Arriving July 12th on 2 x 180-gram vinyl: The Very Very Best of Crowded House. Pre-order https://CrowdedHouse.lnk.to/VeryBest2LP Superbly mastered at Abbey Road and sounding better than ever. Housed in a glorious gatefold sleeve including notes and printed inner bags. These 19 top tracks will also be available in limited edition orange vinyl at select record outlets across the globe. Team CH
'The Very Very Best Of Crowded House' will be released on vinyl for the first time on 12 July! The album has been compiled & cut from original analogue master tapes at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios to 2 x 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl LPs and sounds magnificent. Pre-order now https://CrowdedHouse.lnk.to/VeryBest2LP A special limited edition orange vinyl version will also be available at key physical retailers across the globe. Boasting 19 tracks, the collection documents Crowded House’s period with Capitol Records/EMI which began with their self-titled 1986 debut and concluded with their 2007 reunion album, Time On Earth. Tracklist – 2LP Side A “Something So Strong” 2:53 “Weather with You” 3:44 “It’s Only Natural” 3:30 “Chocolate Cake” 4:01 “Fall at Your Feet” 3:18 Side B “Distant Sun” 3:51 “Better Be Home Soon” 3:08 “Four Seasons in One Day” 2:48 “Don’t Dream It’s Over” 3:56 “Mean to Me” – 3:16 Side C “Locked Out” 3:17 “Don’t Stop Now” 3:54 “Pineapple Head” 3:29 “Instinct” 3:09 “Fingers of Love” 4:26 Side D “Private Universe” 5:39 “Not the Girl You Think You Are” 4:10 “Nails in My Feet” 3:42 “Pour le Monde” 5:10 https://CrowdedHouse.lnk.to/VeryBest2LP
A Birthday salute to my great friend and partner as he would have turned 60 today . Paul Hester, I was glad to know him and even happier to make music with him . He created so much beauty in his too short life and brought a lot of joy to many people . My thoughts and love to his two gorgeous girls Sunday and Olive. Neil.
Convent girls, controversy over the original cover art and mic'ing the hills for natural echo. Neil Finn and Nick Seymour tell us more about the making of Together Alone in the final instalments of our audio documentary, "Above and Beneath". http://www.neilfinn.com/together-alone
22 years ago today, Crowded House played their farewell concert outside the Sydney Opera House. Watch their performance of "Pineapple Head" by clicking the image below. Also, hear Neil talk about the lyrics' meaning in our expanding Together Alone audio documentary: http://www.neilfinn.com/together-alone
Neil Finn was very thin and unwell during the making of Together Alone in '92 to early '93. Listening to a studio out-take of Fingers Of Love, Neil and Nick talk here about stool samples, German backpackers and English “wasters”. http://www.neilfinn.com/crowded-house-fingers-of-love-session
Total surrender... Nails In My Feet, released this day 25 years ago. Team CH https://youtu.be/dqxobKeH4Zs
This story is crazy. Nick and Neil talk about the dangerous, eye opening but exhilarating inspiration behind "Newcastle Jam" from the Together Alone Deluxe Edition. http://www.neilfinn.com/crowded-house-newcastle-jam-studio-version
In another episode of our Together Alone - Above And Beneath audio special, Neil Finn and Nick Seymour talk about going "In My Commando". http://www.neilfinn.com/crowded-house-recording-in-the-nude
"Private Universe" was one of the last singles released from "Together Alone" and had the most densely composited video, made by Kerry Brown and Bruce Sheridan. Neil was flown by helicopter to film on White Island, an active volcano off the east coast of New Zealand. The rest of the band performed safely in front of a chromakey screen in Auckland.