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On October 22nd 2019 Courtney Barnett performed a unique and special show at the invitation of MTV in her hometown of Melbourne.
The “Unplugged” performance features Barnett as you’ve never heard her before, warm, vulnerable and emotional, performing a stirring set of eight songs to an intimate audience including “Depreston”, “Avant Gardner” and “Sunday Roast”.
Joined by her usual band Dave Mudie and Bones Sloane, she also enlisted cellist Lucy Waldron.
Barnett made the night even more iconic by inviting some of her favourite musicians to collaborate including legendary songwriter Paul Kelly, angelically-voiced New Zealander Marlon Williams and Milk! Records label-mate Evelyn Ida Morris.
The performances include covers of Leonard Cohen, Archie Roach and Seeker Lover Keeper as well as a never-before-heard original track from Courtney herself titled "Play It On Repeat".
Barry says: This MTV unplugged session shows another side to the charismatic rock and or roll of Barnett and team, opting instead for a more meditative and contemplative suite of 'acoustic' numbers (as good as it is, acoustic is a bit of a stretch) all topped with Barnett's unmistakeable vocal prowess. Great stuff.
Charcoal Lane (featuring Paul Kelly) - Written By Archie Roach
Nameless, Faceless (featuring Evelyn Morris)
Untitled (Play It On Repeat)
Not Only I (featuring Marlon Williams) - Written By Seeker Lover Keeper
So Long, Marianne - Written By Leonard Cohen