Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Fwd: Essential Oils
From: Bruce Cameron
Date: 13/09/2012, 10:25 pm
To: "powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
CC: "powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>

I agree. The is nothing impressive as far as a 'new release'.   The liner notes and interviews would have to provide one thing really special to warrant buying this.  Remastered tracks offer minimal increase in quality to the majority of us out here without professional level sound studios.  The number of Oils fans obsessed with owning everything involved continually diminishes and I'm not sure this 'best of' helps to save much of that legacy.  


On Sep 13, 2012, at 7:20 AM, Chris <seeker42@gmail.com> wrote:


Can't say I have any interest in this release, but I'm glad that after the last two efforts, they've finally managed to push out a Best Of album that's actually representative of the breadth in the back-catalogue... (I mean, was 20,000 Watts really missing all of the blue album and Bird Noises? This comes seriously overdue)

- Chris

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM, Jadoul Bruno <midbru@yahoo.fr> wrote:

Set list sortie le 02/11/2012
Pre-order with confidence at sanity.com.au!
ESSENTIAL OILS is the definitive collection of legendary Australian rock band MIDNIGHT OIL.

Handpicked by the band and distilled from their amazing 25 year recording legacy, this two disc set is a chronological history; a road trip through the very best of the band’s 14 studio albums and two groundbreaking EP’s. The package features remastered audio, liner notes by Rolling Stone Magazine Senior Editor, David Fricke and rare images from the Oil’s archive.

Known around the world for their support of peace, environmental issues and social justice, Midnight Oil wrote songs about the issues that mattered to them. They saw the world through uniquely Australian eyes, their music conjuring up the sights and sounds, the heat and expanse of their homeland. No band better exemplifies what it means to be Australian and no Australian band is better known for their dedication to the ideal of a fair go for all.
 Above all, the Oils were about making great music and the list of singles and live favourites here is comprehensive. From early tracks such as Cold Cold Change, Back On The Borderline and Armistice Day, to breakthrough Australian hits Power And The Passion and Read About It, to the songs that put them on the world stage; Beds Are Burning, The Dead Heart, Blue Sky Mine and Truganini; the length and breadth of Midnight Oil’s recorded catalogue is staggering.
Catalogue: 88725497632
Sku: 2215510

  1. DISC 1
  2. Run By Night
  3. Cold Cold Change
  4. Back On the Borderline
  5. Wedding Cake Island
  6. No Time for Games
  7. Don’t Wanna Be the One
  8. Armistice Day
  9. Lucky Country
  10. Only the Strong
  11. Short Memory
  12. Read About It
  13. US Forces
  14. Power and the Passion
  15. When the Generals Talk
  16. Best of Both Worlds
  17. Kosciusko
  18. Progress
  19. Hercules
  20. DISC 2
  21. Beds Are Burning
  22. Put Down That Weapon
  23. Dreamworld
  24. The Dead Heart
  25. Warakurna
  26. Blue Sky Mine
  27. Forgotten Years
  28. King of the Mountain
  29. One Country
  30. Truganini
  31. My Country
  32. In the Valley
  33. Surf’s Up Tonight
  34. Redneck Wonderland
  35. White Skin Black Heart
  36. Say Your Prayers
  37. Golden Age
  38. Luritja Way

De : Stephan Jänsch <stephan.jaensch@googlemail.com>
À : Powderworks <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
Envoyé le : Jeudi 13 septembre 2012 13h44
Objet : [powderworks] Fwd: Essential Oils

Here's the notification and some additional news from the Office:

We are announcing the release of 'Essential Oils' - the band's own pick
of their musical legacy. It is a collection of 36 tracks (the maximum
they could fit on 2CD's) which they have chosen because these songs mean
something special to them - through their writing and recording and also
through sharing them with their incredible live audience.

The Oils have been hands on in putting this release together and in
their choice of artwork. All tracks up to and inc. Blue Sky are
remastered on disc for first time, there's a free download of 'Read
About It' from Canberra on the website, a T shirt and handy tote bag
too. Interviews, (even the odd one with Pete), liners by David Fricke,
band musings. It's going to be fun.

You'll all be wondering about Canberra, given there's a remixed track on
the website. Phil McKellar has mixed a few tracks (not all, just a few
the band chose) and there will be a chance to hear them on a special
radio doco day of release. That won't be announced for a while -
details to follow.

Thanks to all the list for hanging in there through the drought.

We hope you enjoy 'Essential Oils'.