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The Songs of Adam Gibson

by Adam Gibson

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    2LP Vinyl 12".
    Limited Edition: 300 Worldwide.
    Gatefold Artwork with liner notes.
    First time on Vinyl. 150-gram black.
    Available Friday, May 29, 2020.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Songs of Adam Gibson via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    2-CD Gatefold Artwork
    Velvet Touch Finish

    Bonus Tracks include:
    1. The Yagan Monster (Adam Gibson & The Ark-Ark Birds
    2. Western Desert Waltz (Adam Gibson & The Ark-Ark Birds)
    3. Beautiful Era (Adam Gibson & The Ark-Ark Birds)
    4. The Shark (The Aerial Maps)
    5. The Things That Make You Happy (The Aerial Maps)
    6. Forgiveness (The Aerial Maps)

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On The Punt 04:52
'On the Punt', words by Adam Gibson ___________ my father loved a punt and on most afternoons we'd come home from school and he'd be calling up PhoneTAB: this is 20791900, he'd say, this is 20791900, thank you, race 5, Eagle Farm, number six, four units each way, race 6, Flemington, number 12, there's two units each way thank you very much his transistor covered in a brown leather case, frayed at the edges and the lino floor in the kitchen and he loved a punt my dad and jesus he lost a lot he loved a punt my dad and jeez he lost a lot and i connect that with long drives in hot cars, hot leather seats which burnt your legs to touch and non-specific coastal roads; and non-specific coastal roads; (it's all coming back to me right now) these aren't the places of magazines, these are nowhere in history writ, they figure in no mythology. not a bit there's static on the car radio and many years have passed, scattered cassettes are lying on the floor, and the window are stuck-fast-dry, out the windows, bits of roadside kill and it's been several years now that that i've been lost, all those years since my father died and i don't believe a minute of that not for one second not for one second. Because the bitumen it flew into my face years ago, it stuck in my cheeks stuck in my chin and caught in my eyes and it's been many years all manner of cars: Chargers and other Valiants, Holdens, XCS All manner of Japanese imports I can remember them all cos I never forget and I remember everything my father loved a punt oh he lost a lot and we've up and down we've been across, and me personally have eaten so many bags of hot chips, so many meat pies, drunk so many cans of Coke, so many bottles of lemonade chocolate milkshakes, so many cakes from cake shops so many pies from pie shops so many bananas from roadside stalls. It's been many years now and I remember my father and I remember him on the phone tab And jesus he lost a lot And these years I've been lost I've been driving, raising my index fingers to the oncoming cars, just to say how's it going? Just like my dad used to do In the old Valiant oh across rivers and towns and over plains, the Hay Plain the Nullabor places which don't resonate with the tourists, the tourists have no idea of this history, for many years I've been lost, I've been so stuck on the roads and we've become a road ourselves. ah he lost a lot my dad he used to say on the PhoneTAB: this is 20791900, Race 5 Randwick, thank you Race six Eagle Farm coming from some distance town some distant place oh the Daptos of my life and the childhood little signs that say such and such and such and such. this is the road there, this is the road back, this is the time I drove so far and so long this is the time I ate that custard tart. Ahh this is 20791900, all the while i've been dragging something, all the way from Cairns to Broome and back again all these things have been holding me back, so I drove to another coastal town look for another surf point look for another right hander coming around a bend and as I do the radio flickers to life and on the races come on from distant town from Eagle Farm or Flemington from Eagle Farm or Flemington and I hear my father saying those afternoons this is 20791900, thank you ah race 5, Eagle Farm, number six, four units each way, race 6, Flemington, number 12, two units each way... ah he lost a lot but jeez he lost a lot he lost a lot but jeez he lost a lot he was on the punt on the punt on the punt
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Heartbeat 07:00
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Trivia Night 04:11
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New York '54 05:06
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Angie Hart 07:17
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There's a name for this feeling......

From the voice behind The Aerial Maps, The Ark-Ark Birds & Modern Giant. The double vinyl "Best-of" Adam Gibson releases May 2020 via Coolin' By Sound Records.

Over a period of 20+ years Adam Gibson has forged a unique career, his blend of spoken word songs with music gaining him a deeply reverent following for his tales of love, longing and the wide open road, in Australia and beyond. Bringing together a collection of his best tracks, this release shines a light on this underground Australian icon.

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released May 29, 2020

All Songs Copyright Adam Gibson 2020.

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Adam Gibson Sydney, Australia

Adam Gibson is a Sydney writer, performer, lyricist, musician and artist.

His work is fundamentally “Australian landscape-based”, being influenced by the land and travel and the sense of being “in” and/or part of different environments, and the stories of the people who inhabit such land, with Australian stories and language and vernacular turn of phrase being very important. ... more

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