Triple J has brought together some of Australia's most celebrated and exciting musicians to pay tribute to one of Australia's greatest singer/songwriters.
'Straight To You' is a 25 track double disc compilation featuring cover versions of some of Nick's most iconic numbers (including the title track) by the likes of Paul Kelly, Adalita, Bertie Blackman, Lisa Mitchell, Muscles and Dan Sultan, all recorded live during a concert tour last year.
Triple J Music Director Richard Kingsmill explained how the project came together.
"We started in Geelong and then took these tribute concerts to Ballarat, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane," he said in a statement. "The shows took on a life of their own and the camaraderie and spirit of collaboration between the artists grew with each performance.
"With no shortage of artists keen to volunteer their time, the line-up of vocalists and musicians that helped us celebrate the work of Nick Cave was intentionally diverse – to show the man’s influence across the genres. Each of them was passionate in doing justice to the legacy of these songs."
'Straight To You' will be released on double disc live CD on Friday February 10, followed by a live DVD release on Friday March 02.