Deal Alert / Midnight Oil – The Full Tank

The 14-disc Midnight Oil ‘Full Tank’ mega-set is the cheapest it has been at any point this morning on Amazon Italy

The creatively packaged collection (the discs are housed in a miniature replica water tank) includes all 11 classic studio albums, the two EPs, plus a new DVD with all of the band’s music videos. This set is discounted down to about £113 (€128) at the time of writing (9am GMT, 7/7/2017). US fans note, that with tax deducted this equates to around $123 (+ shipping). The price via Amazon US is $229!!

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The Full Tank

Introducing Midnight Oil’s “Full Tank” from Sony Legacy and Sony Music Australia.This is the definitive Oils CD/DVD collection. It includes, for the first time ever, all of their 11 classic studio albums, their two EPs, plus a new DVD called 40,000 Watt RSL that contains all of the band’s unforgettable music videos. Each album has been digitally remastered over recent years and its artwork has been restored to match the original releases. This ultimate collection also includes some alternative album covers, plus a new cover for the DVD. Uniquely made out of recycled materials, all of these 14 discs are housed in a miniature replica water tank like the one seen onstage at so many memorable Midnight Oil concerts. This collection also contains a deluxe 36 page booklet that takes you on a journey through the unparalleled career and music of Midnight Oil with a collection of iconic photos and an essay by Australian music journalist and musician, Sean Sennett.


  • Midnight Oil
  • Head Injuries
  • Bird Noises (ep)
  • Place Without A Postcard
  • 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Red Sails In The Sunset
  • Species Deceases (ep)
  • Diesel and Dust
  • Blue Sky Mining
  • Earth and Sun and Moon
  • Breathe
  • Redneck Wonderland
  • Capricornia
  • ‘40,000 Watt RSL’ DVD

(10hrs 36mins of music)

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A few comments on this release:

– Judging from the albums I already had (original CD releases) prior to purchasing this set, it seems to me that these remasters are a bit hotter than the originals. Some of the discs actually sound like the tracks have been remixed as well, although there’s no statement indicating this is so.

– The contents are a little disappointing in that other than the videos on the _40,000 Watts RSL_, there’s nothing you can’t get by buying the individual releases. And in fact, you *lose* something — you lose the liner notes associated with each release, since each album is now a slip-sleeve with no booklet of its own. There is a booklet that comes with the set; but it only contains a biographical essay about Midnight Oil’s recording history and (very) limited notes about each release. The artwork and lyrics in the individual CD releases are not present.

I’m a sucker for comprehensive releases like these, and this is a band I love. But viewed objectively, it’s not done very well.

Cory Eling

Chris, I’m thinking these are the 2008 digital remasters laid to disc. Was not a fan of 10,9,8 that I grabbed from Qobuz as a test a few years ago. I’m happy with the old mastering’s on these.

Douglas Bailey

@Mike Williams, the _40,000 Watts RSL_ DVD is NTSC and enabled for Regions 1–8.

david stein

midnight oil are better then the beatles

Larry Davis

They sold both sets at the shows on this tour…saw and examined both up close…copies at the show were signed and $250 US EACH…not much in the way of packaging…just the cool-looking mini water tank (one had black/red lettering and the other off-white…that’s how u can tell the difference) but to be honest, they look made out of metal coffee cans…you open the top…it comes off…discs are packaged like the Sony complete album sets with similar sized booklets…held in place by surrounding foam…but it’s all good…won’t be able to buy the sets till end of the year…going on vacation next month…lastly, best Oils album is “10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1”…but all are superb really…

Jim H.

hmmmm….saw them a few times here in Boston in the early/mid 80s and they put on incendiary shows, but, tho this looks awesome, and as a graphic designer myself the packaging is swell, but i tend to file this in my head under “when-am-i-gonna-have-enough-time-to-listen to-all-of-these-cds”….that said, it does look cool!!!!

Paul E.

I’d be in for individual remasters of: “Diesel And Dust”, “Blue Sky Mining”, and “Earth And Sun And Moon” only. Can’t call myself a huge fan but did see the “Earth And Sun And Moon” tour and that was my last album purchase as well. Let’s hope they break this tank open and let the fans dive in for the releases they want. I certainly appreciate the presentation and genuine appeal to more “serious” fans/collectors. [“Diesel And Dust” was already remastered as a Legacy Edition in 2008 but is outrageously priced at the moment.]

Mike Williams

Does anyone know the Region/Format of the DVD?

Douglas Bailey

The set is pretty great; the albums sound splendid. (I think it’s the same masters of _Diesel and Dust_ and _Blue Sky Mining_ that came out a few years ago, but that’s not a problem for me.) US$123 is a great price, and I’d encourage anyone who likes MO — and especially those who, like me, had not previously heard all of their earlier work — to snap it up.

I’m a little sad that the restored artwork only extends to the outer jackets, however; the original LP inner sleeves and gatefolds are not included. Which means there’s no lyrics either (not on the mini-LP sleeves, not in the booklets). A fairly petty complaint given the depth of riches in the set, but worth mentioning all the same, I think.


Wasn’t that tank on the podium during their concerts?
Still too much money for me. That is $10 per disc. You can buy them cheaper individually except you won’t get the tank. Most cd’s in boxsets you can’t buy individually so you are forced to shell out large amounts of money. In this case, there is nothing extra you get in the box. Yes, the cd’s are remastered. That’s the only benefit. Not enough to spend $140 in my book.

David Bricknell

Right now there is nowhere else you can buy the DVD 40,000 Watt RSL.

It’s (thus far) exclusive to this set. It’s direct antecedent is the 20,000 Watt RSL DVD, which didn’t span the band’s entire career. Apparently the new version has been comprehensively expanded to now include EVERY official music video the band ever made.

As an aside, these guys are hands down the most blistering, powerful and dynamic band I have ever seen live, so if you get the opportunity…..


You gotta feel for those who paid a premium to order direct from the band in Oz. Ouch!

I wish I knew more of their stuff as this might appeal but the fantastic “Beds are Burning” is the beginning and end of my Midnight Oil awareness. Maybe I’ll brush-up….


If you like “Diesel or Dust” (which has “Beds Are Burning” on it), I highly recommend Blue Sky Mining. My favorite MO album.


I second that


Earth Sun And Moon is a masterpiece as well, in my assessment the best album in their amazing catalog. I recommend it to people completely unaware of anything by them as a gateway album above all others.

Tim Porterfield

Completely agree with you. Earth & Sun & Moon is a masterpiece. If the U.S. hadn’t gotten so wrapped up and nervous about promoting and pushing Truganini because they perceived that the US audience wouldn’t be able to connect with it, maybe it would have gotten a much bigger impact than it did. No matter; doesn’t take away from how great this album is, start to finish. Single vinyl release, please!


You can pick up Midnight Oil alums very cheap on the net. Amazon Marketplce for eaample.


Straker: Midnight Oil is, for me, one of the three most underappreciated bands of the 80s (the other two being XTC and Oingo Boingo). And for a while, with their energy level, creativity, and political stances, they had an argument for inheriting the title formerly bestowed to the Clash as “the only band that matters.” But that said, not everything in their discography is at the same level; and although I like pretty much everything I’ve ever heard from them, one could get by with about half their discography and feel they had everything essential.

From the listing above of the contents of the _Full Tank_, the stuff from _10,9,8…_ through _Earth and Sun and Moon_ is must-not-miss.


water tank???
Think a bit harder…. what’s the band’s name again….?

D. Martin

The tank is an iconic water storage tank seen throughout much of country Australia. Not an oil container at all.

Bobby's Dad

Absolutely an old rusty outback water tank….

David Bricknell

Back in the day the band used to reproduce the look of an outback farm setting on stage, complete with rusting metal windmill and water tank. The tank was always located next to the band’s drummer Rob Hirst who would sometimes rise from his kit and solo on the side of the tank whilst standing next to it.

I’ve seen the packaging up close in store and it’s a very sturdy, entirely appropriate and faithfull reproduction of the stage tank.


It is indeed a water tank! The Oils have a full size version on stage at gigs.