i wanted to post on this topic the other day, but nilfun was down then as well. i thought it might have just been me. strange. those are the correct titles, if i remember the very first song was lullaby requiem and the very last was sweet secret peace.
I was always sad that these songs never got released. They were available for streaming in very low quality from Neil's website back in 2001/2002. I was able to save them, but only for posterity. The low audio quality makes them basically unlistenable.
Is 'Lullaby (Requiem)' the same song as 'Lullaby Requiem' that appeared on 2002's One All album? Just confused by the parentheses is all.
I remember Lament from when Neil performed it on The Panel (Australian char show) back in 2001 to promote Parables, Lullabies and Secrets. He also performed Last To Know that night in promotion of One Nil.
Sweet Secret Peace ended up being released on the Maybe This Christmas compilation in 2002. Not too familar with the others.
As thanks I went ahead and mocked up some makeshift cover art based on the six images featured in the flash animation. The things fans do...
The tracks weren't as low quality as I remember, but still not great. While the files in the Dropbox folder are a respectable 192Kbps, I'm guessing whoever (@Plug?) grabbed them from nilfun in the first place "upconverted" them to 192kbps MP3s from whatever file format they were originally uploaded in.
Being 2001 it wouldn't surprise me if they were originally RealAudio (.rm) files or something similarly ancient! I'm no audiophile, but if I'm taking a guess they sound equivalent to 64kbps MP3s. Would love for Neil to re-upload them in higher quality, or at least play them on Fangradio. Hell, the whole Parables, Lullabies and Secrets project deserves a proper release! 20th anniversary anyone?
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