Midnight Oil

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From: Stefan Hurzeler9
Date: 21/07/2011, 6:12 am
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au

Midnight Oil

I guess here's a good list of what we'd want to see:


But also stuff that's been unreleased, like "Wedding Cake Island" with lyrics- and yeah, live footage, but good quality stuff.... including the two reunions in '05 and '09 ( I do think they will play again one day, at least I imagine so).  

I'd be most excited if there are some great unreleased tunes that we don't expect, although I don't want to be an overly demanding fan, expecting blood from a stone. They won't shortchange us, I'm sure. 

From: Robert Daniels <daniels1975@gmail.com>
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Sent: Wed, July 20, 2011 3:10:36 PM
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re: Message to the Powderworkers List


While I'd enjoy all of these, I'd also like to see more official live material, especially video of said live material (after all, that's what they did/do best).  I'm really only interested in stuff that is already commercially available if it's remastered.

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Michael Blackwood <blackwood_michael@hotmail.com> wrote:

I'd rather they take their time and make the box set into something epic...  Really, the most important thing is that they compile ALL the officially-released non-album tracks.  If they can't do that, here's how I think they should prioritize them:
1st priority:  Non-album Midnight Oil originals.  This would be the b-sides like Heaven And Earth, You May Not Be Released, etc.
2nd priority: Alternate versions of Midnight Oil album tracks.  This would include the shorter "single" versions of several songs, the remixes, the live b-sides etc.
3rd priority: Non-album covers of other artists.  There are a few of these as b-sides (live and studio) and on tribute albums.
What do you other Powdies think?  I know I'd rather have ALL of the first group above than an incomplete set from each category.  I'd put the Non-album Midnight Oil originals on one disk, the live b-sides on a second disk, the single versions (and alternate versions like Cemetery In My Mind <True Believers Blind version>) plus covers on the third disk, and the Remixes on a fourth disk.
Of couse, any unreleased songs would be in a new "ultimate priority" group, but I suspect we'd be lucky to get even one of those, so it could go into the compilation of non-album originals.
Anybody want to pass this on to Arlene?  ;-)

To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
From: rob10@liveonthe.net
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:37:37 +1000
Subject: [powderworks] Re: Message to the Powderworkers List

On 19/07/2011 1:53 PM, Midnight Oil Office wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I bring bad news I'm afraid... Oils box set release has been
> rescheduled for March.
> I'm very sorry for the disappointment and for putting a big hole in
> some of your Xmas stockings.
> We will do our best to make it worth the wait.
> Arlene