The recording features the likes of Kasey Chambers, Ash Grunwald, The Waifs, Troy Cassar-Daley, Tommy Emmanuel, Russell Crowe and John Williamson’s daughter, Ami Williamson.
It also features a new single titled ‘Island Of Oceans’ on which Williamson duets with Shannon Noll.
About the new track Williamson said: “I have written many songs over my forty years as a recording artist in an attempt to capture the enormous spiritual power of our huge, ancient land.
At last, here it is; an anthem aimed to inspire pride in our place on earth. My final song on the subject! Only time will tell whether I have succeeded.”
The 2CD ABSOLUTE GREATEST JOHN WILLIAMSON: 40 YEARS TRUE BLUE plus the bonus TRIBUTE album is now available and selling up a storm. CD1 ABSOLUTE GREATEST includes 21 of John’s greatest hits and finest performances. From ‘Old Man Emu’ to ‘Mallee Boy’, ‘Rip Rip Woodchip’ through to his unofficial anthems such as ‘True Blue’ and ‘Australia Is Another Word For Free’, John Williamson has remained a constant in the Australian recording industry over four decades. His brand new duet ‘Island Of Oceans’ (with Shannon Noll) is an added bonus track.
CD2 ABSOLUTE TRIBUTE album features 13 stunning performances of some of John’s greatest songs including ‘Flower On The Water’ (Wendy Matthews), ‘Cootamundra Wattle’ (Kasey Chambers); ‘Chandelier Of Stars’ (James Reyne); ‘ Truckie’s Wife’ (Ami Williamson); ‘Raining On The Rock’ (Troy Cassar-Daley); ‘Wintergreen’ (The Ordinary Fear of God featuring Russell Crowe); ‘Hillbilly Road’ (Adam Harvey); ‘Old Man Emu’ (Tommy Emmanuel) plus a whole lot more.
Listen to the album here