The Sun Came Out: 7 Worlds Collide Again
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An interesting cast of characters, including left-overs from the first 7 Worlds Collide in 2001 (Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway, Lisa Germano, Soul Coughing's Sebastian Steinberg, and Johnny Marr), KT Tunstall, members of Wilco, wife Sharon, sons Liam and Elroy, Bic Runga and others, this documentary shows the songwriting process for a charity album for OXFAM, created in three weeks over Christmas in New Zealand in 2008 in Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios and home. Most of the documentary is shot in the studios, with songs intertwined with footage of the one-off concert that featured many of those songs written in that three week period of time. Neil is featured in this for sure, but the majority of the documentary shows others in the group writing songs.
The concert featured in the DVD bonus is the 2001 Seven Worlds Collide - I was confused if it was the 2008 concert or the one from 2001. Its the 2001 concert, which has already been released a long time ago. So if you think its the latest, you're out of luck. And maybe one day the 2008 concert will see the light of day.
If you are a fan of Neil Finn and his music, don't hesitate - buy it.
Anyways, what I wanted to say about the DVD was: I watched The Sun Came Out on the Documentary Channel. I was already familiar with all the songs, since I've listened to the CD many times. Then to see the process of creation, all in the beautiful setting of a beach town in New Zealand, was fascinating. If you're into the CD, or you're into the process of music creation, I think you'd like it.
The most enjoyable part of it for me was seeing the personality of Johnny Marr. I was an obsessed Smiths fan in the '80s, but I didn't know much about them beyond their music. I revered Marr's guitar playing; he still might be my number one guitarist. But I would never have suspected that anyone in the group had much of a sense of humor. I was so wrong. Marr was cracking me up during the DVD, and it was a lot of fun to watch.
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I bought this because I'm a big Johnny Marr fan and it doesn't disappoint. As well as getting to hear him and see him play his guitar, you will also get to see him eat a salad,... Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Chantepleure
Nice film about the behindscenes and on stage happenings of the album and concert.
Really bought it for the song "a change of heart"
That song, makes the whole... Read more
I love these two films. I like how you get to see musicians as people, and as creative creatures. I watch it every nite before I turn out the lights. Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by Burn For You