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Cold Chisel - When The War Is Over (1982)

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Published on Jun 24, 2007

Music from Australia and New Zealand in 1982:

Cold Chisel's promo-video for the hit single 'When The War Is Over' (August, 1982), taken from the album 'Circus Animals'.

Note: This song has been covered by both the Little River Band and Uriah Heep. The song's composer was Cold Chisel's drummer Steve Prestwich who later joined the Little River Band.

Band Origin: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Band Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Track: When The War Is Over
Album: Circus Animals
Composed By: Steve Prestwich
Produced By: Mark Opitz and Cold Chisel
Label: Elektra
Chart Position: # 25 (Australia)
Release Date:: August, 1982
Links:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Chisel
- http://www.coldchisel.com.au/

Line-up:

Jimmy Barnes - Lead Vocals
[ Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) - solo (1984-present) ]

Ian Moss -- Guitar
[ Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) -- solo (1989-present) ]

Don Walker -- Piano
[ Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) -- Catfish (1989-1991) -- Tex, Don & Charlie (1993-2005) -- solo (1981-present) ]

Steve Prestwich -- Drums
[ Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) -- Little River Band (1984-1985) ]

Phil Small -- Bass
[Planet (1971) -- Palladium (1972) -- Orange (1973) -- Cold Chisel (1973-1984) -- Pound (1985) -- The Earls of Duke (1985--1988) -- Hot Ice (1986) -- The Outsiders (1989) -- Billy Thorpe Band (2005)

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NZOZ NZOZ1982 1982 Australia Early Eighties 1980's 1980s 80's 80s

Extended Tags: Jimmy Barnes, Don Walker, Ian Moss, Steve Prestwich, Phil Small

Musical Terms: Classic, Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Aussie, Old Australian Band

Comments • 196

BJR1977
Yeah ACDC, INXS, Powderfinger and the likes are great Australian bands..... but none of these acts captured Australian culture and references to our history like Cold Chisel did. In my mind this makes Cold Chisel the greatest Australiana Rock Band of all time! Moss, Prestwich and Walker were the definite brains behind the band to!
tristanauspride
what about midnight oil?
Ree Jones
Such an amazing song. 
jeremy lay
everytime i fall in love with something it always dies :( RIP steve, thank you mate :/
MrMotorNerd
Best Ballad in the World.  Its Home Grown :)
MrPizza063
yes for sure everything about this song on all levels drums guitar piano vocals bass  the best  thank you
Sandra Papuni
Yeah.  Da maan. Incredible set of lungs in that fulla.
Doug Wood
fuck yeah, you can not beat classic music....... legends 
Pauline waters
really cool song love it
Popcorn Social
ian moss.. wow.. fantastic voice..
NorthernUnion13
Outstanding melody!
LozzaBro05
love their music... makes me proud to be australian
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