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CROWDED HOUSE COMPLETE CATALOGUE DELUXE AND VINYL REISSUES THIS NOVEMBER

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 Music Canada, 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 band’s breakup in 1996 and subsequent reunion in 2007, the band’s 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.

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 November 25 and 26.

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CROWDED HOUSE – DELUXE EDITION

The Crowded House Deluxe edition sees the original 11 track album expanded to 28 tracks. The 36 page booklet boasts lyrics, rare photos, newly commissioned liner notes from long-time fanclub president Peter Green and new interviews with Neil Finn and Nick Seymour.

DISC ONE

  1. MEAN TO ME

  2. WORLD WHERE YOU LIVE

  3. NOW WE’RE GETTING SOMEWHERE

  4. DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER

  5. LOVE YOU ‘TIL THE DAY I DIE

  6. SOMETHING SO STRONG

  7. HOLE IN THE RIVER

  8. CAN’T CARRY ON

  9. I WALK AWAY

  10. TOMBSTONE

  11. THAT’S WHAT I CALL LOVE

DISC TWO

  1. SOMETHING SO STRONG (HOME DEMO)

  2. HOLE IN THE RIVER (STUDIO DEMO)

  3. LOVE YOU ‘TIL THE DAY I DIE (HOME DEMO)

  4. THAT’S WHAT I CALL LOVE (STUDIO DEMO)

  5. CAN’T CARRY ON (STUDIO DEMO)

  6. WALKING ON THE PIER (STUDIO DEMO)

  7. DOES ANYONE HERE UNDERSTAND MY GIRLFRIEND (STUDIO DEMO)

  8. OBLIVION (STUDIO DEMO)

  9. WALKING ON THE SPOT (STUDIO DEMO)

  10. SOMETHING SO STRONG (STUDIO DEMO)

  11. NOW WE’RE GETTING SOMEWHERE (STUDIO DEMO)

  12. STRANGER UNDERNEATH YOUR SKIN (HOME DEMO)

  13. DON’T DREAM IT’S OVER (HOME DEMO)

  14. LEFT HAND (LIVE)

  15. GRABBING BY THE HANDFUL (LIVE)

  16. WORLD WHERE YOU LIVE (WRITING DEMO)

  17. RECURRING DREAM (ORIGINAL VERSION)

TEMPLE OF LOW MEN – DELUXE EDITION

The Temple Of Low Men Deluxe edition sees the original 10 track album expanded to 31 tracks. The 36 page booklet boasts lyrics, rare photos, newly commissioned liner notes from Tchad Blake – recording engineer on the album and new interviews with Neil Finn and Nick Seymour.

DISC ONE:

  1. I Feel Possessed

  2. Kill Eye

  3. Into Temptation

  4. Mansion In The Slums

  5. When You Come

  6. Never Be The Same

  7. Love this Life

  8. Sister Madly

  9. In The Lowlands

  10. Better Be Home Soon

DISC TWO:

  1. Whispers and Moans (home demo)

  2. Never Be The Same (home demo)

  3. Dream On (home demo)

  4. Never Been Born (rehearsal excerpt)

  5. Think I’m Gonna Change (home demo)

  6. Into Temptation (home demo)

  7. Fire Will Keep Me Warm (In The Lowlands home demo)

  8. Love This Life (home demo)

  9. Sister Madly (studio out-takes)

  10. Mansion In The Slums (live)

  11. This Is Massive (live)

  12. Love This Life (live)

  13. In The Lowlands (live)

  14. I Feel Possessed (live)

  15. Burnt Out Tree (live)

  16. Mr Tambourine Man (live)

  17. Eight Miles High (live)

  18. So You Want To Be A Rock’n’Roll Star (live)

  19. When You Come (live)

  20. Sister Madly (live)

  21. Better Be Home Soon (live)

WOODFACE – DELUXE EDITION

The Woodface Deluxe edition sees the original 14 track album expanded to 35 tracks. The 36 page booklet boasts lyrics, rare photos, newly commissioned liner notes from journalist Dino Scatena and new interviews with Neil Finn and Nick Seymour.

DISC ONE:

  1. CHOCOLATE CAKE

  2. IT’S ONLY NATURAL

  3. FALL AT YOUR FEET

  4. TALL TREES

  5. WEATHER WITH YOU

  6. WHISPERS AND MOANS

  7. FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY

  8. THERE GOES GOD

  9. FAME IS

  10. ALL I ASK

  11. AS SURE AS I AM

  12. ITALIAN PLASTIC

  13. SHE GOES ON

  14. HOW WILL YOU GO

DISC TWO:

  1. BURNT OUT TREE (HOME DEMO)

  2. I MAY BE LATE (HOME DEMO)

  3. SHE GOES ON (HOME DEMO)

  4. AS SURE AS I AM (HOME DEMO)

  5. MY LEGS ARE GONE (STUDIO)

  6. YOU GOT ME GOING (HOME DEMO)

  7. ITALIAN PLASTIC (HOME DEMO)

  8. BE MY GUEST (HOME DEMO)

  9. WEATHER WITH YOU (HOME DEMO)

  10. CHOCOLATE CAKE (HOME DEMO)

  11. HOW WILL YOU GO (HOME DEMO)

  12. IT’S ONLY NATURAL (HOME DEMO)

  13. FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY (HOME DEMO)

  14. THERE GOES GOD (HOME DEMO)

  15. CATHERINE WHEEL (HOME DEMO)

  16. ALL I ASK (HOME DEMO)

  17. FIELDS ARE FULL OF YOUR KIND

  18. CREEK SONG/LEFT HAND

  19. FALL AT YOUR FEET (EARLY VERSION REHEARSAL)

  20. THE BURGLAR’S SONG (MEDLEY) – AROUND THE UK IN 7 MINUTES (LIVE)

  21. I’M STILL HERE (FULL VERSION)

TOGETHER ALONE – DELUXE EDITION

The Together Alone Deluxe edition sees the original 13 track album expanded to 27 tracks. The 36 page booklet boasts lyrics, rare photos, newly commissioned liner notes from UK journalist David Hepworth and new interviews with Neil Finn and Nick Seymour.

DISC ONE

  1. KARE KARE

  2. IN MY COMMAND

  3. NAILS IN MY FEET

  4. BLACK & WHITE BOY

  5. FINGERS OF LOVE

  6. PINEAPPLE HEAD

  7. LOCKED OUT

  8. PRIVATE UNIVERSE

  9. WALKING ON THE SPOT

  10. DISTANT SUN

  11. CATHERINE WHEELS

  12. SKIN FEELING

  13. TOGETHER ALONE

DISC TWO

  1. BLUE SMOKE (home demo)

  2. FINGERS OF LOVE (writing demo)

  3. P R I VATE UNIVERSE (home demo)

  4. THE SAME LANGUAGE AS ME (live)

  5. TAIL OF A COMET (live)

  6. DISTANT SUN (writing demo)

  7. I AM IN LOVE (band demo)

  8. FINGERS OF LOVE (band demo)

  9. FINGERS OF LOVE (alernative studio take)

  10. BLACK AND WHITE BOY (early rough mix)

  11. LOCKED OUT (Zen mix)

  12. NEWCASTLE JAM (studio version)

  13. CONVENT GIRLS

  14. ZEN ROXY

AFTERGLOW – DELUXE EDITION

The Afterglow Deluxe edition sees the original 13 track album expanded to 27 tracks. The 36 page booklet boasts lyrics, rare photos, newly commissioned liner notes from UK journalist Pete Paphides and new interviews with Neil Finn and Nick Seymour.

DISC ONE

  1. I am in love

  2. sacred cow

  3. you can touch

  4. help is coming

  5. I love you dawn

  6. dr livingstone

  7. my telly’s gone bung

  8. private universe

  9. lester

  10. anyone can tell

  11. recurring dream

  12. left hand

  13. time immemorial

DISC TWO

  1. I am in love home demo

  2. instinct home demo

  3. spirit of the stairs home demo

  4. I’m so scared of losing I can’t compete home demo

  5. everything is good for you home demo

  6. not the girl you think you are home demo

  7. anthem

  8. I don’t know you studio demo

  9. taste of something divine studio demo

  10. spirit of the stairs studio demo

  11. loose tongue rough mix

  12. instinct

  13. everything is good for you

  14. not the girl you think you are

TIME ON EARTH – DELUXE EDITION

Disc One

  1. Nobody Wants To

  2. Don’t Stop Now

  3. She Called Up

  4. Say That Again

  5. Pour Le Monde

  6. Even a Child

  7. Heaven That I’m Making

  8. A Sigh

  9. Silent House

  10. English Trees

  11. Walked Her Way Down

  12. Transit Lounge

  13. You Are the One to Make Me Cry

  14. People Are Like Suns

Disc Two

  1. She Called Up (home demo)

  2. A Sigh (home demo)

  3. Here’s a Note (studio demo)

  4. Purple Light (studio demo)

  5. So Dramatic

  6. Stare Me Out (alternative version)

  7. Distance Across (studio demo)

  8. Lost Island

  9. Stare Me Out

  10. Bound To Rescue (home demo)

  11. Don’t Stop Now (home demo)

  12. Won’t Be Silent (home demo)

  13. People Are Like Suns (piano version)

INTRIGUER -DELUXE EDITION

The Intriguer Deluxe edition sees the original 10 track album expanded to 26 tracks. The 36 page booklet boasts lyrics, rare photos, newly commissioned liner notes from producer Jim Scott and new interviews with Neil Finn and Nick Seymour. Intriguer debuted at #1 on the Australian chart upon release in 2010.

DISC ONE

  1. SATURDAY SUN

  2. ARCHER’S ARROWS

  3. AMSTERDAM

  4. EITHER SIDE OF THE WORLD

  5. FALLING DOVE

  6. ISOLATION

  7. TWICE IF YOU’RE LUCKY

  8. INSIDE OUT

  9. EVEN IF

  10. ELEPHANTS

DISC TWO

  1. ONLY WAY TO GO IS FORWARD (LIVE)

  2. BEAUTIFUL LIFE (LIVE)

  3. EITHER SIDE OF THE WORLD (LIVE)

  4. TWICE IF YOU’RE LUCKY (LIVE)

  5. BOUND TO RESCUE (LIVE)

  6. GOD LIVES OVER THE ROAD (STUDIO DEMO)

  7. ISOLATION (STUDIO DEMO)

  8. BETTER THINGS (STUDIO DEMO)

  9. EVEN IF (TAKE 1)

  10. ARCHER’S ARROWS (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)

  11. SATURDAY SUN (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)

  12. THE INTRIGUER (STUDIO)

  13. TURN IT AROUND

  14. EYES GROW HEAVY

  15. TWO MINUTES OF SILENCE

  16. NONSENSE OF COURSE

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