Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: Essential Oils
From: "Adrian" <hooperadrianr@yahoo.com>
Date: 16/09/2012, 12:14 pm
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au

Begin rant now...

A complete and utterly pointless venture.  Where do I start (and how much time do I waste on this?).  Firstly, the Oils were the product of an era when albums mattered and they were an album band.  These compilations make little sense when the material is presented out of context.  Anyone remember the experience of absorbing those early albums on vinyl?  Particularly the way Head Injuries, Place Without... and 10-1, had the most awesome flow, with the perfect opening and closing tracks for each side?  I've never understood why the Oils would bother with a best of; let alone three of them!  What did Morrissey sing; "...re-issue re-package, re-package, re-evaluate the songs, double-pack with a photograph, extra track and a tacky badge, best of, most of, satiate the need, slip them into different sleeves, buy both, and feel deceived..." Even more so in this age of digital music.  Anyone one here could already create this playlist in their chosen digital music player to emulate this "essential" collection.  Is it supposed to matter more because the band chose the songs?  No great surprises in the track-listing that I can see.  And don't even start me on the fact that disc two may as well be a completely different band from disc one.  I'm happy for anyone for whom this floats their boat, but wake me when the real preservation of the Oils legacy starts.

End of rant.


--- In powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au, Stephan Jšnsch <stephan.jaensch@...> wrote:

So, it seems this is what's going to be: 

Curious about the actual tracklist and if there's some surprise in there...