Paul H posted:stuartjb posted:Paul H posted:
I can't really think of TOE as a CH album because, well, it isn't. All bar four songs were recorded by Neil as a solo album, which was only badged as a CH record when he decided - post recording but pre-release - to reform the band. His choices were either to release the album but abandon it promo-wise, or call it a CH album and persuade the band to tour it.
But a CH album it ain't.
By that addage , Now We're getting Somewhere , Weather With You , and There Goes God aren't Crowded House songs.
And I'd agree. But you actually make my point: nobody thinks of Woodface as being a Finn Bros album because it contains a handful of their songs, and yet you're apparently quite happy to think of Time on Earth as a CH album when it only contains four songs recorded by the band. Woodface is a CH album because the vast majority of it was recorded by them with the intent of making their own album.
How would you feel about the ownership of Woodface if - after CH had finished making it - Neil and Tim had decided to take those tracks, add a couple of their own recordings (that is, Weather With You and There Goes God) and issue it as a Finn Bros album?
I don’t think I do make your point . The whole of TOE has Neil and Nick on it . Only Mark is missing to an extent , because Matt hadn’t been appointed when the bulk TOE was made .
Dont get your woodface argument to be honest . Not sure the spilt in terms of musicians , but there’s a few pre Tim tracks and a few post Tim tracks . The decision to make it CH OR Finn Bros would have been equally valid , as was the decision to make TOE Crowded House .
To my understanding , only TOLM , Together Alone and Intriguer are constructed with a “ Full Crowded House “ line up ( and they all had augmentations - Tim , Richard Thomson , Don Mclashan )
just my opinion , but I can’t see the the point of the argument .