As we revealed back in March, Christine Anu’s incredible debut album ‘Stylin’ Up’ celebrates its landmark 20th anniversary this year and the acclaimed Aussie singer is heading out on the road to celebrate.
Now comes news that a special 20th anniversary celebration album (cover image above) will be released next month.
Entitled ‘Restylin’ Up : 20 Years’, it’s a live album, recorded earlier this year at 301 Studios in Sydney, that pays homage to the album and the classic songs that were lifted from it, including ‘Party’, ‘Come On’ and the inimitable ‘Island Home’.
The album will also include the ‘Island Home’ b-side ‘Kulba Yaday’.
“‘Kulba Yaday’ unfortunately did not make it onto the original album, but it was always a song I wanted to be part of ‘Stylin’ Up’. It is written in KKY (Kalaw Kawaw Oya) language and is a song of lament. It speaks of sadness that we are losing our oral culture and the stories that have been passed on from generation to generation. This wonderful song came to me in a dream and was written with a cultural elder and family member and is a very special song to me, partly because it is sung in language, but also because it speaks to my Torres Strait Islander heritage, which I am enormously proud of.”
‘Restylin’ Up : 20 Years’ will be released on Friday June 19.
01. Wanem Time
02. Island Home
03. San E Wireless
04. Monkey & The Turtle
05. Come On
09. Love That Heals
10. Ocean of Regret
11. Kulba Yaday
You can catch Christine at one of her 20th anniversary shows throughout the year;
May 13 : Melbourne (Bennett’s Lane)
May 14 : Melbourne (Bennett’s Lane)
May 15 : Melbourne (Bennett’s Lane)
May 16 : Geelong (GPAC)
May 22 : Brisbane (Powerhouse Theatre)
May 23 : Toowoomba (Armitage Centre)
May 29 : Albury (Entertainment Centre)
May 30 : Bendigo (Capitol Theatre)
June 13 : Canberra (Street Theatre)
August 14 : Newcastle (Lizotte’s)
August 15 : Sydney (The Basement)
August 21 : Taree (Bean Bar)
August 22 : Coffs Harbour (Jetty Theatre)
September 11 : Wollongong (IPAC)
September 12 : North Gosford (Laycock Street Theatre)
October 24 : Medlow Bath (Hydro Majestic)