Album cover artwork for Jimmy Barnes with black vinyl record popping outThe music business never stops throwing up surprises. One summer, Jimmy Barnes decided to record some of his favourite soul songs. Michael Gudinski thought it would be a stop-gap album before the artist’s next ‘proper’ release.

But Soul Deep ended up becoming Barnesy’s – and Mushroom Records’ – biggest-selling album.

This anniversary edition comes with four new tracks – the legendary Sam Moore joins Barnesy for a killer version of Soothe Me, a song Sam & Dave first did 55 years ago; Ian Moss adds some vocals and guitar to Reflections; Josh Teskey and Barnesy deliver a riotous take on the Motown classic Do You Love Me; and a mighty groove is added to Joe Tex’s I Gotcha, originally the album’s first single.

More than 30 years on, Soul Deep is still too big to hide and can’t be denied.

Soul Deep 30 (30th anniversary edition) by Jimmy Barnes is out now via Bloodlines.

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