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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song From The Bonus/Rarities Material

harrytrousers ·
"Two Minutes of Silence" is great. I didn't think I would find my favourite on the end of Intriguer's bonus disc.
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Re: Re-Mastered????

slowpogo ·
Not just your ears, all the albums were remastered. I think they did a good job; there is more compression on the earlier albums, but it's not too aggressive. But yeah, my overall impression is they are a little clearer and more refined as you say, a tighter low end and more immediate-sounding, but sacrificing a bit of dynamics. A fair trade off I guess.
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Re: Re-Mastered????

Dazz ·
I found the bass on Instrinct always a dominating factor in the track, even if it was only on the left channel! Given that today's systems have sub-woofers and eve portable devices have a heavy emphasis on the bottom end, I guess it was inevitable that the bass would be sound even prominent on the new master
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Dazz ·
Didn't expect the huge round of applause errupting at the end of the Together Alone title track. It's certainly not on my original 1993 CD version. Was it there on any other editons or just a nice surprise on the new remastered editon? (Not on this album but another variation is the non-fade to "Can't Carry On" on the first album. It faded out on the original Australian vinyl and CD but not on the 5.1 mix - which, let's face it, was a total overhaul of the original mixes anyway! Now on the...
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Re: Afterglow Deluxe Reissue discussion

Hawk57 ·
Might have to give Nada Sonata another spin... I don't remember being particularly interested by I Don't Know You, but on here it's quite something. Judging by the rest of the tracks, the 5th album probably would have been more experimental than TWT The end of Spirit of the Stairs is particularly special! What could have been...
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Stuart McPhee ·
Given the solemnity of the song I was unsure about the inclusion of the applause until I heard the distinct Kiwi voice shouting out at the end: "But did you push the record button!?" Brilliant.
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

stuartjb ·
Jaffaman , sorry if this has been cleared up already, but I'm a little vague . What has actually been done soundwise to the original albums (not the bonus material) . Obviously , so far I'm hearing Together Alone has a different edited ending, as does "I Walk Away"which I've heard . (I've only got to the end of Woodface so far !) Can you shed some light on why they are different (I approve BTW ) and to what has actually been done to the original albums in the re-issues ? Also does this appy...
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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: Intriguer Deluxe Reissue discussion

Dazz ·
Well well well. Isn't the bonus disc for Intriguer just, dare I say it, intriguing? Like the bonus disc for Afterglow, this bonus disc can be heard as a 'lost' album if you want to remove the live tracks at the start (not that you would). So much great stuff on here and worthy of being on it's parent album. The demo of "Isolation" is so different to the album version that it qualifies as a new song altogether rather than an alternate demo version. "Only Way To Go Is Forwards" and "Beautiful...
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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: Intriguer Deluxe Reissue discussion

Thom Bullock ·
Not the only one. I love the album version of TIYL, apart from wishing the end was longer. Yes and amen to everyone in this thread saying the Intriguer bonus disc is their favorite. So very good.
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Re: Intriguer Deluxe Reissue discussion

lavar78 ·
Definitely not the only one. I much prefer the album versions of "Isolation" and "Either Side of the World." "Twice If You're Lucky" is a bit of a wash. While I like the feel of the original live mix, the unsettled (and inferior) lyrics are a turn off. Give me the second, heavier version any day. FWIW, I also see the alternate "Saturday Sun" as a missed opportunity to showcase "Cars Collide." I do like the new material, though.
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Re: Intriguer Deluxe Reissue discussion

thejera ·
I can't stand the album version of TIYL, it's too slow and the echoing effect sounds awful. I still remember the disappointment I felt when Intriguer came out and I found they had butchered what should have been my favourite song from the album. Also for me this is the weakest bonus disc of all, not because of the quality of the songs (some absolute gems on here) but because aside from 5 tracks (the last two, Even If and the two Alt versions) I already had everything from this disc.
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Re: Intriguer Deluxe Reissue discussion

Thom Bullock ·
There's a certain sense in which the bonus discs make clear that it's best we don't see too much of the creative process until it's run its course. If we'd grown up with the dance version, would we think Together Alone "ruined" Walking On The Spot? Difficult though that is to imagine... If our first exposure to TIYL or Either Side... was on Intriguer, their standing might be much different.
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Re: Intriguer Deluxe Reissue discussion

Paul H ·
I love the final version of TIYL but, like you, wish the ending went on longer. It seems ideal for the kind of end-of-song rock-out we got on Nails in My Feet. That said, I also loved the earlier (still abandoned) version of the song that featured a wholly different lyric/melody.
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Re: Intriguer Deluxe Reissue discussion

stuartjb ·
I've only heard the new vinyl so far, and it definitely sounds better. I've only got up to the end of Afterglow on the cds - listening to them in order.
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Re: Crowded House (self-titled) Deluxe Reissue discussion

Paināporo ·
So excited to finally have enough material to make a complete Mullanes album!!!! Here's what I came up with: Does Anyone Here Understand My Girlfriend Stranger Underneath Your Skin That's What I Call Love Can't Carry On Walking on the Spot Grabbing By the Handful (live, but edited to remove audience at beginning/end) Oblivion Walking on the Pier Now We're Getting Somewhere Love You 'Til the Day I Die (from original Mullanes demo tape but not included in the deluxe editions) Recurring Dream...
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Paul H ·
I like it and I don't like it. Despite my adoration of Together Alone, I've always thought it wasn't quite perfect, and one change I've made to my own playlist is to move Walking on the Spot (which I never liked in its "real" place) to the end of the album. It creates a wonderful "come down" after the intensity of the title track and works fabulously as an album closer. I think the applause at the end of the new version achieves a similar affect. The problem is, that effect is now there and...
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Paināporo ·
If you use iTunes it's super easy to go into the track settings and tell the track to end before the applause. No editing program needed. I guess I'm indifferent to the applause. I don't like them changing the album but I also enjoy a little peak behind the curtain of my favorite album. I guess I too have always felt the need for a little sense of piece at the end of Together Alone. Back in the day I actually added the wave sounds from the end of "Zen Roxy" to the very end of the title...
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Steve Shealy ·
I did not know that about iTunes, I'll have to give it a try to maybe edit off some of the brief comments at the beginning/end of some of the tracks. I've also used Audacity, but this sounds easy. I like the idea of your waves ending TA.
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Paul H ·
Yes, I forgot about iTunes' ability to truncate songs at either end. But you've still got the faff of working out precisely where to stop/start the track to ensure it's clean. That's arguably more messing around than opening the file in Audacity and just editing it. I like your idea of adding some ambient sound to the end.
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Re: Afterglow Deluxe Reissue discussion

Rowan5215 ·
Man, this might have been the one I was looking forward to the most - for a few years now Not the Girl You Think You Are has been my favourite Crowded House song. It didn't disappoint, either - Neil wasn't lying when he said they had something really special starting to happen with these songs. I remember hearing Instinct when I was really young and thinking it was way too sexy to be a Crowded House song, but Taste of Something Divine makes it sound positively G-rated. The end of Spirit of...
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

stuartjb ·
The ending reminds me of the ending of Within You Without You from Sgt pepper. I like it . I agree about loving TA while realising it could have been even better. How You Can Touch could be left out is beyond me. I think Skin feeling should have been a B side , and I've never understood the love in for Catherine Wheels - it just meanders on and never really goes anywhere... Add You Can Touch , I am In Love , and Blue Smoke for that matter at their expense , and you have a near perfect album...
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Paul H ·
Ooh, no. All I do is add to it Move Walking on the Spot to the end and place I am In Love where Walking used to be and, bingo. Perfect album The only problem is that I now can't see how I could leave out Convent Girls...
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

Paul H ·
I agree that the verse of Skin Feeling is a little weak but the sheer joyful exuberance of the chorus lifts my mood every time I hear it. I couldn't lose it. (It's worth it's place just to hear Mark's stream of conscience ad libs at the end )
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Re: Together Alone Deluxe Reissue discussion

stuartjb ·
I don't hate Catherine wheels! i like all ch songs. I just think better songs were left off.. Ta has to be at the end! Still one of my favourite albums.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song From The Bonus/Rarities Material

Mariola ·
Anthem and Taste of something divine so far. What a beautifful and great songs. Something divine is probably coolest song that CH (and Neil) ever did, and Anthem is the diamond equal to Fall at your feet. It should have been a single, how this end in not releseas? Probably cause Neil didnt like vocals recorded in 1995., cant think of anything else...
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song From The Bonus/Rarities Material

Paināporo ·
I mean, "Newcastle Jam" is pretty epic. Love the rocking out at the end! A big improvement over the improvised live version we've all been listening to for so long.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song From The Bonus/Rarities Material

Paul H ·
You think so? I much prefer the live improv. They just got in a groove on that performance that they just couldn't replicate in the studio IMO.
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Re: Intriguer Deluxe Reissue discussion

blueno1se ·
I know I'm coming to this discussion late, but it was six months (no jokes!) until we were able to pick up the deluxe discs from our shipping point in Australia. About those final few songs, all from the Nick Launey sessions (I presume) .... I understand "Two Minutes of Silence", and even "Nonsense of Course" (the first half of the final bonus CD track), but only recently figured out the existence of the "easter egg", an early version of "Strangest Friends", which is the extra bit tagged...
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Re: York St Sessions

Paināporo ·
This is basically my favorite thing to do with these new tracks - rearrange them and see if I can get some new Crowded House albums out of them. I made one that I'm quite happy with that fits between Temple of Low Men and Woodface, but that's for another thread. After playing around with track listings and sequencing for the last week or so I've come up with what I like for the last Crowded House album. I call it Something Divine and I use the Recurring Dream artwork (for now), though I'm...
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Re: York St Sessions

Paināporo ·
"Falling Star" is a strange one. It's been sitting in my collection for ages and this bonus disc seemed like as good a place as any for it to end up. It's just Neil on acoustic performing at a radio station in the UK (circa 1997/1998). I believe a fan sent in lyrics and Neil made up a song on the spot. It's actually a catchy little tune that you could easily mistake for a song Neil had been working on for a while.
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Re: York St Sessions

Steve Shealy ·
Is this something that could be shared?
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Re: Lost Crowded House album finally arrived

Secret God (Stew) ·
Love your idea of a lost album, as well as the album title you came up with. I actually remember you mentioning this a while back, and even searched for the topic when I was re-organising my digital collection. She's Not There, despite being a cover version, is the perfect bridge between ToLM and Woodface . No reason to not include it! That's 11 songs. You'll also be able to throw the full version of I'm Still Here on the end now it's been released on the Woodface bonus disc. That makes 12...
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Re: Lost Crowded House album finally arrived

Paināporo ·
Hey, Stew! Glad you enjoy this. I think those are all valid observations. I admit that I made some purely artistic decisions about what I thought should and should not be included. I wanted an album of fully-produced non-demo songs that represented the band prior to Tim's involvement. I did indeed have "She's Not There" in the sequence for many iterations but at the end of the day I decided that an album of ten all original material was stronger and more inline with the Crowded House ethos.
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Re: The final encore

stuartjb ·
Neil said emphatically at the end " we will see you again " Nothing to worry about on that score
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Re: Complete List of Split Enz & Beyond Studio Releases

Steve Shealy ·
Wow, what a fantastic list! Very handy for reference! I have cd copies of Luton and Enzso 2.
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Re: Complete List of Split Enz & Beyond Studio Releases

Secret God (Stew) ·
Glad someone can get something out of it! Lucky for me I only have to refer to my hard drive folders Looks like Neil & Liam's album might be the next addition to the discography.
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Re: Complete List of Split Enz & Beyond Studio Releases

_Michiel_ ·
Thanks for this list; indeed very useful for reference. I miss Tim's Rarities, Demos, Live Performances Vol. I on your list. Not sure if you didn't list it because it self-released, but just wanted to let you know.
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Re: Complete List of Split Enz & Beyond Studio Releases

Secret God (Stew) ·
Glad the list helps. The reason the album you mentioned wasn't included is because it's clearly a compilation �� Might start up another topic with all my compilations if anyone is interested though.
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Re: Complete List of Split Enz & Beyond Studio Releases

Spencer Goode ·
Nice list! I would add Phil Manzanera's K-Scope which like Southern Cross featured Tim on lead vocals for a few tracks. Other Enzers were also involved. Mark Hart was a member of Supertramp for a few albums before and after Crowded House. Neil was featured prominently on several Dave Dobbyn albums including as producer and co-songwriter on Twist. Phil contributed music to a movie called Amy in 1997 but I don't know if the soundtrack was officially released.
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Re: Q&A: Tim Finn:THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE

Finngirl ·
Came up again as 'normal' just now when I tried, I did a copy and paste in case it goes back to 'paid' again http://www.theaustralian.com.a...4269d5a19a7e1a6adcc6 Q&A: Tim Finn, musician and composer, 64 THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 10-11, 2016 STORY: MATTHEW WESTWOOD Your stage musical Ladies in Black is set in a Sydney department store in the late 1950s. What led you to the story? I took Madeleine St John’s novel The Women in Black to Bougainville when I was working on a...
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Re: partial Mental Notes lineup AND 'Split Ends' members reunite!

hellbilly59 ·
Needs to be done
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Re: The final encore

enigma ·
Don't stop now ... They struggled a little with this. Too fast I think. Fall at your feet ... Big sing along at the end ... Annoying glitch on tv telecast audio is becoming annoying. High pitched every minute or so, right channel. Crowd has been in big sing along mood since start.
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Re: The final encore

enigma ·
(Tim returns) Weather with you (Tim exits) World where you live ... With instrument free singalong at end
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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

Axver ·
My quick thoughts: RECURRING DREAM And it was followed by such a killer "Private Universe", my god that song is fire. RECURRING DREAM No glitches in the audio live! It sounded fantastic. RECURRING DREAM At the end of the show I was about to complain about it being the shortest set, convinced it was only 20-21 songs. Then I looked at the setlist and realised it was 24, the second-longest of the week! It absolutely flew by, especially that middle passage. RECURRING DREAM I am so happy they...
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Re: The final encore

esquared ·
Man, so happy you guys got Recurring Dream. Was at Fri/Sat and gunning for that the whole time.... looked great from the broadcast. Angel Olsen is going to be incredible! What a fortnight of shows ahead eh.
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Re: Fleetwood Mac (with Neil Finn) to Perform on The Ellen Show on September 5

Thom Bullock ·
I agree with the general vibe noted by others, i.e. Nicks was dire in Gypsy but otherwise this was pretty good. It’s funny hearing a couple of Neil’s vocal inflections particularly compared to the way LB did them live (Neil doesn’t shorten “saying”, he Americanized “never”, and he didn’t do the “run run run run” thing at the end) - not good or bad, just different. The Chain solo is of the kind Neil actually does well, it would have been fun to see him try that. But you can’t have everything.
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Re: Fleetwood Mac (with Neil Finn) to Perform on The Ellen Show on September 5

Perfectchord ·
Watched The Chain twice now. First time I felt a little bit embarrassed and cringey - couldn't really say why, but on another watch this morning I was struck with just how good it was to see Neil with electric guitar and band singing a rock / pop song. It's when he's at his best, for me. And he seemed genuinely chuffed. Particularly when he lets loose at the end with the "running in the shadows" part it was just so great to see him taking the helm again of a band and singing a pretty decent...
 
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