Lawson (album)

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Studio album by John Schumann
Released 2005
Recorded May 2005 at Sing Sing, South Melbourne
Genre Folk,
Label ABC Music / Universal Music Australia
Producer Kerryn Tolhurst
John Schumann chronology
Portrait: The Very Best of John Schumann
Behind the Lines

Lawson[1] is the first album by John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew. It was Schumann's first album of new material since 1993's True Believers.

It marked the first time that Schumann had worked on an album with Hugh McDonald and Michael Atkinson since Schumann left Redgum in 1986.

The album consists of the poetry of Henry Lawson put to music.[2]

Album artwork[edit]

The cover art shows John Schumann and Henry Lawson, seemingly gazing at each other across the ages.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "To An Old Mate"
  2. "Knocking Around"
  3. "The Glass on the Bar"
  4. "Second Class Wait Here"
  5. "Faces In The Street"
  6. "The Bush Girl"
  7. "Taking His Chance"
  8. "Scots of the Riverina"
  9. "To Hannah"
  10. "A Prouder Man Than You"
  11. "The Low Lighthouse"
  12. "The Shame of Going Back"
  13. "To Jim"


The Vagabond Crew
Demo musicians
  • Ian "Polly" Politis
  • Rohan Powell
  • Matt Schumann
  • Anthony Thyer
Additional musician (mentioned on individual song pages in the liner notes)


  1. ^ John Schumann official website "Lawson album information"
  2. ^ That Striped Sunlight Sound blog Lawson review

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