Midnight Oil


Cheryl H ooiiilllss@hotmail.com
Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:46:07 -0400

Hey all -

this hasn't been mentioned yet, and I don't know how many people noticed, 
but Jeff put a little bit of a pic on each of the cd spines so that when 
lined up, they all add up to one big pic.

I'm getting a lot of requests for the tree, so it should run smoothly.  keep 
sending your requests to livecd_s@hotmail.com  please be sure to include 
your full mailing address and whether or not you need someone to print the 
artwork for you.


>From: "Jeff and Jane Scott" <jscott@iinet.net.au>
>To: "Powderworks" <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>,   "Oilslive" 
>Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 21:18:58 +0800
>Greetings Powderworkers
>A little less than a year ago, we all woke up one morning to find that the
>Oils are no more. Among the various reactions on Powderworks, the idea was
>floated that it would be fantastic if the band were to re-release their
>entire catalogue - live.
>Some time later, a group of Powderworkers took on the crazy notion that 
>was something we could somehow actually achieve.  So for the past nine
>months (give or take), we've been hunting down rare recordings, trying
>different combinations of songs, and attempting to disguise the crossover
>from a pristine soundboard to a noisy audience recording.
>Different members of the group took on the different albums.  Although 
>was some input and suggestions from the others, ultimately it was each
>individual's decision which versions of the songs were in. As a result each
>album is personal - that is each one of us chose the versions we liked most
>for their albums. They may not all be the best sounding version, we all
>would have done each one differently, and some songs did not even have a
>known live recording - but they are the ones that meant most to each one of
>Of all the songs The Oils did live, there were only eight we weren't able 
>locate.  Someone Else To Blame, Maralinga, In The Rain, Gravel Rash and
>Barest Degree have been omitted, and we used three demo versions - Naked
>Flame, Basement Flat and Bakerman.
>We are now ready to share this 15 CD collection - which we named "THESE
>SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN YEARS" - with our fellow Powderworkers as one huge
>tree (we're talking 150 year-old eucalyptus with a four meter diameter 
>The set consists of the Oils 13 studio releases in full, plus two discs of
>live rarities, b-sides, covers etc (including the studio parts of "The Real
>For the full details on what tracks were chosen, we have an official 
>at http://home.iprimus.com.au/mrnoisy/oilslive/.  This is also where you 
>find specially designed artwork for each of the 15 discs.
>To be a part of this, here is what you need to do:
>1.	Send an email to livecd_s@hotmail.com (NOTE: that is NOT the account 
>message is coming from!  Do NOT attempt to sign up by replying to this
>message - you will be ignored!)
>2.	In the subject put your state/country, main branch, branch or leaf and
>how many copies you are willing to send out - for example
>Australia/Branch/3.  If you don't know what we are talking about with all
>this tree, branch, leaf stuff then you want to be a leaf, and you don't 
>the number on the end.
>If you are signing up as a branch, remember that each copy means 15 DISCS -
>don't sign up for more than you're willing/able to follow through.
>3.	In the body provide your full name and location.  For the top few people
>we want to use ftp rather than mail to get copies out faster and cheaper, 
>if you want to be a branch and have a fast internet connection put those
>details in here as well.
>Signups for the tree will remain open until the end of the month.  After
>that we will build and publish the structure.
>The OILSLIVE group
>Powderworks mailing list

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