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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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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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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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Secret God (Stew) ·
Time on Earth , to me, isn't a Crowded House album. Don't get me wrong, I have Crowded House listed as the 'artist' in the album's FLAC files. But if something was not envisioned, written or recorded as a Crowded House album then I can't truly consider it as such. Here are some examples of what I consider more (or as equal to) Crowded House than what the Time on Earth album was (which, by all intensive purposes, was a Neil Finn solo album that happened to feature Nick Seymour as its studio...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

stuartjb ·
I don’t get these comparisons at all I’m afraid . A prime case in point is comparing time on earth to Deadstar - that makes no sense to me . As much as I think all the members of Crowded House are of paramount importance , one person that Crowded House can’t exist is Neil !
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Jaffaman ·
As for “Time On Earth”, I sat in on some of the of the sessions in early and mid 2006 and asked Neil whether it was a solo or band project. He and the others all said they really didn’t know at that point. All that mattered was getting the music down.
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Paul H ·
I find this remarkable. Neil and Nick are working together in a studio and they're musing on whether or not this is a CH project without poor old Mark being anywhere in sight. Perhaps you'd say I was talking out of turn, Jeremy, but it seems from here that Neil really does have very little respect for Mark's place in CH. It seems self-evident given that Neil is happy to consider ALL the tracks on Time on Earth to be band tracks even though only two members of the band are on most of them.
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Paul H ·
Understood, Jeremy. But this news does leave me rather baffled. If it wasn't definitely thought of as a Neil solo album what on earth else might it have been considered as? Surely Neil went into the studio with a set of songs to make his next album... As I say, If not, what else?? Don't tell me Nick was the original second member of Pajama Club!
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Secret God (Stew) ·
@Paul H , the 2005-2006 sessions were the first main project Neil worked on following Paul Hester's death, and I think having Nick back playing bass was mainly about the two reacquainting themselves with one another. Unlike @Jaffaman I obviously wasn't present in the recording sessions or anything like that, but I do remember a TV interview from 2006, featuring both Neil and Nick, where they talked about how good it felt to be working together again. When pressed about what the batch of...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Steve Shealy ·
Since Crowded House had officially been broken up, and a "Farewell to the World" concert played, along with Afterglow to clean up loose ends, it is not too surprising that Neil and Nick were considering a new band together (although this is the first time I've heard that). May have been the label's preference, or maybe nostalgia on Neil's part to revive the CH moniker. No matter what, the label says Crowded House, so who are we to say otherwise?
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

stuartjb ·
Completley agree
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Secret God (Stew) ·
I think you raise a fair point @Paul H . I completely understand Neil and Nick not inviting Mark to take part in the sessions, as at the time the album was not planned to be released under the Crowded House moniker. I wonder what the story was with Peter Jones not being involved in the reunion though. Once Mark was back in the fold, and Crowded House had officially reformed, I saw no reason why Peter wouldn't have been the default and most logical choice. He was the band's drummer from 1994...
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Re: Am I the only one who loves 2007-2010 Crowded House?

Paul H ·
It's an excellent question, isn't it? Neil really did put himself in a spot when he decided that he did want to be back in a band and that that band could only really be Crowded House. The cleanest solution to me, would have been to release Time on Earth as a solo album and tour it as such, even if only briefly. I know that tours can be important for selling albums but at that stage of his career Neil was pretty much preaching to the converted only; that is, he was only selling albums to his...
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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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Re: If you could pick one Finn song to hear again for the first time, which would you chose?

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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