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In this issue:

  • A letter from Tim Freedman
  • Links to pre-order ‘Truth, Beauty & A Picture of You’ 
  • Watch exclusive footage of Tim Freedman 
  • ‘Best Of’ national tour dates

A Letter From Tim Freedman

Hi Everyone,

We’ve been pretty quiet since the orchestral tour ended last November, but that’s about to change with the “Best of” out this Saturday, a big tour coming up, and lots of waffling in the newspapers, radio and TV over the next few weeks.

Terepai has been with Missy Higgins in America much of this year but he’ll be back in time for the Hobart date in mid August and doing the rest of the tour. Jak has been playing with lots of different bands around Sydney and grown the thickest beard I’ve seen (think Charles Manson meets 1969 Lennon), and Warwick has been looking after his little boy. I put together the live album that went out with newspapers, went to France for a while and ate cheese,

had knee surgery and worked on the “Best of”.

I’ve also been spending time with my little girl. I think the Sydney Morning Herald will talk about that in a story this Saturday. They came to my house and I couldn’t be bothered taking the photos off the wall. Her name is Alice. She is three.

I’m in Melbourne tonight. There’ll be a story in the Sun Herald Sun down here, and I’ve talked to the Advertiser and the West Australian and Courier Mail in the last few days. Yes, it’s been the week of reminiscing.

The “Best of” flows really well I think. Everyone will have their own preferences for this type of collection, but this is my version. If you have lots of the albums you may not need it, but you will notice the following.

– the new track with Torcha and The Queensland Orchestra “The Road is Lost”

– “Keep the Light On” and “The Curse Stops Here” live with the Sydney Symphony

– a new mix of Gough

– single mixes of “Melbourne” and “I Make Hamburgers”

– DVD with a long interview with me talking about the songs and with clips of “Ease of the Midnight Visit” and “Fondness Makes the Heart Grow Absent” from the Sydney Opera House concerts last year.

At least now if someone asks me to give them one of my albums I know which one.

Finally, you might catch us on television this week if you want. I’m doing an interview with Today Tonight this Thursday morning which they intend to try and get ready for that night. Later on that night we are on the Rugby League Footy Show playing 8 choruses on the way in and out of ad breaks, and doing a full song at the end. Then the next morning we are playing “I Make Hamburgers” and “Thank You” on Sunrise. The songs are on at 7.40am and 8.50am usually.

We’re looking forward to the shows over the next few months. Some are with Symphony Orchestras (Melbourne and Hobart), some with 30 piece female orchestra (Sydney) and some with the good old 4 piece. We’ll concentrate on the “Best of” songs, but I’ll make sure to throw in a few rarities (maybe the best B-side “Coming Up for Air”) and some covers.

The links below are for pre-ordering a signed physical copy of the “Best of” from JB HI Fi and for a YouTube channel that will be showing parts of my interview about the songs over the next week, with new stuff going up every few days.

Be kind to teenagers,

Tim Freedman



Links To Pre-order & Watch The Whitlams

Pre-order ‘Truth, Beauty & A Picture of You at JB Hi Fi 

Watch exclusive footage of Tim Freedman speaking about songs off the new album out August 2 onYouTube



The Truth, Beauty & A Picture of You 2008
National Tour 

Thursday 7 August
Davistown RSL, Central Coast
Tickets available from the venue Ph: 02 4363 0199

Friday 8 August
The Brewery, Maitland
Tickets available from the venue Ph: 02 4933 578

Saturday 9 August
Dubbo RSL, Dubbo
Tickets available from the venue Ph: 02 6882 4411

Friday 15 August
Wrest Point Casino, Hobart 
with The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Tickets available from Wrest Point Ph: 1300 795 257

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 August
The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets available from Venue Tix

Thursday 4 & Friday 5 September
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets available from OzTix 

Thursday 11 & Friday 12 September
State Theatre, Sydney
with 30 piece female orchestra “Symphonie des Femmes”
Tickets available from Ticketmaster  

Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 & Friday 26 September
Hamer Hall, Melbourne
with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Tickets available from Ticketmaster  

Saturday 4 October
Belmont Sailing Club, Newcastle
Tickets on sale soon

Thursday 9 October
Late Night Festival Hub – McCabe Park, Wollongong
Tim Freedman solo
Tickets available from the venue Ph02 4226 3366

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 October
Tilley’s, Canberra
Tickets available from 
Canberra Ticketing

Friday 17 October
Lizotte’s, Kincumber
Tim Freedman solo
Tickets available from Lizotte’s 

Saturday 18 October
Mullum Civic, Mullumbimby
Tickets on sale soon

Sunday 19  October
Caloundra Festival, QLD
Tickets available from Caloundra Music Festival 


Friday 24 October 
Tank Art Centre, Cairns  
Tickets available from Ticket Link or Ph: 07 4031 9555

Saturday 1 November 
Regal Theatre, Perth 
Presented by Supersonic & Mix 94.5
Tickets available from Ticketek

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