Jaffaman posted:

Oh dear. My mistake! In my defence, I had to write the notes for seven books and proof-read multiple amendments while also maintaining Neil Finn Facebook, Crowded House Facebook, neilfinn.com, Neil Finn newsletters, Crowded House newsletters (at the time), Neil Finn YouTube channel, Pajama Club Facebook, 7 Worlds Collide Facebook, Neil Finn Google +, Neil Finn Apple Connect... all in addition to my fulltime job at RNZ and raising a family. I tried to double check everything but, due to time constraints and deadlines, sometimes had to rely on the knowledge in my head. Turned out to be off track on this occasion!

Oh Jeremy, Jeremy... If you need any help checking anything, all you need do is ask. (And I actually mean that quite seriously )

As Stuart notes, the problem with any project like this is that people will find the little errors and point them out because they're not the norm. No-one's going to comment on the fact that the other 99% of the material is correct!

So, although we're finding little niggles here and there, I do want to put on record that I think you've done a remarkable with this project and you should be rightly proud of it. 

(I just wish you'd had your way with the mastering and some of the (missing) songs.)

I actually can't believe this. my vinyl copy of TOE has just arrived.  The only difference between this and my original is that it's no longer a gatefold.  furthermore,  the liner notes are actually written INSIDE the cover?!  so you can't read them?!  

This has to be a mistake - surely?!  

Jeremy,  can you shed any light on this... 

stuartjb posted:

I actually can't believe this. my vinyl copy of TOE has just arrived.  The only difference between this and my original is that it's no longer a gatefold.  furthermore,  the liner notes are actually written INSIDE the cover?!  so you can't read them?!  

This has to be a mistake - surely?!  

Jeremy,  can you shed any light on this... 

Sounds like you may have a rare collectible there!

If you look carefully on the packaging, you'll see the Time on Earth CD was also released independantly. That would explain the delays with both. 

Still a surprise someone has the vinyl. Most online shops Still have it as a pre-order!

Guy. posted:

If you look carefully on the packaging, you'll see the Time on Earth CD was also released independantly. That would explain the delays with both. 

Still a surprise someone has the vinyl. Most online shops Still have it as a pre-order!

The date on amazon did always say the 17th December to be honest.. 

The sleeve notes / lyrics being inside the sleeve has to be a mistake surely?! 

stuartjb posted:

I actually can't believe this. my vinyl copy of TOE has just arrived.  The only difference between this and my original is that it's no longer a gatefold.  furthermore,  the liner notes are actually written INSIDE the cover?!  so you can't read them?!  

This has to be a mistake - surely?!  

Jeremy,  can you shed any light on this... 

No. I'll try to find out but, being Christmas, replies are slow.

Jaffaman posted:

Please confirm that you have taken off all plastic packaging from the LP. Sounds stupid but it's tricked people in the past.

Yep it's still in the plastic but I'm almost 100 % certain it's a single sleeve,  and the inside of the sleeve is lyrics / artwork / notes. 

 

I'll check when I get in from work. thanks Jeremy 

I'm really surprised to find that despite TOE has always been one of my lesser preferred CH albums, the bonus material I am absolutely loving more than I expected. Here's a Note, Purple Light, the alternate Stare Me Out, Lost Island, Won't Be Silent, She Called Up Demo are so good that I can see myself listening to the bonus disc more than the actual album from now on. I may even make my own version of the album. 

TryWhistlingThis posted:

I'm really surprised to find that despite TOE has always been one of my lesser preferred CH albums, the bonus material I am absolutely loving more than I expected. Here's a Note, Purple Light, the alternate Stare Me Out, Lost Island, Won't Be Silent, She Called Up Demo are so good that I can see myself listening to the bonus disc more than the actual album from now on. I may even make my own version of the album. 

Yes, lots of good stuff on here. I would have liked to get a few live tracks, but still, a solid disc.

It's exactly the same vinyl track listing as the original release. Haven't even had a chance to listen to it yet!  

Was wondering whether to send it back due to the clearly faulty packaging... 

 

I'll probably just keep it - can't be bothered! 

Am I the only person on this forum to have received this item?! 

I got my copy from Amazon.com - it's the UK & Europe version so unfortunately has the same issue of two albums in one sleeve, non-gatefold with the lyrics inside the sleeve. inner sleeve

But it did come with a download code for all the tracks including the bonus tracks. No Paul Weller on my side B.

One other minor gripe (and maybe someone who has the original can chime in) is the copyright in huge text on the label of side B and side D. It just cheapens the look IMO.

label

 

Has anyone sighted an Australian released copy of this yet? I have not been able to find it anywhere! JB's website states:

What does that even mean? Does that mean it's not released yet but give us your money and we'll send it to you when it is (but we don't know when)? I'm hesitant to order this from JB only to be placed in a queue of undefined waiting time.

Personally I'd like some idea if the problem with the sleeve is going to be fixed. Have tried getting in touch with various people to ask and nada. Nothing. Half the fun of buying the vinyl is having the big artwork, and clearly having it on the inside of the sleeve is a barrier to that.

The making of the slip sleeve instead of a gatefold was a mix up at the manufacturers. The record company has been in discussion with them but hasn't been able to get much of a resolution. It doesn't look like there'll be new covers reprinted but I'll let you know if that changes.

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