Tuesday, March 27, 2012

'The Sun Came Out' features Neil Finn joined by members of Radiohead, Wilco, The Smiths and many more

This just landed in my inbox and I had to share. Imagine an event featuring Neil and Tim Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz), as well as members of Radiohead, Wilco, Pearl Jam, The Smiths and many others joining forces to make music and benefit charity at the same time. Read on music friends...

THE SUN CAME OUT: Watch as 20 musicians travel to New Zealand and create 10 songs in 3 weeks, a behind-the-scenes experience of the life time!

Featuring Neil Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House), Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse), Phil Selway (Radiohead), Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), Tim Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House), Lisa Germano, Wilco members Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone and more, plus Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) in the bonus feature of the 2001 7 World’s Collide concert!

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. 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, 2012, 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 artist 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 an amazing 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, New Zealand 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 many, many more.

In 2001 Neil Finn, lead singer and member of the popular band Crowded House, gathered together some of music’s most prolific artists for a charity concert. Included were, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Phil Selway and Ed O’Brien from Radiohead, Sebastian Steinberg of Soul Coffin and Lisa Germano. They staged three amazing concerts under the moniker 7 Worlds Collide and it was a huge success.

Now seven years later, in New Zealand on the west coast of Auckland , Neil has done it again and this time he invited, KT Tunstall and Wilco to the line-up. In addition to the three concerts, they recorded an album of new songs -- in just three weeks. Go behind the scenes and watch as these amazing artists conceive, write, tweak, record and perform these songs. Experience their creative process and their camaraderie as they work together for a bigger purpose, to raise money for Oxfam.

THE SUN CAME OUT is an inspiring, very intimate look at some of the best musicians in the world gathering in a place of spectacular beauty to record all new songs with a strict time limit, no real plan but enough goodwill to do it all for charity.

Information: http://www.thesuncameoutfilm.com/ or http://vimeo.com/39019866

SRP: $19.95 | TRT: 90 Minutes
Street Date: 4/10/12
UPC: 881394115125 | Catalog: CLS 1151
Genre: Documentary/ Music

The 2001 7 Worlds Collide concert featuring Eddie Vedder, Johnny Marr, Phil Selway, Ed O’Brien, Tim Finn & Lisa Germano.

1 comment:

Finngirl said...

I was lucky enough to be at the 3 concerts for 7WCII. Best 3 nights I have ever had.Simply magical and amazing concerts