Ok, I've heard the second disc and had time to digest.Hermit McDermitt
A much more manic performance, and certainly my favourite out of all of them. Love the group vocals/shouting, a good performance, and the descending synth bass line is so loud and punchy, great stuff.Betty
A much better performance to me than the one on Frenzy. I like the extended last chorus, and I like the coda, similar to Six Months in a Leaky Boat, I wonder if they remembered this version of Betty when it came to Six Months? It's a song I've always really liked, even though it is quite a disturbing song.I See Red
Very similar if a bit rougher than the released version. SAounds like Tim playing the piano solo, very proto type guitar solo. It's nice it was released, but not hugely essential.Mind Over Matter
Very similar to the Frenzy recording, but it's more... dangerous. I like it better than the Frenzy version.Next Exit
It's good, but it doesn't quite get there for me, it sounds like it still needed work. Certainly Eddie's remix is much better than the original 1978 mix, I love the compressed group vocals (they aren't compressed on the original mix). A huge potential is there, one that was certainly never realised on the 1983 remake.She Got Body
Nice to hear, not hugely different from the album version, less polished and sounding very much like a demo. Not essential but nice to have.So This Is Love
Nice to finally hear it in decent quality (even if it isn't quite up to the standard of the rest of the album, but then IRRC it comes from a domestic reel a generation away from the original master? so it's the best it will ever be). A good song, the arrangement just doesn't convince, maybe it's the mix. It's also great to hear it without Dave Lee Travis' idiotic comments at the end Abu Dhabi
Sounds very much like a 'work in progress' some parts are virtually identical to the Frenzy version. No vocals
though I don't the Luton version was recorded with any, unlike the Frenzy version. Nice to hear, but p[robably not essential.Famous People
Sounds like one of the songs the rest of the band haven't heard. Nice tempo, but a bit sketchy and very much a demo. CErtainly it blows away the original Frenzy mix, but no way does it blow away the 2006 remix IMHO.I'm So Up
For me, not the best performance. I've had a live version of this for years. Probably the most un-Split Enz song on the set, it has far more in common with Judd's post Split Enz work, sounding more like a Swinger's song. Sound quality slightly below the rest, it's from the same BBC session that So This Is Love is from, so the best we'll ever hear it.Marooned
Nice alternate version, not too different from the Frenzy version, in fact, I can't really think of much to say about it.Livin' It Up
Understandably not everyon'es cup of tea, but I love it. It's the most manic frustrated driven song on the set. It has to be a piss take of punk in general, but you can almost smell the frustration of the band as they tear it up with this. It still doesn't sound anything like Tim singing it to me....Frenzy
I don't really like this version or either Frenzy version, nothing beats the energy of the Peel Sessions version. This version desparately needed a remix IMHO, I presume the multi-track is missing for this.
All in all, well worth the wait. I can fully understand why the second disc is fanclub only. It doesn't flow like the first album, and most of the songs sound unfinished in some way and probably wouldn't appeal to the average consumer, as it has a lot of songs already available (albeit different versions) on Frenzy.
Now all we need are the Peel sessions. From what I can remember though, there isn't a decent quality version of it like the Dave Lee Travis sessions.