Not everyone will be happy. It's an impossibility, given human nature. Even if they release everything (Jim and Rob original demos with guide vocals.....pleeeeease), people will complain that it's too much to digest.
If the best of release is too annoying for some, just ignore it and go back to saving for the box set.
I've heard all albums are to be released as quadruple discs. The album, the album in demo form, the rarities and a DVD.
Or was that a dream?
From: Patrick Joller <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:25:12 +0200
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re: Essential Oils
Count me on your side. I totally understand your point and feel the same way. I know a best of is a step to put the band back on the map but they can do it in style and make a limited edition with a bonus cd for us, fans, that already have those songs on various albums and the 2 previous compilations.
Now I can understand why most people are just happy that we talk about the band again because of that release, it's just that we anticipated a boxset of rarities and then we learned that before that boxset there will be a new release, so we hoped for the canberra gig or something as cool as that, so end up with another best of is very disappointing.
Then the fact that they try to make this thing cool because the band chose themselves the songs on this is kind of laughable... it's a selection of singles (ok there are 2 or 3 songs that were not releasedas a single). Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for the band to be on the map
again, I want people to hear their tunes and become fans like we did a few years ago but they will sell far more cds with fans if they give something they don't already have.
Now if the fan section on the site is something that will happen, that is a good step forward.... I hope this will become true. My only fear now is that we are expecting too much for the boxset and may end up with less than expected.....
On 19 Sep 2012, at 01:23, Chris wrote:
Doesn't make it any less true.
It looks like a great Best Of, but I don't think anyone on the list was hanging out for a new best of.
A rarities disk, some new live footage, even a DVD version of Black Rain Falls or MTV Unplugged - those I could get excited for.
This? This I do not need, and frankly I'm a little insulted by the idea that I'd buy it just because it comes with a shirt and a bag. (and, let's be fair, the shirt and bag pack is obviously intended for the fans, who else would want it?)
I say this as somebody who bought every album on CD, repurchased every album up to Diesel from iTunes for the remasters, and who will buy them all again when the box set is finally released so I can have the remasters on CD. If they started reissuing old singles disks, I'd probably buy those too.
But I'm not paying $30 for the privilege of listening to the same tracks I already own in a new order.
New website is nice, though.
look matey, in the wave of fawning posters tripping over themselves to praise the "Essential Oils", salivating at the prospect of heading off to Woolies, new Oils bag in tow, some have felt compelled to suggest just maybe this release isn't all its cracked up to be. Heaven forbid the sycophants rail at the dissension. Fancy that; an online Midnight Oil discussion group that isn't robust enough to stomach contrary opinion!
Now, can we get back to discussing the merits of collecting coloured vinyl European pressings of Breathe and all things Bones Hillman?
Fair dinkum indeed.