Tagged With "Time on Earth"

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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Jaffaman ·
The tapes of the original albums were provided by Abbey Road, where they were transferred to high res masters. They were then given to Universal. They decided in the end to boost the levels of the early albums for the CDs as they were so much lower than anything else released in the last twenty years. Don Bartley then ran it all through his gear to give it more body. Neil might have been involved with that too - I'm not sure. The vinyl was mastered from the same hi res masters but without...
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Paul H ·
That's a bit sneaky. The press blurb said that the albums were mastered from the original tapes. Strictly speaking, that's true, but in the strict sense, that's true of most modern albums. The fact that they made a point of it suggested that the vinyl had been mastered directly from the tapes. Am I right in presuming that the "processing done for the CDs" includes the level boosts? That being the case, the vinyl would be the way to go for anyone wanting a warmer mastering without the loss of...
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

stuartjb ·
Working my way through the bonus disc right now. Track 8, the band demo of fingers of love sounds very reminiscent of stuff from Time On Earth! I think it's the sparse production heavy on electric piano that does it.. a bit like Transit lounge for example.
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Re: November 16th- Crowded House Live Stream

BRANDO BRANDT ·
YESSSS!!! This is amazing and yet another reason why they are ABSOLUTELY (and without a doubt) the BEST band on earth!
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Re: November 16th- Crowded House Live Stream

slowpogo ·
I enjoyed it a lot, and they sounded quite good. But I have to be that guy who brings things down to earth a little, and say I can't at all agree they've "never sounded better." They were very tight and any mistakes I chalk up to rustiness with the songs...this was billed as a rehearsal, anyhow. But I often don't like the way Neil sings these days. He doesn't do the full-throated singing he used to, it sounds like he's trying to conserve energy or something, but it ends up sounding a bit...
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Re: The final encore

enigma ·
(lots of thank yous, including little dig at local residents) Better be home soon ... Mega sing along. Including I feel the earth move ("We will meet again") (Fireworks over Opera house... Bad luck neighbours!) The end
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Re: The final encore

slowpogo ·
Agreed! I seem to like Time On Earth more than many, but I think it has a lot of great songs, including Walked Her Way Down.
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Re: Time On Earth and Intriguer Outtakes Playlist / Album

Woody McWoodface ·
I created the playlist on YouTube as well. All of the tracks are on the Crowded House YouTube channel: - https://www.youtube.com/playli...uToXCZMAMSve78PW0SCT There are several other deluxe edition tracks that I didn't include. If I did the playlist would go over 50 minutes and I'm not a massive fan of long albums unless it's a best of. Plus I felt they were similar in style to some of the songs that made it onto Time On Earth and Intriguer anyway. Some of the guitar playing on the more...
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Re: Time On Earth and Intriguer Outtakes Playlist / Album

Steve Shealy ·
Woody, Thanks for the work, I love playing around with playlists as well. If you want to edit Nonsense of Course and separate it from Dizzy Heights (though this is a CH version, not the Neil solo version), you should download a free program called Audacity. It lets you play a song and record it into a new file, then you can simply hit stop at the end of Nonsense and save it to a music file. It's super easy, if I can do it anyone can. I will add I could never get it to work on my laptop, only...
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Re: Crowded house 3.0 debuts on aussie / nz tv

Cityscape ·
Another great version. This version of Crowded House seem so tight and solid as a unit. FWIW, I really like Time On Earth and Intriguer and thought Mark Hart brought such a richness to the band's sound - he's a fantastic musician and will be missed - but that era of the band feels more head than heart to me, and I think this time round is coming more from the heart. Make of that what you will.
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Re: Complete Singles Collection?

UK Neil ·
A tricky one . I started collecting the singles and had a list ( from somewhere) to check off from.I got them all save Better Be Home Soon which at that time was priced at £20.. far too much so I didn't bother. Most of the "singles" as you know were "doubles" with alternative "B" sides of live tracks and of course we have the special World Where You Live single which after 8 years or so shatters to small pieces without warning and Locked Out which becomes covered in some sort of plastic...
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Re: New SOLO Album

BRANDO BRANDT ·
I share the love for Intriguer (except for ‘Even If’ which I still don’t understand why on earth they would choose to write/record and release on an album...) and really wish Neil’s next move would see him going back home to CH. Personally what I crave the most is new music from Crowded House. A 3rd Finn Brothers record is a close second. A 4th solo album is third in my ranking ( I really would like to see him do more with Victoria Kelly - I feel like they’re on the verge of hitting the...
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Re: A warm up show?

slowpogo ·
I don’t know but I hope they do. A webcast preferably like they did to introduce the Time on Earth lineup.
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Re: Time on Earth Vinyl release missing?

GeoffR ·
Manufacturing delays apparently. Issue with the master, perhaps?
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

Jaffaman ·
My pleasure. I've kept it all bottled up for so long. It was originally supposed to be a US Capitol Records box set of unreleased, rare, and live tracks in time for the band's 20th anniversary in 2006. For various reasons we kept missing deadlines. Then Parlophone in the UK released Farewell To The World , the band reformed, EMI and Capitol started disintegrating, etc.. Every year I was told the project would be picked up later in the year until, last year, it started coming true! The idea...
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

Patjoller ·
And so far (this may change when hearing all the tracks) this the most brilliant release of them all. The bonus tracks here looks promising. Can I ask you why most unwanted wasn't included ?
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

Jaffaman ·
Universal bought EMI but Parlophone was bought by Warner Music. And licensing varies from country to country. That's partly why the "Time On Earth" vinyl is coming out a bit late. There are more companies in the mix than Universal.
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

stuartjb ·
Thanks for the info - much appreciated
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Re: UK and EU orders for new box set

stuartjb ·
Also wondering , will the "boxed set " option be available on Amazon, as that's supposed to save money - if you're buying everything. Bit of a bummer, that Time On Earth isn't included in that Bundle though - serious frustration for the completist !
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

David Goldsmith ·
This is going to be the biggest challenge for me...how to organise all the new bonus tracks in my iTunes collection. Neil Finn has got to be one of the most difficult artists in this regard. I've lost count of the number of revisions I've made. I agree that "Afterglow" should be left intact. I've tried splitting it up before, but always come back to it as a bone fide studio album in its own right. I think what I will do is make a separate collection of the first five bonus discs...keeping...
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

Paul H ·
Didn't know that. Thanks for the info, David. Presumably, that 2006 album was put on hold after Hessie passed but morphed into Time on Earth eventually. Odd that Peter should put it on the Intriguer Outtakes CDR.
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Re: Original album remastering details

Paul H ·
If this is true, I'll be more than happy. I doubt Time on Earth and Intriguer will be re-digitised because I suspect that they were recorded (or at least mixed) digitally to begin with but everything prior to the split would be fair game. If this is true, I'll be very surprised but also elated. I'm not getting my hopes up, though, because the iTunes samples of the bonus material sound significantly louder than the original CDs, and I'd be surprised if they mastered two discs in any given...
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

koala_sprint ·
I can't see any mention of this, but the song "Time on Earth" seems to be missing. I have a good recording of this track and it sounds great. Seems a shame to have left it off, especially considering the title was used as the album title, and we're getting the Intriguer song on the Intriguer bonus disc. Surely there must be time to add that on as a hidden track to the bonus disc of Time on Earth???? :-)
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

Jaffaman ·
I love it too but the recording from the "One All" era was too far removed from the Crowded House years. "Purple Light" is a 2006 reworking of the song and is on the reissue.
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

Paul H ·
But Time on Earth was also issued on Parlophone... So, presumably, Universal have had to license that album from Warners (or have bought it). Taking this one step further, I presume this means that Neil's solo and the Finn Bros catalogues are now on Warner's too. Hmm. I can see why this would get tricky.
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Re: UK and EU orders for new box set

Sad Claude ·
Amazon UK now down to £14.99 for all but Time On Earth (which is at £18.95) - time to buy I reckon - if they drop the price further they'll pass that on to you, but they can't make you pay more even if the price rises again.
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Re: UK and EU orders for new box set

Paul H ·
I've received an email from Amazon advising that the deluxe CD of Time on Earth has been put back to Nov 11 by Universal. Wonder why.
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Re: UK and EU orders for new box set

Guy. ·
According to my retailer Time on Earth is released by a different record company...! remember the vinyl TOE is delayed too.... and the price for that title is higher than the others
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

allthingsfinn ·
Good job on the reissues Jeremy. I just ordered Time on Earth and Intriguer from jbhfi nz and they list the label for Time on Earth as Rhythm Method. How come it is not Universal like the rest.
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

Jaffaman ·
"Time On Earth" isn't owned by Universal, but by Kobalt. So it's distributed by different companies in different territories.
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

allthingsfinn ·
I thought that was the case but was just checking in case i ended up with a poor bootleg in a regular cd case. The hard work put into track selection and packaging is what makes these reissues so special.
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Re: 2016 Album Reissues: What's Missing?

allthingsfinn ·
Recieved Time On Earth & Intriguer Deluxe today, my collection is complete. One thing and it's not a complaint but ToE & Intriguer Booklets don't have as much to read as The other 5. Thank You Jeremy for your dedication to the cause. Next up live albums with the album tracklists made up from the best performances of each era.
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Re: 30th ARIA Awards- Nick Art.

Above the Kitchen ·
Sweet! thanks for sharing, Gryph. I really enjoyed an interview back in 2007 where Nick described the themes of the Time On Earth cover. Neil was taken aback by the "deepness" of meaning. I would love to hear his musings on this cover as well as the rest of the discography. His art is not overlooked in our home.
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Re: 30th ARIA Awards- Nick Art.

enigma ·
It's a slight variation on the "help is coming" charity single cover, so not seeing too much hidden meaning myself.
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Re: Lightsleeper Fan Reviews

slowpogo ·
On first listen, I'm pretty cool toward Lightsleeper. The thing I like most is how it sounds, in terms of the actual sonics. I don't like the sound of a lot of the stuff that's come out of Neil's studio (Pajama Club, Out of Silence, The Sun Came Out)...something kind of dry and flat about them, but this album sounds fantastic. Yes, a real headphones album. Tchad Blake does a wonderful job mixing these intricate arrangements and all their little blips and bloops, it has a real living,...
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Re: Lightsleeper Fan Reviews

IainK ·
Honestly, I don't think Lightsleeper and Out of Silence are far above what else there is. Oos is a pleasant, one note album that is nice enough for a bit of background music but Lightsleeper, like PJC, is just plain unlistenable. There are just far more bands who I find far more interesting, exciting and, well, just less twee than Neil and his family these days. Together Alone will probably always remain my favourite album and Neil will always be a bit of a hero to me but eventually it's...
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Re: Lightsleeper Fan Reviews

Perfectchord ·
This echoes my sentiments. It's not even a bother to me either, because what an extensive incredible output there already is for me to enjoy and love and get lost in. I'm glad Neil is happy, I'm glad people are still loving his creations. I'm incredibly grateful for all the songs he's produced that I do love, that were and continue to be a vital part of my life. I travelled to Sydney in 2016 to see the Sydney Opera House gig and it was seriously a spiritual event. I haven't engaged in Neil's...
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Re: Lightsleeper Fan Reviews

Possessed7 ·
I agree with a lot of the comments here that have been better thought out than my own. I feared a Neil/Liam collaboration as I thought it would be a bit too experimental and pointless. If I'm honest, I probably feared another Pajama Club, which is by some margin my last favourite album that Neil has been a key contributor too. Strangely I think this does have a PC vibe on places (and also Sun Came Out), but in the main, I'm really enjoying it. What surprised me is that most of my favourite...
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Re: Lightsleeper Fan Reviews

tensionwheels26 ·
So far I'm really loving Lightsleeper! It's particularly nice because there are certain moments where you can really hear Liam's influence on the writing and production. I've seen some people comment on the sonics of the record, and I really couldn't agree more on that. I think it's one of the best Finn releases, sonically speaking, in a long time. Everyone Is Here is kind of a sonic triumph in my mind, and this honestly isn't far off from that. Obviously not at all the same kind of record,...
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Re: Lightsleeper Fan Reviews

Paināporo ·
There is a belief among fans that the goals of their favorite artists should align with the fans goals for that audience. When fan goals and artist goals are not in unison, divisions in the fandom appear. Sometimes when Neil puts out an album, be it Crowded House, Finn Brothers or solo, it's clear that his goal is to take on the world. Get singles on radio and in TV shows, tour every corner of the globe, and produce pop songs that will achieve that goal. Of course, that's the Neil Finn that...
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Re: Lightsleeper Fan Reviews

Sugar Mouse ·
Good post. So interesting that our expectations and our favorite musicians' expectations may not always be in line. For example, I'm a huge fan of Colin Hay, another great musician who rose to fame in the 80's. Colin used to write great pop songs in his sleep but now he's mostly focusing on melancholic, slow acoustic songs. Some fans love the new stuff and some yearn for the Men At Work type songs. I've realized that great artists need to follow their muse irrespective of what the fans want.
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Re: Rank The Neil Finn Studio Albums (post-Enz) (solo, duo, or group)

Gathering Rain ·
Together Alone Try whistling this Woodface Time on Earth Finn Everyone is here Dizzy Heights Intriguer Temple of Low Men Out of Silence Afterglow One Nil Crowded House The Sun Came Out Rain Pajama Club Lightsleeper
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Re: Rank The Neil Finn Studio Albums (post-Enz) (solo, duo, or group)

Cradle2Grave ·
1. Together Alone 2. Afterglow 3. Woodface 4. Finn T5. Time On Earth T5. Temple of Low Men 7. Dizzy Heights T8. Intriguer T8. Crowded House 10. Out of Silence 11. Everyone Is Here T12. Try Whistling This T12. One Nil 14. Lightsleeper Pretty CH-heavy at the top, but that's just how it is for me. Something about the band brings out the best in Neil. Dizzy Heights has climbed considerably since I last did one of these lists. It has really grown on me, much like Time On Earth did. It always...
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Re: Rank The Neil Finn Studio Albums (post-Enz) (solo, duo, or group)

Sugar Mouse ·
Thought it would be fun to update my rankings and here's what I got. The rankings seem to change on a daily basis. Woodface (the songwriting still astounds me) Together Alone (Neil's "rock" album tops my list on some days) Out of Silence (this album moves me emotionally like no other Neil album) Everyone Is Here (my favorite Neil Finn driving album) Time On Earth (the Neil album that moved me the most prior to Silence) One Nil/All (great songs; I like these songs better live than studio)...
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Re: Rank The Neil Finn Studio Albums (post-Enz) (solo, duo, or group)

Gathering Rain ·
Sorry to double post my list. Just felt like embellishing it with some reasoning. Together Alone (my favourite album of all time. Never has an album by any artist ever felt so cohesive, not just in terms of sound but by every song being infused with a sense of 'place'. Through this album I visited Kare Kare long before I ever physically arrived there). Try whistling this (To me this is the logical extension of Together Alone into a solo effort. It has darkness and light, moments of wonder...
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Re: Rank The Neil Finn Studio Albums (post-Enz) (solo, duo, or group)

Paināporo ·
15. Afterglow - Better at filling in the gaps of CH history than being a cohesive album. 14. One Nil - Questionable production choices and "Rest of the Day Off" as the lead single - really? 13. Pajama Club - There's a lot of fun to be had here, but not a full album's worth. 12. Finn - See above. 11. Lightsleeper - Probably the best of the largely collaborative experimental albums. 10. Dizzy Heights - Like One Nil it has some questionable production choices. Ultimately, though the good...
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Re: Rank The Neil Finn Studio Albums (post-Enz) (solo, duo, or group)

Cradle2Grave ·
On a related note, which has your favourite cover art? I can't go past Time on Earth. Every time I look at it, I think of 1. Paul Hester and 2. What a talented artist Nick Seymour is. I daresay it captured the emotions of the band at the time- a sombre sense of loss and a feeling that creativity would be the best way to heal.
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Re: Rank The Neil Finn Studio Albums (post-Enz) (solo, duo, or group)

c.houser ·
The backdrop of that tour had a slightly different version of the art which particularly spoke to me. Nick is an amazingly talented person.
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Re: Rank The Neil Finn Studio Albums (post-Enz) (solo, duo, or group)

slowpogo ·
15. Intriguer 14. Lightsleeper ^^The only albums that I don't feel I'll be listening to any time soon and wouldn't put any tracks into a Finn mix. 13. Pajama Club A few tracks like Tell Me What You Want and Go Kart rub me the wrong way, but there are some very good ones. TNT for Two is one of Neil's best vocal melodies in the latter part of his career. I don't like the quality of sound...dry and scratchy, like a lot of stuff from Neil's studio. 12. Dizzy Heights I like about half the album...
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Re: Rank The Neil Finn Studio Albums (post-Enz) (solo, duo, or group)

Cradle2Grave ·
That's why I love forums like this, you get to hear all kinds of tastes and perspectives. I don't think BBHS is a bad song, but I would still put it in the bottom quarter of all tracks by CH. The verses feel painfully short and somewhat uninspired, thrown in as interludes between a singalong chorus. BBHS feels as close to generic, commercially-friendly pop as Neil has ever been and there's a few things that come with the territory. The song shows its hand on the first listen- a nice first...
 
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