Freight Train Heart is an album by Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes, released in late 1987 in Australia by Mushroom Records and in early 1988 in the US by Geffen. It spent 5 weeks at the top of the Australian Album charts in Dec 1987 / Jan 1988. Most of the tracks were written by Barnes and producer Jonathan Cain, however “Waitin’ for the Heartache” was co-written by Barnes and Desmond Child and “Walk On” was co-written by Child and ex-Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. Two songs were also written with Jim Vallance. According to Vallance, Cain also contributed “later”, most likely during the recording process. “Seven Days” was a Ron Wood track originally written for him by Bob Dylan. This was the last song recorded for the album, and features INXS drummer Jon Farriss, bassist Chris Bailey and Rick Brewster from The Angels. Brewster, Johnny Diesel, Peter Kekell and The Angels’ Jim Hilbun were all hired after Barnes returned with the uncompleted master tapes from the initial recording sessions at the Power Station in New York, where he had fought for creative control with both Cain and Geffen Records. The album was completed at Rhinoceros Studios in Sydney with Mike Stone producing. Other guests to contribute include Huey Lewis, who provides backing vocals and harmonica on “I Wanna Get Started With You”, Wendy Matthews and David Glen Eisley of the melodic hard rock band Giuffria.
“Driving Wheels” (Barnes/Cain/Roberts)
“Seven Days” (Dylan)
“Too Much Ain’t Enough Love” (Barnes/Cain/Schon/Jackson/Brock)
“Do or Die” (Barnes/Cain)
“Waitin’ for the Heartache” (Barnes/Child)
“Last Frontier” (Barnes/Cain)
“I Wanna Get Started with You” (Barnes/Cain/Schon)
“I’m Still on Your Side” (Barnes/Vallance/Cain)
“Lessons in Love” (Barnes/Vallance/Neall/Cain)
“Walk On” (Child/Turner)
Year Chart Position
1987 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 1
Vocals – Jimmy Barnes
Guitar – Neal Schon, Johnny Diesel, Rick Brewster, John McCurry
Bass – Randy Jackson, Chris Bailey, Jim Hilbun
drums – Tony Brock, Jon Farriss, Jerry Marotta
Keyboards, piano – Jonathan Cain, Peter Kekell, Gregg Mangiafico
Synthesizer – Chuck Kentis
Harmonica – Huey Lewis
Steel guitar – David Lindley
Backing vocals – Jimmy Barnes, Huey Lewis, Wendy Matthews, David Glen Eisley, Johnny Diesel, Dave Amato, Lynette Stephens, Jim Hilbun, Walter Hawkins, Shawn Murphy, Vanetta Fields, Joe Lynn Turner
The POOR: Who Cares [Australian PROMO. 4 Track in stencil sleeve very strange cover XPR 2084, AC/DC like] Check 2 VIDEOS
THE SCREAMING JETS: Tear Of Thought (Warner Music TAPE cassette) 1992 Fantastic Australian Hard Rock. Check videos and a review video
The ANGELS FROM THE ANGEL CITY: Beyond Salvation LP 1989. Australian Gods. Dirty HARD ROCK. Check videos
COLD CHISEL: East Cassette tape (rare Australian import). Classic 1980 album. Legendary Australians. CHECK VIDEOS and audio
THE SCREAMING JETS: Introducing you to PROMO ONLY 12″ + promo materials. Fantastic Australian Hard Rock. Check all videos!
CHOIRBOYS: Run to paradise + Struck by lightning. 1987 hit! Australian rock. 7″ single. Check video!
CHOIRBOYS: Boys will be boys + Last night of my life. Australian Hard rock. 1987 Australian single 7″. Check video
NOISEWORKS: Take Me Back 7″ + Dont Wait (unreleased) Australian import. Melodic Rock / Hard Rock. Check video
D’ MONT: I Want your body + Strange world 7″ DEMONT Great Australian band. Nice Cover! Promo copy. Check video.
CHEETAH: Spend the Night [picture disc] 7″ Australian female rock 1980 Produced by the AC/DC team. Check videos.
ROSE TATTOO: Pain CD. Australian hard rock titans. ローズ・タトゥー Check audio.
BB STEAL: On the Edge CD 1991 original Australian, not bootleg. Rare AOR / melodic hard rock, strong Def Leppard (Hysteria) influence. Check videos & full audio.
JIMMY BARNES: Psyclone [Promo Sampler Tape] Check all samples n videos
ACDC: If you want Blood LP (live) Original 1st first press UK 1978 Atlantic K 50532 with “porky prime cut – pecko”
NOISEWORKS Love Versus Money LP 1991, AUSSIE HARD ROCK [Sony PROMO] CHECK VIDEOS
The REMBRANDTS Just The Way. PROMO 7″ Huge world wide hit song. No 1. In the charts Perfect A.O.R. Check video
KINGS OF THE SUN: Kings of the Sun LP 1988. For fans of AC/DC. Check videos
Jimmy BARNES: Freight Train LP [The legendary singers best album] PROMO LP Check videos
DIVINYLS: I Touch myself 7″ (1991 EU). Check videos + review video
INXS: Original Sin 12″ DJ PROMO 1983 UK. Ultra rare. Check videos.
INXS: Mystify 12″ with full colour poster, 4 songs. Check video.
INXS: Listen like Thieves (extended Remix) 12″ with 4 songs (1 live in Melbourne). Check video.
INXS: Shining Star [4 track double single on gatefold + 3 live tracks not available on any other Record] 7″ Check video.
INXS: Disappear CD single 4 songs – 22 minutes. With extra track “Middle Beast”. Check video
DIVINYLS: I Touch myself CD single. Incl. I Touch Myself (Alternative Version). Check video + review video
ANGRY ANDERSON: Calling CD 1989 Rare UK. Food For Thought. Rose Tattoo singer. Check video.
ACDC: Hard as a Rock CD Digipak, still factory sealed. Limited Edition Numbered + Souvenir Cards. Check video
RICK PRICE: Walk away Renee PROMO CD. RARE with extra unreleased song. ‘Song of the Year’ 1992 in Japan! AOR. Check video!
THE CASANOVAS: Keep it hot CD. Rubber Records original, rare. AC/DC, Rose Tattoo. The most under-rated band from Australia. Check samples.
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