On the back of the releasing the lyric book Songs on July 1, Don Walker and band will take it to the road in August and September 2019.
For over forty years he has written songs that capture what it is to be Australian. Collected here, for the first time, are lyrics from his extensive career: from ‘Khe Sanh’ to ‘Flame Trees’, ‘Looking Forward Looking Back to ‘Harry Was a Bad Bugger’, Walker’s words are poetic, moving and incisive.
These words live on the page, with or without the memory of music.
Songs will be released via Black Inc. on Monday, July1, 2019,and will available in Hardback. Interspersed with autobiographical sketches and anecdotes, and with an exclusive introduction by Jimmy Barnes, Songs is a must-have for fans of Walker’s brilliant, razor-sharp storytelling.
Also released on the same day will be the widely applauded Shots on Hardback for the first time. His stories written on the pages of the book lie silent, but as you read them they come to life.
‘I can still hear the melodies but while I read the book, the music seems to fade into the background and new melodies, new meanings present themselves.’—Jimmy Barnes
‘His lyrics are lean, clear-eyed, love-thirsty and lonesome. A bulls-eye straight to the human heart.’—Paul Kelly
‘Don’s words are truly a thing of wonder.’—Peter Garrett