The story that’s being brought to life on the big-screen will now have a soundtrack to accompany it’s cinema release.
The award winning, ground breaking biography by Jimmy Barnes, Working Class Boy tells of the upbringing of the rock singer and to coincide with its cinema release, the film soundtrack is due out 17 August 2018 through Bloodlines.
Talking to Barnes of the film he said; "We did a series of shows and we filmed some of the shows - and I was getting hounded by TV networks all wanting to do the miniseries," Barnsey said. "And I decided that I didn't want someone acting as me - if they looked stupid, I knock them out, you know? If there was going to be story about this book, I want it to be real because obviously the subject matter in the book is very intense."
Listen to the full interview:
The double disc soundtrack Working Class Boy The Soundtracks is a release like none Barnes has done before; Album 1 contains 12 songs, 2 instrumentals, and 13 spoken word pieces. Intimate and raw performances captured live, including powerful collaborations including daughter Mahalia, son David, and brother in law Diesel as his brings his childhood story to life.
Album 2 is a state-of-the-art recording of 8 songs created live with a full band on a Soundstage for the movie version of Working Class Boy, including the collaboration with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra on the Randy Newman song ‘Texas Girl At the Funeral of Her Father’.
See the full track listing:
Album 1 - Working Class Boy 'Stories & Songs' live from State Theatre Sydney tracklist:
1. Glasgow/The Dark Isle-Scotland The Brave (Instrumental)
2. Granny's Party Song (spoken)
3. Heartaches By The Number
4. My Dad (spoken)
5. Around The World
6. Circus Animals (spoken)
7. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (feat. Mahalia Barnes)
8. City of Tomorrow (spoken)
9. Mahalia and The Imitation of Life (spoken)
10. The Upper Room
11. Runaway (spoken)
12. Texas Girl At The Funeral Of Her Father
13. Reg Barnes (spoken)
14. Reg’s Piano / Für Elise (Instrumental)
15. Elizabeth (spoken)
16. Dark End Of The Street
17. David (spoken)
18. Reflections Of My Life (feat. David Campbell)
19. Ike & Tina (spoken)
20. A Fool In Love (feat. Mahalia Barnes)
21. Steve & Don (spoken)
22. Flame Trees
23. I Could've Been Dead As Well (spoken)
24. Four Walls
25. Safe With Mum (spoken)
26. When The War Is Over
27. Still Got A Long Way To Go (feat. Diesel)
Album 2 - Working Class Boy: The Movie Soundtrack
1. Around The World
2. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (feat. Mahalia Barnes)
3. Texas Girl At the Funeral of Her Father (feat. the Australian Chamber Orchestra)
4. Dark End Of The Street
5. A Fool In Love (feat. Mahalia Barnes)
6. The Upper Room
7. When The War Is Over
8. Still Got A Long Way To Go (feat. Diesel)
Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy releases nationally in cinemas from Thursday, 23 August for a limited release through Universal Pictures.
Watch the movie trailer and read more about the film here