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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Bellbirds & Blackboys

Craig Stewart

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Review from Country Music Capital News: Bellbirds & Blackboys Craig Stewart

CRAIG STEWART has just released his second CD Bellbirds & Blackboys; a follow-up to his 2006 debut Spirit Of Australia. Once again, his warm honest Aussie voice has impressed me with the fervour and real emotion. Craig’s songwriting brings visions of the bush and its people. The Great Divide portrays the cultural and environmental differences between coast and inland. It’s Time To Go highlights the tragic incidence of suicide in the rural population. The title Bellbirds & Blackbirds is a cheerful foot-tapping track. We’re Real Aussies is simply fun. Star Maker winner KATE BALLANTYNE provides faultless backing vocals; a perfect foil for Craig’s rich vocals. The album closes with Only The Two Of Us Here Tonight, a tribute both to Craig’s Pop and SLIM DUSTY. Craig has subtly woven 33 of Slim’s song titles into the lyrics in a beautifully sensitive song. This is a top album, full of genuine Aussie life.

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  1. 1 Streets & Headstones 05:06 Lyrics
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  2. 2 The Great Divide 03:54 Lyrics
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  3. 3 A Country Boy 03:10 Lyrics
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  4. 4 This Old Town And Me 04:08 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Ten Years In Cockatoo 04:39 Lyrics
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  6. 6 This Bar 03:59 Lyrics
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  7. 7 It's Time To Go 03:29 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Bellbirds & Blackboys 03:14 Lyrics
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  9. 9 We're Real Aussies 04:21 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Raining On The Rock 05:19 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Only The Two Of Us Here Tonight 03:44 Lyrics
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