Another positive to this whole thing is that Neil still is serious about Crowded House and making the band be still relevant. St his age, most artists would just go with the flow and what is comfy. It looks like he wants to take the band to a higher level or else he wouldn’t make a change again. I for one found Intriguer sounding somewhat stale and too over produced...a sound of a band sounding old and not relevant. Sone good stuff on there for sure but I want something with more life/raw and rocking at times. And not sounding over produced. I hope it is going to go in that direction with this change. Like someone said, Neil may have seen what he can do for Fleetwood Mac and thought Crowded House need a good shot in the arm too. Probably thinks this is one last shot at this to get it right...especially now that more people have heard of him and his music.