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The more I read all these live release threads, the more disappointed I am that Milwaukee was nixed. Was it really that bad? I've heard some recordings that got the official nod that are far dodgier than anything I heard that night. I thought it was a great show, and that's not because I was wearing Jameson's-tinged glasses, due to having to drive back to Chicago after the show. So who else wants to see it made available?
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Having heard the show, I think it's pretty obvious it isn't going to be released because of the trouble Neil was having with some songs because of his throat trouble at the time. It probably wasn't that noticable at the concert due to the loudness, but listening back, he really struggled on some tracks, especially She Called Up where he knew he wasn't hitting the notes and changed the second half and sang it lower. It is a good show still and Nick's Meatloaf tribute is pretty funny.
I wholeheartedly agree with Hexed & not because I was wearing beer tinted glasses Wink Some of the recordings that I've heard have plenty of flubs, etc. Milwaukee could not have so many more. That's the beauty of the live show anyway, live, uncensored, and unedited!

I was there and I thought it was a brilliant show. Furthermore, if people are hearing a recording, obviously one (though not a professional one) is making its rounds. Why not jump on that and sell some?

I know it is a band decision, but hopefully they will see the demand for this one.

Brady?
I'm honestly baffled by the decision not to release it. Maybe I was just so on cloud nine, because this was my first CH show, that I didn't notice whatever vocal troubles were going on. I find that implausible, though, because I'm legendarily voice-obsessed. Wink I was pretty close to the front, though, so the blaring sound could've hidden a lot. I also saw several more shows, so my memory of Milwaukee is partially overlaid by others now.

If the band isn't comfortable with the release, I guess I have to respect that. Maybe there really was something so cringeworthy that I'd say, "Ouch--you were right." But even if there were a few awful tracks, I'd want this particular show.
My reasoning exactly--it was my first show as well, and let's be honest, Neil could have sang through a kazoo into a fish aquarium and I would have been like "That man is a creative genius!--very little could ahve disauded my from loving the show.
It sounded fine to me--yes, the voice was rough in patches, but nothing that made you cringe. It was a great show--I just don't think it was a show up to Neil's high standards.

For a pure sentimental reason--being my first show--I'd love to have it as a memento. LaParent is right--the Minneapolis show was leaps and bounds better in terms of just pure...jam-iness and mood (and I finally got Fall at Your Feet--but I'd love to have that gorgeous, only-Neil-on-guitar, in-the-dark, no-frills 4 Seasons in the Day. (Of course, with the PA off, maybe we wouldn't be able to get that anyway!)

I guesss I'm just nosey and more concrete reason than they didn't "like" the sound...
hexed,

I think you're preaching to the choir with this group! Wink I can't imagine anything other than the vast majority of us very much wanting to have this show released.

As to Kufala (and Brady), they're just catering to the band's wishes, which they have to uphold.

I don't expect the show to get a proper release, but will be happily surprised should it ever see the light of day. Perhaps enough people asking for it might at least entice the band to have another listen to see if it's as little releaseworthy as originally thought. Obviously, there was something there they didn't like.
Yes, yes, and yes!!

I was completely sober for the entire concert!! Smiler I really didn't notice any problems with Neil's voice, sounded pretty good to me. The only thing I can guess to nix it would be the overall sound quality because was the concert was a blast and very funny! Nick's tribute to Meatloaf and the spaceship/Hal episode were a stitch!

I'm all for bringing it on - warts and all!!
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Originally posted by Romer:
hexed,

I think you're preaching to the choir with this group! Wink I can't imagine anything other than the vast majority of us very much wanting to have this show released.

As to Kufala (and Brady), they're just catering to the band's wishes, which they have to uphold.

I don't expect the show to get a proper release, but will be happily surprised should it ever see the light of day. Perhaps enough people asking for it might at least entice the band to have another listen to see if it's as little releaseworthy as originally thought. Obviously, there was something there they didn't like.


Yeah, Romer, I know, and I know it's the band's wish to withhold this, I'm just having a bit of fun with the poll (or is that a bit of a public whine?) Ha, maybe both. Wink

I'm assuming that since the recordings are available to the general public - not just us rabid fans - quality control IS more of an issue. I can understand why the band might not want to put something sub-par out there where it might be the only thing a potential new fan hears.

So, hmm, how about a fanclub release?
I'm so glad to hear that Milwaukee might be released! I'm normally a lurker, but had to comment on this one. The Milwaukee show was my first Crowded House concert even though I've been a fan for years. My husband and I had such a great time in Milwaukee that weekend and the concert was absolutely amazing. I was so bummed when I heard it wasn't going to be released. I'll definitely buy it if it comes out!!
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Originally posted by Finngirl:
Hey well done Hexed for opening this thread (and to all the Frenz who posted)looks like you have helped make this happen


Well, I'm sure it was nothing to do with me, but I'm glad it's coming out regardless! Completist that I am, I really wanted good recordings of all the shows I went to, so I'll have a full set now! I hope the audience mikes were still on for Four Seasons, that was really a special moment in the show for everyone present, and the crowd sang their heart out.

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