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How Crowded is EMI’s House?

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A fun little tidbit from release date king Pause & Play, himself a diligent arts journalist who just recently got to interview the members of Crowded House (their new album, Intriguer, was released this week).

At the suggestion of some cheeky catalogue music blogger, P&P asked the members of the band if there were ever any plans to expand the band’s catalogue on CD. (The Crowded House discography is relatively free of B-sides, compared to some of their contemporaries, but demos and other outtakes would make for a great set, not unlike Afterglow, their 1999 rarities compilation.) Happily, bassist Nick Seymour had an answer:

“There’s been some talk of a box set, but nothing seems to have come of it. I know that Capitol Records were on to something, and I kept getting lots and lots of e-mails, and then I guess somebody (at Capitol) must’ve gotten the sack because I stopped hearing from these people,” he said, laughing. “Maybe it’s being handled by someone else now in the company. I guess with the nature of the ownership of that music and the state of the large corporations re-evaluating where they stand in the marketplace, it’s on hold. But I would say it’s definitely coming. If we’re prepared to go out there and promote what new stuff we’re doing now, there’s always room for something from one of the previous companies we’ve done music with.”

So there you have it. Perhaps one day in the future, a catalogue Crowded House set might be around to fall at your feet.

Written by Mike Duquette

July 15, 2010 at 15:55

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  1. Going to see these guys on Saturday. SUPER excited.


    July 15, 2010 at 22:04

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