CD History Never Repeats: The Best of Split Enz [075021328921] (CD 409535),
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History Never Repeats: The Best of Split Enz [075021328921]

  • 1. I Got You
    2. Hard Act to Follow
    3. Six Months in a Leaky Boat
    4. What's the Matter with You
    5. One Step Ahead
    6. I See Red
    7. Message to My Girl
    8. History Never Repeats
    9. I Hope I Never
    10. Dirty Creature
    11. Poor Boy
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 75021-3289-2

  • Credits
    ProducerDavid Tickle; Eddie Rayner; Hugh Padgham; Split Enz
    EngineerDavid Tickle; Hugh Padgham

    Personnel: Neil Finn (vocals, guitar); Tim Finn (vocals); Eddie Rayner (keyboards); Noel Crombie (drums, percussion); Malcolm Green (drums); Nigel Griggs (background vocals).
    Audio Remasterer: Arnie Acosta.
    Liner Note Author: Tim Finn.
    This compendium of the New Zealand band's best material includes Neil Finn's "I Got You" which went to number 12 in the UK when it came out in 1980. Neil would later go on to form Crowded House, while his brother Tim would release several solo albums and join Neil on his band's album WOODFACE in 1991.
    This collection is Beatles-influenced New Wave--the keyboard and all its sonic capabilities was somewhat de rigueur for many bands in the early '80s, and is heavily featured here. Besides the aforementioned "I Got You," other great tunes include "Six Months in a Leaky Boat," the simple, anger-motivated "I See Red" and the sweetly romantic "Message to My Girl." Much as with early Beatles, these songs are simple, direct, short, and uncomplicated.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (10/95, p.147) - 3 Stars - Good - "...when Neil Finn got drafted in to join his brother Tim in came a far purer sense of pop..."
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