Tagged With "Time on Earth"

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Time on Earth Vinyl release missing?

williamsdb ·
Hi Any idea why "Time on Earth" vinyl is missing from the the pre-order page? https://store.universalmusic.com/crowdedhouse/ It's not available as a stand alone nor is it in the bundle but it is available for pre-order on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2d1wR32 Is this a mistake or have Amazon jumped the gun?
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GeoffR ·
Manufacturing delays apparently. Issue with the master, perhaps?
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The Mystery of Peter Jones

The Pineapple Head ·
Does anyone know why in the 2007-2010 Crowded House Reunion, Peter Jones did not return when Finn, Seymor and Hart did? Did he choose to not return or was he not asked back?
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Opinion required: Deluxe Edition

The Pineapple Head ·
Are the seven Crowded House deluxe editions worth purchasing from their amazon uk prices for a massive Crowdie?
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Re: Opinion required: Deluxe Edition

The Pineapple Head ·
So Crowded House-Together Alone are about 14 pounds each. Afterglow is 10 pounds. Time on Earth is 16 pounds. Intriguer is 5 pounds.
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Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

The Pineapple Head ·
I've seen on the forum a few people expressing their dislike for the 21st Century iteration of Crowded House. And I can't understand that. I genuinely love both of their albums and really feel like they were taking strides forward. I love the life and energy that Matt Sherrod brings. I still hope for a third album with the Finn/Seymour/Hart/Sherrod line up. C'mon let's get some love for the now over a decade old "current" Crowded House.
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Freofan ·
As someone who discovered the band only in late 2017, I would be thrilled if they reunited again in any form. I have never seen them live. Seeing Neil live in September for the first time in NZ. If they reunite, no matter where the concert is, I'm buying a ticket immediately! PS I love Time on Earth. I have not explored Intriguer enough.
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Enzboy ·
Personally I would disagree with the above posts regarding the 2007+ era of Crowded House. I have seen Crowded House several times (1989 Concert of the Decade, 1991, 1993, 1996 Farewell To The World) & I followed everything they did, collected everything I possibly could & I would happily say that nothing will ever beat the 1986 - 1996 era of Crowded House. They were catchy pop songs from a band that were looking for stardom, trying to get somewhere starting from nothing. The 2007 -...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Enzboy ·
I also saw them in 2007 (Live On Earth) & 2010.
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

slowpogo ·
I love Time on Earth, and as an album I even like it more than their debut — the debut’s first 4 tracks are classic but I don’t need the rest. None of TOE reaches the band’s greatest heights, but it’s solid all the way through & there are some really great highlights: Nobody Wants To, Pour Le Monde, People are Like Suns. I enjoy all the other songs, including You’re the One to Make Me Cry. TOE is the last album of Neil’s I really loved. I enjoyed the Intriguer process, hearing early...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Jeremy Loder ·
I really like Time On Earth but Intriguer is just pleasant background music to me with no standout tracks like all the other albums. My only issue with Time On Earth is that Mark and Matt only appear on four tracks. I know that it started off as a Neil solo album with Nick guesting before Neil decided to reform the band. But I was disappointed that they didn't get Mark and Matt to add to or replace parts on all of the album. Instead their appearance feels token and an afterthought. I guess...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Thom Bullock ·
My gateway drug to CH was the 2006 Farewell to the World release - I’d heard of them before, but hadn’t listened to them in a decade or so, and FTTW came out around my 18th birthday. So Time on Earth and Intriguer are the two records I’ve experienced in “real time” so to speak. And I love those albums, because that whole era was great. In additional to ancillary personal memories, they make me think of the first streamed in studio gig, following all the other pre tour gigs in ‘07, the great...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Gathering Rain ·
Time on Earth is a great Crowded House album and a great album full stop. The artificial boundaries around what is and isn't a Crowded House album perplex me. 2/3 original members and 2/3 available members recorded those songs. Intriguer is kinda meh because I get the feeling that Neil is guessing at what "we" want and trying to force it in too many songs. In reality, what I want from CH pt 2 is Neil's songwriting genius presented through the prism of the personalities we know and love.
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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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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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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

stuartjb ·
I don’t think I do make your point . The whole of TOE has Neil and Nick on it . Only Mark is missing to an extent , because Matt hadn’t been appointed when the bulk TOE was made . Dont get your woodface argument to be honest . Not sure the spilt in terms of musicians , but there’s a few pre Tim tracks and a few post Tim tracks . The decision to make it CH OR Finn Bros would have been equally valid , as was the decision to make TOE Crowded House . To my understanding , only TOLM , Together...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

The Ligature ·
Interesting debate. For me it highlighted some of the history of the origins of Neil’s recorded work vs. the personnel we got to see touring it because that’s a part of what we’re talking about where Time On Earth is concerned. The musicians who toured that album were Crowded House, that makes it a chapter in the Crowded House career for me regardless of exactly who recorded what on the album, the percentage of Crowded House members on any given song or the number of songs they performed on.
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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: 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: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Cradle2Grave ·
Love that attitude, some things you have to see no matter the cost and effort. I had never seen CH live (hadn't really been old enough) until 2016, I flew to Sydney for the Opera House shows. There were countless reasons to go, but I was definitely pushed along by the possibility that CH may never play again. It was so incredibly worthwhile, one of the best times of my life. Of course, I hope they do return and you get to experience it. They still sounded so amazingly tight, it only added to...
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Most Underrated Crowded House Songs

The Pineapple Head ·
Been a few of these posts but none of them come from anywhere later than post Time On Earth. In your opinion which Crowded House songs do not get enough praise or recognition? For me it's: Anyone Can Tell, Pineapple Head, As Sure As I Am, Even A Child and Italian Plastic.
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Re: The Mystery of Peter Jones

Whysus ·
Hi Pineapple Head - this thread touches on that: https://www.frenzforum.com/top...ed-house-peter-jones Gryphon mentions in the thread that he didn't think the guys considered him when they got back together as they really wanted a new fresh face in the lineup. But at the same time, Peter did have a new career as a secondary school teacher by then also. Really sad that he passed away so young...
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Re: Opinion required: Deluxe Edition

Steve Shealy ·
Well, are you in the UK? Or is this the only way you can get them? What IS the UK price? Nevermind, forget all that. Totally worth it.
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Re: Opinion required: Deluxe Edition

Steve Shealy ·
Great bargain on Intriguer. Some terrific tracks on the bonus. All of them do, really, though the first three have mostly demo/live versions of the album tracks, as opposed to "new" songs (outtakes). If you are a massive Crowdie, you won't be disappointed. Some of the real audiophiles on the board say the remastering of the original albums appealed to them; I can't tell much difference, as I mostly listen in my somewhat noisy truck, but I have enjoyed the bonus discs immensely. If the price...
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Re: Opinion required: Deluxe Edition

Underthewheel ·
They are worth purchasing. Listening again right now, so many great songs across them all. Essential listening/owning!
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If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

The Pineapple Head ·
Let's pretend you could "forget" all of a Finn song and be able to listen to it for the first time again, which would you pick? So you have no idea of what to expect. I'd pick I Feel Possessed. I'd love to be able to hear the chorus again without knowing what will happen.
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Freofan ·
Kare Kare and Walking on the Spot. I can listen to both over and over.
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

brownie ·
I would choose Four Seasons in One Day. I literally fell off my chair the first time I heard that song, when it got to the bridge. The sound was so unexpectedly lovely that it knocked me off my desk chair onto the floor. *laughs* I would love to be able to experience that again.
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slowpogo ·
Maybe Distant Sun. It starts out pleasant but rather benign, the second verse takes it up a notch, and the bridge snaps things into focus. Then the final chorus is really resonant and poignant. Thinking back, that song was critical in really appreciating Crowded House, and Neil Finn as a great songwriter.
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Dorthonion ·
Great thread. Damn, does it have to be one? Oh well. I guess it would be "Four Seasons In One Day". Perfection in less than three minutes, and as Peter Paphides wrote: " Here’s another one. ‘Four Seasons In One Day’, when those ghostly harmonies converge upon Neil’s voice like vultures to a carcass. "
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

Sugar Mouse ·
wow ... way too many to list. I guess it would be that "from the Gods" bridge in "Fall At Your Feet". Thank you Mitchell Froom for suggesting Neil put those verses with that chorus and that bridge and out comes what would be a once in a lifetime song for most songwriters.
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

Kiwi ·
Excellent topic! I’ll have to give this some thought. Off the top of my head, maybe “Mean To Me”... ”She Will Have Her Way”...
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

c.houser ·
In my command. Nails in my feet. In '93 I'd just found TA in a record store on a visit we took to see family, and my Mom and I listened to the tape twice on the way home. Of course it just washed over me at the time. But that's the point!
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

ginacandle ·
Hmmm...easy one....Into Temptation.
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

Nomis ·
I'd pick something more left field, maybe a track off the Finn album. Perhaps 'Eyes of the World', I love the lyric. That line about Englebert Humperdink always makes me smile, and is apt for the theme of this thread (except Neil and Tim instead of Englebert!)
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

completedv ·
This is my first post! How exciting... I didn't even have to think about it. "Message Boy" from the Luton Tapes. In fact, every time I hear it still sounds like the first time. Wow.
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

Whysus ·
Great call! Luton was my most anticipated album ever! I read about the tapes in Mike Chunn’s Stranger Than Fiction book in 93 and had to wait about 15 years to finally hear them - So much expectation, so much hope and it exceeded it incredibly! The song I would choose though is “Semi-Detached”. I heard it for the first time when it was put on the “Spellbound” Best of. It just blew me away... How could an Enz song THAT good fly under the radar for so long...
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

Cradle2Grave ·
I suppose this question refers to songs which really struck you on the first listen, kind of the opposite of a 'grower'. It's pretty rare for me to love a song the first time around, but here are three: Wherever You Are - Has Neil's voice ever sounded better? She Goes On - Nearly melted when I first heard the chorus Sacred Cow - Groovy but moody atmosphere, immediate earworm
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

Trawizz ·
Agree on I Feel Possessed. That was my favourite song by CH for a decade. Well, it is still among my favourites.
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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

mikelm ·
Likewise w/ I Feel Possessed. TOLM was one of the first CDs I bought in 1988. Blown away when first heard this song and great lead in to rest of album. Remains my favorite CH album and in my all time top 10. In a more perfect world CH would’ve reunited in 2018 for 30th anniversary TOLM tour (which would’ve much preferred to FM tour)...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Havelin ·
You are not the only one! Of course we all miss Paulo, but this different incarnation of the band is still my favorite band! I live in hope that they reunite and make another album sometime soon. In 2007–2008, I saw them a bunch of times and another bunch in 2010. With the announcement that they are to play the Sydney Opera House show in Australia on tv pretty soon, I am still kicking myself that I didn’t go to Australia... I think it was November 2015? 2016? I’m sure that was an amazing...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Freofan ·
I know the feeling. In 2007, they performed 20 minutes from me, but I didn't know them then. They also performed multiple times in a major city a few hours away multiple times both tours. Kills me to think of it now!
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

renzo ·
I just revisited the last 2 CD's. Firstly, I find that TOE is much better than Intriguer. It seems more raw and real....as if it was more hastily created and recorded which to me makes the songs sound better. The only hiccup for me on TOE is She Called Up (the song that seemed to try too hard to be Crowded Houseish) They should have replaced that with Lost Island and it would have been a classic. Intriguer seems too polished and worked on for too long (tried the songs out on the road for too...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Freofan ·
I love Don't Stop Now and Nobody Wants To, among others on that album. I'm looking forward to seeing Neil perform live in September, even if part of FM.
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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?

slowpogo ·
So tired of this, but I’ll repeat my counter-argument for the 30th time. The entire thing features two of the original three members, and more importantly, it SOUNDS like Crowded House through and through regardless of the branding. Would anyone claim Nobody Wants To *doesn’t* sound like classic CH, with “only” Neil and Nick? This is why Neil went that direction, because to paraphrase a quote from him at the time, “everyone was thinking it, that it sounded and felt like Crowded House.” Call...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Jeremy Loder ·
So you don't consider Mark Hart a proper CH member or a key ingredient of the CH sound from at least 93 onward? Yes with Neil and Nick TOE has two original members and I never disputed that. But as Mark rejoined the reunited band I was disappointed as a fan that he didn't get to play on the whole album or at least more than four tagged on tracks. I think he deserved better and the fans did too. The funny thing is tho that paradoxically TOE sounds like more of a band album than Intriguer. The...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

slowpogo ·
If the original intention had been to reform the band, Mark would have and should have been there from day one, certainly. But it worked out in a more complicated way than that. It happened how it happened and I’m sure nobody had anything against Mark. And don’t forget, the recording is only part of the TOE story, they toured extensively on that album with Mark and Matt In the band, so all things considered Mark was a major player in that part of the band’s career — not to mention literally...
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