Rattlin' Bones

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Rattlin' Bones
Studio album by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
Released 21 April 2008 (2008-04-21)
Recorded Central Coast, New South Wales
Genre Country, bluegrass
Length 42:34
Label Liberation
Producer Nash Chambers
Kasey Chambers chronology
Rattlin' Bones
Little Bird
Shane Nicholson chronology
Faith and Science
Rattlin' Bones
Familiar Ghosts
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Engine 145 4.5/5 stars[2]
Slant 4/5 stars[3]

Rattlin' Bones is the first collaboration album between the Australian country singer Kasey Chambers and the Australian singer Shane Nicholson, released by Liberation Music in Australia on 21 April 2008 (see 2008 in music).

Chambers said that co-writing was something she always wanted to do but never felt comfortable with until this record because there was no pressure in recording it.[4] Nicholson said that "Writing was a product of our environment, something that happened in and around our daily lives. And something that getting to know the Chambers family has shown me is a beautiful way to make music."[4] "We didn't want a duets album, where people come together for a vocal collaboration and go on their way. We wanted an album that sounds like a band with two singers in it. It feels that way to us. And we hope it feels that way to the people who hear it too." states Chambers again.[5]

The album debuted at number-one on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on 28 April 2008 with sales of 8,965 copies, knocking Apocalypso by The Presets off the top spot.[6] The following week the album was knocked off the top spot by Madonna with her album Hard Candy, and fell to number four.

In October 2008, the album won Best Country Album at the 2008 ARIA Awards. On 1 December, the song "Rattlin' Bones" entered the Australian Aria Singles Charts at number 55.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Rattlin' Bones"   03:42
2. "Once in a While" (Nicholson) 02:37
3. "Sweetest Waste of Time"   02:57
4. "Monkey on a Wire" (Nicholson) 03:06
5. "One More Year" (Nicholson) 03:37
6. "The House That Never Was"   03:06
7. "Wildflower"   03:55
8. "No One Hurts Up Here"   02:16
9. "The Devil's Inside My Head" (Chambers) 02:06
10. "Sleeping Cold"   02:55
11. "Adeline"   03:13
12. "Jackson Hole"   03:15
13. "Your Day Will Come" (Chambers) 03:02
14. "Woe Is Mine" (alternate title "No Depression") 02:41


Chart (2008) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[4] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart 21


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Engine 145 review
  3. ^ Slant review
  4. ^ a b c Cashmere, Paul, "Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson Rattle Their Bones". Undercover. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Biography from the official website". kasey.com.au. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  6. ^ Cashmere, Paul, "Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson Debut At Number One". It also won the Aria Award for Best Country Album of 2008. Undercover. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
Preceded by
Apocalypso by The Presets
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
28 April 2008
Succeeded by
Hard Candy by Madonna