Archie RoachShane Howard has a lovely description of Archie Roach: “When Archie sings, he soars like an eagle, and gives voice to all of that pain, suffering, loss, joy and, inevitably, redemption.”

It’s a voice that soothes the soul of the nation.

This generous live collection – 47 songs drawn from four concerts – features an array of guests, including Paul Kelly, Tiddas, Dan Sultan, Emma Donovan and Vika and Linda Bull. But it’s Roach’s resonant tone that’s the star of the show. This is a deeply moving collection – try listening to Old Mission Road without tearing up. It’s time Roach was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

The Concert Collection (2012-2018) is out May 17 via Bloodlines.

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