Sunday, May 24, 2009

Update: "Weathered"

I received a nicely packaged DVD of Weathered last week and thought I would advance a preview. First off, Weathered is a short film clocking in at just over 18 minutes. I'd rather not spoil the plot, so I'm including a modified summary from the DVD jacket:

"An intimate portrait of a woman trapped in time. Retreating deep within herself, Weather longs for connection and reaches out the only way she knows going to the doctor."

I really did enjoy this film and the use of music was well received. Considering how the band's tracks have been used in past films such as Empire Records, I'm sure the band was quite pleased after reeviewing the footage. The newly re-recorded "Our Harry" runs a little over 30 seconds longer than the original recording found on the album Glow thanks to some additional editing from Matt, but the differences in performance are minimal, excluding the repeated chorus at the end of the song. As stated in my previous post, "Our Harry" is used in its entirety (as is "Brotherhood of Man"). The one standout between the two recorded versions, besides the extension, is the noticeable production clarity of the latter version. Don's attention to detail has resulted in a cleaner recording with less microphone pop as the original.

Lastly, a little more on the crew and cast of Weathered. Matt Barber has served as an editor on such tv shows as Chuck and The O.C.. Lead actress, Nicole Parker, is a regular on MADtv, and supporting actor Tony Hale appears regularly on Chuck as Emmett Milbarge. Actors Cynthia Avila and Tanc Sade (who plays Harry D. Mun) have also acted on various nationally televised TV series.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Gallery software update

Just a technical note regarding the photos section, the 4images software has been updated to version 1.7.7. Should you encounter any issues, please let us know.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May Fan Video Update

This month, there are 12 new Innocence Mission related videos: "Beautiful Change", "One For Sorrow, Two For Joy", "Geranium Lake", "Sonata No. 8", "I Never Knew You From The Sun", "Somewhere A Star Shines For Everyone", "Over The Rainbow" and a handful of "Bright As Yellow" and "The Lakes of Canada" videos.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Notebored Nov/Dec1989 Article

I peruse Ebay every now and then for items that may be of interest to fans like myself. This week has turned up several new items that hadn't been widely seen. Today turned up a rare live photo of Karen Peris from Christian music magazine Notebored.

Their Nov/Dec 1980 issue featured an article with two photos. A debut album promo shoot photo was used along side the photo shown above.

Once the magazine arrives, I'll see if there are any interesting highlights worth posting as well as do a proper scan of the photo (the above picture is a photo of the photo) and update this news item.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Two new Glow era additions to the site

It would appear there were two variations of the Glow ice skating tour shirt. See below for the ever slight changes in text. More t-shirt images can be found in the photos Gallery.

Also recently discovered was another promotional cassette release for "Bright As Yellow" with the same track on both sides.

Friday, May 08, 2009

MP3 updates

Updated: The "One For Sorrow, Two For Joy" single that was recently pulled from the iTunes store is back in both the UK & French stores.

Original Post:
For those who purchase their music as mp3s, the single "One For Sorrow, Two For Joy" (which includes the exclusive track, "Peace Be With You") is available in the UK and French iTunes stores, but is NOT available in the US market. The OFSTFJ single (CD & vinyl) is out of print as it would appear that Agenda Music is no longer in business.

We Walked In Song, the French version (which includes the bonus tracks "Sketch", "Do You See My Brothers Coming" and "Song From Holland"), is available in mp3 format in both the UK and French iTunes stores and in the UK store. Sadly, it is not available in the US.