Tony Barrell passed away last night peacefully at his home in Balmain. Tony was 70 years old. Only yesterday I was sitting next to him chatting away, just after he gave a masterclass-thing about his great radio doco making. Tony and Gallucci visited the White Bay Power Station a few months back, gathering voice material for the next (eventual) Gallucci album..... Sad to think we'll never get to do that tune live with him, but glad that his words are on tape for us to share with you, in time.
You can download an mp3 of 'Listening For Pleasure - The Radio Work of Tony Barrell' here.
We've also started this other spot to collate Tony's various works - Though it's at an early work in progress stage...... http://tonybarrellarchive.blogspot.com/