Farewell (Oingo Boingo album)

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Farewell
Live album by Oingo Boingo
Released April 16, 1996
Recorded October 31, 1995
Genre New wave, alternative rock, ska punk
Length 145:53
Label A&M
Producer Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek
Oingo Boingo chronology
Boingo
(1994)
Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre, Halloween 1995
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre, Halloween 1995 is a double live album and video of Oingo Boingo's final concert performance on Halloween night in 1995. As with all their live shows, the setlist included songs from across the band's large discography, many of which were given new arrangements. Also performed were some pieces written for studio albums but cut, such as Cinderella Undercover and Water, as well as the live-only songs Burn Me Up, Piggies and Clowns of Death. Several of the CD tracks were mixed from recordings from previous nights in the same tour, meaning the performances occasionally differ between formats. Just Another Day was only included on the double cassette release.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

CD content[edit]

All tracks written and composed by Danny Elfman, except for "I Am the Walrus" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

No. Title Original release Length
1. "Insanity"   Boingo (1994) 7:42
2. "Little Girls"   Only a Lad (1981) 3:55
3. "Cinderella Undercover"   Originally recorded for Only a Lad (1981) and then BOI-NGO (1987); subsequently released live on Boingo Alive (1988) 4:45
4. "Controller"   Only a Lad (1981) 2:50
5. "Burn Me Up"   Live only 2:53
6. "Insects"   Nothing to Fear (1982) 3:04
7. "No One Lives Forever"   Dead Man's Party (1985) 4:12
8. "Hey!"   Boingo (1994) 7:45
9. "Reptiles and Samurai"   Nothing to Fear (1982) 5:41
10. "Water"   Originally recorded for Boingo (1994) 4:04
11. "I Am the Walrus/Tender Lumplings"   Boingo (1994) 4:03
12. "Piggies"   Live only 6:47
13. "We Close Our Eyes"   BOI-NGO (1987) 4:12
14. "Mary"   Boingo (1994) 6:09
15. "Can't See (Useless)"   Boingo (1994) 4:23

Disc two[edit]

CD content[edit]

All tracks written and composed by Danny Elfman.

No. Title Original release Length
16. "Helpless"   Insanity single B-side; also released on the cassette version of Boingo (1994) 3:55
17. "I'm So Bad"   Oingo Boingo EP (1980) 3:38
18. "Change"   Boingo (1994) 8:49
19. "Stay"   Dead Man's Party (1985) 3:40
20. "Who Do You Want to Be"   Good for Your Soul (1983) 2:59
21. "On the Outside"   Only a Lad (1981) 3:36
22. "Wild Sex (In the Working Class)"   Nothing to Fear (1982) 4:38
23. "Dead Man's Party"   Dead Man's Party (1985) 6:07
24. "Nasty Habits"   Only a Lad (1981) 5:32
25. "Clowns of Death"   Live only 6:50
26. "Ain't This the Life"   Oingo Boingo EP (1980) 3:14
27. "Whole Day Off"   Nothing to Fear (1982) 4:28
28. "Grey Matter"   Nothing to Fear (1982) 6:19
29. "No Spill Blood"   Good for Your Soul (1983) 5:22
30. "Only a Lad"   Oingo Boingo EP (1980)/Only a Lad (1981) 4:20

Personnel[edit]

Oingo Boingo

Video[edit]

A video of the final concert was released on VHS alongside the double album in 1996. The video release featured additional performances that were not included on the double album. A Tender Lumplings video introduction introduces the show; Nothing to Fear (But Fear Itself) is played between I Am the Walrus and Piggies; and Just Another Day is played between Change and Stay. It should also be noted that on the video release, Ain't This the Life is positioned between On the Outside and Wild Sex (In the Working Class); also, the performance of Whole Day Off from the CD does not appear on the video release. A half-hour retrospective documentary and music videos for Little Girls and Insanity were included in the tape set.

The compilation album Anthology (1999) contained the Tender Lumplings intro from the video release, as well as extra dialogue on Insects, We Close Our Eyes and Whole Day Off that was cut from the double album.

The concert video was re-released on DVD on September 18, 2001, as a two-disc set. All the bonus features from the VHS release were included on the 2nd disc, although the two music videos were hidden easter eggs on the DVD. Both discs also included animated menus and a hidden discography slideshow. The VHS and DVD are now both out of print and fetch high prices on second-hand websites.

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