Don't get me wrong, I am eagerly awaiting to hear this new music. But, I thought that this album was recorded like LAST year. Yeah I know that there is mixing, etc. but that should have been completed by now. Then if Neil decides that his next project is CH, he won't get to that until at least 2015. They probably won't finish that album until 2016.
We hardly know anything other than the occasional tweet of 140 characters or less. In regards to the story of Neil's new solo album, we've got like a 5% picture of what's going on. So it's no use to make big presumptions about what should be done or not done, etc. I know it's frustrating though.
Crowded House has already done work toward a new album, with Nick Launay producing. I remember reading it was 40% done, but apparently it was put on the back burner. My feeling is that we'll be lucky if we get one more Crowded House record, however long it takes, and that will probably be the last one ever. Just my gut feeling that whatever energy prompted the reunion may have run its course.