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Escapade [Tim Finn]

  • 1. Fraction Too Much Friction
    2. Made My Day
    3. Not for Nothing
    4. In a Minor Key
    5. Grand Adventures
    6. Staring at the Embers
    7. Wait and See
    8. I Only Want to Know
    9. Growing Pains
    10. Through the Years
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 32426

  • Credits
    ProducerMark Moffatt; Ricky Fataar
    EngineerTim Kraemer; Mark Moffatt; Tim Kramer

    Crowded House co-founder Tim Finn's 1983 solo debut ESCAPADE spearheaded the artist's decision to become a solo artist later in his career.
    Composer: Tim Finn.
    Personnel: Tim Finn (vocals, piano); Ricky Fataar (vocals, keyboards, drums, snare drum, percussion, background vocals); Venetta Fields (vocals, background vocals); Mark Moffatt (guitar); Vince Gill (mandolin); Wilbur Wilde, Joe Camilleri (saxophone); Peter Cross (trumpet); Richard Tee (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Amanda Vincent, Sam McNally (synthesizer); Doug Lacey (steel drum).
    Recording information: Festival Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Photographer: Grant Williams.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Vince Gill.
    Following Split Enz's Time & Tide, Tim Finn took his first break from the band with Escapade, a collection of light pop songs, some of which dated back to the late '70s but never seemed to quite fit in the Enz format. A flawed though fun album, Escapade managed several hits in Australasia and Europe and revealed a considerably brighter, more mainstream aspect to Finn's writing. And while the album was successful and a satisfying diversion, it unquestionably served to derail the forward momentum of Split Enz and led to Finn's leaving the band the following year. ~ Chris Woodstra

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