Every Song From The Real World: The Complete Collection

by Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy

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Complete collection of our favourite commissioned songs 2011-2015. Available together for the first time on digital and a limited 3 CD digipak

songs from the real world for the real world.
martin and i had been kicking this idea around for awhile. it gave us a chance to be real artisans and apply our craft to tailor made songs. about things the person who commissioned the song wanted to hear sung and expressed. almost everybody except for one client was happy.

the songs were created from the ground up. martin would prepare the loveliest instrumental tracks he dreamed up whilst bearing the clients request in mind. then i would try to incorporate their thoughts as lyrics into the songs. And find melodies and places to sing them. finally martin would jig my stuff a bit and mix it all down.

people wanted songs about all kinds of things. their boyfriends and girlfriends and children and places and even abstract concepts. the challenge was on though: could martin and i deliver songs as good as our "real" songs. the answer is yes as far as i am concerned. some of these songs carry even more oomph and mojo and they are heartfelt all the way down the line and finished off with love. just what youd expect from 2 craftsmen who sculpt in song.

we hope you really enjoy this record.
- sk bondi beach november 2013

credits

released October 14, 2016

Written and recorded by Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy
Monkey Man lyrics by Ron Telford.
Captain Mission lyrics by Captain Mission, organ by Kaz Seiger
Signs and Symbols lyrics by George Taylor-Tomic
Watching Over My Tomorrows lyrics by Alan Middleton
Additional instrumentation on More of the Same by David Spall.
Album artwork by Steve R Dodd.

Special thanks to all our commissioners.

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Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy Hobart, Australia

Steve Kilbey, the writer of magical hit Under The Milky Way (The Church) joins forces with Martin Kennedy of atmospheric ambient stalwarts All India Radio: "Sumptuous meeting of Australian soundscaper and the head Churchman...Apart from having a voice of characterful cool poise and an imaginative lyrical lexicon, Kilbey can make a strong melodic song out of simple elements." (MOJO) ... more

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