Crowded House celebrate 30 years in 2016, heralding an unprecedented re-issue program spanning their entire career, unlocking a wealth of rare material – personally selected by Neil Finn.
Each of Crowded House's six studio albums (and 1999's rarities album ‘Afterglow’) are now available as deluxe editions. Each body of work is expanded to include previously unreleased studio recordings, home demos, live tracks, b-sides and other rarities. The albums will be presented in ‘fan-deluxe’ format (slipcase, 4 panel flexitray), housing the discs and a beautiful 36 page book.
The ‘Woodface’ Deluxe edition sees the original 14 track album expanded to 35 tracks. The 36 page booklet boasts lyrics, rare photos, newly commissioned liner notes from journalist Dino Scatena and new interviews with Neil Finn and Nick Seymour. Woodface featured the singles It’s Only Natural, Four Seasons In One Day, It’s Only Natural and Weather With You.
The original album audio is sourced from the highest resolution transfer from the original tapes by Abbey Rd and extra tracks mastered from a variety of sources (stereo cassettes, 4-track cassettes, ¼” 8-track tapes, ¼” stereo tapes, ½” stereo tapes, 2-inch 24-track tapes, Hi-8 8-track video cassettes, DATs, CD-Rs and digital audio files) by acclaimed mastering engineer Don Bartley (Benchmark Mastering).