Five Cds for Aussie Miners This Xmas

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Every miner needs a good collection of tunes to listen to – whether they are underground, going to or from work, passing time on the plane or relaxing at home. And with Christmas fast approaching, the obligatory collection of live albums, greatest hits and DVD’s are churned out by record companies to help punters with their present shopping needs.

Minetalk has found five new releases which we reckon will earn you a few brownie points if you get them for a miner this festive season.


Midnight Oil – Essential Oils

Even though they’re released a few best-of’s before, Midnight Oil have declared this one as their ‘definitive collection’. And with two CD’s capturing all their hit singles and some much-loved album tracks, it’s hard to disagree with them. Line up the CD player and blast Blue Sky Mine – what other song could soundtrack your day better?


Rolling Stones – Grrr!

Another repeat offender for multiple best-of CD’s, the Stones have brought out this package to mark their fiftieth anniversary as a band this year. It’s pretty much a carbon copy of their Forty Licks compilation – except this one contains tracks from their most recent album, A Bigger Bang – and their new single Doom and Gloom, which shows they still have the rock star touch.


AC/DC – Live At River Plate

If the live version of Thunderstuck or Highway To Hell (and the subsequent chanting of Argentinians) doesn’t wake you up, nothing will. This double CD is effectively the audio version of AC/DC’s DVD of the same name which was released mid-last year. It captures the band on their Black Ice world tour in 2010, where they played three packed-out shows at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aries. Let there be rock on the worksite.


Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day

No matter how much money you made in the mines, you still would have struggled to have got tickets to Led Zeppelin’s one-off reunion show at London’s o2 Arena in 2007. Millions of fans applied for tickets, but only 20,000 super-lucky ones got to see the rock gods in action. Now, everyone has a chance to check out the event with this deluxe set released five years after the concert. The two CD’s will keep you nodding your head in the car, while the DVD is perfect to watch with a beer on the couch if you’re on an RDO.


Coldplay – Live 2012

Missed the guys on their recent tour around Australia? This release will somewhat make up for it, as it captures one of the biggest bands in the world bringing their super-colourful and spectacular Mylo Xyloto live show to life. The concert film has wide range of footage from different shows, including their headlining spot at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, and a stadium show at the Stade De France in Paris. And the CD’s are good for a late-night listen as well.

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