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The Makarrata Project

Midnight Oil

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In 1987, the single Beds Are Burning propelled Midnight Oil to the top of the global charts. The Australian band were then already on their sixth album. Highly socially, politically and environmentally active, the bald giant Peter Garrett (who was environmental minister between 2007 and 2010) and his group were suddenly exposed to a vast public. They were vocal supporters of the shockingly mistreated aborigine community and cast shadows over U2 in stadiums around the world. After almost 2 decades out of the studio and amidst this global struggle, Midnight Oil are compelled to let out another rallying cry. The short Makarrata Project is a classic rock album that sounds like it was pulled straight out of the 80s with its crystalline guitars, punchy rhythms and numerous laidback and folk songs. Most importantly, the band’s comeback is intended to be a structured and incisive message in support of reconciliation with the indigenous peoples of Australia. The discourse is carried by strong melodies and guest Australian musicians like Jessica Mayboy, Tasman Keith, Dan Sultan, Alice Skye, Frank Yamma and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu who died in 2017. A beautiful record full of anger, frustration, but also hope. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz

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1
First Nation
00:04:51

Jessica Mauboy, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Midnight Oil, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Hirst, Composer, Lyricist - Jim Moginie, Recording Engineer - Emily Lazar, Mastering Engineer - Dave Anderson, Assistant Engineer - BRENT CLARK, Recording Engineer - Warne Livesey, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Daniel Hackett, Assistant Engineer - Tasman Keith, Composer, Lyricist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Blain Cuneen, Assistant Engineer - Pat Salmon, Assistant Engineer - Midnight Oil feat. Jessica Mauboy & Tasman Keith, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2020 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd

2
Gadigal Land
00:04:45

Midnight Oil, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Hirst, Composer, Lyricist - Jim Moginie, Recording Engineer - Emily Lazar, Mastering Engineer - Dave Anderson, Assistant Engineer - BRENT CLARK, Recording Engineer - Dan Sultan, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Warne Livesey, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Angus Gomm, Trumpet - Andy Bickers, Saxophone - Daniel Hackett, Assistant Engineer - Anthony Kable, Trombone - Bunna Lawrie, Composer, Lyricist, Percussion, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Joel Davison, Composer, Lyricist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Kaleena Briggs, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Midnight Oil feat. Dan Sultan, Joel Davison, Kaleena Briggs & Bunna Lawrie, AssociatedPerformer - Blain Cuneen, Assistant Engineer - Pat Salmon, Assistant Engineer

(P) 2020 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd

3
Change the Date
00:05:58

Midnight Oil, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Howard, Recording Engineer - Gurrumul Yunupingu, Composer, Lyricist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Jim Moginie, Composer, Lyricist, Recording Engineer - Emily Lazar, Mastering Engineer - Dave Anderson, Assistant Engineer - Dan Sultan, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Warne Livesey, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Daniel Hackett, Assistant Engineer - Leah Flanagan, Background Vocal - Kaleena Briggs, Background Vocal - Blain Cuneen, Assistant Engineer - Pat Salmon, Assistant Engineer - Midnight Oil feat. Gurrumul Yunupingu & Dan Sultan, AssociatedPerformer - Ursula Yovich, Background Vocal

(P) 2020 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd

4
Terror Australia
00:03:49

Midnight Oil, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Garrett, Composer, Lyricist - Jim Moginie, Recording Engineer - Emily Lazar, Mastering Engineer - Dave Anderson, Assistant Engineer - Warne Livesey, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Bones Hillman, Composer, Lyricist - Daniel Hackett, Assistant Engineer - Alice Skye, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Blain Cuneen, Assistant Engineer - Pat Salmon, Assistant Engineer - Midnight Oil feat. Alice Skye, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2020 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd

5
Desert Man, Desert Woman
00:03:09

Midnight Oil, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Garrett, Composer, Lyricist - Jim Moginie, Recording Engineer - Emily Lazar, Mastering Engineer - Andrew Robinson, Recording Engineer - Dave Anderson, Assistant Engineer - Warne Livesey, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Daniel Hackett, Assistant Engineer - Frank Yamma, Composer, Lyricist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Blain Cuneen, Assistant Engineer - Pat Salmon, Assistant Engineer - Midnight Oil feat. Frank Yamma, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2020 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd

6
Wind In My Head (Makarrata Version)
00:04:19

Midnight Oil, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Moginie, Composer, Lyricist, Recording Engineer - Emily Lazar, Mastering Engineer - Dave Anderson, Assistant Engineer - Kev Carmody, Composer, Lyricist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Neil Murray, Composer, Lyricist - Warne Livesey, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Daniel Hackett, Assistant Engineer - Sammy Butcher, Composer, Lyricist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Leah Flanagan, Background Vocal - Kaleena Briggs, Background Vocal - Blain Cuneen, Assistant Engineer - Pat Salmon, Assistant Engineer - Andy Wilmot, Recording Engineer - Ursula Yovich, Background Vocal - Midnight Oil feat. Kev Carmody & Sammy Butcher, AssociatedPerformer - Jeffrey MacLaughlin, Recording Engineer

(P) 2020 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd

7
Uluru Statement from the Heart / Come On Down
00:06:40

Midnight Oil, Composer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Moginie, Composer, Lyricist, Recording Engineer - Troy Cassar-Daley, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Various Artists, Lyricist - Emily Lazar, Mastering Engineer - Andy Robinson, Recording Engineer - Dave Anderson, Assistant Engineer - BRENT CLARK, Recording Engineer - Warne Livesey, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - David Bridie, Recording Engineer - Daniel Hackett, Assistant Engineer, Recording Engineer - Bunna Lawrie, Percussion - Guyy Lilleyman, Recording Engineer - Blain Cuneen, Assistant Engineer - Pat Salmon, Assistant Engineer - Andy Wilmot, Recording Engineer - Jeffrey MacLaughlin, Recording Engineer - Midnight Oil feat. Troy Cassar-Daley, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Vinall, Recording Engineer

(P) 2020 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd

Album Description

In 1987, the single Beds Are Burning propelled Midnight Oil to the top of the global charts. The Australian band were then already on their sixth album. Highly socially, politically and environmentally active, the bald giant Peter Garrett (who was environmental minister between 2007 and 2010) and his group were suddenly exposed to a vast public. They were vocal supporters of the shockingly mistreated aborigine community and cast shadows over U2 in stadiums around the world. After almost 2 decades out of the studio and amidst this global struggle, Midnight Oil are compelled to let out another rallying cry. The short Makarrata Project is a classic rock album that sounds like it was pulled straight out of the 80s with its crystalline guitars, punchy rhythms and numerous laidback and folk songs. Most importantly, the band’s comeback is intended to be a structured and incisive message in support of reconciliation with the indigenous peoples of Australia. The discourse is carried by strong melodies and guest Australian musicians like Jessica Mayboy, Tasman Keith, Dan Sultan, Alice Skye, Frank Yamma and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu who died in 2017. A beautiful record full of anger, frustration, but also hope. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz

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