Thursday, March 29, 2012

Neil Finn's '7 Worlds Collide' and more coming to DVD

I'm really looking forward to this since I'm a huge fan of all things Finn. The original live CD was one of my picks for the year's best back in '01. Read below for more info...

In 2001, New Zealand singer/ songwriter Neil Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House) put together a multi-artist concert called 7 Worlds Collide.

The live concert turned into an album collaboration with Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse), Phil Selway (Radiohead), Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Tim Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House) & Lisa Germano.

Then in 2009, Finn invited his friends back to New Zealand for three weeks to record a second album and perform in three concerts, with proceeds going to the international charity Oxfam, an aid organization that supports ending world poverty and injustice.

On April 10, Cinema Libre Studio will release on DVD and digital download, the inspiring, behind-the-scenes film, THE SUN CAME OUT, which documents the creative process 20 artists went through to produce 10 songs in just three weeks. The film also includes an exclusive release of the live 2001 7 World’s Collide, The Sun Came Out concert featuring Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

THE SUN CAME OUT, directed by Simon Mark-Brown, is a glimpse into the musical collaboration process between Neil Finn and the great musicians he assembled together for a special cause.

Finn invited the 7 World’s Collide alumni, as well as, some more of music’s biggest names including; Don McGlashan, Bic Runga, Glenn Richards, KT Tunstall and Wilco members Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche & Pat Sansone, and their families to his personal studio in Auckland for a three week recording session of original material contributed by everyone involved.

Some of the songs that were cultivated and performed during this three week journey are: “Reptile" by Lisa Germano, “Too Blue" by Johnny Marr & Jeff Tweedy, "Little by Little" by Sharon Finn & Neil Finn, "Girl, Make Your Own Mind Up" by Don McGlashan, "Black Silk Ribbon" by KT Tunstall & Bic Runga and more.

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