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Here's my preferred sequence. There's just one minor tweak. I followed the Together Alone example at the beginning; the first three songs get progressively better with the third being the album's best track. The quiet intro to "Four Seasons" allows the album to reset coming off the high of the "Whispers" outro. The three novelty songs work well together to start the second side IMO. TGG is flexible enough to open side 2 or pick up from SGO and I think "Italian Plastic" is an excellent lead in to "Chocolate Cake." Then ASAIA starts the cool-down phase. The last three songs fit well together and "Fame Is" is a perfect flash (of forked lightning?) before the excellent closer HWYG.

  1. It's Only Natural
  2. Fall at Your Feet
  3. Whispers and Moans
  4. Four Seasons in One Day
  5. Tall Trees
  6. Weather With You
  7. She Goes On
  8. There Goes God
  9. Italian Plastic
  10. Chocolate Cake
  11. As Sure As I Am
  12. All I Ask
  13. Fame Is
  14. How Will You Go

Hey guys, first post on these forums. Only just got my boxset in yesterday and needed somewhere to post about it.

 

I'm digging all these alternate tracklists in this thread, re-sequencing albums is one of my favourite hobbies, I'll make sure to listen to all these at some point. I've always wanted to see if Time Immemorial could slide back in, and now that we have Fields are Full of Your Kind I really want to make a tracklist with those two in. I actually caved and downloaded the Woodface deluxe tracks a few weeks ago (that month delay was killing me) so I'm more familiar with this one than any of the others so far. Burnt Out Tree and Creek Song are fantastic. I never knew She Goes On was written for a funeral... that song always made me weepy but I think it's just graduated to a full-on bawler, we'll see.

Axver posted:

"Fame Is" and "Tall Trees" are two of the best tracks on Woodface and grossly underrated.

But then I'd drop "It's Only Natural", "All I Ask", "Italian Plastic", and maaaybe "As Sure As I Am" so probably don't take me too seriously.

I totally agree Fame is and Tall Trees are my favourite tracks on Woodface too and i too would drop those 3 also.I felt let down by I'm still here-bit of a mess that one.

Tall Trees I could do without, but Fame Is is an absolute banger. One of the strongest vocal melodies on the album and Tim absolutely rips it apart on the backing vocals. Definitely a necessary shot of adrenaline for the album imo

 

On another note, is there such thing as a studio version of Whispers and Moans that doesn't have that frustrating fade-out? It would've been my favourite Crowded House song if they hadn't cut off what is possibly the best verse Neil ever wrote, it pains me so much hearing the Woodface version. Anything like that exist?

Aotearoa posted:
Axver posted:

"Fame Is" and "Tall Trees" are two of the best tracks on Woodface and grossly underrated.

But then I'd drop "It's Only Natural", "All I Ask", "Italian Plastic", and maaaybe "As Sure As I Am" so probably don't take me too seriously.

I totally agree Fame is and Tall Trees are my favourite tracks on Woodface too and i too would drop those 3 also.I felt let down by I'm still here-bit of a mess that one.

Sorry but you do realize I'm Still Here was just the guys screwing around and having a loose jam in the studio, right? Seems weird to complain that it's a "mess" when that was supposed to be the fun of it...

slowpogo posted:
Sorry but you do realize I'm Still Here was just the guys screwing around and having a loose jam in the studio, right? Seems weird to complain that it's a "mess" when that was supposed to be the fun of it...
 

Not to mention that they recorded it absolutely pre-woodfaced, so it was never going to be a polished pop song. I've always quite enjoyed it, the album ends perfectly with How Will You Go and then that perfection is dashed to pieces by I'm Still Here. The self-deprecation was (and still is) a key part of CH's humour.

slowpogo posted:
Aotearoa posted:
Axver posted:

"Fame Is" and "Tall Trees" are two of the best tracks on Woodface and grossly underrated.

But then I'd drop "It's Only Natural", "All I Ask", "Italian Plastic", and maaaybe "As Sure As I Am" so probably don't take me too seriously.

I totally agree Fame is and Tall Trees are my favourite tracks on Woodface too and i too would drop those 3 also.I felt let down by I'm still here-bit of a mess that one.

Sorry but you do realize I'm Still Here was just the guys screwing around and having a loose jam in the studio, right? Seems weird to complain that it's a "mess" when that was supposed to be the fun of it...

Maybe i was a tad harsh in saying it was a mess,its just i heard the live version of I'm still here and it was more constructed.

 

lavar78 posted:

Here's my preferred sequence. There's just one minor tweak. I followed the Together Alone example at the beginning; the first three songs get progressively better with the third being the album's best track. The quiet intro to "Four Seasons" allows the album to reset coming off the high of the "Whispers" outro. The three novelty songs work well together to start the second side IMO. TGG is flexible enough to open side 2 or pick up from SGO and I think "Italian Plastic" is an excellent lead in to "Chocolate Cake." Then ASAIA starts the cool-down phase. The last three songs fit well together and "Fame Is" is a perfect flash (of forked lightning?) before the excellent closer HWYG.

  1. It's Only Natural
  2. Fall at Your Feet
  3. Whispers and Moans
  4. Four Seasons in One Day
  5. Tall Trees
  6. Weather With You
  7. She Goes On
  8. There Goes God
  9. Italian Plastic
  10. Chocolate Cake
  11. As Sure As I Am
  12. All I Ask
  13. Fame Is
  14. How Will You Go

far superior running order . Superb.

stuartjb posted:
lavar78 posted:

Here's my preferred sequence. There's just one minor tweak. I followed the Together Alone example at the beginning; the first three songs get progressively better with the third being the album's best track. The quiet intro to "Four Seasons" allows the album to reset coming off the high of the "Whispers" outro. The three novelty songs work well together to start the second side IMO. TGG is flexible enough to open side 2 or pick up from SGO and I think "Italian Plastic" is an excellent lead in to "Chocolate Cake." Then ASAIA starts the cool-down phase. The last three songs fit well together and "Fame Is" is a perfect flash (of forked lightning?) before the excellent closer HWYG.

  1. It's Only Natural
  2. Fall at Your Feet
  3. Whispers and Moans
  4. Four Seasons in One Day
  5. Tall Trees
  6. Weather With You
  7. She Goes On
  8. There Goes God
  9. Italian Plastic
  10. Chocolate Cake
  11. As Sure As I Am
  12. All I Ask
  13. Fame Is
  14. How Will You Go

far superior running order . Superb.

Thanks, Stu!

Since I never had any of the albums on vinyl, Santa gave me the entire LP reissue for Christmas  

I have a question though...my Woodface LP has a plain white sleeve. All of the others have proper sleeves with artwork, lyrics, etc, but not Woodface. Seems strange, given that the CD has an insert. Is it supposed to be like that or did I get a factory glitch?

Question for Jaffa. What was recorded at Murchison St? Aside from the demos released

Weather With You

Four Seasons In One Day

Chocolate Cake

There Goes God

How Will You Go

It's Only Natural

Prodigal Son

Catherine Wheels

In Love With It All

Strangeness and Charm

Italian Plastic

Sound of Truth

All I Ask

Cemetery In The Rain

Throw Your Arms.Around Me (I think)

Was there anything else? Was a demo of Tall Trees recorded?

Cheers in advance

 

The Sound Of Truth/Don't Rely On isn't on the Murchison St demo tapes, nor is Throw Your Arms Around Me. They were recorded at Periscope.

A demo of Tall Trees was recorded at Murchison St but with a drum machine. I didn't think it matched the quality of the other tracks. Might be released one day, along with others that were left off for various reasons.

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