If you caught Neil on his Dizzy Heights tour this year, you’ll no doubt have been impressed by the guitar and vocal skills of band member Jesse Sheehan. So we’re excited about his debut album which is being recorded right now at Roundhead Studios with Neil as producer. Jesse’s posting occasional photos on his Facebook page.
Release date’s unknown at this stage.
During the Together Alone sessions at Karekare in 1992-3, playful Zen mixes were created of some songs. The idea was to allow only four tracks from a multi-track recording to be faded up on the mixing desk at a time. “Zen Roxy” on the Nails On My Feet CD single was mixed this way as was the alternative version of “Private Universe” on Afterglow.
Here’s a previously unreleased Zen mix of “Locked Out” which we’ve added to our rarities collection The Kitchen Sink II. The multi-track tape was slowed down so that the backing tracks resembled the tempo Neil had originally intended for the song and then he added a new vocal.
Listen to Crowded House’s concert at the Fleadh Festival in London’s Finsbury Park, 1994. This is a BBC Radio 6 Music Classic Concert available on BBC’s iPlayer for the next four weeks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pgztb
From our video page, here are Fingers of Love, Locked Out and Private Universe from the same gig:
Neil Finn, Gurrumul and Megan Washington played Sandalford Winery, Margaret River in Western Australia on Saturday night. Read a review in The West Australian here.
Thanks to our Frenz at the Frenz of the Enz Forum, here’s the setlist:
Dots on the Shells (during Gurrumul’s set)
Don’t Stop Now
Fall At Your Feet
Wont Give In
World Where You Live
Not The Girl You Think You Are
There and Back Again
Message to My Girl
Faster Than Light
Private Universe (joined by Lucky Ocean who played lap side guitar for rest of set)
Don’t Dream It’s Over
Something So Strong
She Will Have Her Way
I Got You
Weather With You
Better Be Home Soon (Gurrumul on piano)
Neil Finn and Paul Kelly’s live DVD Goin’ Your Way has been nominated for an ARIA in the Best Adult Contemporary Album category in Australia’s Aria Awards 2014. This week it was announced that they will perform at the Awards, which will be televised live on Ten in Australia, Wednesday November 26th. It’s possible some other countries might air this on Fox but that’s not confirmed at this stage.
UPDATE 25/11/14: The show will be available to view hopefully within 24 hours of the event at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheARIAOfficial
More information about the awards here.
The New Zealand Music Foundation supports music-based projects that change the lives of people in need across New Zealand. Foundation Patron Neil Finn and supporter Anika Moa introduce this short video about the work of The Foundation.
Neil talks about his childhood in New Zealand, how music was an essential part of family life, and takes a close look at some of his Crowded House hits with RN’s Gretchen Miller and 3RRRFM’s Fee B-squared.
It’s Halloween (or nearly, depending on where you are). Last year we pulled a few strings to bring you this…
“The music industry is renowned as being so fickle and transient. The battlefields of the music biz are strewn with the bodies of one hit wonders. This final program celebrates the supreme music careers. People that have diversified and broadened their creative worlds to forge the most amazing and globally defeating musical existences. Come with me as we try to uncover some of these epic individual’s secrets to everlasting musical youth.” – Henry Wagons
Available for the next five days only.
Congratulations from the team to Neil Finn and Paul Kelly for their win at the 2014 Aria Awards: Best Adult Contemporary Album for Goin’ Your Way .
More information about the awards here.
Listen to Goin’ Your Way here and view the original webcast on the Videos page.
Scroll down this page to see their performance from the Arias.
Australian record producer Matt Fell (Tim Freedman, John Williamson) joins host Jeremy Dylan for a breathless exploration of Temple of Low Men by Crowded House.
Along the way, they break down classic tracks I Feel Possessed, Into Temptation, Sister Madly, Better Be Home Soon, Kill Eye and When You Come, delve into how Neil Finn’s lyrics can hit too close to home for some, the genius of producer Mitchell Froom, the underplaying of Nick Seymour and Paul Hester and why Neil Finn is a funk-soul brother. Listen here.
You can hear Neil himself talking about some of his favourite albums in Jeremy Dylan’s podcasts here.