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NOT SO DUSTY II....THE SEARCH IS OVER (10-Nov-11)
The final tracks have been found!
The Nulla Records search for the final track for inclusion on the long awaited sequel to the gold selling 1998 Not So Dusty album is over …and yesterday the album was sent off for mastering. Nulla recently had invited Slim fans to submit their Slim Dusty tributes in a search to hopefully find a suitable track to fill the final spot on the new Slim tribute album Not So Dusty II (The Bushies Tribute to Slim Dusty). It turned out to be a really tough decision for the Nulla Records judging panel (Joy McKean very cleverly abstained from being a part of this brave group!)as the label was totally overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the entries that turned up. It was a diverse mix of covers of Slim’s classics and song tributes to Slim which fans had written and recorded over the years i.e since Slim’s passing in 2003.
A representative from Nulla said, “We were all a bit taken aback to be honest, we sort of expected to receive 10 or 20 tracks max.…not 50 or 60!!. It was a really nice surprise to receive so many but the large number of entries and the high standard of so many of them made it impossible for us to pick just one track. In fact we could have easily picked another 20 of them…we even discussed the possibility of doing a fan tribute album next…that is still a possibility sometime in the future ”.
Consequently it was decided that 2 fan tracks could be squeezed onto the album rather than just the one track originally intended. One of the tracks selected would be a cover version and the second an original Slim tribute song.
Nulla Records are thrilled to now officially announce that the two artists/ songs selected to be the special bonus inclusions on the Not So Dusty II album are :
Merv Webster ‘I never cried for Elvis but I shed a tear for Slim’
Brade ‘When the Rain Tumbles Down in July’
Congratulations to both artists …Merv what a song title and what a special tribute song for Slim! Merv has spent quite a few hot days over the years busking on Peel Street as a part of Tamworth Festival but of late has been building quite a profile touring his bush poetry show. Congratulations also go to the young Queensland duo… Brade. Bre and Jade have combined to create a truly fresh version of the very first song Slim ever wrote.
Nulla wish to thank all the artists that sent in their wonderful tributes to Slim…we wish we could have included all of them.
NOT SO DUSTY II (The Bushie’s Tribute To Slim Dusty)To be released on CD & Digital DownloadJanuary 13, 2012
There will also be a special Not So Dusty II Show (A Bushies tribute to Slim) show happening on Friday, January 27 (starting at 7pm) at the Bush Balladeers Homestead as as a part of the 2012 Tamworth Country Music Festival . Many of the guest artists who are featured on the new album will be performing on the night.
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