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11 Feb 2008, 01:32 by BobInMelbourne1. Crowded House
First track heard: I Feel Posessed
Track that made me get into the band: Better Be Home Soon
Seen live: Unbelievably, yes, four times at the time of writing this! I never thought I'd get to say that. Last time I did this survey I wrote 'never have, never will'. Never say never, eh.
Favourite track (all-time): Walking On The Spot
Favourite track (atm): She Walked Her Way Down
LPs (I own): Crowded House, Temple Of Low Men, Woodface, Together Alone, Recurring Dream, Afterglow, Time On Earth, about a thousand bootlegs of live shows...
DVDs (I own): Dreaming: The Videos, Farewell To The World, and again lots of bootlegs of random stuff
Fan since: 1988
2. Split Enz
First track heard: I Got You
Track that made me get into the band: Six Months In A Leaky Boat
Seen live: In Melbourne, July 2006 for the reunion tour, and next month in Auckland, yay!
Favourite track (all-time): Message To My Girl
Favourite track (atm): Matinee Idyll
14 Oct 2007, 04:13 by KhanadaRhodeslast year, Split Enz remastered all their studio albums. now that i've had time to listen to them more (more like repeatedly), here's my thoughts on the differences between the original and remastered albums.
Beginning of the Enz:
the remaster for this is still superior. the sound quality is of course better. given that it wasn't remixed and there's no bonus tracks, there's not much else to say when comparing these. i still think the sound quality isn't too great, but it could be for some of the songs, they just didn't have the master tapes any more or something. (i'm looking at you, Sweet Talking Spoon Song.)
this album sounds MUCH better. the original was...crappy, basically. sometimes the sound quality sounded muffled. that's pretty much gone. this definitely needed remastering. the bonus tracks are throwaways for me, i really don't care about having one or two live songs from a performance. i'd rather have the whole concert.
11 Jul 2006, 10:34 by dirtycreatureIt's about bloody time I had a good old natter about the truly fantastic Split Enz remasters. I've been slowly and steadily working my way through my bank account, and still I only have four: Frenzy, Corroboree, Dizrythmia and (as of two days ago) True Colours.
If anyone is in any doubt as to whether they should blow $300 on a bunch of albums they already have, let it be said now that Mr Eddie Rayner is an insane genius and I am in awe of him. I even thanked him for his rescue of the Frenzy album while he signed it at the stage door. The album is completely unrecognisable in the best possible way. Things you never knew existed are suddenly shown in their full glory. Abu Dhabi finally sounds the way it should, as does Master Plan and Mind Over Matter. Suddenly, the songs you've known for years sound as fresh as if they were recorded last week.
Corroboree was next cab off the rank, and again showed what a difference it makes when someone who knows what they're doing gets their hands on the master tapes. …