The legendary Cold Chisel have just announced their new studio album! Titled The Perfect Crime and featuring songs drawn from recording sessions across 2014 and 2015, the album is kick-started by the single 'Lost'.
With The Perfect Crime there's a real sense among the band that they might just have pulled off the most definitive musical statement in the band’s unparalleled four-decade career. The first half of the album is dominated by a set of pulsating, menacing rockers, at once distinctly Cold Chisel, and yet for the most part quite unlike anything they’ve previously committed to tape.
This special pressing of The Perfect Crime is spread over 2 delicious 180gram heavyweight vinyl LP’s, specially mastered for vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve.
"It’s probably the most rock & roll album that we’ve done," says primary songwriter Don Walker. “It’s historically been one of the bugbears that everyone brings in ballads or mid-paced songs,” adds Don, “but our producer Kevin Shirley was relentlessly looking for stuff that was up-tempo." Lead singer Jimmy Barnes agrees: “We wanted to do a rock record and Kevin was pushing for that from day one.”
The second half of The Perfect Crime then pushes all kinds of boundaries, ranging across slow-motion Soul Train-style disco (yes, disco!),’50s Latino cabaret, smatterings of blues and jazz...and then, for the first time ever, strings (along with soulful female backing vocals) find their way onto a Cold Chisel song, on the album’s stone-cold classic lead-out single, “Lost.”
This 2LP vinyl edition also features EXCLUSIVE cover art, making this a very unique product for the die-hard Chisel fans.
2015 will undoubtedly be the year of The Perfect Crime.