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Neil Finn

Neil Finn has consistently proven his knack for crafting high-quality songs that combine irresistible melodies with meticulous lyrical detail, from his beginnings as the precocious junior member of Split Enz, through his leadership of Crowded House, and, finally, in his distinguished solo career. He has also earned considerable international commercial success, respect from his peers, praise from critics, and a devoted fan base that hangs on his every release.

Born Neil Mullane Finn, on May 27, 1958, in Te Awamutu, New Zealand, Finn cut his musical teeth as a child by performing for family friends, harmonizing with elder brother Tim. Neil took to piano early on, learning his favorite Beatles tunes and eventually writing his own songs, the first of which was putting music to a poem enclosed in a Donovan album. In the early '70s, Finn intently studied emerging singer/songwriters like Elton John, Neil Young, David Bowie, and Cat Stevens, while watching his brother Tim's band, Split Enz, become a force in the Australian music scene. Neil secured a few supporting slots for the Enz as a solo act, mixing his own originals with some well-chosen covers, accompanying himself on piano, guitar, and mandolin. By 1976, he'd formed his own combo, the After Hours, with lyricist/drummer Mark Hough and guitarist Geoff Chunn. Hough departed shortly thereafter, and Alan Brown was recruited for bass duties. The group showed a great deal of promise, but came to a relatively quick end when Phil Judd left Split Enz and brother Tim offered the slot to Neil. Just before his 19th birthday, even though he'd never played electric guitar before, Neil joined Split Enz as lead guitarist.

Neil stayed in the background for the first two albums of his membership -- 1977's Dizrhythmia and 1978's Frenzy -- but emerged with the infectious "I Got You" for True Colours. The single was an immediate hit, saving the band from obscurity and, most likely, from an imminent breakup. Split Enz enjoyed moderate international success for the next several years until disbanding in 1985. Neil formed an early version of Crowded House the same year, under a variety of names like the Mullanes and the Largest Living Things, with drummer Paul Hester and bassist Nick Seymour (another guitarist, Craig Hooper, was also in the earliest incarnation of the band). Over the next ten years, the combo eclipsed the success of Split Enz, finding both critical acclaim and massive commercial success internationally, including a number two single in the U.S., "Don't Dream It's Over." In 1996, at the height of their success, following a Finn Brothers side project, Neil decided to dissolve the band in favor of a solo career.

Finn spent much of 1997 working on new material and dabbling in visual art at his New Zealand home. Finn's musical efforts emerged on his debut solo album, 1998's Try Whistling This, which featured new Finn compositions as well as tunes that were written for Crowded House but never recorded. Later the same year, Finn recorded a cover of the Johnny Nash oldie "I Can See Clearly Now" for the soundtrack of the hit animated film Antz. In 1999, Finn compiled and released Afterglow, a set of Crowded House rarities, and he closed out the year with a one-off reunion show with Split Enz for the millennial New Year's celebration. Finn's second solo album, One Nil, was released in March 2001; featuring guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, Lisa Germano, and Midnight Oil's Jim Moginie, the album wasn't released in the United States until May 2002, in a revised edition titled One All. By the time One All came out in America, Finn had already dropped another album elsewhere, a live album from a series of New Zealand concerts called 7 Worlds Collide that included guest appearances from Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Johnny Marr of the Smiths, and Ed O'Brien of Radiohead. (Finn would revive the 7 Worlds Collide rubric for the 2009 album The Sun Came Out; released as a fundraiser for Oxfam, the album included contributions from Marr and O'Brien as well as KT Tunstall, Tim Finn, and several members of Wilco.)

Finn put his solo career on hold for the next few years, teaming with Tim Finn for another Finn Brothers album, Everyone Is Here, and releasing an archival live album of Crowded House's final show, Farewell to the World, in 2006, prompted in part by the death of CH drummer Paul Hester. As Finn reconnected with his former Crowded House bandmates, they decided to reunite, and released a new studio album, Time on Earth, in 2007. A second reunion effort, Intriguer, was released in 2010, and the following year Finn unveiled a new project, Pajama Club, featuring his wife Sharon Finn on bass; their self-titled debut was released in September 2011. In 2012, Finn was invited to contribute a song to the soundtrack of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and "The Song of the Lonely Mountain" played over the film's end credits. In early 2013, Finn teamed up with another Antipodes pop icon, Paul Kelly, for a duo tour of Australia; the show spawned a live album, Goin' Your Way, which was recorded at the Sydney Opera House and released in their homelands in November 2013, while a belated American release arrived in December 2015. The year 2014 saw the release of Finn's long-awaited third solo effort, Dizzy Heights, produced by Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev collaborator Dave Fridmann. ~ Chris Woodstra
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Selected Discography

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Track List: 7 Worlds Collide

1. Anytime

2. Take A Walk

3. The Climber

4. Loose Tongue

5. Down On The Corner

6. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

7. Paper Doll

8. Turn And Run

9. Angel's Heap

10. Edible Flowers

11. Stuff And Nonsense

12. I See Red

13. She Will Have Her Way

14. Parting Ways

15. Weather With You

16. Paradise (Wherever You Are)

17. Don't Dream It's Over

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Track List: One Nil

1. The Climber

3. Hole In The Ice

4. Wherever You Are

5. Last To Know

7. Secret God

8. Turn And Run

9. Elastic Heart

10. Anytime

11. Driving Me Mad

12. Into The Sunset

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Track List: Try Whistling This

1. Last One Standing

2. Souvenir

3. King Tide

4. Try Whistling This

5. She Will Have Her Way

6. Sinner

7. Twisty Bass

8. Loose Tongue

9. Truth

10. Astro

11. Dream Date

12. Faster Than Light

13. Addicted

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Track List: Dizzy Heights

1. Impressions

2. Dizzy Heights

3. Flying In The Face Of Love

4. Divebomber

5. Better Than TV

6. Pony Ride

7. White Lies And Alibis

8. Recluse

9. Strangest Friends

10. In My Blood

11. Lights Of New York

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Track List: ITunes Session

1. Impressions (ITunes Session)

2. Flying In The Face Of Love (ITunes Session)

3. Recluse (ITunes Session)

4. Golden Child (ITunes Session)

5. Pony Ride (ITunes Session)

6. She Will Have Her Way (ITunes Session)

7. Something So Strong (Naive) (ITunes Session)

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Track List: Song Of The Lonely Mountain (Extended Version) (Single)

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Underrated musical genius!
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You sing so well! I can't believe you sing like you do! I love your songs!!
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padraigtheke l p e i
Neil is a Kiwi. Just like Phar Lap we will claim him.
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when asked to name our - aussie - greats, my order is keith urban, paul kelly, neil finn/crowded house and adam brand. Have loved neil since i first saw him live in 1989 he just gets better with age like a red wine :)
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Nice
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brian_j_blac k
I Just saw Neil, Liam, Sharon in concert last night in Boulder, CO. It was phenomenal. Way better than I could have even imagined. He played songs from the Enz, Crowded House, Finn Bros, and from his solo albums. He even played a brand new song. He is just an amazing musician and even better live.
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Wish I could have seen Split Enz back in 1980 in Santa Cruz, Ca. Never got to see his posse in concert but would have been great.
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dawdav2003
Andy Partridge ....XTC
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gnk1515
Next to Paul M and John L. Neil Finn is by far the best songwriter on the planet. A musicians musician. Thanks for the wonderful memories mate & Keep on keepin on.
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Only loosers leave nasty comments on a brilliant artists page. As an 18 year old, I regret I was born in the wrong time, as I'm in love with Neil Finn's voice.
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aidanmurphe7
This is for loosers
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I love your work from your crowded house days, Neil! I think America was sadly caught up in the times when your brilliant music came to light! I wish we had more sincere artists like yourself today!
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COLD CHISEL
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This is my favorite song ever.
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And Billy Joel wrote Souvenir? Come on, Pandora! Really.
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My late husband and I raised our girls on his music....to this day its my favorite
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My late husband and I raised our girls on his music....to this day its my favorite
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My late husband and I raised our girls on his music....to this day its my favorite
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Neil will playing town hall in NY in 2014
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kaplan.patri c i a
One of my favorite albums. I never tire of hearing his voice. Lovely and warm :)
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Why does Any Time say it was written by William A. Finn? Who the heck is that?
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Reminds me of Daniel Craig and can sing.
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Neil Finn is among the best in the pantheon of great song writers. When he combines his talent with the eclecticism of brother Tim the results are astounding. Hope to hear much more from brothers Finn!! The tradition is carried forward with the unique musings of Neil's son Liam. Give him a listen. You will not be disappointed .
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Mr. Neil Finn.... you are one of the BEST singers ever!
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bwishnoff
the single best vibe at a live performance, ever. Awesome performer, awesome fans...
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Finn should be mentioned in the same breath as Lennon and McCartney.
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He is my fave songwriter- he is just so awesome!
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rstarkey77
any other oldies like me think he sounds a little like Emmett Rhodes?
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cowboy4576
Squeeze?
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lastdance99
Why does Imani Coppola keep showing up as the CD cover of Try Whistling This? That isn't the original cover... what's going on, Pandora?
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Definitely one of my favorite performers
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Terrific writer and performer, one of my favorites. With Crowded House, the Finn Brothers or solo, one of the best out there. I am looking forward to hearing his latest project "The Pajama Club".
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dahabintfara h
Stumbled across "Try Whistling This" almost 10 years ago and know every song by heart. More Neil on Pandora, please.
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Nice cover of the old Hunters and Collectors classic. What a great performer!
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chevy_1
Great song
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Just saw Neil fronting Crowded House last week in Portland. A master showman, singer and songwriter. An underrated genius of pop music.
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Cream of the crop, that Neil Finn.
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Neil is a GENIUS!!!!!
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parkersm3
tRY KING'S X, JELLYFISH, SUN DOMINGO AS WELL...GREAT !
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My daughter,Tal i a , introduced Neil's music to me years ago...like!! Sometimes a little too melancholy for me.Soothing. . o u r fave for the baby in the car music!
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I keep coming back to listening to Neil Finn time after time! So much talent. Loved him in Crowded House and love him solo.
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lastdance99
Neil is a kind and humble down-to-eart h guy as well as a gifted writer, performer & vocalist. Throughout the years I keep coming back to his music over and over again. I will never tire of him. Those of us who were hooked in early are hooked in for life. I hope he continues to write and perform for the next 20 years. His fan base is a very special group!
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Listened to and loved Crowded House and Neil Finn for a long time! For the last 6-8 years though, I left them behind for other, newer artists. What was I thinking! Listening to these songs today they are just as fun, relevant and smart as I remember. Glad to be back on board!
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I love Neil Finn! Crowded House is my favorite band of all time, but I also love Neil's solo work. I never tire of listening to him. Great songs. Great voice.
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I don't know if he's the best songwriter since Lennon/McCar t n e y , but this song is pretty good and so are the lyrics.
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nice sounds interesting probly deserves more creditb and radio play
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Best songwriter since Lennon/McCar t n e y . Incredible performer, magnificent voice. And, an incredibly kind person I have met several times.
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one of the most articulate songwriters. . . inspiring guy
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The Finn brothers turned out some doozies.

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