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Well, seeing as I created this poll (my first), I may as well post what I voted for and where I rank each title.

1. I voted for Split Enz - The collection. This release has to be every Finn/Enz fans wet dream come true. Beautifully remastered video clips of most of the bands hits, live video tracks from between 1977 and 1993, the fantastic hour long Spellbound doco. You simply can't fault anything on this.

2. Neil Finn - Seven Worlds Collide. A very close second. Whilst this release contains no special features, it is saved by faultless live performances by Neil and his very talented family and friends. Where else do you get to see Eddie Vedder and Tim Finn jam with Betchadupa on I See Red.

3. Crowded House - Live At The Corner. The first (hopefully of many) DVDR fan-club releases. Filmed on the 20th and 21st of November 1996, this captures the crowdies playing loose and having fun. Nice to see Tim joining them for Weather and INO. Awesome to see Paul Hester and Peter Jones drumming together and seeing what great mates they are. MORE PLEASE.

4. Neil Finn - Sessions At West 54th. Enjoyable enough, but very average show. Nice to see Mark Hart on stage with Neil. Just a pity that he didn't do much musically. A waste of a great musicians talent. For some reason they edited a few songs too from the DVD release. Why is it that they kept the annoying introductin by whats his face but cut I See Red? Also, why no special features? This wasn't a budget release. Disappointing.

5. Crowde House - Dreaming. Last and most certainly least. This contains most but not all of CH's videos and an outdated interview. Crowded House was a legendary band and deserved better than this. This is a budget release and it shows.
Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for this great thread:

1. Split Enz: I'm more of a Neil/CH/Finn Bros fan, but I added this to my collection anyway. I have watched it several times and am delighted with it. Although I was a SEnz fan in the early 80s--I wasn't aware of anything prior to Waiata, True Colours and Tide and Time or anything after it. This DVD has given me a greater appreciation for SEnz and has encouraged me to re-listen to all the CDs. I now have several new firm favourites due to this DVD

2. Neil Finn 7 Worlds Collide. I remember the day I got this--popped it into the DVD and actually caught myself sighing out loud with pleasure. I waited quite a while before I bought this (why? I do not know) I love it.

3. Crowded House Live at the Corner Have absolutely no idea what this is--as you say it's a fan club dvd so it's a bit before my time with the fan club. Would looooove to see this someday

4. Neil Finn Sessions at West 54th I know this isn't a favourite of some Alberta fans--I remember reading in an old thread that apparently Neil cancelled some concerts in their cities so this could be filmed. While I FEEL YOUR PAIN--now the whole world can see what Neil was up to that summer forever and forever. I see your point of view on this Jeremy and I do agree somewhat but I'm such a fanatic that I would have enjoyed iteven if he was playing a comb through a kleenex for two hours.

5. Crowded House Dreaming the Vids. A little while before this was released I was musing with my brother that there should be a collection of CH videos (i'd only ever seen Chocolate Cake and DDIO vids) Much to my absolute delight and surprise there it was all of a sudden. Another delight to own IMHO --I'll take whatever I can get. At least something like this came out now and not 10 years from now.....that said, if the fanclub comes out with one, I'll probably buy it too. Big Grin
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Originally posted by Martine:
[qb]3. Crowded House Live at the Corner Have absolutely no idea what this is--as you say it's a fan club dvd so it's a bit before my time with the fan club. Would looooove to see this someday[/qb]
A bit before your time? It's just been released. It's brand new. If you emailed PG now and join the fan-club, you might still get a copy of this.
1. The early SE stuff is just fascinating and I love it. It gives a whole new dimension (sometimes cheesy, sometimes very cool) to some of the songs.

2. This is great and I like the CD too. This is the one I watch when I want the true concert experience.

3. I have never seen it but wish I had it.

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Originally posted by Martine:
[qb] 4. Neil Finn Sessions at West 54th I know this isn't a favourite of some Alberta fans--I remember reading in an old thread that apparently Neil cancelled some concerts in their cities so this could be filmed. While I FEEL YOUR PAIN--now the whole world can see what Neil was up to that summer forever and forever. I see your point of view on this Jeremy and I do agree somewhat but I'm such a fanatic that I would have enjoyed it even if he was playing a comb through a kleenex for two hours. [/qb]
Ha ha! This DVD is my favourite BECAUSE of this reason! The concert being cancelled was the worst thing that happened to me in 1998 Wink (which means that it was a really good year!). In the long run it was worth it and I�m glad we all have the DVD. I also agree with the comb/kleenex comment!

5. It�s nice to have all the videos in one place (instead of bits a pieces scattered throughout my VHS tapes). Got to see some videos for the first time too.
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Originally posted by Jeremy Loder:
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4. Neil Finn - Sessions At West 54th. Enjoyable enough, but very average show. Nice to see Mark Hart on stage with Neil. Just a pity that he didn't do much musically. A waste of a great musicians talent. For some reason they edited a few songs too from the DVD release. Why is it that they kept the annoying introductin by whats his face but cut I See Red? Also, why no special features? This wasn't a budget release. Disappointing.
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Are you really referring to DAVID BYRNE as "what's his face"?!?!? He was the main force behind Talking Heads, who some people consider the most pivotal pop band of the 80's. He's certainly more famous than Neil in any case. (I don't even like Talking Heads that much, but DB certainly doesn't deserve "what's his face")

I have to disagree about Mark...he provided some lovely piano playing on the CH songs.

Maybe Neil or his management didn't want those other songs on the DVD, or maybe Sony didn't. Maybe there were copyright issues. You never know with those things...
1. Definately seven worlds collide. it was great to see Neil mixing it with other greats like Eddie Vedder and johny marr.

2. Crowded House, Farewell To The World. i only watched this for the first time recently and although it was their last gig i really enjoyed it.

3. Dreaming is good but you don't get that same feeling of seeing him perform live, there is less emotion

unfortunately i have to say that i haven't seen any other vids or DVD's of neils so i can't rate them

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