I was wondering if you guys might be able to help me make the most of the live, downloadable album experience.

My original plan was to buy the two most different shows I could--the one I saw (Beacon 8/8) and one other. But when I realized I could download songs individually, I came up with a better, albeit more expensive, plan: Put together a compilation of every song that wasn't played at my show (and also doesn't appear on the bonus Crowded House Live disc that comes with Recurring Dream).

The question is, which recordings should I use? Which songs from which shows?

By my estimation, Crowded House played a total of 19 additional songs beyond what I already have:

1.) Nobody Wants To
2.) Recurring Dream
3.) You Are the One to Make Me Cry
4.) Transit Lounge
5.) People Are Like Suns
6.) Not the Girl You Think You Are
7.) Say That Again
8.) Catherine Wheels
9.) Walking On the Spot
10.) Chocolate Cake
11.) Four Seasons In One Day
12.) Throw Your Arms Around Me
13.) English Trees
14.) Nails In My Feet
15.) She Goes On
16.) It’s Only Natural
17.) I Got You
18.) Love This Life
19.) Black and White Boy

First of all . . . wow. I saw Genesis last week, and they've played exactly the same set list show after show after show. What a difference.

But second, what shows should I cull the tracks from? I'm looking for a minimum of banter--not that the banter isn't great, but it won't make as much sense in disparate bits, and I already have plenty on the Beacon disc.

Any advice on what to get, and what to avoid, would be much appreciated.

-Comp
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Can't help with which tracks to download, just wanted to comment about how it always blows me away that there is so much depth in the back catalogue.

That list would make a great show in itself..
I thought Nails In My Feet at the Oakland show was just amazing.

You have got a good idea there and it is one I might steal from you and do as well.

I am interested to see what others say.

Lorrie
and you have a couple there that were only performed in Winnipeg as far as I know

(love this life, i got you)
This is an *excellent* idea. Hope folks can contribute to this list so that folks (like me too) who can't buy several whole gigs can compile a "best-of-tour" set.
Throw Your Arms Around Me, from the first Chicago show, is pretty amazing...though it was even better when I saw them live in Philadelphia...yes, I'm still beating that drum.
I believe you didn't list "Money's No Object". He did that I think at the first New York/Beacon show---or the Philly show---can't remember which. But it was only about two verses so don't get too upset if you can't get it (if it was during the Philly show).
Four Seasons in Denver was nice and had a nice singalong. Also, Never Be the Same from that show was only partial (about 1:30, a verse and a couple of choruses), but it was absolutely gorgeous.

I was thinking along the same lines, so I'm so happy you started this thread.

I'm also curious about which show's BBHS people would recommend -- I didn't get that one at the show I attended. Also, did any shows have particularly good covers of non-CH songs other than Throw Your Arms? (FYI, though I loved being there for the spontaneous cover of Happy Together in Denver, it really didn't sound good).
What show did Neil work "With or Without You" into? I'd love that one?

I'm trying to figure out what "rare" ones I'm going to pick and grab from the shows. Definitely a "Nails in My Feet," "Message to My Girl," "Not the Girl You Think You Are," "Catherine Wheels,""Walking On the Spot" "Chocolate Cake," "It’s Only Natural," "I Got You" (when did they play that?), "Love This Life," and "Black and White Boy." Just have to wait for all the shows to be uploaded to get/compare them.

Are the European/AU/NZ shows going to be soundbaorded, too?
I Got You was played in Winnipeg - and it was FANTASTIC Big Grin

and the version of Not The Girl and Private Universe they played there was pretty special too

And Message in Vancouver - sublime
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Originally posted by Jim B.:
I believe you didn't list "Money's No Object". He did that I think at the first New York/Beacon show---or the Philly show---can't remember which. But it was only about two verses so don't get too upset if you can't get it (if it was during the Philly show).


Is that a Neil Finn song? I'm not counting covers. (Except for "Throw Your Arms Around Me," which they've pretty much officially adopted.)

-Comp
I ahve to say I love the version of "Throw Your Arms Around Me" done in Portland. Very stripped down and slow, very sexy.
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Originally posted by Anna21:
What show did Neil work "With or Without You" into? I'd love that one?


That was at the end of Fall At Your Feet in Oakland. The setlist/notes I took that night happen to be on my desk in front of me right now. :-)
I do believe "Money's No Object" is an unreleased Neil song...but I may be incorrect. Any experts out there know?
Re: rarities, don't forget Love You Till the Day I Die (clip on Youtube is fantastic - Winnipeg, I think?). Also, Atlanta got a piece of Never Be the Same and Wild World. Whispers and Moans was particularly good in ATL as well. And I'm remembering the Italian Plastic performance as quite fun and lively.
quote:
Originally posted by Jim B.:
I do believe "Money's No Object" is an unreleased Neil song...but I may be incorrect. Any experts out there know?

IIRC, it's a Tim song.
I was just replying in another thread about the Atlanta recording, so I'll add a few thoughts on this show while I'm here (so far I've only heard this one and the Chicago (night 1) webcast.

Excellent crowd singing, not much banter, you can hear the audience but it's not intrusive. It's very good from Whispers and Moans onwards. Hole in the River is really a stand-out, it's way better than Chicago, and Never be the Same - gorgeous. Private Universe is superb too, love Matt's drumming on this.

What lets the show down somewhat are the first five songs - in particular a half-hearted She Called Up and a rather laboured and off-key In My Command, which sounds like it needed a bit more practice Wink It's not the best version of Nobody Wants To, imho.

This may only matter if you are looking for individual songs, and I'm sure I wouldn't have noticed any of it had I actually been there...
lavar78 posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Jim B.:
I do believe "Money's No Object" is an unreleased Neil song...but I may be incorrect. Any experts out there know?

IIRC, it's a Tim song.

I've heard a couple of live versions of this with Neil singing. Anyone know if Tim ever recorded it or if there's a live version with him singing?

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