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Midnight Oil's last track available on musicpoint

Thursday 17 April, 2003

Australian radio had first bite at downloading the very last track recorded by Midnight Oil this week.

Prior to their disbandment in December, 2002, the band recorded a last song, which is now available at Musicpoint.com.au.

The track, recorded in Sydney during February 2002, is titled “No Man’s Land” and Australia is the first territory in the world to release it as a single.

As you’d expect from Midnight Oil, the lyrics will certainly strike a chord:

“And when at last I heard the news

About the war I did not choose

I saw the flowers fade away

I saw love, in disarray, Fade away”

Former Midnight Oil frontman, Peter Garrett, sums up the band’s involvement in the project:

"Midnight Oil thought the Gaia project had 'good soul'. Alerting everyone to what is happening to the environment and putting together a project as ambitious as this one takes a huge amount of commitment, so when Alan Simon approached us to add vocals and guitars to the track 'No Man's Land' we plugged in, sang and played. We sincerely hope the album and events that follow really touch people and bring on the changes so much needed in our world."

No Man’s Land is the first single off the “GAIA” album due for release in May.

The project is the brainchild of writer/producer Alan Simon who brought together over 350 artists from around the world including Midnight Oil, members of Fleetwood Mac, The Moody Blues and Supertramp, Heather Small and Manu Dibango.

All royalties generated from sales of the single and album will go to the Environmental Planetary Urgencies Charter.

“No Man’s Land” will be released on 5 May, and “GAIA” will be released on 12 May, 2003. More information about the ablum at www.gaiaevent.com

For further information contact:

Rina Ferris, Ferris Davies PRM

P: (02) 9555 5807

E: rinaferris@bigpond.com

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