“Everybody said, ‘What’s that sound?’”

For more than three decades, James Reyne’s songs have been the sound of the Australian summer. His unforgettable hits conjure images of sun, surf, sand and sex.

And James has now delivered the album that will be the soundtrack to this summer: All The Hits – Live.

For James Reyne fans, this is the ultimate gig. His entire career is encapsulated in two discs, from Australian Crawl’s debut single, “Beautiful People”, to his first solo single, “Fall of Rome”, and songs that are part of our culture, such as “The Boys Light Up”, “Reckless”, “Downhearted”, “Errol” and “Hammerhead”.

After Australian Crawl called it quits in the mid-’80s, James rarely played many Crawl songs live, preferring to focus on his solo material.

Fun fact: Just one Australian Crawl single reached the Top 10 (1983’s chart-topping “Reckless” from the Semantics EP), whereas this album features five Top 10 solo hits: “Fall of Rome”, “Hammerhead”, “Motor’s Too Fast”, “Slave” and James’s cover of The Dingoes’ “Way Out West” (which he originally did as a duet with James Blundell in 1992).

Thirty years after Aussie Crawl announced their split, James has embraced his old band’s remarkable catalogue. Every Crawl album is represented here, with songs from The Boys Light Up, Sirocco, Sons of Beaches and Between A Rock And A Hard Place. And there’s even a nod to the band’s much-loved first live album, 1983’s Phalanx, with a new version of live favourite “La Califusa”.

James also revisits “Sweet Love” – a forgotten gem from Company of Strangers’ self-titled set, a Top 10 album in 1992 – and dusts off long-time fan favourite “Hoochie Gucci Fiorucci Mama”.

Fittingly, All The Hits – Live was recorded in Perth, where Australian Crawl said farewell to the world in February 1986. This album was recorded at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

“Such a time was had by all, we figured we’d be foolish not to commit it to tape,” James says. “So herewith the results, recorded one hot September night way out west.”

This is James Reyne playing the songs the way he always wanted to play them, backed by a killer band: Brett Kingman and Phil Ceberano on guitar, Andy McIvor on bass, and former Aussie Crawl member John Watson on drums.

James says the tour not only invoked “great memories but also the spirit of dear Brad [Robinson, who died in 1996] and Guy [McDonough, who died in 1984], and the rest of Crawl, of course, as we revisited some of their fabulous and, dare I say it, timeless tunes”.

As James remarks when introducing “Indisposed”, “If you want to sing along or join in, feel free.” Of course, you’ll know the words. These are songs that provide the soundtrack to the endless Australian summer.

And the title says it all: All The Hits – Live.

Catch this wave.

James Reyne All The Hits – Live
Available in store, @ shows or online Friday November 27th. 

Daughters Of The Northern Coast/ Beautiful People/ Indisposed/ Lakeside/ Way Out West/ Motor’s Too Fast/ Slave/ Downhearted/ Reckless/ Hammerhead/ Sweet Love/ Hoochie Gucci Fiorucci Mama/ Always The Way/ La Califusa/ One More River/ Unpublished Critics/ Errol/ Oh No Not You Again/ Fall of Rome/ Things Don’t Seem/ The Boys Light Up.

Presented by ARN


Friday 6th                    THE JUNIORS, KINGSFORD and (02) 9349 7555

Saturday 7th                SHARKIES, CRONULLA
Tickets available from the venue

Friday 13th                  MATTHEW FLINDERS HOTEL, CHADSTONE and 1300 762 545

 Saturday 14th              SHOPPINGTOWN HOTEL, DONCASTER and 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Sat 21st                       WINTERSUN HOTEL, GERALDTON and 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Sunday 22nd                KINGS PARK – ADOTG 131600 or

Friday 27th                  THE CONCOURSE, CONCERT HALL,   CHATSWOOD or 1300 795 012

Saturday 28th              REVESBY WORKERS CLUB, REVESBY or (02) 9772 2100 or 1300 795 012 or


Friday 4th                    CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL, CHELSEA HEIGHTS or 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Saturday 5th                YORK ON LILYDALE, MOUNT EVELYN or 1300 762 545 or at the venue

Friday 11th                  ROOTY HILL RSL or (02) 9625 5500

Saturday 12th              WAVES NIGHTCLUB, WOLLONGONG or 1300 762 545

Friday 18th                SAWTELL RSL, SAWTELL or (02) 6653 1577

Saturday 19th            GRAFTON DISTRICT SERVICES CLUB, GRAFTON or (02) 6640 3200

Saturday 26th            JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO, GOLD COAST or 1300 795 012

Sunday 27th              AUSSIE WORLD, SUNSHINE COAST or 131 600

Saturday 2nd            LAURIETON UNITED SERVICES CLUB, LAURIETON or (02) 6559 9110

Sunday 3rd              BALLINA RSL, BALLINA or (02) 6686 2544

Fri 8th & Sat 9th      THE GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – North Adelaide, SA   or 1300 762 545

Fri 15th & Sat 16th   DEE WHY RSL, DEE WHY or (02) 9454 4000

Friday 22nd               MOUNTIES, MT PRITCHARD or (02) 9822 3555

Saturday 23rd           METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY** or 1300 795 012

Sunday 29th              DOYALSON RSL, CENTRAL COAST
Tickets available from the venue

Saturday 30th            THE CUBE @ CAMPBELLTOWN CATHOLIC CLUB, or (02) 4625 0000


Friday 5th                  CASTLE HILL RSL, CASTLE HILL or (02) 8858 4800

Saturday 6th              CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA or (02) 6275 2700

Fri 12th & Sat 13th    THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE
Sun 14th           or 131 600

Fri 26th                      ALEXANDRIA HILLS HOTEL – South Brisbane, QLD   or 1300 762 545

Sat 27th                     EATON HILLS HOTEL – North Brisbane, QLD   or 1300 762 545


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