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Coldwater DFU

It's the new band with a brand new full length record

It took us twenty nine years to get back to Memphis but we finally did it! The first time around when we recorded the Big Don’t Argue we got a lot out of the place. There’s a strong ethic and sensibility to the way they make music there and all these years later we were thrilled to see it was as we remembered it. Sadly Jim Dickinson – who produced The Big Don’t Argue – is no longer with us but it was fantastic to work with his long time engineer Kevin Houston at Jim’s studio the Zebra Ranch. Having Jim’s son Cody Dickinson come into our session at Sam Phillips Studio and play wash board was a real thrill and pretty much the icing on the cake for a magical studio experience.

Significantly the album the Weddings recorded in Memphis was often considered our most focused as an Australian entity. It’s a question of perspective and I think with this set of tunes Memphis has done the trick again and on songs like Died in Ballarat, Lake Learmonth Motel, Boxing Day Drive and First Night in Asia the sense of the Australian vernacular has been refined and distilled. The band is sounding great and in Kevin Houston I think we have a producer and engineer as good as any we have worked with through the years.

The store is looking good with a bunch of exclusive-to-Pledge stuff on offer: postcards from the road, handwritten lyric sheets and setlists, a couple of primo instruments, signed vinyl and CDs, a collection of B-sides and rarities, songwriting workshops and even a talking book version of my autobiographical release entitled These Are the Words.

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AccessPass: COLDWATER DFU new album Download

COLDWATER DFU new album Download
AU$15
15.00
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COLDWATER DFU recorded in Memphis Tennessee, Coldwater Mississippi, (and Coburg Victoria). Features the songs:
Boxing Day Drive
Bright Sunshine
River Again
Anything You Recognise
The Catalpa
Died in Ballarat
Murder Town
First Night in Asia
Aqua Profunda
Lake Learmonth Motel

Coldwater DFU on CD

Coldwater DFU on CD
AU$48
48.00
All gone!

The brand new album on a CD. These will be available last week of February. Price includes postage.

COLDWATER DFU Signed CD

COLDWATER DFU Signed CD
AU$58
58.00
All gone!

The brand new album on a CD, with the cover, back, or inside signed. Signed by Mick and Wally – and quite possibly Dave and Ben, or even the newbies Jac and Nick. Just let us know if you have any specifications in this area folks. These will be available last week of February. Price includes postage.

Coldwater DFU Vinyl

Coldwater DFU Vinyl
AU$77
77.00
All gone!

This is it – the record we have been sweating over the past year in it’s premium format. These will be available last week of February. Price includes postage (within Australia).

COLDWATER DFU Signed RED Vinyl

COLDWATER DFU Signed RED Vinyl
AU$97
97.00
All gone!

This is it – the record we have been sweating over the past year in it’s premium format. The first 80 copies signed on RED VINYL. These will be available last week of February. Price includes postage (within Australia).

Coldwater DFU on CD + Boxing Day Drive CD EP + B-Sides Album

Coldwater DFU on CD + Boxing Day Drive CD EP + B-Sides Album
AU$83
83.00
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A CD of the brand new album Coldwater DFU PLUS a CD of the five track Boxing Day Drive EP containing re-workings of three WPA classics.
Boxing Day Drive
House of Ghosts
Hug My Back
Aqua Profunda
A Tale They Won’t Believe

This package will be available last week of February. Price includes postage (within Australia).

Coldwater DFU on vinyl + 10" vinyl of Boxing Day Drive EP

Coldwater DFU on vinyl + 10" vinyl of Boxing Day Drive EP
AU$107
107.00
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The brand new album on vinyl plus the five track EP of Boxing Day Drive containing the re-working of three WPA classics:
Boxing Day Drive
House of Ghosts
Hug My Back
Aqua Profunda
A Tale They Won’t Believe

This package will be available last week of February. Price includes postage (within Australia).

Oh I Do Like to See Beside the B-Sides - CD Album

Oh I Do Like to See Beside the B-Sides - CD Album
AU$48
48.00
All gone!

A very special new and limited run album of Mick Thomas B-sides and previously unheard tracks from all 2016-17 singles plus 4 unreleased tracks with special guest performance by Liz Stringer.
1) A DVD and a New Tattoo
2) The Ballad of Peggy and Col
3) Aqua Profunda (Courtney Barnett)
4) Geisha Girl/ Lost to a Geisha Girl (Hank Locklin/Lawton Williams)
5) Sayonara (Shane McGowan)
6) Bali (Noel Coward)
7) The Luck of the Draw
8) Four Months Gone (featuring Liz Stringer)
9) Four Months Gone Hornpipe
10) CalliopeWaltz

Item will be ready to ship mid February. Price includes postage (within Australia).

Oh I Do Like to See Beside the B-Sides DOWNLOAD

Oh I Do Like to See Beside the B-Sides DOWNLOAD
AU$20
20.00
498 left

A very special new and limited run album of Mick Thomas B-sides and previously unheard tracks from all 2016-17 singles plus 4 unreleased tracks with special guest performance by Liz Stringer.
1) A DVD and a New Tattoo
2) The Ballad of Peggy and Col
3) Aqua Profunda (Courtney Barnett)
4) Geisha Girl/ Lost to a Geisha Girl (Hank Locklin/Lawton Williams)
5) Sayonara (Shane McGowan)
6) Bali (Noel Coward)
7) The Luck of the Draw
8) Four Months Gone (featuring Liz Stringer)
9) Four Months Gone Hornpipe
10) CalliopeWaltz

Set of 10 Signed Tour posters

Set of 10 Signed Tour posters
AU$90
90.00
49 left

Colourful A3 size from Mick’s various wanderings over the past couple of years: Broken Hill, Toronto, Cambodia, Vietnam, Gooloogong, Collingwood….

Signed CD + T-shirt + Talking book

AU$149
149.00
All gone!

The brand new album on a CD, with the cover, back, or inside signed. Signed by Mick and Wally – and quite possibly Dave and Ben, or even the newbies Jac and Nick. Just let us know if you have any specifications in this area folks.

This is a talking book version of These Are the Days – READ BY MICK HIMSELF (and Darren Hanlon).

All t-shirts printed on quality A&S Colour ethically manufactured garments. Comes in S/M/L/XL/XXL. This will be a different design to the album tour shirt. Price includes postage (within Australia).

Signed Vinyl Record + T-shirt + Talking Book

AU$168
168.00
All gone!

This is it – the record we have been sweating over the past year in it’s premium format. The first 80 copies on RED VINYL

This is a talking book version of These Are the Days – READ BY MICK HIMSELF (and Darren Hanlon).

All t-shirts printed on quality A&S Colour ethically manufactured garments. Comes in S/M/L/XL/XXL. This will be a different design to the album tour shirt. Price includes postage (within Australia).

TALKING BOOK These Are the Words DOWNLOAD

TALKING BOOK These Are the Words DOWNLOAD
AU$20
20.00
All gone!

This is a talking book version of These Are the Days – READ BY MICK HIMSELF (and Darren Hanlon).

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
AU$80
80.00
All gone!

Own a one-of-a-kind piece of art – a handwritten lyric sheet of any one of Mick’s songs of your choice. Each lyric sheet will be written in Mick Thomas’ unique scrawl in his trusty Spirex notebook and then mounted on high quality paper. These can be signed and personalised at the Pledger’s request. Price includes postage (within Australia).

Cover Song of Your Choice

AU$175
175.00
All gone!

You choose the song (within reason) and it’ll be covered by the Roving Commission, recorded and sent directly to you!

Auden Mandolin as played on album

Auden Mandolin as played on album
AU$1,500
1500.00
1 left

This is the very same Auden mandolin Mick played in the album sessions! Not to be confused with his road worn trusty live mando (nobody’s getting that one!). Hear it on Boxing Day Drive EP or go to Mick’s Facebook page to see it in action. Comes in a nice fitted hard case. This is a beaut little instrument that is going to be playable for a lot of years to come. Postage at buyer’s expense.

Tour Postcard Set

Tour Postcard Set
AU$90
90.00
All gone!

Get FIVE postcards from the road direct to you as Mick and the band travel across Australia promoting their new album March through to May 2018.

Original Album Artwork

Original Album Artwork
AU$240
240.00
All gone!

This is the original vinyl size album artwork, front and back, printed by a specialist printer on quality paper, and signed by the band. The item will be rolled and mailed in substantial postal tube for the pledger to be able to get it mounted themselves (rather than trying to mail and insure a glass frame). Includes postage within Australia.

T-shirt - ColdWater DFU pledger shirt

AU$73
73.00
All gone!

All t-shirts printed on quality A&S Colour ethically manufactured garments. Comes in S/M/L/XL/XXL. This will be a different design to the album tour shirt. Price includes postage (within Australia).

Songwriting Workshop

AU$350
350.00
All gone!

Songwriting workshop:
- this will be a one on one experience with Mick
- the workshop will begin with Mick reconstructing the process for a few of his better known songs (chosen by consultation with the Pledger)
- we will then move onto working on a song with the Pledger
- date and time of the workshop by agreement with Pledger
- as there is a national tour planned for March/April/May in 2019 there will be opportunities to tie in with tour dates to Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Adelaide
- there will be a maximum of two workshops per day
- outside of the tour non-Victorian dates will need to be via careful consultation with Mick

Dream Set List

Dream Set List
AU$68
68.00
All gone!

Make a dream set list of any songs you want and Mick will get busy with his Sharpy on quality paper with all the instrument changes and capo postions – signed and personalised to the Pledger. Price includes postage (within Australia).

MEGA Vinyl Bundle

MEGA Vinyl Bundle
AU$160
160.00
All gone!

Coldwater DFU on vinyl, Boxing Day Drive 10" vinyl, Christmas Day at Spencer Street vinyl, 4 x sneaky 7" vinyl singles. Price includes postage (within Australia). That’s $160 worth of vinyl for $140.

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