For the Working Class Man is the second studio album by former Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes, released in 1985. The album consists of five original tracks and seven remixed tracks that had previously been released on Barnes' 1984 debut album Bodyswerve.
For the Working Class Man (re-titled Jimmy Barnes for the international market - after the original title of A Week Away from Paradise was scrapped - with a slightly altered track listing and different cover artwork) was specifically geared toward securing Barnes a break into the American music market by Geffen. The new material found on the album was recorded in New York and Los Angeles with a variety of high-profile producers, session musicians, and outside songwriters. Journey's Jonathan Cain contributed, produced and performed on two tracks, "Working Class Man" (which has since become Barnes' signature song as a solo artist after being featured in the Ron Howard film Gung Ho) and "American Heartbeat"; Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen'sE Street Band co-wrote "Ride the Night Away"; and Chas Sanford penned "I'd Die to be with You Tonight".
In 2010 the album was remastered and reissued under the title "For the Working Class Man 25" under license to Liberation Music for Australia and New Zealand. This reissue has the same songs in the same order as the original release, however, four of the tracks ("I'd Die to Be With You Tonight", "Ride the Night Away", "Working Class Man" and "No Second Prize") were extensively remixed in 2009 by David Nicholas (for DNA Productions) resulting in significantly different track lengths. The album cover of the reissue is derived from the original Australian version; the most significant differences being the addition of an outer black square framing border, a bold black number "25" in the lower left hand corner while the main photograph has an (apparently) deeper red saturation.