Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] The Essential Midnight Oil - you choose

koala_sprint at fsmail.net koala_sprint at fsmail.net
Tue Dec 9 01:36:31 MST 2003

Hi there,
What I did was leave off all the tracks on 20,000 watts RSL as they already have a place on a best of. This would then, be my choice. (I'm too lazy to rearange them into chronological order)
Burnie (live Scream in Blue version) 
Cemetry in my mind 
No time for games
Feeding frenzy 
Golden age 
Gunbarrel highway 
Head over heels 
In the rain
Is it now?
Koala sprint 
Lucky country 
Luritja way 
Blossom and Blood
My country 
Naked flame 
Now or never land 
Outside world 
Poets and slaves 
Put down that weapon 
Redneck wonderland 
River runs red 
Scream in blue
Short memory 
Tone poem 
Jimmy sharmans boxers 
Say your prayers
This would fit onto 2 80 mins CD's with a second or 2 to spare. Might be albe to squeeze on A crocodile Cries :-)

> Message date : Dec 08 2003, 12:27 PM
> From : Bjorn Blomquist 
> To : Oilheads 
> Copy to : 
> Subject : [Powderworks] The Essential Midnight Oil - you choose
> Oilheads of the world,
> During the recent past, we have seen a number of "Essential"
> compilations coming out with acts like Leonard Cohen, The Clash, Simon &
> Garfunkel and now Bruce Springsteen. Since these are releases from the
> Sony/Columbia label I've got the idea: let's make an "Essential Midnight
> Oil" album!
> I want to give you some rules for doing this. EACH Midnight Oil album
> should be represented with at least one song and AT MOST four songs (I
> hate compilations where there are six songs from one album and only one
> from another). It seems like at least the Clash and Springsteen
> collections are made this way. Concerning the two EP:s, let's say one
> song from each. It's up to you how you want to handle the live albums,
> so for example you can leave out an album track and include a live
> version of it instead, as long as there are only one version of each
> song (one possibility to actually include 5 songs from one album!).
> Personally I'd prefer no live tracks at all, but that's me... The
> "Essential" collection should consist of two discs, about 75 minutes of
> music on each. Let's list the songs in chronological order, because a)
> it is the easiest way, and b) the released "Essential" compilations do
> have the songs in chronological order - and also they are 2-cd sets.
> Oilheads as we are, we won't bother with which songs are "hits" or not -
> just choose the songs YOU think best represent the 25-year career of
> Midnight Oil. Although personally I can't think of excluding "Beds are
> burning", "Blue sky mine" and other obvious choices, but if you want to
> leave the "big ones" out, then leave them out! (Of course thoses songs
> would be included if there actually WERE an Essential release.)
> Of course I had in mind to give my own "Essential" compilation first.
> Here is one try...
> CD1
> 1. Used and abused
> 2. Cold cold change
> 3. Koala sprint
> 4. Wedding Cake Island
> 5. Don't wanna be the one
> 6. Lucky country
> 7. Short memory
> 8. Scream in blue
> 9. US Forces
> 10. Power & the passion
> 11. Bakerman
> 12. Kosciusko
> 13. Harrisburg
> 14. When the generals talk
> 15. Hercules
> 16. Beds are burning
> 17. Sometimes
> 18. Put down that weapon
> 19. Dreamworld
> CD2
> 1. Blue sky mine
> 2. King of the mountain
> 3. River runs red
> 4. Progress (live)
> 5. Earth & sun & moon
> 6. Truganini
> 7. My country
> 8. In the valley (MTV Unplugged)
> 9. Underwater
> 10. Surf's up tonight
> 11. Barest degree
> 12. Redneck Wonderland
> 13. Cemetery in my mind
> 14. White skin, black heart
> 15. Say your prayers
> 16. Golden age
> 17. Tone poem
> 18. Poets and slaves
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