Frontier

Craig Stewart

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"Australian history does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies. And all of a fresh new sort, no mouldy old stale ones. It is full of surprises, and adventures, and incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities; but they are all true, they all happened." The Wayward Tourist: Mark Twain’s Adventures in Australia (1897)

Craig Stewart's third studio album 'Frontier' is a journey in it's own right. It takes us back to a time when the continent had not yet been settled by Europeans, and was the domain of the Australian Aboriginal. A place of deep spiritual and cultural beliefs dating back some 50000 years to the stone age.

With the arrival of the first fleet in 1788 came a clash of culture. One of the world's great ancient races found themselves confronted by a far better resourced occupier.

Over the next century Australia was a true frontier. A place of bloodshed, hardship, convicts, drought, perseverance, exploration, bushrangers and gold. Mark Twain was absolutely right. To read these stories does indeed read like a book of 'beautiful lies'. But they DID happen, and with 'Frontier' the stories have been brought back to life in a truly unique way.

'Frontier' is an album designed to connect with all Australians whilst also opening up the stories behind a nation's modern evolution to the rest of the world.

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  1. 1 Flowers of Blood 04:31 Info
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  2. 2 One Satin Dress 04:22 Info
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  3. 3 Government Man 03:51 Info
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  4. 4 Frontier 04:24 Info
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  5. 5 Burke 04:17 Info
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  6. 6 The Murray and Me 04:01 Info
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  7. 7 Beneath the Southern Cross 03:49 Info
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  8. 8 Irish Son 05:04 Info
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  9. 9 Keep the Flame For Me 05:02 Info Free
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  10. 10 Christina's Waltz 03:56 Info
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