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.
In the first part of our Together Alone 25th anniversary audio series, Neil Finn and Nick Seymour talk about the album's producer, Youth (below right), and the move into Karekare. http://www.neilfinn.com/youth-karekare
"They have this ability to write songs that sound so simple but are still so original – I mean, they can play three chords but it sounds entirely new. How is that even possible?" - Richard Thompson - RT talks about one of his favourite albums, "Woodface". Read more at http://thequietus.com/articles/25409-richard-thompson-interview-favourite-albums?page=7 Team CH.
Get Woodfaced with our video playlist. All the album's promo videos and selected live performances, right here. https://bit.ly/2NyN4ln
Neil & Liam Finn are playing Europe and the UK in Jan 2019. Tickets on Sale now https://www.neilandliamfinn.com/tour/ 4 January Epstein Theatre, Liverpool 16 January Olympia, Dublin 18 January Queens Hall, Edinburgh 19 January Town Hall, Birmingham 20 January St Georges, Bristol 22 January EartH (Hackney Arts Centre), London 25 January Paradiso, Amsterdam 26 January Het Depot, Leuven 27 January Cafê de la Danse, Paris