Tagged With "Crowded House Gold Record Cheers"

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Mark Hart - Gold Disc for sale

JamieB... ·
Hi all Mark is selling his Recurring Dream gold disc for a charitable cause. If you are interested, you can bid here : Look at this on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252405777217 Crowded House Gold Record Cheers J
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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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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?

Dorthonion ·
If you're serious ... Neil's Management
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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?

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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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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Rare Tim Finn Award up for auction

kazzajohnson ·
Tim Finn's personal Award that was issued to each band member by EMI Music Australia in August 1991. Received for obtaining Gold Status with the album 'Woodface' (for selling in excess of 55,000 units of the album).Dimensions: 80 X 60cm. This is signed by Tim. Tim has kindly donated this for our upcoming auction to support our dear friend who is battling with Motor Neuron Disease. Follow this link to view and bid: www.32auctions.com/springflingforhope and enter #031 Crowded House - Tim...
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Re: Nick Seymour on stage in Dublin

The Ligature ·
Nick received a nice acknowledgement from Neil last night during the Fleetwood Mac show in Dublin. He was at the show and Neil thanked him for helping him record “Don’t Dream It’s Over” before he performed it to it’s largest ever audience in Ireland.
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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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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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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...

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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Re: September 1986 - September 2016...

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 ·
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 reason. But I share your worry that all other things will likely not be equal..
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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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Woodface: 30th Anniversary Box Set

Secret God (Stew) ·
How would you like to see Crowded House perform a Woodface 30th Anniversary tour in 2021 to promote a Woodface box set? For anyone interested, I wrote up the full details of my concept here , and even created some basic concept cover art for the box.
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The Pineapple Head ·
This looks great. I was skeptical at first but I think it would work. However some may feel short changed buying another Woodface after the Deluxe Edition.
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Re: Woodface: 30th Anniversary Box Set

silent stream ·
Woodface is THIRTY years old? thanks for making me feel ancient. hess wouldve turned 60 a few weeks ago. boys were in their 20s and 30s when they were at their peak. come to think of it, so were we all great times.
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Re: Woodface: 30th Anniversary Box Set

Secret God (Stew) ·
A fair point about buying another version of Woodface so soon after the reissue. But in this day and age of boxed sets being released for classic albums I think it's more than justified. It also would be half a decade later. Personally I would have liked these deluxe versions to be staggered for release at the 30th anniversary of each album. It would have created more of a sense of event for each one. And by 2021 a Woodface boxed set would have been a much easier sell. Having said that I'm...
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Re: Woodface: 30th Anniversary Box Set

Chris Camfield ·
Anniversary tour yes, boxed set no.
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Thom Bullock ·
The choices of who to work with in the studio are much different than who to work with live. Ligature’s point about Neil “presenting” a record live with usually scant relationship to the people who record it is spot on and not unique to Neil. McCartney’s band hardly plays on his albums, Noel Gallagher’s band doesn’t play on his either (even though Jeremy Stacey stopped touring with Noel, he still does his studio drumming), similarly with Bob Seger and countless others. The pattern always...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Paul H ·
I agree its a good record, although I do think it's too long. Of course, we'd all remove different songs (and many, I suspect, would remove none). I also think CH had the makings of a great record in Intriguer but, for my money, made all the wrong decisions: picked the wrong versions of Saturday Sun and Isolation, and then included weaker tracks at the expense of some of the best songs from the sessions (The Intriguer, Turn it Around and Eyes Grow Heavy). Again, I could easily compile a...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

renzo ·
I would definitely remove She Called Up from TOE....cheapens the record....and then the video came out, and harmed the record even more. I do think it was Neil's way of purposely recording a Crowded House sounding song. I would like to know if it was the last one to include. One last time: replace it with Lost Island or the other B side song, and it would complete the album. Also, have People Are Like Suns piano solo version, and TOE could have been close to a classic Crowded House album.
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Re: Lost Fifth Album

Lance LaSalle ·
I totally agree. My "Crowded House 96 " is my favorite Crowded House record after Together Alone.
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Paināporo ·
Actually, I don't think Paul played any drums on the Together Alone title track. All session players! This is always going to be a gray area that can be endlessly debated. I accept that Neil and Nick started recording Time On Earth together with sessions players and at some point decided that what they were creating sounded more to them like a Crowded House record than a Neil Finn solo album. But Paul H's comment that it is intention that matters and not who is on the record means that the...
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Re: Setlist and/or Rehearsal Songs

Romer ·
Update of songs having been in the playlists: The Chain Gypsy Little Lies Second Hand News Gold Dust Woman Don't Stop Dreams Say You Love Me Black Magic Woman Everywhere I Got You [Split Enz] Rhiannon Tell Me All the Things You Do Storms World Turning Hypnotized Oh Well Don't Dream It's Over [Crowded House] Landslide Isn't It Midnight Monday Morning You Make Loving Fun Go Your Own Way Free Fallin' [Tom Petty] All Over Again
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Paul H ·
I can't really think of TOE as a CH album because, well, it isn't. All bar four songs were recorded by Neil as a solo album, which was only badged as a CH record when he decided - post recording but pre-release - to reform the band. His choices were either to release the album but abandon it promo-wise, or call it a CH album and persuade the band to tour it. But a CH album it ain't.
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Paul H ·
Interesting point. I think Neil went into TOE with a view to making a solo record which, in his later opinion, just happened to sound a bit like CH. However, when it came to actually being in CH and writing for them, I think he automatically rebelled against what he thought listeners expected of them. It sort of contradicts his assertion that he broke up the band in 1996 because his new batch of songs "didn't sound like CH songs". A very complex place, the mind...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Secret God (Stew) ·
For the record I was making a tongue-in-cheek point, while simultaneously pushing the absolute boundaries of my argument, by including Deadstar in the conversation. Can I addd Sheryl Crow's Everyday Is a Winding Road single in my list. Neil featured on the song's drowned-out backing vocals, and she once met Eddie Rayner and Craig Hooper at separate parties in the mid '90s. So that's practically Crowded House too, right?
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Paul H ·
For me, the differences are that those examples quoted were for solo albums. Who he works with is vs who he tours with is of limited interest. However, if I'm buying a record by Crowded House, I expect Crowded House to have recorded that record. I'm not bothered by the odd instance of "outside help" and I don't expect the band to have played on every song. Never said I was. The issue isn't one of "how many band members played on each song". It's about the intent. As I noted above, Beautiful...
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Re: Setlist and/or Rehearsal Songs

Romer ·
Hopefully I didn't miss out on any -- final list: The Chain Gypsy Little Lies Second Hand News Gold Dust Woman Don't Stop Dreams Say You Love Me Black Magic Woman Everywhere I Got You [Split Enz] Rhiannon Tell Me All the Things You Do Storms World Turning Hypnotized Oh Well Don't Dream It's Over [Crowded House] Landslide Isn't It Midnight Monday Morning You Make Loving Fun Go Your Own Way Free Fallin' [Tom Petty] All Over Again Johnny B Goode [Chuck Berry] Hold Me Man of the World Blue Letter
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Kittybear ·
It's Crowded House because it was issued by the band and the record company as Crowded House. It doesn't have to sound like CH or include all the members anymore than Yesterday or Eleanor Rigby has to sound like or include all the Beatles. It's the fact that it was originally issued as CH and subsequently promoted by the whole band world wide that makes it theirs. They issued it, they own.
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Paul H ·
Personally, I don't feel that "sounds like" and "features x number of members" are good enough reasons. "Yesterday" featured only one Beatle and didn't sound ANYTHING like a Beatles song up to that point. And yet it IS a Beatles song because it was recorded by a member of that band with the intention of being issued as one of their songs. (Compared to, say, Beautiful Night which featured twice as many Beatles but was recorded by them in their capacity as solo artists and was never intended...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Paul H ·
Okay. Let's back track. I clearly recall Neil saying in an interview at the time of the release of Try Whistling This that his record company - Parlophone - had asked him to keep using the CH name even though he'd split the band. Neil acknowledged that this would be the most commercially sound thing to do but - in acknowledgement of the contribution of the other band members and the special rapport the band had with its audience - he didn't feel he could do that. He was clearly acknowledging...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

The Pineapple Head ·
Paul H posted: Fair enough. Maybe a bit off topic but am I the only one who feels that Crowded House could have gone on in 1996 with Mark or someone else as the lead singer, a la Genesis? Probably.
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Secret God (Stew) ·
It does makes more sense for the "band" to have been tossing up between calling themselves 'Neil Finn and the...' versus a 'Band Name' (as opposed to a legitimate 'Neil Finn' solo record.) I feel like we would have known about this for years otherwise. I can't remember who started this recent 'band vs solo' discussion, but it was definitely someone who worked with them during the early days. When he was quoted as saying the first album was originally going to be a solo record, perhaps what...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

stuartjb ·
By that addage , Now We're getting Somewhere , Weather With You , and There Goes God aren't Crowded House songs. There are others too . Time On Earth features 2 of the origional 3 band members on every song , which is more than can be said for other albums in their catalogue. TOE had a confused begining in terms of identity, but so did the debut album and woodface by all accounts. In response to the intitial poster on this thread - Rest assured there are thousands who love Crowded House now...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Paul H ·
And I'd agree. But you actually make my point: nobody thinks of Woodface as being a Finn Bros album because it contains a handful of their songs, and yet you're apparently quite happy to think of Time on Earth as a CH album when it only contains four songs recorded by the band. Woodface is a CH album because the vast majority of it was recorded by them with the intent of making their own album. How would you feel about the ownership of Woodface if - after CH had finished making it - Neil and...
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