Thanks for the heads-up Matt.
Just listened to the EP and here are my thoughts:
1. $6 for 5 songs? Sure, I’ll take it; especially because we get to hear alternative versions of 3 songs from Dreamers Are Waiting (I love the album). In terms of what to call these alternative versions or how to best describe them: I think they exist somewhere between demo and a webcast (Fangradio) versions of the songs.
2. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure this is all Neil; I can’t hear any trace of anyone else playing or singing along with Neil except for maybe Sharon on ‘Start of Something’ (I don’t think it’s Liam).
3. the ‘Leonard Cohen’ version of Private Universe… there’s a lot to unpack here… I’m just not sure how much the world (and we fans) needed ‘this’ version of this amazing song. Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely grateful and appreciative of ANY new music from Neil and Co. I literally put my money where my mouth is, and pay for it when they release anything. All I can say is that I hope Neil had fun recording this version, thats the nicest thing I can think of saying.
4. The cover of The Church song; this song might have a personal connection to Neil and others, and there is nothing wrong with this stripped down version. Its a short, fairly simple campfire version of 3 chord song that sounds good.
On a related note, I’ve listened to a few of Tim’s songs with Phil Manzanera, and I’ve felt the same way about some of them: why?
Whereas the Forenzics songs (just like DAW) sound amazing to me.
Maybe they’re getting old, maybe I’m getting old; I guess we’re all getting old…