Spirit of the Stairs – live video 1998
Captured live in Munich, 20th October 1998, a newly edited video of “Spirit of the Stairs” features Neil on acoustic guitar with Liam Finn on electric guitar and fellow NZ songwriter Bic Runga on vocal harmony. Many thanks to B. v. Weymarn for providing much of the footage.
Neil recorded this song for his debut solo album Try Whistling This. It didn’t make the final cut but we have that studio recording here in our rarities collection The Kitchen Sink. You can find the lyrics there too.
The 1995 Crowded House demo of “Spirit of the Stairs” plays during the credit sequence on the Farewell to the World DVD. Hopefully we’ll be able to add the entire Crowded House demo on the website soon, without the early fade!