Australian guitar legend Kevin Borich’s new album Duets has been one of the most anticipated records of the year and finally it gets a release today. The Duets album features collaborations with Russell Morris, Leo Sayer, Suze DeMarchi, Joe Walsh, Ian Moss, Tim Rogers, Ella Hooper, Angry Anderson, Joe Camilleri, Ross Wilson, Angela Fabian and John Swan.
Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips had the pleasure of chatting with Kevin Borich about the creation of the album over a zoom chat
MORE ABOUT KEVIN BORICH’S DUETS ALBUM
FROM KEVIN BORICH:
“My producer Nick O’Donnell and I had two very separate musical careers, and through some great bit of serendipity and happenstance, ended up living in the same little semi-rural town in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
After completing our first record together ‘Totem’ in 2014, Nick convinced me that it was high time to celebrate what has been a pretty long career. Firstly a greatest hits album aptly titled ‘Legacy’ which we released in 2022. ‘Legacy’ held the number one position on the AMRAP radio charts for 3 months.
Now in 2023 we are proud to release ‘Duets’….A celebration of a lifetime of music…with friends!
I’ve shared stages with, hung out with, misbehaved with and now recorded with some of the greatest musicians of all time, from around the world. I am so extremely grateful to each of these amazing artists and friends for their contributions and precious time spent making the record.
Not just their amazing voices but Joe Walsh and Ian Moss played some guitar, Joe Camilleri played Sax and Ross Wilson on the Harp. ‘Duets’ has been a real labour of love. Recorded over the last several years, we had so many obstacles, so many challenges, so many late nights. Nick reckons I’m a vampire.
There were friends we so hoped we could have included on the record (Renee Geyer & Doug Parkinson) who will be sadlyFROM KEVIN BORICH:
My producer Nick O’Donnell and I had two very separate musical careers, and through some great bit of serendipity and happenstance, ended up living in the same little semi-rural town in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
We hope you enjoy the album as much as we have enjoyed making it with our mates! Enjoy ‘Duets’.”
A BIT OF KB HISTORY (THE HIGHLIGHTS)
In the 60’s, Kevin was the founding member of New Zealand’s hit band ‘The La De Da’s’ and did the ditch jump to OZ charting with his hit ‘Gonna See My Baby Tonight’ and top 30 album ‘Celebration’. Kevin was a founding member of Australia’s legendary band ‘The Party Boys’ with the number one hit ‘He’s Gonna Step On You’. Kevin has released over 20 albums with major labels and independently, performing countless thousands of live shows during his 50+ year career.
Kevin has performed with and shared stages with Carlos Santana, AC/DC, Taj Mahal, Status Quo, Renee Geyer, Living Colour, Joe Walsh, Elton John, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Bo Diddley, John Mayall and Ritchie Blackmore.
KEVIN BORICH // DUETS
01 Call a Friend (Feat. Russell Morris) – [2:41]
02 Bring Loving Back Again (Feat. Leo Sayer) – [4:07]
03 Wrapped In Rock (Feat. Suze DeMarchi) – [3:12]
04 The Fires (Feat. Joe Walsh) – [3:59]
05 Straight From My Heart (Feat. Ian Moss) – [4:47]
06 Keep It To Myself (Feat. Tim Rogers) – [3:05]
07 I’m Together (Feat. Ella Hooper) – [3:43]
08 Soapbox Bitchin’ (Feat. Angry Anderson) – [2:51]
09 Don’t Cry (Feat. Joe Camilleri) – [4:05]
10 Hate Pill (Feat. Ross Wilson) – [3:33]
11 Covered in Blue (Feat. Angela Fabian) – [4:23]
12 There is A Road (Feat. Swanee) – [3:26]
Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Nick O’Donnell [Make Music Not War]