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Old 04-22-08, 11:13 AM
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Flight of the Conchords



Just a reminder that Flight of the Conchords' self-titled album is out today.
Pretty much all stuff we've heard on the show, only in polished studio form.

Anyone pick this up yet?
Good stuff? Cool packaging? Hidden track(s)?

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http://www.newbury.com/newsletter/042108_coupons.htm

$9.99 @ Newbury Comics... w/ limited full sized poster....
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Also $9.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (with free shipping). No poster, though.
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I'm a little disappointed there aren't more new songs. Back when the HBO show first started, the band's official site had quite a few free downloads available. Between those and the EP from last fall, I already have most of the stuff on the new disc. Still picked it up, just wish it had more fresh songs on it.
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Originally Posted by Randy Miller III
Pretty much all stuff we've heard on the show, only in polished studio form.
That's what I was curious about since I, too, have pretty much all the songs from the show downloaded. I just read the review at the AV Club and it describes the songs as "spit shined and expanded studio versions." Guess I'll be picking this up.
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Originally Posted by maxfisher
I'm a little disappointed there aren't more new songs. Back when the HBO show first started, the band's official site had quite a few free downloads available. Between those and the EP from last fall, I already have most of the stuff on the new disc. Still picked it up, just wish it had more fresh songs on it.
I read an interview where they said they used about 98% of their material for the first season. My guess is any other songs are being held for the second season.
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Anybody get the bonus track for Bret, You've Got It Going On, that was on iTunes?
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Okay, I just listened to it and it's worth it just for the addition of "Let's Dance"-type music to the end of "Bowie."
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i preordered the vinyl through sub pop, so it's probably in the mail right now :/
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Perfect music for my Nana's tea party!

(Haaaaiii Hoooooo)
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For some reason I thought this was pushed back to a summer release, so I didn't even look for it when I was picking up DVDs on Tuesday.

Guess I'll be making a stop on the way home.
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Originally Posted by Imail724
Anybody get the bonus track for Bret, You've Got It Going On, that was on iTunes?
Did they remove it? I'm not seeing it, and I really want it.

"No doubt about it, we'd be gettin crazy.
If one of us was lucky enough to be born a lady."
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23
Did they remove it? I'm not seeing it, and I really want it.

"No doubt about it, we'd be gettin crazy.
If one of us was lucky enough to be born a lady."
Yep, it was a very limited release and is no longer available at iTunes.
And no, I don't have it, unfortunately.
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I have a mint and complete copy for $9 shipped if interested. Multiple gold trader.
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I have realized I cannot listen to this on any form of public transport for fear of the weird looks!
"Bowie" is superb but I've always loved "Business time".
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I'm really surprised they left off 'I'm Not Crying' and 'Bret, You've Got It Going On'. Those were two of the best songs from the first season. If the album was going to be nothing but a glorified soundtrack to the show, it would've made sense to include them. Oh well.

The album's decent, but I could've done without it. As much as anything, I was hoping they'd put the line, 'I trip over my pants, but it's alright, because I turn it all into a sexy dance', back into 'Business Time'. Jerome's delivery on that version is much more hilarious that 'tripping sensuously over my pants.'

Also, anyone think their voices sound a little different on this? I've only been all the way through it once, but it seemed like Jerome's is less deep and Bret uses less falsetto. Maybe it's just me though.
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Originally Posted by Randy Miller III
Also $9.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (with free shipping). No poster, though.
FTR, the version for sale at Best Buy comes with a 15" X 20" poster - essentially the front and inside images combined with the inside die-cut portrait. I don't know if the Newbury Comics one was different.

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Originally Posted by maxfisher
I'm really surprised they left off 'I'm Not Crying' and 'Bret, You've Got It Going On'. Those were two of the best songs from the first season. If the album was going to be nothing but a glorified soundtrack to the show, it would've made sense to include them. Oh well.
'i'm not crying' was on the distant future ep. and 'bret, you've got it going on' was an itunes only track that is no longer available.
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I really dig the studio versions...I think this was a good idea for the first record, since lots of people wouldn't have downloaded the shows soundtrack off the net...the additions and added production elements are very decent and it's just a fun record from start to finish...can't wait for the next season of the show and more new material in the future!
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For those who care about such things, the Flight of the Conchords LP debuted at #3 on the charts this week, becoming the highest debuting comedy album ever and the 2nd highest charting ever behind Steve Martin's album. Simply amazing how many Bretaholics and Jemainiacs there are.
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Flight of the Conchords - 2016 tour

I've always enjoyed these guys. Seen them twice, the last time they came to town in 2008 and again in 2014 for the Oddball Comedy Festival. During Oddball, they played a few songs I hadn't heard before, so I'm hoping for a new album (despite how short the songs are) to come out for this tour, based on the announcement below. Maybe this will spark a new collaboration for a new show or the often talked about movie.

http://www.flightoftheconchords.co.nz/news/

Jermaine and Bret have new material, which they’ll be showcasing on the road this summer. The “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords” tour begins on June 11th in the great city of Cleveland, OH and ends July 27th in Los Angeles, CA. The tour will visit Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta and many more. Highlight stops include, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Newport Folk Fest, and Central Park Summer Stage. This is the band’s first tour since going out on the first-ever “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour” in 2014. Tickets go on sale this Friday March 4th at 10am here.

Tour Dates
Jun. 11 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre
Jun. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts
Jun. 13 – Washington, DC – Wolf Trap Filene Center
Jun. 14 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Jun. 16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Jun. 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum
Jun. 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
Jun. 19 – Chicago, IL – Pritzker Pavilion
Jun. 22 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park
Jun. 23 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
Jun. 24 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
Jun. 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Jul. 01 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Jul. 02 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Jul. 03 – Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Jul. 05 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul. 07 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Jul. 09 – Austin, TX – Bass Hall
Jul. 11 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
Jul. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Jul. 14 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Jul. 16 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheatre
Jul. 17 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival 2016 (Fort Adams State Park)
Jul. 23 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul. 24 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage
Jul. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
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Re: Flight of the Conchords - 2016 tour

I saw them in 2010 and loved the show. I traveled to Minneapolis for that show, but six years later my wife and I have two kids to deal with. Traveling for shows is much rarer now. Maybe I'll just have to treasure my memories of that first show and enjoy any new material they put out.
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Re: Flight of the Conchords - 2016 tour

I did not know they were still a thing.
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Re: Flight of the Conchords - 2016 tour

They just reunited.

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