Tagged With "Crowded House"

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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Spencer Goode ·
Originally Posted by Paināporo: I think you should just go ahead and post the script so we can comment on it. Someone did that not too long ago in the Enz section of this site. I was actually a bit surprised by how much I enjoyed it! Thanks for remembering. I think I finally joined just to post that after afew years as a visitor.
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Spencer Goode ·
Sounds great LIONEL! Any way you could post a synopsis. I'd love to hear more.
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

LIONEL ·
Thanks both for your replies. I have sent a copy to Neil's management. Wish me luck! Please see below the synopsis. Fairly simple but I found it very emotional to write so hopefully that will come through, and of course, packed with fabulous Neil Finn/Crowded House songs. I really enjoyed writing it. It would be unbelievably inspiring to be able to put it on somewhere and that's my aim for the next step in the script's life as it were. Again, here's hoping....Thanks again, Lionel Synopsis...
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Paināporo ·
Very intriguing. Lionel, just out of curiosity, what experience do you have with writing and producing musicals? There must be a ton of work involved in making something like this happen. The Poor Boy musical used a lot of Tim Finn songs and Tim was very involved in the process of crafting the story and selecting the songs. It was lead by playwright Matt Cameron, who had previously written a number of award winning Australian plays and was also involved in creating and writing for several...
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

LIONEL ·
Hi there, I'm afraid I don't have the level of experience to which you refer. This is the first musical I've written. I've experience in writing plays, books and other materials, and performed in plays and in bands etc but musicals had not inspired me before. But I think it must have been the depth of Neil's/Crowded House's songs that got me started. I'm not sure of my original inspiriation exactly but I know that was at the heart of it. Once I started I just couldn't stop. It completely...
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Paināporo ·
I think you should just go ahead and post the script so we can comment on it. Someone did that not too long ago in the Enz section of this site. I was actually a bit surprised by how much I enjoyed it!
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Dorthonion ·
If you're serious ... Neil's Management
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I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

LIONEL ·
That's it really. Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks Lionel
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2 Tickets for Crowded House Saturday, November 26th

AMG ·
I am unable to use my tickets and would love to hand them off to someone who will enjoy the show as much as I would. They are currently in Will Call at SOH, so I will just need to call and take them out of my name and put them in yours. Please contact me at asha.genske@tlaworldwide.com. I'm in California, so be patient with time difference!
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Re: I've written a Crowded House Musical. Any ideas how I could get this to Neil please?

Herbalife ·
In my opinion a Crowded House musical or stage performance could only be a comedy, and never really serious. An idea I have is, ACDC end up opening for Crowded House because they did make their 5th album and a 6th and 7th and they outsold ACDC and Michael Jackson.....and of course, then Jesus came back without any computer enhancement technology (laughing out loud...)
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Nick Seymour involvement in "Starboard Home" concert & album in Dublin

The Ligature ·
https://www.nch.ie/Online/Press-Starboard-Home ...The artists gathered at Sun Studios in Dublin during February to collaborate and record Starboard Home. Bringing together a new band featuring Nick Seymour (Crowded House), Brian Crosby (formerly Bell X1 and The Cake Sale) and Glenn Keating (I Am The Cosmos and Jape), the artist have recorded all the new works for an album to be released in June 2016...
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September 1986 - September 2016...

BRANDO BRANDT ·
I'm very curious as to what might have delayed the 'official' announcement around the upcoming releases, as well as the logic behind a September release date. Don't Dream It's Over was released in Oct. 86' and aside from Now We're Getting Somewhere having been released in Sept. 86', I don't really see the connection between the dates. I'm still hopeful that with the official announcement, we'll get a surprise 2016-2017 Crowded House Tour. Maybe that's why Management and the band are being so...
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Re: September 1986 - September 2016...

Paul H ·
I tend towards the assumption that there's nothing major behind announcement delays. That is, there's nothing for us to worry over/get excited about. It's probably just making sure that everything is in place promotion-wise before hitting the Go button. But it's the "newly mastered" bit that worries me. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the mastering on the first three albums - in fact, it's pretty much as good as one could want IMO. Together Alone could use a little less compression but...
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Re: September 1986 - September 2016...

sinner62 ·
Amazon canada is showing vinyl available for pre order , release Sept 16! Just 3 weeks away!? Official announcement is late/ or these dates are wrong. Time will tell.
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sinner62 ·
and the 2CD deluxe editions showing on amazon canada too, same date Sept 16.
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Re: September 1986 - September 2016...

brownie ·
Release date on Amazon in the US is not until November 18 for the vinyl. No mention yet of the CD's. I think I'm going to wait and see if it is possible to just purchase the bonus tracks in download form at some point. I have no real desire to repurchase CD's of albums I already own, especially when I hardly ever listen to CD's any more.
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Re: September 1986 - September 2016...

slowpogo ·
Paul H posted: But it's the "newly mastered" bit that worries me. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the mastering on the first three albums - in fact, it's pretty much as good as one could want IMO. Together Alone could use a little less compression but my expectation is that we'll get more. I think the main reason to remaster any album of that era is, analog-to-digital conversion is vastly better than it was 20-30 years ago. All other things being equal, they will sound better for that...
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Have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta - shades of Crowded House, or so i hope!

Mitchell Laney ·
Hello Frenz, long time follower, Frenz life member and occasional poster here. I'd love for you all to have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta. These are our first two recorded tracks, they're called "They Love You" and "Garden Varieties". The reason i post them here is because Crowded House and Neil Finn's music has been a huge influence on my own songwriting, from the way i present my music (artwork that evokes childhood but through the eyes of adulthood, thanks Nick ;) to lyrical matter...
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Re: Have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta - shades of Crowded House, or so i hope!

Hawk57 ·
Both of these tracks are absolutely brilliant! Garden Varieties in particular sounds like Neil writing sunshine pop What are the plans for Mode Atlanta's future?
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Re: Have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta - shades of Crowded House, or so i hope!

Steve Shealy ·
Missed this the first time around, thanks for reviving it, Hawk. Yes, a couple of very nice tracks. A little XTC-ish, too (in a good way). As I'm from the southern USA, curious as to "Atlanta" in your band name.
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Re: Have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta - shades of Crowded House, or so i hope!

Mitchell Laney ·
Thanks Hawk57 and Steve for having a listen, glad your digging it! Plans for the future, we're recording two more songs in April then bundling them with They Love You and Garden Varieties and releasing as an EP, we're also going to make a short youtube series in which we pair acoustic recordings of some newer songs with footage shot at our drummer's new place. As for the name, it was just one of those things i thought up when half asleep, you know when the synapses are firing different ways...
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Re: Have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta - shades of Crowded House, or so i hope!

Hawk57 ·
Good to hear there's more on the way! I thought I might have heard a touch of REM influence in Garden Varieties but I wasn't sure if it was just because of your name. Also I could understand the lyrics which isn't like REM at all
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Re: Have a listen to my band Mode Atlanta - shades of Crowded House, or so i hope!

Mitchell Laney ·
"up to buy Katie buys a kitchen-size but not me in", indeed!
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Split Enz (and Crowded House) Reviewed

AphoristicGraham ·
Hello, I'm a New Zealander, and have been a fan of the Finn brothers since my teens. As a hobby I've been working on a personal music review website, and I've just covered Split Enz: https://albumreviews.blog/reviews/split-enz/ I haven't seen many reviews of Split Enz's entire discography (although I haven't covered the live releases, Odds and Enz, or the Luton Tapes) in one place, so I thought that people might be interested. Let me know if I have any factual errors. I also covered Crowded...
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Crowded House Blog

Cityscape ·
Hi, Not posted here before, although been reading for years. I've joined up to share a blog I recently wrote about Crowded House, and Neil's writing in general. I was getting frustrated with telling people I like Crowded House and them breaking into 'everywhere you go, always take the weather with you!' But not knowing any of the other stuff. I don't mean that in a snobby, elitest way. There are plenty of bands who I only really like one song by, whilst the rest of their catalogue doesn't do...
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Re: Crowded House Blog

Paul H ·
Hi Mark, welcome. When I get a moment, I'll have a read.
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Re: Crowded House Blog

BRANDO BRANDT ·
Hey Mark, thanks for sharing your blog. It's an interesting perspective on CH. I've been a fan for 30 years and to me their music simply sounds like home. I had a listen to your 'Twisted Logic' demo and it felt more XTC than Crowded House (please take that as a compliment). Keep rocking!
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Cityscape ·
Thanks both Brando, I know what you mean with the XTC comment. I guess a line like 'visions of body parts floating in formaldehyde' (which is, of course, tongue in cheek) isn't quite Neil Finn! When I played it to a friend of mine, he said he heard it as a Tears For Fears type thing, with a big production. We'll have to wait and see how it turns out when I have the money to do some proper work on it. Love your comment about Crowded House sounding like home.
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Cameos

The Professor ·
Hi, does anyone know if any members of Crowded House or Split Enz made cameos on TV shows at any point? Just curious.
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BIGLOG2 ·
Well These are the ones I know.
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BIGLOG2 ·
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Finngirl ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHl5NJc82hE
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Finngirl ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hny2CHB4B8
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The Professor ·
Thanks!
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Spencer Goode ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcHBGn5YALA
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silent stream ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLCAFWHQidM
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Jaffaman ·
Tim Finn plays a teacher in the Back Of The Y Bullying Special , circa 2001 . He first appears at about six minutes in.
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The Professor ·
Awesome! Thanks.
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Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Dazz ·
While no one in their right mind would complain about the wealth of material on the second discs of these excellent deluxe editions, I'm left wondering they didn't put the Crowded House version of "She's Not There" on the Temple Of Low Men set. I'm guessing it was around that time that the track was recorded (when it was on "The Crossing" soundtrack album c.1989). It's quite a good version and a genuine rarity so was it overlooked or the powers-that-be (Messrs. Ansell and Finn) deemed it...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

lavar78 ·
I believe Jaffaman said Neil nixed it.
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Paul H ·
Indeed. Neil didn't feel it was worthy enough so it was pulled. I respect his call but I disagree with him entirely. A classic case of the artist undervaluing the quality of his own work. I love CH's version and regret it's omission.
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Dazz ·
Okay I respect their decision but can't help feeling that sometimes it's best not to leave these decisions to the artists themselves! Especially when their version was great regardless of Neil's opinion. This is also a problem with the McCartney remasters bonus tracks. Grateful what we have but there are a lot of holes in the discography not covered by these "definitive" re-issues. It appears that a certain amount of revisionism is at play here!
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

slowpogo ·
Dazz posted: what we have but there are a lot of holes in the discography not covered by these "definitive" re-issues. It appears that a certain amount of revisionism is at play here! I don't think Neil or anyone else ever promised these reissues would include EVERYthing they ever did. That was never the point. So I don't get where the "revisionism" accusation comes from. There were always going to be choices of which tracks made it and what didn't. The goal as Neil stated was, every track...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Dazz ·
slowpogo posted: Dazz posted: what we have but there are a lot of holes in the discography not covered by these "definitive" re-issues. It appears that a certain amount of revisionism is at play here! I don't think Neil or anyone else ever promised these reissues would include EVERYthing they ever did. That was never the point. So I don't get where the "revisionism" accusation comes from. There were always going to be choices of which tracks made it and what didn't. The goal as Neil stated...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

slowpogo ·
Dazz posted: So to ignore it, or anything that was previously issued, seems to be another way of saying it never happened and we only ever issued real good stuff that we liked. In some cases you can understand why a band would rather not acknowlege some excrement that they issued but there is nothing at wrong with CH's version of "She's Not There" other than a member doesn't believe it's as good as the original (or even Santana's 1977 version apparently, so abhorrent is the CH version).
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

sinner62 ·
"NOW is something is not good enough to release when apparently it was good enough back then". I don't think this is what anyone has said. There is a bonus disc for each album, containing mostly never before heard writing, demos, home recordings, alternate takes. The aim for these sets was NEVER to round up all the stray tracks that appeared on CD singles, soundtracks etc. I'm amazed at the stunning opportunity fans now have to trace the development of songs from composing demos and early...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Dazz ·
slowpogo posted: Dazz posted: So to ignore it, or anything that was previously issued, seems to be another way of saying it never happened and we only ever issued real good stuff that we liked. In some cases you can understand why a band would rather not acknowlege some excrement that they issued but there is nothing at wrong with CH's version of "She's Not There" other than a member doesn't believe it's as good as the original (or even Santana's 1977 version apparently, so abhorrent is the...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Dazz ·
How about the younger fans though who may or may not know of this or other tracks' existence? Good deluxe editions shouldn't be just aimed at the long time fan who has bought any and everything concerning the band. I've bought plenty of the CD singles over the years for the live tracks (some good, some not as good) and face it, demos can and often be boring so to fill a disc up of nothing but demos can test one's patience. Be honest, how often are you going to play the demos of tracks? Good...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Steve Shealy ·
sinner62 posted: Surely no one is suggesting to bump never heard demos to make room for a previously released cover? I personally find She's Not There a fairly pedestrian take on the song. Ok but adding nothing to the original. If I had my way I'd remove the Byrdhouse tracks too! and add more demos! This. Can't believe some are getting so worked up over a cover, that they already had, rather than Neil songs that we know exist and didn't get. Is it really hard to understand that maybe Neil...
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Re: Why no "She's Not There" on TOLM Deluxe Edition?

Paināporo ·
I love "She's Not There" and it's a bit annoying that it appears to be the only CH studio track not included in the deluxe editions. However, it's also the only cover song CH has ever recorded in the studio so I can see how that might have resulted in its exclusion. But man, I think it's a great recording and totally fits the ToLM vibe better than any other non-album track in the CH catalog. It's really not that hard of a song to track down. The Other Enz CD is on Amazon for $27.
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