Ian Moss

To celebrate three decades since Ian Moss launched his post-Cold Chisel career with the debut solo album Matchbook, the multi-platinum and award winning release will now be reissued on Friday August 23 with a bonus collection of never before released live recordings and rare B-sides. Matchbook 30th Anniversary expands the original album by including nine songs recorded at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion in November 1989. The set includes Matchbook singles Tucker’s Daughter, Telephone Booth and Mr Rain, as well as an epic 10-minute rendition of Cold Chisel’s Bow River. A number of B-sides from the Matchbook era will also be included in the collection. After making his name as a guitarist, songwriter and co-vocalist in Cold Chisel, Ian Moss released his debut solo album Matchbook in 1989. While the album featured direct links to his Chisel past thanks to the appearance of Ian’s former bandmates Steve Prestwich (on drums) and Don Walker (on bass and keyboards, as well as a songwriter for many of the album’s 10 tracks), it was also a massive success on its own terms.

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