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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 2)

Steve Shealy ·
Yes, thanks for this!
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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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mummakook ·
Thanks again for sharing these fascinating reads.
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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 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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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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