Crowded House ‎– Woodface

Capitol Records ‎– 788023
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram 

The third studio album released by Crowded House in July 1991. New Zealand's Crowded House made one of the best, and most enduring, pop/rock albums of the 1990s with its 1991 smash Woodface. It's a masterpieceof emotive songwriting, evocative singing and exceptional playing. Singer/songwriter Neil Finn had moved way out in front of 1986's "Don't Dream It's Over," the biggest hit Crowded House ever landed in America.

It had an awkward gestation. The album, the trio's third, was close to being mastered when Capitol Records president Hale Milgrim told Finn and his bandmates, and Crowded House's producer Mitchell Froom, that it simply wasn't good enough to put out. He suggested they go back into the studio.

At the same time, Finn and his older brother Tim (both of them had been cornerstones of the Kiwi new wave group Split Enz) were writing together for a side project. Neil asked Tim if Crowded House could have these new songs for the revised Woodface; Tim agreed but insisted he become a full-fledged member of the band.

"The lines between what was going to be a Finn Brothers record and a Crowded House record became very blurred," Neil Finn told a writer in 1993. "And in the end we decided it was better to try and make one good album than try and split yourself between two, and not do justice to either."

That's how "Weather With You," "It's Only Natural," "Four Seasons in One Day," "There Goes God," "How Will You Go" and three others came to be on what should have been Crowded House's breakthrough album - featuring stellar, Everly-esque brotherly harmonies from Neil and Tim, Woodface is absolutely brimming with first-class, catchy songs, with gorgeous melodies and that unmistakable Finn melancholy.


Source: Acoustic Sounds

TracklistHide Credits

A1 Chocolate Cake
Harmonica – Chris Wilson (6)Written-By – N. Finn*, T. Finn*
A2 It's Only Natural
Written-By – N. Finn*, T. Finn*
A3 Fall At Your Feet
Written-By – Neil Finn
A4 Tall Trees
Harmonica – Chris Wilson (6)Written-By – N. Finn*, T. Finn*
A5 Weather With You
Drums, Percussion – Ricki Fataar*Written-By – N. Finn*, T. Finn*
A6 Whispers And Moans
Written-By – Neil Finn
A7 Four Seasons In One Day
Written-By – N. Finn*, T. Finn*
B1 There Goes God
Drums, Percussion – Ricki Fataar*Harmonica – Chris Wilson (6)Viola – Vince ParsonageViolin – Peter BucknellWritten-By – N. Finn*, T. Finn*
B2 Fame Is
Written-By – Neil Finn
B3 All I Ask
Arranged By [Strings] – Jorge Callendrelli*Drums, Percussion – Ricki Fataar*Written-By – N. Finn*, T. Finn*
B4 As Sure As I Am
Accordion – David HidalgoWritten-By – N. Finn*, T. Finn*
B5 Italian Plastic
Written-By – Paul Hester (2)
B6 She Goes On
Written-By – Neil Finn
B7 How Will You Go
Written-By – N. Finn*, T. Finn*


SKU 602547880239
Barcode # 602547880239
Brand Rock/Pop

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