Reworked

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Reworked was recorded live on a freezing cold May weekend in the hilly outskirts of Melbourne. It is a compilation of songs from Rhys' previous solo recordings, reworked into Rhys Crimmin & the Toms style. Reworked was intended to catch a moment in time! Some of the songs we were working out right up until the record button was pressed! That is the magic of live recording! Tom Collins, having only played 8 gigs with us before this album, was being shown some songs on the day of recording! Meg's fiddle solos, as is always the way, were spontaneous, they may never be repeated again! Johnsy was as tight as ever on the drums, although he always wishes he could have his time again. Rhys was making up structure and parts on the fly, and always wanting just one more listen. It is what it is... we hope you enjoy!

Single "The Aussie Song" was studio recorded and produced in March 2012

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released July 15, 2012

Rhys Crimmin - Vocals, 6 String Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Resonator Guitar, Weissenborn Lap Slide Guitar, Didgeridoos, Harmonicas, Stompbox.

Meagan Thomson - Fiddle, Vocals and Backing Vocals.

Tom Collins - Upright Bass.

Thomas Jones - Drums, Percussion, Samples.

Guest Oi's in "The Aussie Song" - Meleita Finnigan, Mark MacDonald, Emily-Rose Finnigan, Chris Sutherland.

All songs written and arranged by Rhys Crimmin (c) 2012

Engineered and Mixed by Nigel Villella @ NVS Pro-Audio Studios

Produced by Rhys Crimmin

Mastered by John Robert at Crystal Mastering, Melbourne, Australia

Artwork by Alex Falconer-Pritchard

Artwork arranged by Mark MacDonald

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Rhys Crimmin Melbourne, Australia

Rhys Crimmin and his travelling one man band multi-instrumentalist show has been amazing crowds around the world every day, with his unique style that he likes to call ‘Aussie Country Roots Folk Reggae & Dirty Foot Stompin’ Blues’.

A singer-songwriter on the cusp of roots music glory – Matt Neal – The Standard

Rhys Crimmin - Aussie Country Roots Folk Reggae & Dirty Foot Stompin' Blues
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Track Name: The Aussie Song (studio single/radio edit)
Start of the year and we're drinking beer
Stinking hot day ain't strange down here
It's summertime in the sunburnt land
There's nothing like kicking back and having a can
Or watching the cricket with me mates
Or barbecuing snags on the greasy hot plates
Watch out for the mozzies coz it's getting late
Did someone pack the Aeroguard for gods sake

This is summertime in Australia
This is summertime in Australia

Heading to the beach to cool down
Or just to throw the frisbee around
Music festivals every week
Daylight saving means the sun don't sink
and listening to the top 100 on Australia Day
It's our day done the Aussie way
Just hanging out with all my friends
It's days like these I wish would never end

This is summertime in Australia
This is summertime in Australia

Middle of the year and the footy's here
Another good reason to drink more beer
The rain is falling and the wind is blowing
Someone better have the fire going
and head up to the mountains and hit the slopes
The snow is where it's at when it's below zero
Breathing in the cool fresh air
Just living my life without a care

Oh this is winter
Winter in Australia
This is winter in Australia

Coz I'm so lucky to live in the land
Surrounded by all this water and sand
I'm a proud Aussie and this is how I'll show it
So please help me sing this song if you know it

It goes
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi

Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi
Aussie
Oi
Aussie
Oi
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi

This is life in Australia
This is life in Australia
This is life in Australia
This is life in Australia
Track Name: Can't Judge A Book
A chapter has reached its end
but there lies a new one to be discovered
and as we say goodbye to a friend
we say hello to another

Like the girl who finally found her lover
oh we cared
Like the girl who couldn't tell her father
oh we were so scared

But there lies a new one to be discovered
But you can't judge a book by it's cover

Now there will be no more trips to the station
Sun is rising and we're stuck in an endless conversation
Oh there will be no more fun and games
Well at least not like the good old days
But who knows what lies in store for us all it could be so grand

But there lies a new one to be discovered
But you can't judge a book by it's cover
Track Name: Nightowl
I'm a Nightowl Baby
Don't be coming round my door
Oh I'm a Nightowl Baby
Don't be coming round my door
I'm a Nightowl Baby
Don't you ask for more

I been playing all night yeah yeah you know that's my thing
Oh I been playing all night yeah yeah you know that's my thing
I been playing those blues you know how I do

I'm a Nightowl Baby
Don't be coming round my door
Oh I'm a Nightowl Baby
Don't be coming round my door
I'm a Nightowl Baby
Don't you ask for more

Take me as I am baby you know I love you so
Take me as I am baby you know I love you so
Take me as I am baby you know I love you so
Take me as I am baby you know I love you so
And if you leave me baby I'll write a blues song or four

I'm a Nightowl Baby
Don't be coming round my door
Oh I'm a Nightowl Baby
Don't be coming round my door
If you leave me now baby don't you ask for more
Track Name: Good Time
I'm driving down this winding road
Got to make it on time for the show
And my only companion is the radio
Thoughts in my head yes I'm all alone

Playing music
Is my passion
Coz it makes people smile
Just want to entertain you
Not play you for a fool
Doing things that other people think are cool

I'm not here to preach
Just want to help you have a good time yeah whooo
Clap along sing a song stomp your feet
Can you feel the beat

I don't get high and mighty underneath stage lights
And tell you what you should do or give you my advice
Freedom to speak the mind is everybody's right
So I express with my music and don't talk all night

You don't need no one
To tell you what to do
You all have minds of your own
I'm not here to whinge
I'm not here to moan
Just because I have a microphone

I'm not here to preach
Just want to help you have a good time yeah whooo
Clap along sing a song stomp your feet
Can you feel the beat

Just want to have some fun
Not tell no one to dislike someone
Because of what they did or done
No that's not my idea of a good time

I'm not here to preach
Just want to help you have a good time yeah whooo
Clap along sing a song stomp your feet
Can you feel the beat
Track Name: Curtain Of Life
I look up into the sky that's where I find my peace of mind
I can see a new sun is rising and I know there is some hope on the horizon
And I know you've been through a hard time
Don't let it get you down down down down
Coz we are better when you are around
You're not the only one that doesn't understand understand

Why why
Why are they so unkind to me
Why why
Can't they be like the beautiful stars in the
Sky sky
Are they just holes in the curtain of life
The curtain of life

And each time that we stumble is represented by another hole
And all those stars form a galaxy and it makes a stronger human being
All the times that you've been knocked down
Gotta get up off the ground ground ground ground
Coz all the mistreatment that has happened to you all the wrongs and the rights and mistakes
It's not long til you earn your break

and you say
Why why
Why are they so unkind to me
Why why
Can't they be like the trees that float in the breeze
How can they
Break heart like waves in the sea
It's all crashing on me

and you say
Why why
Why are they so unkind to me
Why why
Can't they be like the beautiful stars in the
Sky sky
Are they just holes in the curtain of life
The curtain of life
Track Name: Got The Blues
Late night watching the tube
Sit here and think of you yeah
Because I've got nothing else to do yeah

I've got the blues got the blues
I've got the blues
Oh and I've got nothing else to do yeah

Playing this old guitar hey it's out of tune
But it don't matter when I'm playing in my room
Because it don't matter no
Oh it don't matter when I'm playing for you

So tell me do you mind?
If I play you a little song of mine?
It may be a little rough around the edges yeah
That's because I was loosing my mind
Trying to write down how I felt at the time yeah

I had the blues had the blues
I had the blues
Oh and I've got nothing else to do yeah
and now I'm
Singing the blues
Singing the blues for you yeah
Singing them for you
They help to ease my mind
They help to ease my mind
Track Name: Fighting Himself
All he ever wanted to be is loved
So why's he got to make it so tough
When the girl of his dreams walks into his life
Why's he got to go and make all this strife

He's only fighting himself
He's only fighting himself
So instead of pushing her away
Tell her that you love her more everyday

So they sit under the shade of this tree
Laugh and joke and play they are so happy
Everybody else around you can see
That you two oh yeah you're just meant to be

He's only fighting himself
He's only fighting himself
So instead of pushing her away
Tell her that you love her more everyday

Their love was true and straight from the heart
Nothing could ever tear them apart
But love sometimes it ceases
And leaves your heart on the floor in bits and pieces

He's only fighting himself
He's only fighting himself
So instead of pushing her away
Tell her that you love her more everyday

He's only fighting himself
He's only fighting himself
So instead of pushing her away
Tell her that you love her in every way
Track Name: Musical Journey
You're from a different time and a different frame of mind
Money is what your seek
With your collar down and your tie around and shoes on your feet

Oh that's not me
I am living free
On a musical journey
Destination unknown
When you on the road
Just this guitar and me
Guitar and me

What makes me happy are good times that I share
With my friends and family
And playing music to people everywhere I go
To strangers and people I know
So before you come around and drag me to the ground
The ground on which you stand
Just have a look at the smile that's on my face
That's why I'm so happy

Every single day I'm enjoying
The best birthday gift that I have received
That is the gift of my life my life my life
I'm so lucky because I can play my song
It goes whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa

So I'm enjoying the journey
It's not the destination that matters to me
Just as long as I enjoy the journey

What makes me happy are good times that I share
With my friends and family
And playing music to people everywhere I go
To strangers and people I know
So before you come around and drag me to the ground
The ground on which you stand
Just have a look at the smile that's on my face
These are the things that make me so happy
Track Name: Familiar Tale
I don't know where you've been
I don't know where you've been
I don't know where you've been
But I sure as hell ain't going there

I don't know where your from
I don't know where your from
I don't know where your from
But I know you've been there too long

And it's a familiar tale
Will he succeed or will he fail
And it's the same same same old story
Risking all for love for glory

You say that you are leaving town
Don't want to hang around
You're on a one way track
Don't plan on ever turning back no
Til you find what you're searching for
Your on a one way track looking for something more

Your train is rolling down the line
Could derail at anytime
You left the one you love behind
To take a long train ride

You don't know where I came from
You don't know where I came from
You don't know where I came from
Where I came from
But I sure as hell wouldn't go down there

You don't know where I've been
You don't know where I've been
You don't know where I've been no
Where I've been
But I know what I'm searching for
And it's waiting for me at the end of the line
I've just got to get there on time
Steam train rolling down the line
Two tracks intertwined
Track Name: Take A Look
I don't want to see you cry
Oh every time
You try to push it onto me
Because you make it so easy
To blame someone else
Take a look at yourself

Situation not the way it should be
And you are left feeling unhappy
Point the finger at yourself and not at me
Because you make you make your own destiny
And it's so easy
To blame someone else
Take a look at yourself

Someone else
Take a look at yourself
Sometimes it's easier to look elsewhere for someone who might care
Take a look inside yourself you'll find the answer there
Track Name: The Aussie Song (studio album version)
Start of the year and we're drinking beer
Stinking hot day ain't strange down here
It's summertime in the sunburnt land
There's nothing like kicking back and having a can
Or watching the cricket with me mates
Or barbecuing snags on the greasy hot plates
Watch out for the mozzies coz it's getting late
Did someone pack the Aeroguard for gods sake

This is summertime in Australia
This is summertime in Australia

Heading to the beach to cool down
Or just to throw the frisbee around
Music festivals every week
Daylight saving means the sun don't sink
and listening to the top 100 on Australia Day
It's our day done the Aussie way
Just hanging out with all my friends
It's days like these I wish would never end

This is summertime in Australia
This is summertime in Australia

Middle of the year and the footy's here
Another good reason to drink more beer
The rain is falling and the wind is blowing
Someone better have the fire going
and head up to the mountains and hit the slopes
The snow is where it's at when it's below zero
Breathing in the cool fresh air
Just living my life without a care

Oh this is winter
Winter in Australia
This is winter in Australia

Coz I'm so lucky to live in the land
Surrounded by all this water and sand
I'm a proud Aussie and this is how I'll show it
So please help me sing this song if you know it

It goes
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi

Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi
Aussie
Oi
Aussie
Oi
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi

This is life in Australia
This is life in Australia
This is life in Australia
This is life in Australia

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