Neil Finn

Take A Listen To 7 Worlds Collide, AKA The Radiohead Wilco Johnny Marr Neil Finn Supergroup – Stereogum.

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Ed and Phil to perform with Neil Finn

by Jonathan on December 11, 2008

Neil FinnOld news, we know:

GP reader Simeon sent us the following:

Amazing musicians coming together in 3 New Zealand concerts including Radiohead members (from www.oxfam.org.nz). Concerts are 5, 6 and 7 January at The Powerstation in Auckland. Post if your interested:

Neil Finn announces new Seven Worlds Collide project
Music icon and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn has today announced a follow up to the acclaimed Seven Worlds Collide project, and together with members of the original lineup and other artists, he will record an album of entirely new material in support of Oxfam.

“Seven years ago I invited a few friends and fellow musicians to do a special series of concerts in New Zealand under the banner Seven Worlds Collide. The concerts were an amazing experience for all of us and we are delighted to have found an opportunity to gather again, this time to expand the concept and the lineup too,” said Finn. “What will make these sessions particularly meaningful is that all the proceeds of this recording will go to support the continuing great work of Oxfam International.”

Taking part from the original Seven Worlds Collide lineup will be Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway, guitar supremo Johnny Marr founder of The Smiths and current member of US alternative rock innovators Modest Mouse, Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, songwriter and violinist Lisa Germano, and Liam Finn. Other artists joining the project include Jeff Tweedy, John Stirrat, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone from Wilco, and New Zealand songwriters Bic Runga and Don McGlashan. Behind the mixing desk will be master recording engineer Jim Scott. More names will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.

“We are honoured to be working with Neil and so many other talented and committed artists on this project, many of whom have supported Oxfam over a number of years,” said Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Barry Coates. “At a time when the number of people living in extreme poverty is growing, funds generated from this project will be urgently directed to those in need, providing opportunities and hope for a better future.”

The album will be recorded over the next few months in Auckland’s Roundhead Studios and is due for release in 2009.

Like its predecessor, the project will also see a series of concerts featuring many of the artists included in the lineup. The shows will take place in Auckland early in the New Year. Details will be announced soon.

“Everyone is really excited about coming together again with a few new faces and extending the magic we created with Seven Worlds the first time round,” added Finn. “With such an amazing group of people, I’m excited about the music we’ll be making.”

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Neil Finn has announced details of a forthcoming live album which will feature, among others, Johnny Marr and Radiohead’s Phil Selway and Ed O’Brien.

The album, entitled 7 Worlds Collide, will be available on CD and DVD from 12 November. It was recorded at Neil’s ‘residency’ at St. James’ Theatre in Auckland between 2 and 6 April 2001. Neil’s band for the stint comprised Johnny Marr, Eddie Vedder, Radiohead’s Phil Selway and Ed O’Brien, Neil’s brother Tim and Lisa Germano. Liam Finn, Neil’s son, also appears.

Featured on the album are classic Crowded House tracks (Weather With You and Don’t Dream It’s Over as well as a cover of the Smiths’ There Is A Light That Will Never Go Out.
{from musicgoeson.com}

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Listen Up You People in Chicago!

by Jonathan on May 18, 2001

Capitol Records is doing a special promotion in select music stores in Chicago. If you go and pre-order Amnesiac you will receive a card with a special password on it. Then log on to www.radioheadpreorder.com and “unlock” the site using your password so you can enter your name to receive a special Radiohead “surprise.” The same site also has three Chicago listening parties listed:

MAY 22ND
DANNY’S TAVERN
8PM
1951 W DICKENS, CHICAGO
MAY 23RD
NEVIN’S LIVE
8PM
1450 SHERMAN AVE, EVANSTON
MAY 30TH
ALIVE ONE
10PM
2683 N HALSTED, CHICAGO

{thanks to Mike}

There are some pictures and audio from last week’s Neil Finn show in Manchester where Ed and Phil joined Finn on stage. Go forth and enjoy! The audio was recorded with a mobile phone so don’t expect great quality… 😉

There will be an Amnesiac listenning party at the Paramount Famous Player in Montreal on Ste-Catherine West Street on May 24th. The only way to get in is to listen to radio station COOL FM 98.5 and win tickets.

You can purchase the Japanese “Pyramid Song” single at buy.com

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Ed and Phil with Neil Finn

by Jonathan on May 11, 2001

What a pleasant surprise! Ed and Phil joined Neil Finn earlier tonight on stage at his show in Manchester. Ed played with Finn for six songs while Phil only played drums for two, though he did play the tamborine for the rest. What’s really cool is both Phil and Ed provided backing vocals for Finn’s final number. Phil, we always knew you could sing!! 🙂

There is a great interview in the very first issue of Blender, a new music magazine put out by Maxim. Thom answers questions sent in by fans and even talks about Noah, his son. Check your local newstand.

Take a look at the “Pyramid Song” single cover at http://www.emimusic.de/labels/35/artists/550599/track8793572.html.

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