Goanna Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Classic Album, ‘Spirit of Place’

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Goanna Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Classic Album, ‘Spirit of Place’

Posted 18 Sep 2022
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Renowned Australian rockers, Goanna are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their much-loved record Spirit Of Place, most notably featuring their iconic single Solid Rock. To mark the milestone, the band have reissued vinyl and digital deluxe versions of the album, featuring several bonus tracks. Stream/download, here. 

The bonus tracks include Demo Session versions of That Day (... Is Comin' Sooner), Keep Believing, and In The City, as well as a remastered live version of Let The Franklin Flow, plus an original album outtake titled Back To The Wall.

Solid Rock debuted 11th November 1982 at #33 on the Kent Music Report and peaked #2 for 17 weeks. A remastered version of the Solid Rock music video has also been shared - watch below. 

Goanna | ‘Solid Rock (Sacred Ground)’ [Official HD Music Video]

Reflecting on the album, Goanna frontman Shane Howard said, “It’s both extraordinary and humbling that Spirit Of Place, and the single Solid Rock (Sacred Ground), continue to resonate so deeply across Australia and beyond, 40 years after the release. It’s still a great sounding record. So much energy and effort, by so many people, went into making the album that continues to grow in stature, with the passing years.

“The album is full of light, idealism and youthful optimism, as well as hard-edged truth-telling, with its call for Indigenous recognition and rights. In this era of truth-telling and Treaty making, Solid Rock continues to speak to the present.”

The record's original release date - November 24, 1982 - will punctuate the band’s current national tour, ‘Goanna – Celebrating 40 Years of Spirit Of Place’. The massive national run will see the band play on over 25 stages across the country, running from June to November.

Goanna is also set to perform their iconic single, Solid Rock during halftime at the AFL Grand Final, joined by special guests Christine Anu, Emma Donovan, Tasman Keith, and William Barton. See the dates below! 

Goanna - Touring on Country

Celebrating 40 Years of Spirit of Place

Sat Sep 17 - Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW - Awabakal/Worimi

with Special Guest ROBBIE MILLER

Sun Sep 18 - Enmore, Sydney NSW - Gadigal/Eora

with Special Guest TROY CASSAR DALEY

Sun Sep 25 - RAC Arena, WA – Whadjuk Noongar

Special Guests for Midnight Oil.

Mon Sep 26 - Freo Social Club, Perth, WA - Walyalup

with Special Guests THE STRUGGLING KINGS

 

Fri 07 Oct - Princess Theatre, Launceston, TAS - Tyerrernotepanner/Lutruwita

with RUSSELL SMITH on YIDAKI and Special Guest CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR

Sat 08 Oct - Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS Nipaluna/Lutruwita

with RUSSELL SMITH on YIDAKI and Special Guest CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR

Thu 27 Oct - Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool, VIC - Warrnambool/Peek Wurrong with Special Guest FLYNN GURRY

Fri 28 Oct - Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool, VIC - Warrnambool/Peek Wurrong with Special Guest BRETT CLARKE

Sun 30 Oct - Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC - Naarm Wurundjeri/Bunurong with Special Guest BART WILLOUGHBY

 

Fri 04 Nov - West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, VIC - Gunaikurnai with Special Guest LOREN KATE

Sat 05 Nov - Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC - Djadjawurung with Special Guest DAVID SPRY

Sun 06 Nov - Wendouree Centre For Performing Arts, Ballarat, VIC - Wadawurrung with Special Guest NEIL MURRAY

Fri 11 Nov - Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT - Ngunnawal with Special Guests ALINTA BARLOW AND WILL KEPA

Sat 12 Nov - Shoalhaven Arts Centre, Nowra, NSW - Yuin with Special Guest KYARNA ROSE AND MATTY WALKER

Fri 18 Nov - Costa Hall, Geelong, VIC – Wadawurrung with Special Guest LUKE BISCAN and MICK RYAN

Sat 19 Nov - Harvest Rock 2022, Adelaide, SA - Kaurna

For tickets and more information, see here. 

 

Check out the Spirit Of Place bundle and merch options available to pre-order below. 

 

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‘Spirit Of Place 40th Anniversary Edition’ Vinyl + T-Shirt

GET SPIRIT OF PLACE ON VINYL & DIGITAL DELUXE, HERE. 

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