Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Breaking News - It's now official

Justin H justinh at jeack.com.au
Thu Feb 19 17:25:31 MST 2004

Seeing as Im one of the producers on it I kinda thought me telling you all
it was happening was official enough???


I believe region free, pal at the moment

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tribe Goddard" <daznsam at webone.com.au>
To: <powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:43 PM
Subject: [Powderworks] Breaking News - It's now official

> G'day all,
> I just grabbed the below from Undercover News.
> Rejoice!!
> The classic Midnight Oil concert from Sydney's Goat Island will soon be
> released on DVD.
> Midnight Oil performed the secret show in Sydney Harbour on January 13,
> 1985. Winners from a Triple J contest made up the audience. "Fans were not
> told where they were going" The Oil's Rob Hirst tells Undercover News.
> were put on a boat and ended up on Goat Island and we were the act. It
> happened to be one of those magic Sydney nights".
> ABC television screened an edited version of the performance in 1985
> the Oils in all their glory playing to the backdrop of a sunset against
> Sydney's skyline. It became quite a collector's item for home tapers. "I
> think a lot of people took it off the TV then but this is going to sound
> great" Rob says. "Keith Walker who produced the first album is back on
> along with Jim Moginie mastering it. It will include songs that we didn't
> actually include in that special all those years ago".
> The DVD will also feature another classic performance; The Oils live from
> Sydney's Capitol Theatre from 1982. "The DVD will have the full collection
> of songs that we played at the Capitol Theatre in 1982" Rob says. "I think
> we did five shows in a row and Dave Bradbury was the cinematographer who
> captured it. We looked at it recently and it was very strong".
> It's now been a year since Midnight Oil official broke-up but the business
> of being Midnight Oil continues. "We've got together a couple of times
> Pete left. It's fine" he says. "There is obviously a bit of business to
> finalise considering the band was around for 20 years".
> The business of Midnight Oil is very much focused on licensing requests
> these days. "We get a lot of requests to licence bits and pieces of music
> and I think it's very important for Midnight Oil to make sure that however
> the music is used, it is used in a way the band members think is
> rather than jumping at every lucrative opportunity that is put in front of
> us" he says. "I was reading an article from Robbie Krieger from The Doors
> who are constantly asked for music for film or flogging stuff. Their
> attitude is likes ours and Neil Young and Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen
> and John Fogerty. We still believe in that old fashioned credibility
> Midnight Oil 'Best of Both Worlds: Oils on the Water/Saturday Night at the
> Capitol' will be released by ABC DVD on April 5.