Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] RE: I just emailed Sony
From: Graeme Tresidder
Date: 23/05/2017, 9:06 pm
To: "powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>, "Barry James" <bajames60@bigpond.com>

agreed Barry
i have no doubt the band operated in good faith as they always have done

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From: "Barry James bajames60@bigpond.com [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
Date: 23/05/2017 8:58 PM (GMT+10:00)
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au, John McCrory <johnmccrory36@hotmail.com>
Cc: Barry James <bajames60@bigpond.com>
Subject: Re: [powderworks] RE: I just emailed Sony


As i am yet to purchase mine, i'm not put off by anyones disappointment however i agree with Graeme in the way he/we/us were obviously miss led regarding the promotion of these box sets.

Not blaming the band or the management but someones responsible so i hope they take our words seriously for future releases.


On 23/05/2017, at 7:49 PM, John McCrory johnmccrory36@hotmail.com [powderworks] wrote:


Well said Graeme.....plus the statement on the overflow tank of ´┐ŻOver 14 hours of previously unreleased material....is good grounds for a refund....!!! Grab for money....I would like to attend a press conference on their return or ask the band some questions during a radio interview...although I doubt they would put it to air....I feel some questions need to be asked and answered...!!


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From: Graeme Tresidder gpt25963@hotmail.com [powderworks]
Sent: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 7:38 PM
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [powderworks] I just emailed Sony




Dear Sony Music Australia


Regarding the recently released Midnight Oil Box sets.

I can accept production decisions such as deciding to leave particular unreleased tracks off, and using b&w cd sleeves on the Overflow Tank. I can accept deciding not to include lyrics in the full tank. I can even accept the poor QC leading to the Blue Sky Mining stuff up considering it is going to be rectified at Sony's financial loss. I can even accept the loud mixing as a production decision ( even if i hate it). With much effort on my part, i can even accept (only just) the A side/B side alteration to my favourite record of all time Place Without A Postcard.

However, the 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 CD cover cropping, the pathetic, unfocussed, washed out 'reproduction' of the beautiful painting on the cover of Earth And Sun and Moon on the vinyl remaster, and the general low fi digital image copies of album covers that we ended up with after the presale claims is almost fraudulent.

I was probably always going to buy these, but the pre release description I read on 24Hundred via the preorder link on the official website, including the now obvious misleading limited number claims, and the declared attention to detail, convinced me to commit to the premium cost.

I am enjoying the content of the boxsets, but i don't enjoy being bullshitted to.


You win, as you already have my almost $1000 AUD, but i just want you to know that i am fully aware that I have been shafted.