Trying to order the box set, and the lowest shipping option to US addresses is $55AUD. Anyone found a better option?

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I think the fan club is going to have a box set offer so I'm going to wait and see what that is. Maybe it'll be autographed.

I didn't see any mentions of a "box set", but I ordered all seven CDs as-fast as my little fingers of concrete (guitarist) could perform the transaction from the CH website this morning. I thought the cost was fair considering the exchange rate, and the Fedex shipping was reasonable considering the CDs will be here very shortly after their AUS release.

I just about passed-out when I saw the content of these reissues. Far and above exceeding any realistic expectations. Unbelievable!

The CD Deluxe editions and vinyl LPs will all be available on Amazon US and there'll soon be a dedicated site via Universal Music, presumably on crowdedhouse.com

Paināporo posted:

I think the fan club is going to have a box set offer so I'm going to wait and see what that is. Maybe it'll be autographed.

I asked Peter a few weeks ago and he said there would be no club sale for the reissues. Unless it's literally just a box to put them in?

The deluxe editions are going to get a US release, correct? I'm hoping to buy them through Amazon. if the fan club's not offering anything special.

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Paināporo posted:

The deluxe editions are going to get a US release, correct? I'm hoping to buy them through Amazon. if the fan club's not offering anything special.

Yes, they are coming to Amazon US, as per Jaffaman's post above. I'm with you, I'm waiting for Amazon (they better be Prime eligible!).

slowpogo posted:
Paināporo posted:

The deluxe editions are going to get a US release, correct? I'm hoping to buy them through Amazon. if the fan club's not offering anything special.

Yes, they are coming to Amazon US, as per Jaffaman's post above. I'm with you, I'm waiting for Amazon (they better be Prime eligible!).

Seriously! If I can save $100 on shipping (for CDs and vinyl), I'm gonna wait for it. I don't need a tote bag that badly.

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Hello all---

Okay, so I've got a friend who is music writer, and he just forwarded the US  press release to me.  Text appears below.

The curious thing is that the press release mentions all 7 CDs and the accompanying image shows all 7 CD covers.  But when I click the link, the website store doesn't show the Mark 2 albums, only the first 5.  Here's the link:

http://us.udiscovermusic.com/c...e?ref=CrowdedHouseUS

The description says: For US fans, the 5 brand new 2CD import album reissues are available through uDiscover US as an exclusive bundle. Only 150 bundles are available through uDiscover US and will come with an exclusive Crowded House tote bag.

So that sounds like it's NOT a typo...the two last records aren't included in the bundle.  Strange.

matt

---------------------------------

Celebrating 30 Years Of

Crowded House

Full Back Catalogue Deluxe Reissues on CD & Vinyl November 18, 2016

Crowded House will be celebrating their 30th anniversary by reissuing their entire catalogue in two disc deluxe CD packages and 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, unlocking a wealth of rare material that has been personally selected by Neil Finn and the band. They will be released on Friday, November 18 through Universal Catalogue, and are available to pre-order at the official Crowded House Store. Digital versions will also be available on November 4.

The two-CD packages will feature the original album with a bonus disc of rarities, b-sides and previously unreleased home demos and outtakes unearthing over 100 unreleased tracks across the campaign. Each CD package will be delivered in high quality fan-deluxe packaging, with extended notes featuring new interviews with the band and memorabilia from personal and fan archives in a 36 page book. Exclusive CD bundles will also be available here.

True to the original releases, there will also be classic reissues of each album on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. These are all cut from the original analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios. The LPs will not include bonus tracks.

Upon announcing the reissues Neil Finn said, “We are thrilled all seven of our albums are about to be reissued in all formats including vinyl, each one accompanied by a rich trove of rarities including writing demos and other unreleased musical curiosities, as well as new original artwork from my dear friend Nick Seymour. This has been many years in the making with much of the exhaustive listening, editing and remixing being done by the keeper of knowledge Jeremy Ansell in Auckland. It has been a labour of love for us and our mission all along was making a superlative quality, definitive document of Crowded House’s unique history for all the fans who have given us their affection over the years.”

Crowded Houses seven studio albums are:

Crowded House (1986)

Temple Of Low Men (1988)

Woodface (1991)

Together Alone (1993)

Time On Earth (2007)

Intriguer (2010)

Afterglow (1999)

The self-titled debut Crowded House, released in 1986, saw the band instantly launch onto the global stage with lead vocalist and mastermind Neil Finn, bassist Nick Seymour and drummer Paul Hester premiering timeless hits including “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” “World Where You Live” and “Something So Strong.”

1988’s Temple Of Low Men drew critical acclaim and platinum awards with Finn crafting a set of intense and personal songs revealing his true mastery of melody – highlights including “When You Come,” “I Feel Possessed” and the defining “Better Be Home Soon.”

The band’s third studio album Woodface in 1991 spawned a remarkable European following with their first UK Top 10 and hit singles “Weather With You,” “Fall At Your Feet,” “It’s Only Natural” and “Chocolate Cake.”

With 1993’s follow up Together Alone, Finn’s shining pop song-craft joined forces with legendary producer Youth’s energetic and experimental approach to deliver catalogue highlights "Locked Out," "Distant Sun," “Private Universe” and was another phenomenal global chart success.

After the bands breakup in 1996 and subsequent reunion in 2007, the bands fifth studio album Time On Earth followed.

2010’s Intriguer is the sixth and latest studio record from the band ionizing the commercial and artistic longevity of the group with Finn's durable song-craft shining across highlights “Saturday Sun” and “Falling Dove.”

Key 1999 compilation album Afterglow features a selection of rarities and outtakes recorded between 1985 and 1994 including “I Love You Dawn” and “Recurring Dream.” It is rightly regarded as an essential album in the catalogue and rounds out the campaign.

The entire collection is on sale from Friday November 18 and can be pre ordered individually or together as an exclusive bundle at the official Crowded House Store. Full tracklisting and images - http://bit.ly/CHTracklisting_Images.

This November, almost 20 years to the day when Crowded House said Farewell to the World with a celebrated concert held on the steps of the iconic Sydney Opera House, they return to that iconic space to celebrate their induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the 2016 ARIA Awards.

Crowded House will perform two very special Encore shows exclusive to Sydney and Australia, their only appearances worldwide during 2016, on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26.

Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 26 at 10.00am.

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[Contact information removed]

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Hello all---

Here's another update: I checked the US iTunes and Amazon stores again just now.  Amazon's US store still isn't listing the 2CD deluxe releases, although the new vinyl releases are there for pre-order.

However, the US iTunes store has added pre-order options for some of the deluxe albums [Woodface, Temple, Together Alone, and Afterglow].  They list the official release date as Nov. 4, which is good.  [There is a deluxe version of Intriguer listed, but it's the one from 2010 that included several "Upstairs at Home" versions of songs from the album.]

Also, I'm sure I wasn't the only one who received another email this morning from the official CH promo team.  Looks like the official US store has been updated to include the complete bundle [all 7 CDs and the tote bag] as well as the individual CD deluxe sets and all the vinyl versions except TOE.

matt

Awaiting word from Universal. Time On Earth and Intriguer are both being released in the US on different record labels so it's taking longer to organise the US release.

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mattl posted:

So, it looks like the following are available at the US Amazon store:

Time on Earth MP3 [release date Nov. 4, 2016]

https://smile.amazon.com/Time-...475247874&sr=8-2

Still no physical release listed.

 

mattl

 

You can hear a snippet of the She Called Up demo. Interesting how slow it was originally, and how much of the piano tinklings were already there.

Yes, the bassline gives it a bit of an old Motown, classic R&B-type vibe.

For the record, the US iTunes store is listing the new deluxe versions of the following, and each includes one pre-release track available for immediate download:

  • Together Alone - Private Universe (Home Demo)
  • Afterglow - Instinct (Home Demo)
  • Woodface - There Goes God (Home Demo) [Murchison Street version]
  • Temple of Low Men - Never Be The Same (Home Demo)
  • Time on Earth - She Called Up (Home Demo)

[There's a deluxe edition of Intriguer listed, but it's the one from 2010.]

matt

The 2016 deluxe edition 2 CD set of "Time On Earth" is now listed on Amazon with a release date of November 11th, an import @ $39.99, prime eligible.

FYI, the Time on Earth vinyl is available to preorder from Amazon.UK - shipped to the US it comes out to around $22

Hello all---

Amazon’s US store is finally listing the deluxe 2CD sets, but they’re listed as imports, with a price of around $39 each and a release date of Oct. 28.

matt

Here are links to them.  These are each listed at $38.99 with a Oct. 28 release date.

CROWDED HOUSE

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J...oliid=I1IDVCJKEDOQ1Y

TEMPLE OF LOW MEN

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J...oliid=I2URHPJS3TDSRV

WOODFACE

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J...coliid=I73O3TVGZV4HB

TOGETHER ALONE

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J...coliid=IOES490GDHW3J

AFTERGLOW

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J...coliid=IZ2NL6G3395WY

INTRIGUER

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L...coliid=I5IEUGNUDU837

TIME ON EARTH is listed at $33.99 with a Nov. 11 release date.

TIME ON EARTH

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M...oliid=I28EPEY4MTKUL4

The curious thing is that several are listed as qualifying for Prime.  I don't recall ever seeing an import qualifying for Prime before.

matt

Good to see some "movement". Still hoping for domestic release on Amazon at more reasonable prices.

I also see they list them as single disc, but I assume they just don't have the details right in the listings.

Exactly.

I've already emailed them about the issues with the listings and pricing, so hopefully they'll be corrected soon.

Except for the release dates...! *wink*

matt

Amazon have revised (corrected?) the U.S. release date of all of the deluxe editions to November 11th. This is more in line with how things often are - U.S. release date a week or so after Europe/Australia/New Zealand...
That October 28th release date always looked unlikely.

However, Amazon Canada is currently showing a November 4th release date at CA$22.04 each ($23.83 for Time On Earth), for a converted total of U.S. $162.85 for the complete set of reissues with 1-3 business day delivery. There are two slower delivery options, the least expensive of which totals U.S. $140.72 - which might not be too bad if the sets are downloadable on day of release, though this is not clear.

Might be the best price so far, even allowing that the exchange rate may fluctuate slightly and it would appear possible that the November 4th release date could be ambitious. On the other hand, it could be correct that the Canadian release date is indeed a week earlier than the U.S.

For anyone who doesn't need a physical artifact, 6 of the 7 deluxe editions are up for preorder on US iTunes for prices ranging from $11.99 - $17.99.  Intriguer isn't listed.  And I'm not sure why there is a range in price.

This is almost certainly the way I'm going to go.  But I'm going to wait and see what develops.

My wife ended up buying all the vinyl editions through Amazon for me as an early Christmas gift. A few days later I made an impulse purchase and bought all these deluxe editions CD's through crowdedhouse.com. I got all 7 CD's plus the tote bag (which I could care less about) for $175 including ship. I'm sure it will be worth every penny. It's crazy though when I think of how many times I've purchased these albums in the past whether it be on cassette or original CD editions. But there's only a few bands I have done that with. That being said, it might be time to sell my Woodface EMI Centenary LP as I just sold an original UK LP of Together Alone for $70.

brownie posted:

For anyone who doesn't need a physical artifact, 6 of the 7 deluxe editions are up for preorder on US iTunes for prices ranging from $11.99 - $17.99.  Intriguer isn't listed.  And I'm not sure why there is a range in price.

This is almost certainly the way I'm going to go.  But I'm going to wait and see what develops.

Does iTunes provide PDFs of booklets? If so I'd consider it - sounds like the booklets are half the fun, lots of new interviews, etc.

I don't think there'll be any PDFs of the booklets, sorry. CD Deluxe Edition only.

Global release date for all editions is November 4th, except for the Time On Earth vinyl which is December 16th.

Release date globally is November 4th, except for the vinyl of Time On Earth which is December 16th.
Release date globally is November 4th, except for the vinyl of Time On Earth which is December 16th.
The Ligature posted:

However, Amazon Canada is currently showing a November 4th release date at CA$22.04 each ($23.83 for Time On Earth), for a converted total of U.S. $162.85 for the complete set of reissues with 1-3 business day delivery.

Even if Amazon US eventually has all the reissues domestically, and Prime shipping saves a few $, I can't imagine it will be a particularly compelling savings over the $163 through Amazon Canada. And it might be a week earlier this way^^. This seems like the way to go for US folks, at least for the moment.

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Jaffaman posted:

I don't think there'll be any PDFs of the booklets, sorry. CD Deluxe Edition only.

Global release date for all editions is November 4th, except for the Time On Earth vinyl which is December 16th.

Release date globally is November 4th, except for the vinyl of Time On Earth which is December 16th.
Release date globally is November 4th, except for the vinyl of Time On Earth which is December 16th.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/al...ntriguer/id971958319

T
he iTunes version of Intriguer (standard) came with a digital booklet. So it's possible. But there's nothing listed on the digital versions.

The latest news on the US releases: the vinyl will be available in local stores but the CDs will be exclusive to the Universal online store and www.crowdedhouse.com , initially. All the individual CDs will be added to that site for pre-ordering within the next week. Sounds like Amazon US will have imports only, for now.

Hello all---

First, I want to be clear about something.  Jaffaman, I know you’re just the messenger in all this, and I want to thank you again for keeping us informed about these releases.

Second, the idea that the new 2CD reissues will be sold through the usual online stores in the other major markets but not in the US is baffling to me.  I mean, yeah, it’s good to know they’ll be available in the official store, but based on the preorder listing for the first album, it appears that they’ll be charging the full MSRP for these sets.  The preorder for the first album is listed at $30, which is very high.

I can’t help wondering if this is some sort of strange, self-fulfilling prophecy kind of thing with the label.  They assume that these sets won’t sell in the US, so they’re limiting the availability to the official band/label store.  But by that very action, won’t they be hurting sales?

These sets clearly cater to the hardcore fans, who will surely seek out the best pricing [which currently appears to be the Canadian Amazon store…?].  Maybe the label just isn’t expecting the numbers on these releases, so rather than press up a bunch of copies, they’re hedging their bet with the limited availability in the US.  I would expect the slightly less hardcore but still somewhat interested fans to simply download these sets from the US iTunes store, which is offering them at close to half the price that official store is listing.  So maybe limiting the physical 2CD release is a smart decision.

I’m trying to understand the thought process behind all of this.  I mean, as a fan, I want these sets as soon as I can get them.  But we’re talking about $30 each from the official/label store or about $16.80 from Canada, plus import shipping.  That’s a HUGE price difference.

Jaffaman, you said “initially,” so the implication is that the 2CD sets will eventually be sold at the US Amazon store and other retailers in the US.  Is that correct?

Thanks,

matt

mattl posted:

I would expect the slightly less hardcore but still somewhat interested fans to simply download these sets from the US iTunes store, which is offering them at close to half the price that official store is listing.  So maybe limiting the physical 2CD release is a smart decision.

I would classify myself as a pretty hardcore and very interested fan who is more than likely going to go the iTunes way.

Why?  Because I know my listening habits.  CDs and vinyl sit there, digital gets played.  I bought Dizzy Heights on vinyl, and while it sounds great, I never listen to it.  The digital files that came with it are what gets played.  Why waste money?  

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