wpid-image003.jpgLegacy Recordings, in conjunction with Columbia Records, will release a career-spanning collection for Midnight Oil that reaches into every LP and rare EP.  The 2CD set will include 28 singles, along with eight band-chosen tracks in a chronological timeline presentation.

The set is called Essential Oils and is scheduled for release on April 30.

ESSENTIAL OILS by MIDNIGHT OIL

(Columbia/Legacy 88725 49763 2)

CD ONE – Selections: 1. Run By Night (A) • 2. Cold Cold Change (B) • 3. Back On the Borderline (B) • 4. Wedding Cake Island (C) • 5. No Time for Games (C) • 6. Don’t Wanna Be the One (D) • 7. Armistice Day (D) • 8. Lucky Country (D) • 9. Only the Strong (E) • 10. Short Memory (E) • 11. Read About It (E) • 12. US Forces (E) • 13. Power and the Passion (E) • 14. When the Generals Talk (F) • 15. Best of Both Worlds (F) • 16. Kosciusko (F) • 17. Progress (G) • 18. Hercules (G).

CD TWO – Selections: 1. Beds Are Burning (H, Mainstream Rock #6) • 2. Put Down That Weapon (H) • 3. Dreamworld (H, Modern Rock #16, Mainstream Rock #37) • 4. The Dead Heart (H, Mainstream Rock #11) • 5 . Warakurna (H) • 6. Blue Sky Mine (I, Mainstream Rock #1, Modern Rock #1) • 7. Forgotten Years (I, Modern Rock #1, Mainstream Rock #11) • 8. King Of the Mountain (I, Modern Rock #3, Mainstream Rock #20) • 9. One Country (I) • 10. Truganini (J, Modern Rock #4) • 11. My Country (J) • 12. In the Valley (J) • 13. Surf’s Up Tonight (K) • 14. Redneck Wonderland (L) • 15. White Skin Black Heart (L) • 16. Say Your Prayers (M) • 17. Golden Age (N) • 18. Luritja Way (N).

Source index (album unless otherwise noted):

A – from Midnight Oil (originally issued Australia 1978, Powderworks)

B – from Head Injuries (originally issued Australia 1979, Powderworks)

C – from Bird Noises (EP originally issued Australia 1980, Powderworks)

D – from Place Without A Postcard (originally issued Australia 1981, CBS)

E – from 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (originally issued Australia 1982, CBS; U.S. 1983, Columbia)

F – from Red Sails In the Sunset (originally issued Australia 1984, CBS; U.S. 1985, Columbia)

G – from Species Deceases (EP originally issued Australia 1985, CBS; U.S. 1990, Columbia)

H – from Diesel and Dust (originally issued Australia 1987, CBS; U.S. 1988, Columbia)

I – from Blue Sky Mining (originally issued Australia U.S. 1992, Columbia)

J – from Earth and Sun and Moon (originally issued Australia U.S. 1993, Columbia)

K – from Breathe (originally issued Australia U.S. 1996, Columbia/W.O.R.K.)

L – from Redneck Wonderland (originally issued Australia U.S. 1998, Columbia)

M – from The Real Thing (Studio and live recordings, originally issued Australia U.S. 2000, Columbia)

N – from Capricornia (originally issued Australia 2002, Sony Music internationally on Liquid 8)