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I always loved Dr. Livingston and the slew of Woodface and TA outtakes. Combined with the post TA tour singles and tracks worked on, I came up with two versions of the same 5th album. Kind of in the spirit of how 'Walking On The Spot' was a Mullanes track that finally made it on to TA. This even has Finn and Neil Solo output on it. The first 15 track album would've been released around early 1996, but suppose it was rejected by the record company and included some tracks he would have used on the first Finn Brothers album in 1995, but were too good to pass up on a CH album.  Neil went back to the drawing board, like Woodface, dumped the Woodface leftovers a second time, added some more Tim input and this 2nd version would have been released in early 1997 with some tracks Neil was working on for a potential solo album call 'Try Whistling This' in which he used some of his CH output to complete. He comes up with an improved, 16 track album that becomes a worldwide hit and Crowded House's status in the United States is regained, Rolling Stone calling the album 'masterful songcraft' and hailing the new and improved Crowded House 'the modern Beatles' as Tim rejoins to round out the band as a legit 5 piece (lol!). The newly empowered group enters the new millennium with classic album after another classic album, until a good Friday in 1995, Paul Hester, exhausted from the riggers of touring and unable to maintain a meaningful private life, and properly treat his manic-depression, tragically ends his life in an Australian Park while walking his dog. The world mourns his loss

Crowded House The Ghosts Of Dr. Livingston - Version One

I Am In Love
808 Song
Instinct
You Can Touch
Angel's Heap
Help Is Coming
Only Talking Sense
She Will Have Her Way
Suffer Never (Remix)
Not The Girl You Think You Are
Eyes Of The World
Loose Tongue (Rough Mix)
Everything Is Good For You
Left Hand
Time Immemorial

The Ghosts Of Dr. Livingston - Version 2

Prelude - Marina (Finn)
I Am In Love
Newcastle Jam (Studio Version)
Anthem
Instinct
You Can Touch
Angel's Heap
Convent Girls
Spirit Of The Stairs
Suffer Never (Remix)
Not The Girl You Think You Are
She Will Have Her Way
A Taste Of Something Divine (Studio Demo)
Everything Is Good For You
Loose Tongue (Rough Mix)
Dr Livingston

P.S. I added Tim's 'Marina' because it's hauntingly beautiful and befitting of the album's title, I thought it would make a good album opener and another reason for Tim To rejoin the band, lol!

Tell me if you like it, or if I'm full of ****, I don't care, lol! Oh, btw, my version of 'Spirit of the Stairs' is unlike any other. It's actually a hybrid of the CH studio version with parts of Neil's TWT version edited in to round out the full lyrics, some that weren't included in the CH version he added later during TWT. It's rough because they are at slightly different speeds and slightly different pitch. The part 'In the dark in the pouring rain, into the trap she steps again' edited in, and the part on the final chorus where Neil ad libs lyrics over spirit of the stairs on the TWT version, then blends back into the long guitar solo ending. A more definitive version IMHO.

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