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On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

On September 1, 2017.

On September 1, 2017, “EMI” label released “Out of Silence”, the fourth Neil Finn album. It was recorded in August 2017, at “Roundhead Studios” in Auckland, New Zealand, and was produced by Neil Finn and Liam Finn.


  • Neil Finn: vocals, piano
  • Tim Finn: acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
  • Elroy Finn: drums, percussion, guitar
  • The Infinity Orchestra: strings
  • Amelia Murray, Don McGlashan, EJ Barnes, Harper Finn, Hollie Fullbrook, James Milne, Jimmy Metherell, Reb Fountain, Samuel Flynn Scott, Sandy Mill, Sean Donnelly – choir
  • Victoria Kelly: string arrangements
  • David Squire: choir director
  • Sharon Finn: artwork
  • Anna Taylor – design
  • Steve Dykes: photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Finn, except where noted.

  1. Love Is Emotional
  2. More Than One of You
  3. Chameleon Days
  4. Independence Day
  5. Alone – Tim Finn, Mervyn Peake
  6. Widow’s Peak – Sharon Finn
  7. Second Nature
  8. The Law Is Always on Your Side
  9. Terrorise Me
  10. I Know Different


On August 29, 1977.

On August 29, 1977, “Mushroom Records” label released “Dizrythmia” the third Split Enz album. It was recorded June – July 1977, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Geoff Emerick, Timothy Finn, Neil Finn, Edward Rayner, Noel Crombie, Robert Gillies, Malcolm Green, Nigel Griggs and Mal Jacobson.


  • Timothy Finn– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Neil Finn– vocals, guitars, mandolin
  • Edward Rayner– keyboards
  • Noel Crombie– vocals, percussion
  • Robert Gillies– saxophones, trumpet
  • Malcolm Green– drums
  • Nigel Griggs– bass
  • Mal Jacobson– sonor drums, percussion
  • Phil Judd– vocals, guitar
  • Mike Chunn– vocals, bass
  • Geoff Emerick – engineer
  • Colin Fairley – assistant engineer
  • Peter Henderson – additional engineering
  • Nigel Walker – assistant engineer
  • Noel Crombie, Peter Wagg – design
  • Han Chew Tham – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Finn, except where noted.

  1. Bold as Brass – Tim Finn, Robert Gilles
  2. My Mistake – Tim Finn, Eddie Rayner
  3. Parrot Fashion Love – Tim Finn, Eddie Rayner
  4. Sugar and Spice – Phil Judd
  5. Without a Doubt
  6. Crosswords
  7. Charlie
  8. Nice to Know – Tim Finn, Phil Judd, Eddie Rayner
  9. Jamboree – Tim Finn, Phil Judd, Eddie Rayner, Noel Crombie, Malcolm Green, Robert Gillies, Mike Chunn

On October 6, 2006.

On October 6, 2006, “Capitol” label released “Imaginary Kingdom”, the seventh Tim Finn solo album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Bobby Huff.


  • Tim Finn- vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, backing vocals, conga, foot drums, celeste, synth FX, pump organ, Indian flute, keys, rhodes, banana drum, prepared piano, vocal arrangement
  • Bobby Huff – drums, backing vocals, percussion, programming, piano, organ, keys, electric guitar, backing vocals, vocal arrangement
  • John Painter- bass, french horn, keys, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, percussion, trombone, trumpet, recorder, dilruba, acoustic guitar, portachord, stylophone
  • Dale Oliver – electric guitar, slide guitar, 12-string guitar, electric sitar
  • Robbie Huff – electric guitar
  • Victor Broden – bass
  • Phil Madeira – organ
  • Nirva Dorsaint – backing vocals
  • Fleming McWilliams – guest vocalist
  • Matt Walker – cello
  • Harper Finn – child’s voice
  • Tony Backhouse – vocal arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Finn.

  1. Couldn’t Be Done
  2. Still the Song
  3. Astounding Moon
  4. Midnight Coma
  5. Salt to the Sea
  6. Horizon
  7. Dead Flowers
  8. Resting (Your Hand Lightly)
  9. Show Yourself
  10. Winter Light
  11. So Precious
  12. Unsinkable


In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Mushroom” label released “Second Thoughts”, the second Split Enz studio album. It was recorded April – May 1976, at “Basing Street Studios” in London, and was produced by Phil Manzanera.


  • Tim Finn– vocals, piano
  • Phil Judd– vocals, guitars, mandolin
  • Jonathan Michael Chunn– bass, piano
  • Emlyn Crowther– drums
  • Noel Crombie– percussion
  • Edward Rayner– keyboards
  • Robert Gillies– saxophone, trumpet
  • Miles Golding – violin
  • Ian Sharp – cello
  • Rhett Davies, Guy Bidmead – recording
  • Rhett Davies – mixing
  • John Prew – photography

Track listing:

  1. Late Last Night – Phil Judd
  2. Walking Down a Road – Tim Finn, Phil Judd
  3. Titus – Phil Judd
  4. Lovely Dovey – Tim Finn, Phil Judd
  5. Sweet Dreams – Phil Judd
  6. Stranger Than Fiction – Tim Finn, Phil Judd
  7. Time for a Change – Phil Judd
  8. Matinee Idyll – Tim Finn, Phil Judd
  9. The Woman Who Loves You – Tim Finn, Phil Judd

In April 1982.

In April 1982, “Mushroom” label released “Time and Tide”, the seventh Split Enz album. It was recorded January-February in Sydney, and was produced by Hugh Padgham, Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs and Eddie Rayner.


  • Tim Finn– vocals, piano, mixing
  • Neil Finn– vocals, guitar, mixing
  • Nigel Griggs– bass, mixing
  • Noel Crombie– drums, percussion, mixing, cover design, photos
  • Eddie Rayner– percussion, keyboards, mixing
  • Hugh Padgham – engineer, mixing
  • David Price – engineer assistant
  • Ian Cooper, Howard Grey – mastering
  • Jeff Ayeroff – art direction:

Track listing:

  1. Dirty Creature – Neil Finn, Tim Finn, Nigel Griggs
  2. Giant Heartbeat – Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs
  3. Hello Sandy Allen – Neil Finn
  4. Never Ceases to Amaze Me – Tim Finn
  5. Lost for Words – Neil Finn, Tim Finn, Nigel Griggs
  6. Small World – Tim Finn
  7. Take a Walk – Neil.Finn
  8. Pioneer – Eddie Rayner
  9. Six Months in a Leaky Boat – Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs, Eddie Rayner
  10. Haul Away – Tim Finn
  11. Log Cabin Fever – Neil Finn
  12. Make Sense of It – Noel Crombie, Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs, Eddie Rayner

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Mushroom” label released “Corroboree” (Waiata), the sixth Split Enz studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “AAV Studios” in Melbourne, and was produced by David Tickle.


  • Tim Finn– vocals
  • Neil Finn– vocals, guitar
  • Edward Rayner– vocals, keyboards
  • Nigel Griggs– bass
  • Malcolm Green– drums
  • Noel Crombie– percussion
  • Scott (Blackhand) Hemming – engineer assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Finn, except where noted.

  1. Hard Act to Follow
  2. One Step Ahead – Neil Finn
  3. I Don’t Wanna Dance
  4. Iris – Neil Finn
  5. Wail – Eddie Rayner
  6. Clumsy
  7. History Never Repeats – Neil Finn
  8. Walking Through the Ruins
  9. Ships – Neil Finn
  10. Ghost Girl
  11. Albert of India – Eddie Rayner

On October 18, 1983.


On October 18, 1993, “Capitol” label released “Together Alone”, the fourth Crowded House studio album. It was recorded 1992 – 1993, at “Karekare Beach” in New Zealand, and “Periscope Studios” in Melbourne, and was produced by Youth, Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, Paul Hester and Mark Hart.


  • Neil Finn – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards
  • Mark Hart – keyboards, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Nick Seymour – bass, backing vocals, cover art
  • Paul Hester – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Te Waka Huia Cultural Group Choir – vocals
  • Eddie Rayner– keyboards
  • Dror Erez – accordion
  • Noel Crombie– percussion
  • Geoffrey Hales – percussion
  • Tim Finn – background vocals
  • Sharon Finn – background vocals
  • Joe, Tereo, Martie, Jamee, Benjamin – log drummers
  • Clyde Dixon, Stephen Bremner, Laura Astridge, David Bremner, Shaun Jarret – brass band
  • Matt Austin – programming
  • Greg Hunter– engineer
  • Tonuma – additional engineering
  • Nick Morgan, Graeme Myre, Angus Davidson, Chris Corr, Kalju p additional engineering
  • Dugald McAndrew – equipment, additional engineering
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Finn, except where noted:

  1. Kare Kare – Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, Paul Hester, Mark Hart
  2. In My Command
  3. Nails in My Feet
  4. Black & White Boy
  5. Fingers of Love
  6. Pineapple Head
  7. Locked Out
  8. Private Universe
  9. Walking on the Spot
  10. Distant Sun
  11. Catherine Wheels – Neil Finn, Tim Finn, Nick Seymour
  12. Skin Feeling – Paul Hester
  13. Together Alone – Neil Finn, Mark Hart, Ngapo ‘Bub’ Wehi

On July 2, 1991.


On July 2, 1991, “Capitol” label released “Woodface”, the third Crowded House studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1991, at “A&M Studios”; “Ocean Way Studios” in Los Angeles, “Periscope Studio”, Platinum Studios” in Melbourne, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Neil Finn. In 2010, the album was ranked at number three in the book “100 Best Australian Albums”.


  • Neil Finn – guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Tim Finn – piano, guitar, vocals
  • Paul Hester – drums, vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Nick Seymour – bass guitar, vocals
  • Ricky Fataar – drums, percussion
  • Chris Wilson– harmonica
  • Peter Bucknell– violin
  • Vince Parsonage – viola
  • Alex Acuna– percussion
  • Geoffrey Hales – percussion
  • Jack Mack – brass
  • David Hidalgo– accordion
  • Jorge Callendrelli – conductor, string arranger
  • Sharon Finn – backing vocals
  • Mitchell Froom – keyboards
  • Mark Hart – additional keyboards
  • Stuart Ellison – additional keyboards
  • Tchad Blake– engineer
  • Paul Kosky – engineer
  • Rob Jaczko – second engineer
  • Max Garcia – second engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Nick Seymour, Tommy Steele – art direction
  • Nick Seymour – cover painting
  • Dennis Keeley – photography
  • Stephen Walker – design
  • Timothy Eames – letter construction

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Finn and Tim Finn, except where noted.

  1. Chocolate Cake
  2. It’s Only Natural
  3. Fall at Your Feet – Neil Fin
  4. Tall Trees
  5. Weather with You
  6. Whispers and Moans – Neil Finn
  7. Four Seasons in One Day
  8. There Goes God
  9. Fame Is – Neil Finn
  10. All I Ask
  11. As Sure as I Am – Neil Finn
  12. Italian Plastic – Paul Hester
  13. She Goes On – Neil Finn
  14. How Will You Go / I’m Still Here – Paul Hester

On February 19, 1979.


On February 19, 1979, “Mushroom Records” label released “Frenzy”, the fourth Split Enz album.  It was recorded November – December 1978, at “The Manor Studios” and “Startling Studios”, and was produced by Mallory Earl, David Tickle, Tim Finn, Meil Finn, Noel Crombie, Eddie Rayner, Malcolm Green and Nigel Griggs.


  • Tim Finn– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Neil Finn– vocals, guitar
  • Eddie Rayner– piano, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Nigel Griggs– bass, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Green– drums, backing vocals
  • Noel Crombie– percussion, backing vocals

Track listing:
All tracks by Tim Finn, except where noted.

  1. I See Red
  2. Give It a Whirl – Tim Finn, Neil Finn
  3. Master Plan
  4. Famous People
  5. Hermit McDermitt
  6. Stuff and Nonsense
  7. Marooned – Eddie Rayner
  8. Frenzy – Tim Finn, Eddie Rayner
  9. The Roughest, Toughest Game in the World
  10. She Got Body She Got Soul
  11. Betty
  12. Abu Dhabi – Tim Finn , Eddie Rayner
  13. Mind Over Matter – Tim Finn, Neil Finn