Very well said Brando Brandt.
I am sorry that Mark isn't going to be involved. I was probably a late fan to Together Alone. I missed Crowded House first time around, have heard the joy of the live shows from those days but the 2007+ version of the band is the one I know.
A 3rd era of the band is very welcome to me. The thing that piqued my interest was Neil saying there would be several things happening next year; there have been rumours of a new Finn Brothers record floating around as well but as is often the way, things just come out of the blue which is nice.
I hope Neil has songs and ideas ready for a re-booted Crowded House that take the sound into new and curious places. Neil has taken plenty of risks and tried lots of things with his recent records (Pajama Club, Dizzy Heights, Out of Silence and Light Sleeper); I think he is as creative as he has ever been and look forward to what comes next.