Chisel's modern classics record release

Cold Chisel live album Ringside set for release on Vinyl

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NEW SPIN: Cold Chisel's Ringside shows allowed fans to see the band in a new light. Now they can relive the experience on vinyl.

NEW SPIN: Cold Chisel's Ringside shows allowed fans to see the band in a new light. Now they can relive the experience on vinyl.

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In 2003 Cold Chisel performed four shows which allowed fans to see them in a new light.

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COLD Chisel's 2003 Ringside shows allowed fans to experience the band in the most intimate setting since its early pub beginnings and produced a monster live album.

Fans will soon be able to relive the experience through their record players, with the bands acclaimed Ringside live album set for a vinyl release on November 26. The band will also release a new Deluxe 2CD/DVD edition of the release.

Ringside was recorded during a series of four shows at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion in June 2003.

The shows were inspired by Elvis Presley's famous 1968 'comeback' special and the band's desire to perform in a smaller, more intimate environment.

Performances took place on a rotating stage set in the middle of the venue. This meant no member of the audience was more than 30 metres from the band and everyone got to see the five piece outfit from every angle.

The resulting live album featured some of the band's biggest hits including Khe Sanh, Flame Trees and Bow River.

But it also saw the band defying expectations, playing some deep cuts and surprise cover songs.

The album features rarely heard gems such as Plaza, Rosaline, Pretty Little Thing and F-111. It also saw the band unveil new songs by Steve Prestwich -Lovelight and All I Wanna Do and Don Walker - Fallen Angel.

Covers featured on the album included Johnny Cash's Big River, Arthur Hamilton's torch song Cry Me A River and Sunshine - a track written by Don Walker's friend Paul Hewson and originally recorded by Dragon.

Frontman Jimmy Barnes said the band loved playing the shows, which preceded the double album's release in November of 2003.

"I remember the band had a real swing about it. And it was great mixing up the set list, playing some obscure tracks and covers...."

To pre-order the album click here.

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