

Drums: Dave Sanders

Bass: Victor Rounds

Piano: Rai Thistlethwayte

Guitar: Jim Kelly

Percussion: Sunil De Silva

Icing  (Music: Jim Kelly - Lyrics: Sharny Russell)

Lead Vocals: Simone Waddell

Backing Vocals: Sharny Russell and Eric Rasmussen

Drums: Hamish Stuart

Bass: Brett Hirst

Piano: Michael Azzopardi

Guitar: Carl Orr

Guitar: Jim Kelly

Saxophone: Julien Wilson

Percussion: Sunil De Silva and Scott Hills

The Horses (Rickie Lee Jones and Walter Becker)

Lead Vocals: Simone Waddell

Backing Vocals: Danni DeAndrea

Drums: Hamish Stuart

Bass: Lloyd Swanton

Guitar + Solo: Carl Dewhurst

Guitar: Jim Kelly

Organ: Clayton Doley

Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Ray Cassar

Trombone/Bass Trombone: James Greening

Tenor Saxophone: Loretta Palmeiro

Baritone Saxophone: Andrew Robertson

Horns Arranged by: Jim Kelly/Andrew Robertson

You Have Become My Home (Simone Waddell)

Lead and Backing Vocals: Simone Waddell

Drums and Percussion: David Jones

Double Bass: Philip Rex

Piano: Paul Grabowsky

Guitar: Jim Kelly

Tenor Saxophone: Craig Walters

Slow Down (Simone Waddell)

Lead Vocal: Simone Waddell

Drums: Mitch Farmer

Keys: Sam McNally

Bass and Backing Vocals: Ralph Marshall

Guitar and Backing Vocals: Yannick Koffi

Backing Vocals: Pat Powell and Mary Kiani

My Diamond (BALLAD) - (Simone Waddell & Gervais Koffi)

Lead Vocal: Simone Waddell

Piano: Bill Risby

Double Bass: Craig Scott

All songs arranged and produced by Jim Kelly except Slow Down arranged by Simone Waddell and produced by Michael Carpenter

All songs mixed by Erik Zobler at Zobbieland, Los Angeles, USA. Assistant engineer: Jason Matson

Mastered by Paul Blakemore, Nashville, Tennesee, USA.

Backing Vocal Arrangement for Jo Elms on Fall At Your Feet by Bill Risby

Vocal Arrangements for Simone on Fall At Your Feet and You Have Become My Home by Michael Tan

Recorded at Kings X Studio, Sydney by Michael Tan:

Burn For You - Simone and Rai’s vocals

My Diamond – Simone and Pat’s vocals

Never Be Shaken, Icing, The Horses, My Diamond (Ballad), Fall At Your Feet, You Have Become My Home, Beds Are Burning, Slow Down, and Mystify – All Simone’s vocals

Craig Walters saxophone for You Have Become My Home

Mary Kiani’s backing vocals for Never be Shaken

Jo Elms backing vocals for Fall At Your Feet

Recorded at Love Hz Studios by Michael Carpenter:

Barry Leef, Marlene Cummins, Akala Newman, Rebecca Henry, Ralph Marshall and Eric Rasmussen’s Vocals and Gumaroy’s didgeridoo for Beds are Burning.

Call Those Things – Simone’s Vocals

Slow Down – All instruments and backing vocals.

Tommy Emmanuel’s guitar for Burn For You recorded at TuneSmith Studio, Goodlettsville, Tennesee, USA by Brad Benge.

Dannielle De Andrea’s backing vocals for The Horses was recorded at Bird Sound LA by Erik Kertes.

All other Instruments recorded by Richard Belkner at: Free Energy Device Studio – Sydney

Additional recording of Dave Sanders, Scott Hills, Steve Russell, Martha Baartz, and Sharny Russell, by Jim Kelly at Tone Ranger Studio – Modanville

Victor Rounds, James Muller, Julien Wilson, Tim Neal, Mike Pensini, Jade MacRae, Carl Orr, and Jonathan Zwartz all recorded in their own studios.

You Have Become My Home was recorded by Paul Grabowsky, Philip Rex, and David Jones at Empire Studios in Melbourne by Trevor Carter.

Photography: Graham Jepson

Hair and Make Up: Renee Sayed

Stylist: Emma Cotterill

Artwork: Ian Phillips

Featuring some of the greatest talents in Australian Jazz: Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison, Rai Thistlewayte, Paul Grabowsky, and more!

Grammy award-winning producer and engineer, Erik Zobler, brings his world class mixing skills to the album. Erik’s credits include Miles Davis, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Sara Vaughn and Dianne Reeves.

The album’s producer, the legendary Jim Kelly, is considered one of the best jazz producers in Australia today. His understated, sophisticated musical arrangements on the Art of Collaboration are a testament to his jazz mastery.

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