Two Fires

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Two Fires
Studio album by Jimmy Barnes
Released 7 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
Two Fires
Soul Deep
(1991)Soul Deep1991
Singles from Two Fires
  1. "Lay Down Your Guns"
    Released: July 1990
  2. "Let's Make it Last All Night"
    Released: October 1990
  3. "Little Darling"
    Released: November 1990
  4. "When Your Love is Gone"
    Released: March 1991
  5. "Love is Enough"
    Released: July 1991

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 in 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" (Jimmy Barnes, Rick Nowels)
  2. "Let's Make It Last All Night" (Barnes, Diane Warren, Desmond Child)
  3. "Little Darling" (Barnes)
  4. "Love Is Enough" (Barnes, Marvin Etzioni, Sandford, Thomas, Froggatt)
  5. "Hardline" (Barnes, Tony Brock, Jay Williams, Savigar)
  6. "One of a Kind" (Barnes, Brock, Williams, Savigar)
  7. "Sister Mercy" (Barnes, Ross Wilson, Neill)
  8. "When Your Love is Gone" (Barnes, Brock, Savigar)
  9. "Between Two Fires" (Barnes, Holly Knight)
  10. "Fade to Black" (Barnes, Bailey)
  11. "Hold On" (Barnes, Brock, Williams)


A demo recording session in July 1989 produced several tracks which weren't included in the final album, and remain unreleased.

  • Ain't That Just Like Love
  • All Is Forgiven
  • Body and Soul
  • Crazy World
  • Don't Make Me Wait
  • Give and Take
  • Glory Bound
  • Jealousy
  • Killer Love
  • Love is For Nothing
  • Rock Me Over
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • Testify

Certain songs from the Two Fires sessions didn't make the final album, but still appeared as B-sides of the album's singles. These include:

  • Broken Hearts (B-side of "Lay Down Your Guns")
  • No Frills (B-side of "Little Darling")
  • Bad News (B-side of "Let's Make It Last All Night")


Mastering engineer Rick O'Neil

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (1990/91) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

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

Sales and certifications[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jimmy Barns Two Fires". Australian Charts. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  2. ^ " – Jimmy Barnes – Two Fires". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ " – Jimmy Barnes – Two Fires". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 1990". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 1991". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 October 2014.