Long Gone Whistle: The Songs of Maurice Frawley

  Great songs live forever. Whether you write ’em, sing ’em, or just love the stories they tell and the way they make you feel, make no mistake – the great ones will survive the blessed lot of us. Maurice Frawley left scores behind when he departed this world, after a short fight with cancer, in May 2009. To some folks – Paul Kelly, Charlie Owen, Tex Perkins, Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas and Don Walker for instance – plenty were already classics.

For the rest of us, Long Gone Whistle is a gift we never heard coming. This triple CD set features original performances by Maurice Frawley, plus new interpretations of his songs by Adalita, Sarah Blasko, Clare Bowditch, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, The Drones, Renée Geyer, Paul Kelly, Chrissy Amphlett & Charlie Owen, The Panics, Tex Perkins, Luke & Katy Steele, Dan Sultan Band, and many more… Many of these singers – like most of the rest of us – never had the good fortune of knowing Maurice Frawley. But his songs came from a place that we all share, both geographically and emotionally. Lone Gone Whistle is the sound of it, hanging in the air forever.

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