Two Fires

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Two Fires
Studio album by Jimmy Barnes
Released September 1990
Recorded Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney and Chapel Studios, Encino, California 1990
Genre Rock
Length 46:15
Language English
Label Australia Mushroom Records
Producer Don Gehman
Jimmy Barnes chronology
Barnestorming (1988) Two Fires
(1990)
Soul Deep (1991)
Singles from Two Fires
  1. "Lay Down Your Guns"
  2. "Let's Make it Last All Night"
  3. "When Your Love is Gone"
  4. "Love is Enough"
  5. "Little Darling"

Two Fires is the fourth studio album for Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes, and his first United States release for Atlantic Records. It was released in Australia by Mushroom Records and was his fifth consecutive No. 1 album, peaking on release on 9 September 1990 and remaining at the position for 4 weeks.[1] On 16 June 1991, Two Fires again hit #1, making it the only Barnes album to achieve such a feat. The title track, 'Between Two Fires' was cowritten with hit songwriter, Holly Knight (Love Is A Battlefield,The Best).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lay Down Your Guns" (Barnes/Nowels)
  2. "Let's Make It Last All Night" (Barnes/Warren/Child)
  3. "Little Darling" (Barnes)
  4. "Love Is Enough" (Barnes/Etzioni/Sandford/Thomas/Froggatt)
  5. "Hardline" (Barnes/Brock/Williams/Savigar)
  6. "One of a Kind" (Barnes/Brock/Williams/Savigar)
  7. "Sister Mercy" (Barnes/Wilson/Neill)
  8. "When Your Love Is Gone" (Barnes/Brock/Savigar)
  9. "Between Two Fires" (Barnes/Knight)
  10. "Fade to Black" (Barnes/Bailey)
  11. "Hold On" (Barnes/Brock/Williams)

Credits[edit]

  • Jimmy Barnes – vocals
  • Jeff Neill, Mark Lizotte, Brian Setzer, Todd Sharp, Wally Stocker – guitar
  • Jimmy Haslip – bass
  • Tony Brockdrums
  • Kevin Savigar – keyboards
  • Backing vocals – Jimmy Barnes, Tony Brock, Jeff Neill, Brian Setzer, Todd Sharp, Wendy Fraser, Jane Barnes, Mahalia Barnes, Jackie Barnes, Elly-May Barnes, Eliza-Jane Barnes, Marcy Levy, Portia Griffin, Sue Thacker, Leanne D'Hudson, Grace Gehman, Nicholas Thacker, Tyler Thacker, Jade Thacker, Spencer Brock, Taylor Brock

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1990 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
1991

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
ARIA Albums Chart[2] 4
Chart (1991) Position
ARIA Albums Chart[3] 5

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[4] 6× Platinum 420,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
The Best of Van Morrison by Van Morrison
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
9 September – 6 October 1990
Succeeded by
Chain Reaction by John Farnham
Preceded by
Blind Love by Ratcat
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
16–22 June 1991
Succeeded by
Blind Love by Ratcat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jimmy Barns Two Fires". Australian Charts. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 1990". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 1991". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 October 2014.