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NEIL FINN & PAUL KELLY UNVEIL LIVE CD & DVD

9 October, 2013

Staff Writer

Good news for the lucky patrons who caught the spellbinding Neil Finn and Paul Kelly collaborative concert in early 2013, and amazing news for those who missed out, the Aussie music legends announcing a live DVD, blu-ray, and double-CD of their show at the Sydney Opera House.

The release is called Goin’ My Way, a live recording of the reimagining of some of Australia’s best and well-known tunes in the tour that kicked off on Saturday 16 February earlier this year and played to a total of 100,000 fans Australia-wide.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain – who has worked with Bruce Springsteen – with the concert DVD directed by VMA-winning director Paul Goldman of Suburban Mayhem fame, the live DVD, blu-ray and 2CDs will feature the reinvention of songs like Into TemptationFour Seasons In One Day and Don’t Dream It’s Overfrom Finn’s repertoire, and Dumb ThingsHow To Make GravyBefore Too Longand more from Kelly’s coveted career.

Neil Finn and Paul Kelly have been friends since 1980, always discussing a potential collaboration on stage, Goin’ My Way also seeing guitarist and Kelly’s nephew Dan Kelly, drummer and Finn’s son Elroy Finn, guitarist and bassist Zoe Hauptman also join the fray, with former Split Endz spoon-player and now art director Noel Crombie creating visuals for the tour and release.

Goin’ My Way will be released Friday 8 November through EMI Music Australia, with preorder from the tour’s website – available as a stand-along DVD, blu-ray or 2CD, or in the Limited Edition Deluxe that includes all three releases.

The full tracklist for both CDs and the DVD is as follows.

CD1

1. Don’t Stand So Close To The Window
2. Four Seasons In One Day
3. Before Too Long
4. She Will Have Her Way
5. Not The Girl You Think You Are
6. For The Ages
7. Sinner
8. Won’t Give In
9. Careless
10. Leaps And Bounds
11. Only Talking Sense
12. New Found Year
13. Into Temptation
14. (You Can Put Your) Shoes Under My Bed
15. Private Universe

CD2

16. Dumb Things
17. One Step Ahead
18. Deeper Water
19. Better Be Home Soon
20. How To Make Gravy
21. Distant Sun
22. Winter Coat
23. Fall At Your Feet
24. To Her Door
25. Don’t Dream It’s Over
26. Message To My Girl
27. Love Is The Law
28. Words Of Love
29. Moon River

DVD AND BLU-RAY

1. Introduction
2. Before Too Long
3. She Will Have Her Way
4. Not The Girl You Think You Are
5. For The Ages
6. Sinner
7. Won't Give In
8. Careless
9. Leaps And Bounds
10. Into Temptation
11. (You Can Put Your) Shoes Under My Bed
12. Private Universe
13. Dumb Things
14. One Step Ahead
15. Deeper Water
16. Better Be Home Soon
17. How To Make Gravy
18. Distant Sun
19. Winter Coat
20. Fall At Your Feet
21. Love Is The Law
22. Message To My Girl
23. To Her Door
24. Don't Dream It's Over
25. Moon River
26. Words Of Love

 

The stars look so different from here

 

 

Original Post

I did some research and it looks like that as long as the Bluray is encoded Region ABC then it should be playable all over the world.  If it's encoded just Region B, like some Australian Blurays, than those of us in the US (Region A) are screwed.  I emailed the sellers.  I'll let you know when/if I hear back.

Originally Posted by Paināporo:

Awesome, but will I be able to play any of these Blurays or DVDs in the US?

 

You should be able to play it on your computer.  That's how I play the Split Enz DVD and the Out of the Bag DVD.  Yeah, I know that sucks.  What I also do sometimes is connect my computer to my TV so that I am able to watch these DVDs on my TV.

Originally Posted by amjfrenz:
Originally Posted by Paināporo:

Awesome, but will I be able to play any of these Blurays or DVDs in the US?

 

You should be able to play it on your computer.  That's how I play the Split Enz DVD and the Out of the Bag DVD.  Yeah, I know that sucks.  What I also do sometimes is connect my computer to my TV so that I am able to watch these DVDs on my TV.

Not good enough!  If I'm going to pay US$70 to purchase and ship the deluxe version, then I need to know that I will be able to watch the Blu-ray!

Some years ago, I was able to find (in the US) a very inexpensive DVD player that would play all DVD formats.  I doubt the model I bought years ago is still available, but some googling should help you, as that's how I found mine. 

 

I ordered the deluxe version.  I don't have a Blu-Ray player (don't really see the need for one), but the deluxe version was equal to the price of the CD set + the DVD.  I can give the Blu-Ray disc to a friend who is a fan, who also has a Blu-Ray player.

DVD usually 99% can be played on your computer ...BluRay though not so sure. I know for our Aussie blu ray player we had a chip added so it plays ALL blu rays worldwide...(best $70 we ever spent) .....so not sure about the blu ray working elsewhere....

My experience with a Blu-ray player built into a computer does not allow me to hack into it and change the region code.  That means I can purchase any Blu-ray of my choice here in Australia and it will work but can't ship discs from US or Europe. 

 

Can't see any difference between the content of DVD and content of Blu-ray on the website so fans outside of Australasia shouldn't miss out on any part of the show by watching the DVD instead of the Blu-ray.

 

I have a sneaky suspicion that this show is the same one that was broadcast online via webcast back in March.

Originally Posted by amjfrenz:
Originally Posted by Paināporo:

Awesome, but will I be able to play any of these Blurays or DVDs in the US?

 

You should be able to play it on your computer.  That's how I play the Split Enz DVD and the Out of the Bag DVD.  Yeah, I know that sucks.  What I also do sometimes is connect my computer to my TV so that I am able to watch these DVDs on my TV.

 

Hmm. I bought the Split Enz DVD off of E-bay and couldn't get it to play on my laptop (fairly new one) or my PS3. I'm tech-impaired, may have to have another go at it.

Originally Posted by Steve Shealy:
Originally Posted by amjfrenz:
Originally Posted by Paināporo:

Awesome, but will I be able to play any of these Blurays or DVDs in the US?

 

You should be able to play it on your computer.  That's how I play the Split Enz DVD and the Out of the Bag DVD.  Yeah, I know that sucks.  What I also do sometimes is connect my computer to my TV so that I am able to watch these DVDs on my TV.

 

Hmm. I bought the Split Enz DVD off of E-bay and couldn't get it to play on my laptop (fairly new one) or my PS3. I'm tech-impaired, may have to have another go at it.

It could have something to do with the software that you are using to play the DVD.  I just bought a new computer last December and I initially had problems until I upgraded the software.   Now it plays fine.  I am using Cyberlink PowerDVD.  I hope that helps.

 

Here's a reply I got from the site pre-orders are on (GetMusic)

 

so hopefully they're on the ball

 

 I can't personally guarantee it mind you, just passing on what they told me 

 

Thanks for getting in touch

Both the DVD and Blu-Ray are region free (Region 0) and can play on players from any region.

 

Originally Posted by Steve Shealy:
Originally Posted by amjfrenz:
Originally Posted by Paināporo:

Awesome, but will I be able to play any of these Blurays or DVDs in the US?

 

You should be able to play it on your computer.  That's how I play the Split Enz DVD and the Out of the Bag DVD.  Yeah, I know that sucks.  What I also do sometimes is connect my computer to my TV so that I am able to watch these DVDs on my TV.

 

Hmm. I bought the Split Enz DVD off of E-bay and couldn't get it to play on my laptop (fairly new one) or my PS3. I'm tech-impaired, may have to have another go at it.

 

http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=classic+media+player&platformSelect=Windows&tag=srch&searchtype=downloads&filterName=platform%3DWindows&filter=platform%3DWindows

 

I use Classic Media player  

 

 

There's no way they would release this in the USA.  Not enough people know who Paul Kelly or Neil Finn are and it's not like their tour came to the US.  I know shipping to America is ridiculously priced, but this truly was a great show.  I would not spend $23 on shipping for anyone other than Neil Finn!

 

 

Originally Posted by usaoz:
Originally Posted by Steve Shealy:
Originally Posted by amjfrenz:
Originally Posted by Paināporo:

Awesome, but will I be able to play any of these Blurays or DVDs in the US?

 

You should be able to play it on your computer.  That's how I play the Split Enz DVD and the Out of the Bag DVD.  Yeah, I know that sucks.  What I also do sometimes is connect my computer to my TV so that I am able to watch these DVDs on my TV.

 

Hmm. I bought the Split Enz DVD off of E-bay and couldn't get it to play on my laptop (fairly new one) or my PS3. I'm tech-impaired, may have to have another go at it.

 

http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=classic+media+player&platformSelect=Windows&tag=srch&searchtype=downloads&filterName=platform%3DWindows&filter=platform%3DWindows

 

I use Classic Media player  

 

 

Ok, don't know what happened when I tried it earlier, but it plays fine on my laptop. Thanks for the encouragement or I might not have tried it again; I am quite enjoying the dvd. 

 

Originally Posted by Steve Shealy:
Originally Posted by usaoz:
Originally Posted by Steve Shealy:
Originally Posted by amjfrenz:
Originally Posted by Paināporo:

Awesome, but will I be able to play any of these Blurays or DVDs in the US?

 

You should be able to play it on your computer.  That's how I play the Split Enz DVD and the Out of the Bag DVD.  Yeah, I know that sucks.  What I also do sometimes is connect my computer to my TV so that I am able to watch these DVDs on my TV.

 

Hmm. I bought the Split Enz DVD off of E-bay and couldn't get it to play on my laptop (fairly new one) or my PS3. I'm tech-impaired, may have to have another go at it.

 

http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=classic+media+player&platformSelect=Windows&tag=srch&searchtype=downloads&filterName=platform%3DWindows&filter=platform%3DWindows

 

I use Classic Media player  

 

 

Ok, don't know what happened when I tried it earlier, but it plays fine on my laptop. Thanks for the encouragement or I might not have tried it again; I am quite enjoying the dvd. 

 So happy to hear that you were able work things out and are now able to play your DVD.  "Out of the Bag" and the Woodface documentary are also great purchases if you are so inclined.

 

Well, I ended up buying the Blu Ray/DVD/2CD edition. $63 including the shipping but I know it will be well worth it. Someone had posted an audio torrent of that show and I listen to it all the time, it's so good! I'd never listened to Paul Kelly before that. -Sean

Got my CD set tonight, compared to the sweet, crisp audio on the YouTube clip the mix on the discs is terribly disappointing.

 

Way too much bass and complete loss of the beautiful harmonies that Neil and Paul created together. Track 1, Don't Stand So Close To The Window was loud, harmonies reasonably clear...... then came Track 2, Four Seasons In One Day - deafening instruments, vocals are individual and the glorious harmony is completely lost.

 

I expected crisp, beautiful, clear vocals..... instead I got loud, overbearing, bass heavy instruments with Neil and Paul singing in the background.

 

Love to hear others thoughts, my final tidbit is that a re-mix and re-release is the only solution however I recognise that this is unrealistic!

Can anyone confirm the exact date this concert was performed?

Wikipedia claims 10th March, Discogs claims 18th March, and Setlist FM lists five shows at the Sydney Opera House for the tour, including both the 10th and 18th.

One show was also streamed "live" on YouTube on March 18th, however I'm not 100% certain it was live. For all I know it could have been delayed by a week.

What I now am certain of is that although the YouTube concert and the DVD/CD/blu-ray are mixed differently, they are the same show. But do we know for certain that some tracks from other Opera House shows weren't spliced into the official release?

Interestingly, They Thought I Was Asleep features in the YouTube video, but not on the 2CD live album. They also have a slightly different running order.

The final night (18th March 2013) in Sydney was the one streamed live on YouTube and it definitely aired as it happened - I remember calculating the time difference and tuning in, and how impressive the audio and video quality was.
I believe it is same show that was officially released on the CD/DVD/Blu Ray.
There were a total of five nights at the Opera House - an initial run of three consecutive nights (10th-12th), followed by two more (17th & 18th) with two shows in Perth in between.

Thanks @The Ligature, that makes sense.

The exceptional audio and video quality of the YouTube stream was one of the reasons that made me think it might have been "streamed" later on once it was properly mixed and edited, but I guess it was all done on the fly.

What do you think is the reason behind the track order of the 2CD version being slightly different to the YouTube stream?

For example, Not The Girl You Think You Are and For The Ages have been switched, Won't Give In has been moved up two places, They Thought I Was Asleep isn't included at all, Dumb Things and One Step Ahead have been switched and Love Is The Law and Message to My Girl have been switched.

I get that they removed all the chatter between songs for the CD (and perhaps blu-ray / DVD), but it's not like they had to delete They Thought I Was Asleep due to CD time length constraints (both discs only come in at around an hour each). And why the random shuffling of songs? I don't understand what purpose it was supposed to serve.

Up until today I actually thought the YouTube stream and official release were two separate shows due to their different tracklisting / order haha.

Secret God (Stew) posted:


What do you think is the reason behind the track order of the 2CD version being slightly different to the YouTube stream?


Well the Youtube stream clearly has the correct set list order as presented on the night. Hard to say why it was tweaked beyond there being some preference for the flow of the rearranged set list on the CD/DVD/Blu Ray release - I have never compared the two in detail and in all honesty hadn't noticed the absence of "They Thought I Was Asleep" until you highlighted it.
Sometimes songs are grouped together in a show to save time switching instruments, keeping songs together which use a different guitar tuning, keeping songs together were Neil would be on piano, etc. - I'd have to revisit the Youtube steam (it appears to still be online) and the DVD and watch everything closely to see if that is applicable here, but it might not be. It could be something as mundane as keeping a balance so that there isn't a run of up tempo songs that are better interspaced with more low tempo material for a better watching experience on TV. I wonder who makes those calls.
"They Thought I Was Asleep" for me is one of those Paul Kelly songs that show that decades into his career he is capable of writing songs that are comparable with his 80's and 90's best. I've seen him perform it many times and that element of mystery in it is part of why it's such a great song. I think he first performed it here (San Francisco) solo over a couple of nights as an opening act (!) for The Waifs, and it was one of those pin drop moments during his set each night.
As I recall it, Paul was on tour in North America when the "Going Your Way" tour was announced and he cut the tour short by a few dates so he could return to have more rehearsal time with Neil, playing the final show in San Francisco. SO many people asked him after the show if the tour was going to play beyond Australia. He said it was doubtful and was sadly correct. He returned to tour North America shortly after the tour with Neil and it kicked off back in San Francisco - always a good thing when there are just months between his Northern Hemisphere performances!
I've dug out my Deluxe edition of "Going You Way" and also the yellow vinyl Record Store Day release of a 10 track highlights of the show and both state in the sleeve notes that they were "recorded in Sydney on Monday 18th March 2013" - very specific! So I think it's safe to assume that they earmarked the final night of the tour to be streamed live/preserved/released and nailed it.

Cheers! Great sum-up! Couldn't have asked for a better in-depth response.

Interesting about They Thought I Was Asleep, I'll have to have another listen to it. But Paul Kelly is definitely someone who has not waned with age. Hilarious that he was the support act for The Waifs though! Although he's never been as huge as someone like Neil Finn overseas.

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