Don Walker Announces Vinyl Box Set


Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of Australia’s finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

On March 23, 2018, for the first time, Don’s entire back catalogue – We’re All Gunna Die, Cutting Back, Hully Gully, Live At The Caravan plus both Catfish albums, Unlimited Address and Ruby – are being gathered in the one box set – Blacktop. Every album has been remastered by Don Bartley with one simple instruction from Don: “Please cut as loud as possible”.

Each album will also be available separately. Only the first Catfish album, 1988’s Unlimited Address, has been available on vinyl before. And receiving a physical release for the first time is Live At The Caravan, which was previously a digital-only release in 2014.

“It’s a way of reviewing the whole catalogue,” Don says of the box set, “without doing a best-of.”

As for the title, he wryly explains: “It was a choice between Blacktop and Hits. I was advised that Blacktop was more appropriate.”

To celebrate the releases Don and The Suave Fucks will head to the road in April taking in shows in Newcastle, Sydney, Bowral, Adelaide, Bellingen, Melbourne and Mullumbimby.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.


Friday April 6 – 48 Watt St, Newcastle NSW

Saturday April 7 – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral NSW

Thursday April 12 – The Gov, Adelaide SA

Friday April 13– Memo Music Hall, St Kilda West VIC

Saturday April 14 – Northcote Social Club, Northcote VIC

Thursday 19 April 19  – The Camelot Lounge, Marrickville NSW

Friday 20 April 20 – Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen NSW

Saturday April 21 – Club Mullum, Mullumbimby NSW

Tickets also available from


Catfish – Unlimited Address 

Catfish – Ruby

Don Walker – We’re All Gunna Die (Double Album)

Don Walker – Cutting Back (Double Album)

Don Walker – Hully Gully (Double Album)

Don Walker – Live At The Caravan (Double Album)

Blacktop – Vinyl Boxset 
Pre- Order now at





Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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