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Barnestorming or Barnestorming Live is the first live album by Australian hard rocker, Jimmy Barnes, the former lead vocalist for Cold Chisel. It was released on 1 December 1988 and went to number one on the Australian albums chart for three weeks later that month. Barnes and his backing band were recorded at their Melbourne performances from December 1987 to February 1988.

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Live album by
Released1 December 1988 (1988-12-01)
RecordedDecember 1987 – February 1988
GenreHard rock
Jimmy Barnes chronology
Freight Train Heart
Two Fires
Singles from Barnestorming
  1. "When a Man Loves a Woman"
    Released: November 1988
  2. "Last Frontier"
    Released: January 1989



Australian hard rocker, Jimmy Barnes (ex-Cold Chisel), released Barnestorming on 1 December 1988, a year after the related concert performances in Melbourne had started.[1][2] At that time, Barnes third solo album, Freight Train Heart (December 1987), had just been released and was his third number-one album on the Australian Albums Chart in a row.[1][2]

To support its appearance he started the Barnestorming Tour with the line-up of Barnes on lead vocals and guitar, his brother-in-law, Johnny Diesel, on guitar, Dave Amato on guitar, Chris Bailey on bass guitar, Tony Brock on drums and Peter Kekell on keyboards.[3]

It appeared on the Mushroom Records label as a 2× LP album, on CD and on 2× audio cassettes in Australia.[3] The live recordings were mixed by Dave Thoener at Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney, in September 1988.[4][5]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Kerrang!     [6]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Driving Wheels" (Jimmy Barnes, Jonathan Cain, David Roberts)
  2. "Good Times" (Harry Vanda, George Young)
  3. "Too Much Ain't Enough Love" (Barnes, Cain, Tony Brock, Neal Schon, Randy Jackson)
  4. "Lessons In Love" (Barnes, Jim Vallance, Jeff Neill, Cain)
  5. "Working Class Man" (Cain)
  6. "Waitin' For The Heartache" (Barnes, Desmond Child)
  7. "Do Or Die" (Barnes, Cain)
  8. "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright)
  9. "Last Frontier" (Barnes, Cain)
  10. "Seven Days" (Bob Dylan)
  11. "Temptation" (Barnes)
  12. "No Second Prize" (Barnes)
  13. "Walk On" (Child, Joe Lynn Turner)
  14. "Rising Sun" (Barnes)
  15. "Without Your Love" (Barnes, Tony Carey)
  16. "Paradise" (Barnes)

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1988/89) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[8] 1


Production work
  • Mastering engineer – Rick O'Neil at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Mixer – Dave Thoener at Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney, September 1988
    • Assistant mixer – Paula Jones

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Jimmy Barnes'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004.
  2. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Jimmy Barnes – Barnestorming". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Shoppee, Philip; Meyer, Peer; Lawrence, Michael. "Jimmy Barnes". Australian Rock Database. (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ Barnes, Jimmy (December 1988), Barnestorming, Mushroom Records, retrieved 25 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia
  5. ^ Barnes, Jimmy (1988), Barnestorming Live, [Australia] Mushroom Records, retrieved 25 June 2016 – via National Library of Australia
  6. ^ Jeffries, Neil (14 January 1989). "Stormbringer". Kerrang!. 221. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 24.
  7. ^ " – Jimmy Barnes – Barnestorming". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ " – Jimmy Barnes – Barnestorming". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 November 2017.