I'm very curious as to what might have delayed the 'official' announcement around the upcoming releases, as well as the logic behind a September release date.

Don't Dream It's Over was released in Oct. 86' and aside from Now We're Getting Somewhere having been released in Sept. 86', I don't really see the connection between the dates.

I'm still hopeful that with the official announcement, we'll get a surprise 2016-2017 Crowded House Tour. Maybe that's why Management and the band are being so cryptic?

In terms of my personal preference around the format vs. the content; at this point I just want to get my hands on all of the unreleased stuff +newly mastered versions of the classics we love + any new artwork that goes with it, and I don't want to have to spend $200 for everything. Am I asking for too much?

 

 

 

 

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I tend towards the assumption that there's nothing major behind announcement delays. That is, there's nothing for us to worry over/get excited about. It's probably just making sure that everything is in place promotion-wise before hitting the Go button.

But it's the "newly mastered" bit that worries me. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the mastering on the first three albums - in fact, it's pretty much as good as one could want IMO. Together Alone could use a little less compression but my expectation is that we'll get more. 

Whatever it is, it'll be what it'll be... I just want to see some track listings!

Release date on Amazon in the US is not until November 18 for the vinyl.  No mention yet of the CD's.  

I think I'm going to wait and see if it is possible to just purchase the bonus tracks in download form at some point.  I have no real desire to repurchase CD's of albums I already own, especially when I hardly ever listen to CD's any more.  

Paul H posted:

But it's the "newly mastered" bit that worries me. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the mastering on the first three albums - in fact, it's pretty much as good as one could want IMO. Together Alone could use a little less compression but my expectation is that we'll get more. 

I think the main reason to remaster any album of that era is, analog-to-digital conversion is vastly better than it was 20-30 years ago. All other things being equal, they will sound better for that reason. But I share your worry that all other things will likely not be equal..

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