Such a nostalgic listen today on Fangradio - Woodface, particularly, the first Crowded House album I really recall. But without Paul? Tim? Even Mark, who contributed to the album... I felt an absence...
I only heard/saw the 'Whispers and Moans' which was put on YouTube.
I don't actually have the Woodface album (the five songs from the Recurring Dream greatest hits is sufficient for me) so I don't get to hear the studio version as much as recorded live versions of the song. And because of that, wow it sounded soo different!!! Because from 1990s onwards, Crowded House never replicated the song exactly (underline/bold that word a few times) to the album version.
Even the different keyboard notes from Mitchell (whom I'm sure played the song exactly key to key from the album) to Mark (just made subtle background sound so Neil's guitar could be the main focus). Fans can decide what they preferred.
Sorry, in my rattling I'm trying to say noticing an absence too. But from how they played live, not from the original studio version.