The average time it takes for Neil to put out an album of all new material is 30 months. Neil generally releases *something* every 20 months (new album, live album, rarities collection, etc.). It's been 27 months since Neil released Dizzy Heights, so we are overdue for something this year (probably the box set). The longest time Neil has gone without releasing anything was 36 months between Temple of Low Men and Woodface. The second longest time was between Pajama Club and Dizzy Heights at...
Hi Slowpogo: You're right, I phrased it wrong. I meant to say that any new CH record will likely be 10 years (at least) from Intriguer; the same gap there was before Time On Earth. Which I find astonishing; I never thought we'd see such a long break again, that is, without breaking up the band for good.
I don't think that's the case. On a radio show a few months back they asked him if he's working on solo projects, a family band album, Finn Brothers or Crowded House next and he said something like "all of the above, I'm not sure what will emerge first." He also said in the not too distant past, that Crowded House are "up on blocks in the garage" - dormant but still existing. With all that said, I bet it'll be several years, given his current projects, before we hear anything new from...
I think we've seen enough hints on Facebook that CH will be doing something this year. It might not be a new album, but I'm still hoping for a remastered box set/albums with bonus tracks. There's bound to be some good promotion to go along with that. Maybe some shows/promotional interviews?
I hope you are all right. But given Neil's inclination to work solo or with family & friends, this is the last new material we're going to hear from CH ("new" meaning original stuff we haven't heard). Otherwise, after he does do promotion for these re-issues, how long will it be before his next solo work? Or something with Liam, or Tim? What about touring after any or all of these efforts? I just can't imagine when he would bring the members of the band together to record a new record...
There was a post on the forum a few weeks back, from someone who asked Mark Hart if they were working on a new CH album, and Mark's response was "no new album, but a 5 disc box-set is expected to be released around November this year..." . That post was deleted shortly after... I personally think that goodhearted Mark spilled the beans on something that will probably be announced publicly at a later time... (i really hope he didn't get in trouble for that). Also, Matt has recently said that...
Any promotional shows this year will be great, I hope they happen. It just occurred to me that it's been six years since Intriguer...and with two other projects it will be at least 10 years before the next studio CH record, which would be the same gap as between Farewell and Time On Earth. CH Mark 3. I don't know...I just can't see that happening. But that doesn't mean I'm not thrilled with the idea of reissues or a box set, I am---I've been waiting on this since it was first intimated,...
The last few years Neil has talked a big game about upping his output, saying he wants to release an album every year and things like that. But so far it's been business as usual. If he ever actually works as quickly as he wants to, we could see a CH album a lot sooner than 10 years. Actually, if it was next after the current projects, at his regular pace it would still be sooner than that (I'd guess 5ish years). Not holding my breath though...
I would also add that if you break up Neil's career into decades you get the following averages: 1986-1995 - New album every 28.0 months 1996-2005 - New album every 35.3 months 2006-2014 - New album every 28.5 months So while not quite releasing new materials on pace with the original Crowded House albums (and Finn), he's certainly picked up the pace from the long slog of 1996-2005 when he only released three albums of new material.
Jim B. posted: Can you really call it a band if you keep taking decade-long breaks? Sure you can. Split Enz occasionally reforms, not even to do an album but just to perform, and they're a band. The 7 Worlds Collide group was only around for a week, but you can call them a band too.
A band exists until the members decide that it doesn't any more. And even then they can change their mind. The Eagles: "Hell Freezes Over". I guess that everyone will be able to guess why that album was called what it was. Neil basically will be able to convene CH pretty much any time he wants to. I'm not sure if I hope he does; I'm happy with whatever he blesses us with.
If Neil wants do record a new CH record - what I personally hope - with the existing members, it had to be in the next 1-3 years. Remember, Mark Hart is 62 already, and the other members aren't getting younger too...So I doubt "it'll be years and years from now..", especially when it comes to touring. If there will be a new CH record, it has to be in the very near future. That's just MHO.
I was thinking something very similar, Patrick. I don't think there are "years and years" left, even for Neil himself when it comes to touring. Having made that trip to NZ from the east coast of the US twice myself, I can't imagine that getting any easier with age.
Hi Frenz: It's been a while, I do hope I'm posting appropriately here. Do let me know if not. I have an extra pair of tickets (PDF - I am the original purchaser) for the NF show at the Boulder Theatre on 22 June. Face value + service fees (eg what I paid). Row 8. Please let me know if you are interested. Thank you! ~CHeryl
I have extra tickets for sale: Neil Finn at Boulder Theatre, Colorado. Face Value! Tuesday, June 21st: 2 tickets : Section A Left, Row 2, seats 5-6 1 ticket : Section B Center, Row 8, seat 24 - (1st row of Sec B, slightly elevated so can see over first 7 rows) If interested send email to: Angieb808@aol.com Thanks, Angela
Wouldn't it be great if the "solo" album he's been working on turns out to be a new Crowded House album they've been working on in secret? I realize the chances of that are like 2%, but it would be a pretty great surprise.
I'm decluttering and getting rid of my Finn-related CD singles. They're all UK releases from 1998 onward: She Will Have Her Way 1&2 Sinner 1&2 Last One Standing EP Wherever You Are 1&2 Hole In the Ice 1&2 Won't Give In 1&2 Nothing Wrong With You 1&2 Edible Flowers Don't Stop Now 1&2 And Also: Fingers of Love (from 1994 I think) and Don't Dream It's Over (1996 re-release I think). I'm open to offers, including simply just paying for postage from the UK. Drop me a...
Well Neil has encouraged us to get up in the past so you never know Originally Posted by vicarious: Ah, no, you can breathe easy - we're D23-25, on the other side of the aisle. All irrelevant once we have charged to the front two-thirds of the way through (at a rough guess . . ). You'll know who we are cos my husband will be the one left behind, staying resolutely in his seat, with a grumpy face .
Ah, no, you can breathe easy - we're D23-25, on the other side of the aisle. All irrelevant once we have charged to the front two-thirds of the way through (at a rough guess . . ). You'll know who we are cos my husband will be the one left behind, staying resolutely in his seat, with a grumpy face .
Well I have a feeling that I'm either right next to you vicarious or a couple of seats away. My friends and I will be in D11-D13. You'll have the pleasure (or not) of being close to us Hopefully between here or Facebook I'll be able to sell the tickets.
Not sure if it was you, Noni, who I already said this too: Do not get the writing tattooed too small! I made that mistake and the black ink ran under my skin, making the writing blurry and illegible. What lyrics are you thinking of getting done?
You did not say that to me, but I have read that. Thanks for the heads up! I've always thought I'd get "seven worlds will collide", but my all-time favorite Neil song is Devil You Know. So now I am doubting myself! If I ever met him and had the opportunity to ask him to write something down for me, I'm not sure in the moment which I'd choose. Thanks for the sample of his writing! I would love some more pictures if anyone has anything!
Hi Noni, When I saw Neil in NYC in November for the showcase at Le Poisson Rouge, he did a meet and greet about 20-30 minutes after the show. So you never know! Not sure about these somewhat larger venues but it can't hurt to wait around and see. Good luck! Franny
I agree, it's all about waiting around to find out. It's never a sure thing. Who knows what commitments Neil may have after each gig. he may need to hit the road right away, he may be tired and ready for bed. I don't always wait around. it depends on who I'm with and how far I have to drive to get home. However, the couple times I have waited around, I've never been disappointed. Back in 2005 I got to meet both Neil and Tim and have them sign my Finn scrapbook!
Some fans have posted their pic with Neil from the Dizzy Heights tour on Instagram, Twitter amd the Facebook page--The Finn Brothers Appreciation Society. And Some fans have even had the setlist from the show autographed as well. I suggest ya bring a CD or photo to have autographed. Neil is very generous with his time when he can do so. So it's worth staying around afterwards to try and connect with him. Have a wonderful time at the show tonight!!!
Dear Frenz, My DH and I wanted to surprise each other and both of us bought two tickets for the Neil Finn concert on 9 may. This is very sweet but sadly now we have double the amount of tickets. We would...
Hello, everyone! I am new here, but so far enjoying every moment. From reading through some past topics, everyone seems so nice and fren-dly. I was wondering if anyone had some bits of Neil's handwriting that they could send me....
Hi everyone! I hope you are all getting a chance to go and see Neil perform on tour! My dad, brother, and I are going to see him in LA tonight, and I was just wondering if any of you who have already been to a Dizzy Heights show could...
Just announced by the festival: Neil Finn will perform at the Lokerse Feesten in Lokeren, Belgium (near Gand and Bruges) on 8 August. Also performing that day are Garbage and Trixie Whitley. Lokersefeesten.be Tickets are already on sale.
I have 2 tickets for sale for Neil Finn for the Bristol Colston Hall show on Saturday 26th April (less than 3 weeks away). Some friends aren't able to go now and I'd hate for them to go to waste. Anyone here need any tickets? They're stalls seats D9-D10, £32.50 per ticket (face value). I'm happy to split the tickets if necessary. Here's the seating plan for the Colston Hall: http://stage.colstonhall.org/w...7/Seating_plan_A.pdf Thanks.
I have one spare ticket (first class) for sale because my wife can't make it next Friday (she doesn't know what she's missing). I paid 66 euro for it and I want to sell it for a reduced price of 45 euro's, to make another fan happy. Neil Finn (support act: Tiny Ruins) Friday May 9th 2014 20.00-23.30h Royal CarrÉ theater Amsterdam Seat: Parterre Midden, rij 2, stoel 35 (1st class seat, just behind and above stalls) Price: 45 euro Mail me and we can discuss the details! greetings, Lucien
Hi, I was hoping to brighten up my computer desktop and work space for Christmas with some Neil or CH Christmas themed pictures. I am not the least bit artistic and have never used photoshop type software Does anyone have any pictures they would like to share? thanks CK
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