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Hi

Just wanted to clarify. The release of FWTTW on DVD is an official release and has the support of the band to mark the 10th anniversary of the final show. The final track listing, packaging & the exact release date are all yet to be finalised by EMI in the UK but this should happen in the next few weeks.

Also - apologies for some not being able to get into www.farewelltotheworld.com - I have notified our IT guys at EMI in London who are looking into it.

Cheers
Chris
One more update -

The web guys have looked into it but can't seem to find any logical reason why it's not working on some computers. Before it went 'live' it was tested with IE/Firefox on Windows/PC, and Safari/Firefox on Mac, and it worked. Any way the searh continues.

In the mean time you can still send any pictures to - yourphotos@farewelltotheworld.com

A disclaimer (which can be accessed on the site) should be read before sending them in. I have cut & pasted it below. You will see your meant to acknowledge this by checking a box but I would just make reference about this on your e-mail and that you have read it and are accept these terms.

Hope this all helps
Cheers
Chris

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Originally posted by Glimmer:
I wonder if the CD will just be a highlights CD or a full concert double CD. It doesn't really matter to me as I'll just rip the audio from DVD anyway for my minidisc.


I was wondering that too... I'm expecting it to be similar to 7 Worlds Collide - I think that's the most common way of doing it...

Whichever... I know I'll end up buying both... I don't care! I am just sooo excited!!!!!!

Big Grin
For those of you yet to receive your June newsletter, here's the latest:

"Farewell to the World...on DVD! It's being worked on as we speak, Farewell to the World looks like finally being on DVD, out on the tenth anniversary of the show. Still a few things to do, so details are a bit sketchy, looks like being the FULL concert - dependent on final audio mix approval. Extra footage, interviews, photos. More details next Issue."

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Originally posted by Alx:
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Originally posted by Glimmer:
I wonder if the CD will just be a highlights CD or a full concert double CD. It doesn't really matter to me as I'll just rip the audio from DVD anyway for my minidisc.


I was wondering that too... I'm expecting it to be similar to 7 Worlds Collide - I think that's the most common way of doing it...


Hmmm... it would be a massive dissapointment for me if the concert was cropped to a single "highlights" CD.

The reason the 7 Worlds Collide CD was a patch job was because they did the whole "highlights" thing (selecting the "best" from the 2 or 3 nights the concerts were on)... & it's not like there was more than one Farewell to the World show to choose a highlights package from, but I still wouldn't put it past them.

For what it's worth, I'd always rather a full-length concert over a "highlights" package as presented on the 7WC CD. In fact my best audio recording of 7WC is the version I ripped from the DVD to MP3 (or WAV) using DVD Audio Ripper.

They can always fit the entire Farewell to the World video (plus extras) on a single DVD, so I really really hope they don't go for the ol' CD + DVD package. In that case they'd obviously have to compress the audio part to under 80 minutes, thus giving some tracks the chop (ala 7 Worlds Collide).

The only true way to release this would be for a double CD being sold by itself, and the DVD being done the justice it deserves in many ways. And if anything is to be included with the DVD it would be nice if the Melbourne warm-up show was added onto a CD.

But I don't hold much hope. I hate to be negative, but if anyone can screw this up it will be EMI. Sadly I think the only "extras" we'll get is Copy Control™...

And yes I'll still buy it anyway! Cool
I have a feeling the DVD and CD will be separate, like "7 Worlds", but I'm also guessing the CD will be a single disc. I think that's for marketing reasons more than anything else (of course), with the CD basically acting as an advertisement for the more expensive DVD.

But really, who do they think is gonna buy this stuff anyway? The tried-and-true fans, of course. I mean, I hope it creates some new fans and gets some good publicity from music mags and such, but in general live shows don't attract the casual fan, unless you're Led Zeppelin or something. So it seems especially lame for EMI to put a general public marketing spin on something like this, but I have no doubt they will.
Technically you might be able to get near 80 minutes of mainly just music onto a single CD (I haven't worked it out by timing songs yet), but you might end up sacrificing some of the banter here and there. Some of it you won't need ("Do Tina Turner one more time, Paul..") and is only worth anything visually, therefore going to be on dvd anyway.

What are yuor thoughts on editing for a single CD?
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Originally posted by ash1296:
For those of you yet to receive your June newsletter, here's the latest:

"Farewell to the World...on DVD! It's being worked on as we speak, Farewell to the World looks like finally being on DVD, out on the tenth anniversary of the show. Still a few things to do, so details are a bit sketchy, looks like being the FULL concert - dependent on final audio mix approval. Extra footage, interviews, photos. More details next Issue."

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ha ha .... "dependent on final audio mix approval" ... gee this wouldn't have anything to do with how out of key tim sang his two songs would it ? to put it diplomatically, it's only natural was not a highlight of the night.
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Originally posted by slowpogo:
But really, who do they think is gonna buy this stuff anyway? The tried-and-true fans, of course. I mean, I hope it creates some new fans and gets some good publicity from music mags and such, but in general live shows don't attract the casual fan

Until today I would have agreed with that, but having heard the news of the current sales of Dreaming the Videos and Recurring Dream, I'm beginning to wonder. I'm sure the interest in those has been generated by the Split Enz tour though, so I'd guess EMI will have a harder job with the FTTW DVD outside of Australasia.

But then again, with the release date just before Christmas (it'll be on my list!) and some good TV advertising, like Recurring Dream had, who knows? Maybe that's wishful thinking, but it is in it's way a 'greatest hits' package - which might be the kind of thing a casual fan would go for.
I dont know about the out of key singing done by Tim.... The audio mix on the VHS version of the Farewell Concert is crappy and it has nothing to do with any singing or playing by the band.
I do however have one slight doubt with Neil hitting a wrong note on his guitar right towards the ending of Dont Dream Its Over, he really messed it up (and turned to Paul, looking slightly embarassed). Will they leave it as it was or will they try to overdubb with a corrected in-studio recording???
FTTW was during a sort of "dark period" for Tim's singing. Didn't he have some kind of officially diagnosed throat ailment at this time? As great as Tim can sound, he really did not sound good for that concert, unfortunately. The VHS mix isn't good but a really clear mix will only show more clearly what bad shape Tim's voice was in, IMO.

Yeah, Neil did hit a clinker on DDIO. Personally I chalk it up to emotion and the gravity of the moment.
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Originally posted by lee rutle:
i hope it's left alone, warts an all, christ know's how many "live" albums have been "touched" up in the studio, in fact the majority of them have. the crowdies policy was to always release a club cd in it's natural raw state, mistakes as well. so for me better the devil you know


I agree completely. Studio albums exist so the band can tinker and get the sound they want. Live albums should stay true to the live experience. It's not like there were any really big howlers at the FTTW concert.
In a few interviews I've read, Neil has described his fanbase as diverse and covering all demographics, which I totally agree with. He said something like, he thinks his fans probably listen to a little Neil Young, a little Duke Ellington, a little Radiohead, a little Brahms, whatever... I guess he was trying to say that his fans are kind of well-rounded people who just happen to connect with his music, and that because much of his fanbase is word-of-mouth it can't really be pigeon-holed. Again, I think this is very true, especially looking around this forum.

Which is why the audience coverage of FTTW bugs me so much. What do we see of the audience? We see crying teenage girls, someone performing stunts and being launched into the air, people waving their hands back and forth arhythmically to the music (some with lighters if I remember correctly), a random guy singing along earnestly. From the audience footage alone, it might as well be an INXS or Justin Timberlake concert.

In no way am I trying to judge or condescend people who went to see FTTW, but the "free festival" vibe of the audience just doesn't gel at all with my experiences seeing CH and Neil perform. The audience around me on those occasions was nothing like what I see in FTTW.

This is too long Smiler, but I hope it makes sense. Anyway, I agree agd, some of the audience footage definitely makes me groan.
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Originally posted by another great divide:
i must say the only editing i want to see on the fttw dvd is the dissapearance of that stupid bloke waving that cardboard cutout of what looked like a construction worker. that was so annoying
if anything it would put me off from buying the new dvd when it comes out Mad Smiler

yeah, what is that supposed to be? I've always wondered. I thought it might have been an attempt at something similar to the big heads at the end of the I Walk Away video.
What you are seeing on the video is someone holding up a caution wet floor "Barricade Boy" like this...



Whoever is holding it has certainly stolen it from somewhere on their way to the gig.
I have to agree that it really spoils the look of the shot and would love to see it edited out (digitally maybe?) along with other shots of individuals in the crowd.

I don't mind crowd shots at all but cameras picking out individuals are a no-no on concert videos IMHO. You get their face burned onto your memory and as such are a real distraction Razzer
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Originally posted by Shaani:
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Originally posted by another great divide:
i must say the only editing i want to see on the fttw dvd is the dissapearance of that stupid bloke waving that cardboard cutout of what looked like a construction worker. that was so annoying
if anything it would put me off from buying the new dvd when it comes out Mad Smiler

yeah, what is that supposed to be? I've always wondered. I thought it might have been an attempt at something similar to the big heads at the end of the I Walk Away video.


Speaking of those big heads... is that Neil's head that is toppling over at the end of the clip? I've always wondererd that since I saw it for the first time.
Here's a very encouraging sign from Peter's latest FTTW update to the list:


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..well the Farewell to the world DVD is slowly coming together... it looks like being a great project, and apart from the live show will have some other areas...one being "..ten years on' where a lot of people from band members to those who worked on the show are interviewed, a nice chance to look back. I got my interview out of the way whilst we were in Sydney with the Enz...so mine is done..I'm ready for my closeup now!!!!!!!! (maybe not) but hey i was lit well! Think Neil and Nick get interviewed soon
and I expect Mark around the same time (assuming) .....etc etc

Also remember if you went to the show to send come copies of your Farewell to the world fan photos to this address

yourphotos@farewelltotheworld.com

They may want to use them in some way.... I'm going to dig up some of mine, as I tend to love the fan shot stuff more then the professional ..anyway if any of you took snaps now is the time to send a few in to the above address.

Next newsletter we will have a lot more information and hopefully the confirmed cover art IF it's the 'rough' cover art I got a chance to look at, it's one of the most beautiful dvd covers ...ever- so hopefully that will be it......


Great news for us Crowdie fans! At last, it really IS happening!WOOOO-HOOOOOOO! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
So can't wait for this dvd release, it's all very exciting, waiting for it to come out...I am of the opinion that they should just give us everything, lol, every scrap of footage, every song, every funny moment...Everything...What's the point of keeping it locked away in some vault somewhere collecting dust? Give it to the ones who will appreciate it the most...The diehard fans Big Grin
A very exciting time indeed with the Farewell to the World cd & dvd coming out. It would be perfectly timed to be released in Novemeber this year to commemorate the 10th year of the final concert of the Crowdies boys. Alot of chat of the Crowdies maybe being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame- another good timing but also bad timing- l don't know if l could watch the boys accept the award with no Paul. I think it would touch a cord within all of us- what could have been if the boys actually did re-group like the Enz and did a gig or two together? It won't happen without Paul... The cd & dvd and an induction into the hall of fame would be great anyhoo........ there music would continue on within the history of music. Bring it on... Crowdies forever!
Hi all...

Some things you might like to know about this project:

It is the WHOLE show, no editing except for one song that was a cover about 2 songs from the end of the show. Lots of banter. Paul talking about how he had many a good night in Sydney, Neil responding to the crowd's requests for water, making sure security didn't hammer the guy who jumped up on stage and hugged Neil (the "sweaty man"), Hessy showing his belly to the crowd, etc. Nothing has been edited out. The original VHS was a straight copy of the TV special and had to be approx. 90 minutes to fit that format. As I said, this is the whole show, two hours plus.

NO OVERDUBS. It's as it was on the night. For example, Neil's guitar lead falls out mid song, Tim's guitar is WAY out of tune at one stage when he starts the song and Neil comes over to tune it for him, bum notes are all left there. Tim's voice is fine. In the original mix it was just lower than Neil's and Neil was doing a harmony. With the harmony in a dominant place it does sound odd but Tim's pitch was fine. Sorry, but our little yellow plastic man is still there. To remove him would cost ridiculous amounts of money. But he's hardly there, really.

The DVD is a TWO DISC SET in Widescreen format. It has the entire show with the original audio mix, a new mix in stereo and a new 5.1 surround mix as well as a Neil Finn commentary soundtrack. Audio was mixed at Abbey Road in London. Sounds great.

The concert proper is on disc one and then a whole bunch of new interviews and documentaries on disc two as well as older news stories pertaining to the event and photo galleries. Nick's Artwork makes a brief appearance at the end. Paul's passing is also dealt with.

It is being released in 8 different territories (ie worldwide) and there will be 3 versions released in Aussie, special, limited, regular etc.

There are 24 songs. It is awesome. You will love it.

Release is scheduled for November 2006. Ten years to the day.

Don't ask me how I know, I just do.

Mole out.
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Originally posted by duderanch:
The DVD is a TWO DISC SET in Widescreen format.


Oh dear. Is this another instance where I'm going to be forced into a technology upgrade by Neil Finn? If so, this will be the third time! *laughs*

It sounds great. Smiler

Like MagBolt, I'd also like to know how the various versions will differ.

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