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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

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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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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Re: Woodface: 30th Anniversary Box Set

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: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 1)

Paināporo ·
Very cool! Love the insights into the making of songs. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to part 2!
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 1)

Paul H ·
Yes, very well done. An excellent piece of work. Thank you for doing it and sharing.
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 1)

Lance LaSalle ·
Great interview, very illuminating.
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 1)

Monsieur Nick ·
Thank you so much for this - great interview!
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Bevster ·
Enjoyed both of these, Guy. Interesting reading, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 1)

Steve Shealy ·
Almost didn't click on this, but so glad I did! Fascinating stuff! Thanks!
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Steve Shealy ·
Yes, thanks for this!
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Sad Claude ·
Thanks for taking the time, a great read, full of interest.
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Paināporo ·
I wish there was more information like this out there. So fascinating to hear both his experiences and his opinions given that he was so closely involved with the recording evolution. It's just eye opening to hear how much these songs go through. Those of us who don't record hit records for a living are easily unaware of the labor and debates that go on behind the scenes. The band certainly doesn't just show up, record a song, and go home. It's hard to imagine, for example, Paul coming in to...
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Lance LaSalle ·
It'd be interesting to know how much of the so called Still Life demos are recorded with Stuart Ellison and which were recorded earlier and which he then added parts to. There are versions of "Persuasion" and "Funny Way" on there and "Persuasion" in particular is quite different from the album; but frankly, it's terrible in comparison with the finished Mark Hart-produced song to my ears -- but Stuart doesn't seem to like the album version at all. I could not disagree with him more. Different...
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 1)

mummakook ·
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

mummakook ·
Thanks again for sharing these fascinating reads.
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 1)

renzo ·
I can’t believe his memory for detail. Great interview
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 1)

c.houser ·
What insight to an amazing time. Thank you for sharing!
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

mattl ·
Thanks so much for sharing this interview! I'm particularly fascinated with the comments about "In Love With it All" and "Strangeness and Charm," which always sounded like Woodface outtakes to my ears. So it's pretty interesting to me that Ellison seems to think those songs were part of what Crowded House was doing at the time (even if Nick and Paul weren't involved). Jaffaman, can you shed any light on that? Were those two Finn Brothers songs ever considered for Woodface? What's the scoop? ...
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Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 1)

Guy. ·
While discussing the Woodface album at the Steve Hoffman forum I came across someone's name in the Woodface CD booklet I knew nothing about. I wondered who this Stuart Ellison is who is credited with "additional keyboards". I tracked him down online and found out he was happy to partake in an interview. I realised that in his capacity as engineer at Tim's Melbourne Periscope Studio he had a significantly larger role in the creation of Woodface than previously known. So, as a fun pastime,...
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Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Guy. ·
After we had discussed the recording of Woodface we spent some time talking about the songs Tim recorded during that same time but set aside for his solo projects - mainly his next solo record Before & After. We also returned to discussing the unused version of Crowded House's "It's Only Natural" with sampled drum beats. Because part 1 of the interview is more about Woodface I posted that in the Crowded House forum. Part 2 which is mostly about the demos for Before & After fits...
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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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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: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Steve Shealy ·
I've long been fascinated by the period when the attempted third CH album "absorbed" some of the attempted Finn Brothers album and morphed into Tim joining CH for Woodface. And I knew some songs wound up on Before and After, but never knew Tim was also working on a solo album (Still Life?) at the time. So there there three albums in the works simultaneously (!). Would love to hear more about Still Life, if anyone has anything else to share (thanks for your insight, Lance). Wow, a flow chart...
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Lance LaSalle ·
It's a very complicated saga, Woodface. Here's what I've put together: The band records some songs in 1989; Neil is producing; Nick is fired for about a month, they record without him with Neil or "Joe Somebody" playing bass. (Some of these Nickless songs are on Afterglow. ) Tim and Neil record Murchison Street demos in late 1989 for proposed project to be recorded after the third Crowded House and tour. In late 1989/early 1990, Crowded House and Split Enz play a short tour together. Mark...
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

silent stream ·
Wow. Can i say the bullet pointed detail of the above post is the best thing thats appeared here in years. Well done. full of deets, intrigue, successes, failures, a succinct potted history that doesnt airbrush a thing. Well played. Five stars. i look forward to someone doing the same unvarnished thing with what happened to matt and mark at some point... something that still leaves me cold.
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Lance LaSalle ·
Chris Bourke needs to write a sequel!
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Left Hand ·
Lance, I also liked your dot points as well to the Woodface history. Just a few things... - I loved what Mark said when they asked him to join the band, "Sure, I'm flattered, I'll do it." Didn't he sound so humble. No wonder he won them over (well, perhaps the oatmeal played a part too! **humour**) - Reading the SSS book, it was actually the two managers/attorneys Grant Thomas and Gary Stamler who discussed Mark Hart should be back in the band for keyboards for the US tour. They suggested...
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Steve Shealy ·
Thanks so much for the in-depth response, Lance! Very interesting!
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Re: Interview with Stuart Ellison - Periscope studio engineer (part 2)

Lance LaSalle ·
Well, thanks but really it's Guy's amazingly illuminating interview with Stuart Ellison that shed so much light on this era; I simply just summarized the Bourke book, which is a little muddy about this ear, perhaps intentionally.
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

harrytrousers ·
That alternate "it's only natural" suggests a very dark alternate reality indeed. Also I wonder if "Chainsaw" came before or after "Pieces of Change". The lyrics seem more finished in "Chainsaw" but the chorus of "Pieces of Change" is far more developed than in "Chainsaw". Also Family Ties is brilliant.
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Best of the Fangradio demos

Paināporo ·
I still can't believe that we got over 250 unreleased Neil Finn tracks spanning the last 50 years of his career. What an unexpected (and somewhat exhausting) Christmas present to us all! I must admit I'm still digesting the sheer breadth and depth of the material that has been streamed on Fangradio for the last month. A treasure trove of demos and long rumored recordings that really puts the comparably few previously released demos and rarities to shame. I do think I've reached a point where...
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

Paināporo ·
Honorable mention to "The Wind Was On the Withered Heath" and "There and Back Again," the latter of which was performed live on air. Both give a great insight into Neil's process of developing material for the Hobbit movie. Also, an honorable mention to the best instrumentals: I Land Again We Just Like the Questions Stereo Love Untitled Instrumental (~4 minutes) Wrinkles It's Happening Deco 1
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

Above the Kitchen ·
I’ve stayed away from the Fangradio stream but your excitement for the seeds and under grown plants of Neil’s garden might just influence me to open the Mixlr app again. (Ah, it turns out www.neilfinn.com is the destination to go for the stream.) Thanks, Painaporo.
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

Steve Shealy ·
Lots to love on there, but my fave, and one you didn't list, is the York Street demo of Family Ties. With that walking bass line, tinkling piano and crooning vocals, I imagine it being sung in a smoky prohibition era nightclub. So different from the TWT version. If only that York Street album had been finished, I think it would have been a great one. Other standouts have been Chainsaw, Good Luck Morning, and the poolhouse Blue Smoke.
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

The Ligature ·
Pretty much all of the above have been remarkable unexpected gems - I'd say everything from the Woodface era - the unheard demos and the alternative versions - so glad that every one of those have found a home having been passed over for the 2016 deluxe edition. All of the pre-Together Alone Poolhouse band demos which beg the question where this poolhouse was exactly - Auckland? More laid back recordings of songs which gained more bite when they were recorded with Youth producing with...
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

Whysus ·
My 5 favourites have been (in order of how excited I was when they popped up): - Cemetery in the Rain (either version). So much better than what I was expecting. I really really hope that the delay in the Finn CD reissue is because they are trying the get the green light to include this in 'disc 2' (I know thats unlikely though!). - Twice if you are Lucky - alternative (Lucky Lola) version. This is my preferred version of the song. The one that got away... Since hearing an early live version...
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

mattl ·
Hello all, I'm late to the party, having just found out about the Fangradio stream earlier this week. What a revelation! Thank you Neil, and thank you Jeremy for making hours of musical treasures available to the fans. I've spent the last three days listening on my phone, home laptop, and work desktop. While I've heard very few (maybe 3?) of the true rarities mentioned in this thread, the stream has been a blessing in another way. I work at a school system in an area of southeast Texas that...
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

Above the Kitchen ·
Oh my, Matt. I’m so glad you and your loved ones survived such a disaster. May your community start to rebuild and heal from such trauma.
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Monsieur Nick ·
That's a top 'wish list' Whysus - would second that. I am really hoping that we see a new record this year but it'd be nice if there was a 'something else' sort of release too. I wonder what's happened to the Finn re-issue on CD?
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Jaffaman ·
Glad you’re ok, Matt. What an awful catastrophe for your community.
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Monsieur Nick ·
Sorry. In my rush, I missed MattL's news about the tornado. I am glad that no one was seriously hurt but am sorry for the misery this has brought. Is it just me, or does it feel like the weather is becoming more extreme?
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

mattl ·
Thanks so much for the kind words and thoughts. There are many here without homes or vehicles, but what a blessing it is to know there was no loss of life and no serious injury. (For the record, I wasn't affected at all, but many of my coworkers lost their vehicles when the tornado passed our building. It was so random...vehicles on one side were picked up and thrown like pieces of paper, but vehicles on the other side were untouched.) We have hurricanes and tropical storms here, but it's...
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Re: Best of the Fangradio demos

Steve Shealy ·
Matt, glad you're safe and able to "catch up". Sounds like you've managed to catch some great ones. Good Luck Morning really is a treat, right? And I agree that the home demo of Prodigal Son is the best! Anyway, happy listening!
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