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Woodface
     

Woodface

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by Crowded House
 

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New Zealand's Crowded House won over both critics and fans with its self-titled 1986 debut album, a multimillion-selling collection of clever, sparkling guitar-pop tunes that spawned two Top Ten hits -- "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Something So Strong" -- and inspired comparisons with the Kinks and Squeeze. After a

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New Zealand's Crowded House won over both critics and fans with its self-titled 1986 debut album, a multimillion-selling collection of clever, sparkling guitar-pop tunes that spawned two Top Ten hits -- "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Something So Strong" -- and inspired comparisons with the Kinks and Squeeze. After a rather disappointing sophomore effort, Crowded House rebounded with 1991's WOODFACE, which reunited the band's front man and principal songwriter Neil Finn with his big brother, Tim, with whom he had previously played in the eccentric, influential cult group Split Enz. The elder Finn brought an offbeat edge to Neil's polished song craft, resulting in biting, ironic rockers like "Chocolate Cake" and pointed, wistful ballads such as "Weather with You" and "Fall at Your Feet." While WOODFACE didn't produce any smash hits, its consistency and complexity secured the Finns' status as smart-pop heroes.

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All Music Guide - Chris Woodstra
Where Crowded House's previous album, Temple of Low Men, showcased the often dark side of a man alone with his thoughts, Woodface represents the joy of reunion and the freedom of a collaborative effort -- more than half of the album was originally conceived as a Finn Brothers project, which was Tim and Neil's first crack at writing together. The songs are easily their finest to date, combining flawless melodies and the outstanding harmonies of the brothers' perfectly matched voices.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/1991
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0077779355921
catalogNumber:
93559

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Performance Credits

Crowded House   Primary Artist
Tim Finn   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Jack Mack   Bass,Horn,Brass,Overdubs
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Peter Bucknell   Violin
Jorge Callendrelli   Conductor
Stuart Ellison   Keyboards
Ricky Fataar   Percussion,Drums
Neil Finn   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Sharon Finn   Background Vocals
Mitchell Froom   Keyboards
Geoffrey Hales   Percussion
Mark Hart   Keyboards
Paul Hester   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
David Hidalgo   Accordion
Vince Parsonage   Viola
Nick Seymour   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Wilson   Harmonica,Amplified Harmonica

Technical Credits

Crowded House   Producer
Tim Finn   Composer
Tchad Blake   Engineer,overdub engineer
Jorge Callendrelli   Arranger,String Arrangements
Neil Finn   Composer,Producer
Mitchell Froom   Producer
Jorge Hildalgo   Contributor
Paul Kosky   Engineer
Nick Seymour   Artwork,Art Direction,Cover Painting
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Rob Jaczko   Engineer
Max Garcia   Engineer
Timothy Eames   Letter Design
Andrew Horne   Engineer
Paul Guthrie   Equipment Engineer
Jaimo   Equipment Engineer
Jamen Sommerfeld   Equipment Engineer
Steve Swift   Equipment Engineer
Max Garcia   Engineer

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