[Powderworks] THESE SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN YEARS - AN OILSLIVE PROJECT
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 20:25:32 -0400
It just hit me......
Whichever one of you poor devils had to do Breathe deserves extra
*snicker* - Beth
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Kate Parker
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] THESE SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN YEARS - AN
But first let's have a big round of applause for all those who organized
and contributed to this massive endeavor! A truly impressive labour of
and very much appreciated I must say!
At 09:18 PM 9/15/2003 +0800, Jeff and Jane Scott wrote:
>A little less than a year ago, we all woke up one morning to find that
>Oils are no more. Among the various reactions on Powderworks, the idea
>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
>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
>album is personal - that is each one of us chose the versions we liked
>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
>known live recording - but they are the ones that meant most to each
>Of all the songs The Oils did live, there were only eight we weren't
>locate. Someone Else To Blame, Maralinga, In The Rain, Gravel Rash and
>Barest Degree have been omitted, and we used three demo versions -
>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
>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
>live rarities, b-sides, covers etc (including the studio parts of "The
>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
>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 email@example.com (NOTE: that is NOT the
>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
>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
>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
>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
>we want to use ftp rather than mail to get copies out faster and
>if you want to be a branch and have a fast internet connection put
>details in here as well.
>Signups for the tree will remain open until the end of the month.
>that we will build and publish the structure.
>The OILSLIVE group
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