I consider myself to be somewhat of a Neil Finn fan, so I started this topic to check if I know / have every song Neil Finn has ever released (and sometimes not released).

Hopefully this topic will also help others complete their collection, and once the list is completed, I'll start a "Rate each Neil Finn song out of 5" topic in the forum (poll style, so I want to actually include EVERY song).

So please, if I've missed something, anything (apart from any kind of covers), please let me know! Oh... and the dates below are only rough. Smiler Here goes...

1979
From the Frenzy album - give it a whirl.

And from Luton / Frenzy (A&M) - holy smoke

1980
From the True Colours album:
i got you
missing person
what's the matter with you


And the stand-alone single - things

1981
From the Corroboree album:
one step ahead
history never repeats
iris
ships


1982
From Time And Tide:
hello sandy allen
log cabin fever
take a walk
giant heartbeat


1983
From Conflicting Emotions:
bullet brain & cactus head.
message to my girl
the devil you know
strait old line
no mischeif
our day


And the b-side - kia kaha

1984
See Ya' Round:
one mouth is fed
breakin' my back
years go by
doctor love
i walk away
voices


And the 2 i walk away demos - love and success and your inspiration.

And we can't forget serge - also recorded in those sessions (?).

1986
From the first Crowded House album, there were 9 songs (10 if you count i walk away II) + can't carry on (on some versions of the album).

And of course there was recurring dream.

1988
10 songs from Temple Of Low Men.

Plus lester.

1991
13 Neil / Neil-Tim songs from Woodface.

Plus:
anyone can tell
dr livingstone
i love you dawn
i can't stand it
(never released though Frowner )
left hand
sacred cow
thirty-three years
convent girls
the same language as me
time immemorial
strangeness and charm
tail of a comet
prodigal son
my legs are gone
in love with it all
the same language as me
newcastle jam


^ ^ ^ WOW! Forget a double album... Neil should have released a triple album back in 1991! Smiler

1993
12 songs from Together Alone.

Plus:
i am in love
you can touch
zen roxy


Neil Finn also recorded a duet with Yothu Yindi, titled dots on the shells, written by Neil & their lead singer.

And help is coming, recorded a little bit later.

1995
11 songs from The Green Album

1996
3 new songs from Recurring Dream:
everything is good for you
instinct

not the girl you think you are

And mary of the south seas - a Neil & Tim song recorded for the Common Ground compilation.

And hamburg jam - a song recorded live in 1996 by CH.

1998
13 songs from Try Whistling This.

Plus the b-sides:
808 song
family ties
identical twin
log drums
she comes scattered
tokyo


And the single can you hear us?.

And the "unreleased" spirit of the stairs.

2001
The 10 songs that made both One Nil and One All.

Plus the 2 songs not included on One All - don't ask why and elastic heart.

And the One Nil b-sides - underestimated and now i get it.

The live recording of edible flowers from the 7 Worlds Collide album.

The One All inclusions - lullaby requiem and human kindness

Also, sweet secret peace - a song released on a compilation in 2002.

The 5 Neil vocal tracks from the Rain soundtrack:
summer of love
you don't know
orange and blue
boat joyride
drive home


And the 7 other Neil-penned instrumentals from the Rain soundtrack (I won't name them all).

Neil also did a duet with Deborah Conway, which was released on the 2002 Deborah Conway Best Of album. The song was called exquisite stereo, but I haven't heard it, don't know where to find it, and don't know if he co-wrote it or not. Help is appreciated here!

There was the Neil & Tim demo of the land and the sea.

Other songs performed live during this period - love is all that remains and gentle hum are all that spring to mind, but i'm sure there's more.

UNKNOWN ERA
forever friends
frank's dark past
be my guest
most unwanted
snake charm boogie
my old friends (cover?)
please release me (cover?)
preparations (cover?)
burgler's song (written by Neil & Liam)

+ more, but we'll start with just those.

[ / END MASSIVE LIST! ]

Woah! Phew! Eeker *exausted* ! ! !

Now you're job is to let me know which obvious / obscure songs I've left out of Neil's career!

Please don't let this thread die... it took me ages to write this out! Razzer .

Thank you all in advance.
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That must be almost everything!

There is this from the film Perfect Strangers, which you might want to include:-

"NEIL FINN brought �All Shall Be Well,� with lyrics by MICHAEL LEUNIG � a small prayer for Melanie as she loses sight of reality and drifts into madness." (from some of the film promo material)

I've got the soundtrack CD for Perfect Strangers, but the Neil Finn track isn't on it, so I haven't heard it - haven't seen the film. I think, but I haven't been able to find out for sure, that "All Shall Be Well" could date back to Julian of Norwich - from what I've read of Michael Leunig he's probably heard of her - 14th/15th century English mystic. But that's just a guess at the moment.

I didn't see the Shawn Colvin song (from her album A Few Small Repairs) in the list:- "What I Get Paid For", co-written by Neil Finn and Shawn Colvin.

I've got a copy of Exquisite Stereo which says that 'all songs were written by Conway/Zygier'.

Do you want to include other duets like Jonatha Brooke "New Dress", even if Neil Finn isn't included in the writing credits? Or Sheryl Crow? There's a list of Neil as 'session musician' at Australian Rock Database - Neil Finn.

Almost forgot from the fanclub CD I Like It Rare 2 :- "Fish Hook". And "Here Come The Gods" on Annie Crummer's album Seventh Wave - written by N. Finn/T. Crummer ('T' not 'A' Crummer).

Don't want to see all that hard work go to waste Smiler

Carolyn
Thanks kylenano!

I must say... I've never heard of the film Perfect Strangers, so never thought to include that song by Neil Finn that no one's heard of. Did you mean that the song was actually written back in the 15th century? I think that's what you meant, but wasn't sure... if so, then would that make it a cover? Or did Neil add to it & make it his own? Sorry, I'm just a bit confused Smiler .

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I didn't see the Shawn Colvin song (from her album A Few Small Repairs) in the list:- "What I Get Paid For", co-written by Neil Finn and Shawn Colvin.
I've actually got that song - great song! It certaintly is a duet, with Neil & Shawn basically sharing the vocals, but I didn't know Neil actually co-wrote this. So if you're correct, I should have included it. Thanks for alerting me! And was this version of the song the version to appear on Shawn's 1997 album?

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I've got a copy of Exquisite Stereo which says that 'all songs were written by Conway/Zygier'.
Alright. Thanks for clearing that up Smiler . Because Neil didn't write or co-write it, you can't really call it a Neil Finn song.

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Do you want to include other duets like Jonatha Brooke "New Dress", even if Neil Finn isn't included in the writing credits?
I would call this a duet, but because he didn't write the song, it might as well be a cover, and I'm not including covers on the list (billie jean and i can see clearly now, ect.).

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Or Sheryl Crow?
All this song (everyday is a winding road)was, was a Sheryl Crow song with Neil on backing vocals, which were drowned out in the mix anyway (pity about that Frowner ).

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Almost forgot from the fanclub CD I Like It Rare 2 :- "Fish Hook".
Oh yeah... can't forget that! Big Grin . Cheers!

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And "Here Come The Gods" on Annie Crummer's album Seventh Wave - written by N. Finn/T. Crummer ('T' not 'A' Crummer).
Thanks for bringing this to my attention - I've never heard it! Did Neil do any vocals on this song?

Thanks again Smiler . And cheers for the link!

And there might have been something else I didn't include - in 2001, didn't Neil do a few concerts with Michael Leunig and someone else? I recall this project being called "Parables, Lullabyes & Secrets, and I also recall seeing Neil Finn perform a song on The Panel (Australian variety show) called lament...? Did Neil write any songs for this? Any help appreciated!
As for the Annie Crummer track, although Neil co-wrote the song, it's Tim that lends his vocal talents as the backing singer.
Also, have you any more info on the duet with Johnathon Brooke. I hadn't heard of it.
There's 2 more lists for you to do. Duets & cover versions Big Grin
Hope this helps.
Stephen
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Originally posted by Secert God:
I must say... I've never heard of the film Perfect Strangers, so never thought to include that song by Neil Finn that no one's heard of. Did you mean that the song was actually written back in the 15th century? I think that's what you meant, but wasn't sure... if so, then would that make it a cover? Or did Neil add to it & make it his own? Sorry, I'm just a bit confused Smiler .
Sorry I didn't explain very well. Some of the publicity for Perfect Strangers proclaimed "new music by Neil Finn", but all that is on the soundtrack CD is the original version of "Not The Girl You Think You Are".

The only new Neil Finn music in the film I could trace was "All Shall Be Well" with lyrics by Michael Leunig. Not knowing much about Michael Leunig, I tried a Google search which showed:

Michael Leunig has published a book of prayers. There is a famous prayer by Julian of Norwich "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well". From what I've read of Michael Leunig, he's probably aware of it. But I can't find his version. T. S. Eliot used the phrase in a poem, may be Michael Leunig has done the same thing? I even saw the phrase "All shall be well" in a stained glass window in the church where Julian lived in a TV programme recently. Anyway, whatever the source of the words, I think the music by Neil Finn is original, so it's not really a cover.

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I didn't see the Shawn Colvin song (from her album A Few Small Repairs) in the list:- "What I Get Paid For", co-written by Neil Finn and Shawn Colvin.
I've actually got that song - great song! It certaintly is a duet, with Neil & Shawn basically sharing the vocals, but I didn't know Neil actually co-wrote this. So if you're correct, I should have included it. Thanks for alerting me! And was this version of the song the version to appear on Shawn's 1997 album?
It appears on some versions of the 1997 album (not the US release if I remember correctly). Neil isn't mentioned in the credits for singing or playing on the song, only for co-writing. If I remember correctly the story goes that Neil sent Shawn Colvin an unfinished song and she completed it.

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And "Here Come The Gods" on Annie Crummer's album Seventh Wave - written by N. Finn/T. Crummer ('T' not 'A' Crummer).
Thanks for bringing this to my attention - I've never heard it! Did Neil do any vocals on this song?
Album credits (Finn related) for "Here Come The Gods":-
Words by Neil Finn and Tangimetua Crummer. Music by Neil Finn.
Acoustic guitar and box bass Neil Finn. Percussion Tim Finn. Background vocals Tim Finn, Neil Finn and Annie Crummer.

koala_sprint - more info about Jonatha Brooke: album "Steady Pull", released 2001 in US (not sure it's had a UK release). Track 8. "New Dress" - 'vocals Jonatha and Neil Finn' (from album credits).

I think "Lullaby Requiem" was connected with Michael Leunig, Richard Tognetti and "Parables, Lullabies & Secrets", but I'd have to check that.

I think that's enough for now Smiler

Carolyn
Worth mentioning is the song 'You I know' which Neil wrote for Jenny Morris for her debut, 'Body and Soul' I don't think he played or sang on it though. It's on her best of 'The story so far' and in the liner notes she says
'Sometimes I look back on my career and wonder at my luckin being able to work with not jut Australasia's, but the world's top musicians and songwriters. Neil Finn is definately one of those. He gave me this song to record for the Body and Soul album....It's not every day you get given a song by Neil Finn....and one of the most beautiful!'
Also is the song Burning Water which Neil co-wrote with Mark Lizotte (aka: Diesel) for his album 'Soul lost Companion'. Neil sings backing vocals and plays theoptagon organ.
2 more great Neil songs.
Cheers
Stephen
Thanks kylenano! Smiler . Information regarding the Perfect Strangers song ("All Shall Be Well") much appreciated - thanks! I'd never heard about that until now, and don't know if it had ever been discussed here, but you've set the record strait now!

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Originally posted by kylenano:
[qb]It appears on some versions of the 1997 album (not the US release if I remember correctly). Neil isn't mentioned in the credits for singing or playing on the song, only for co-writing. If I remember correctly the story goes that Neil sent Shawn Colvin an unfinished song and she completed it.[/qb]
Rightio. The reason I ask is because the version of the song I have does in fact feature Neil Finn on dual vocals, plus it's acoutic, so I wouldn't think it would be the album version, however I might be wrong, because I don't actually have the album (just the sunny came home single Big Grin ).

I take it you have the album? If so, would you mind telling me if Neil's singing on the album's version of what i get paid for? Cheers Smiler . And thanks for putting to rest who wrote the song Wink .

WOW! You've managed to find out a lot of details about the Annie Crummer song (Here Come The Gods). So Neil co-wrote the song (music AND lyrics), he played the acoustic guitar AND box bass, and did some background vocals... I think we could safely call this a Neil Finn song... unless him not singing lead vocals cancells everything else out...? (Thanks again Smiler ).

koala_sprint / kylenano - That new dress song by Jonatha Brooke is great... & Neil's backing vox are perfect for the song, but do we know if he had anything to do with the composition of it? It sounds like something he would write, but I never heard anything apart from that which would make me think he wrote / co-wrote it, just that he did dual-lead vocals on the chorus. Thanks for the details you posted Smiler .

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Originally posted by kylenano:
[qb]I think "Lullaby Requiem" was connected with Michael Leunig, Richard Tognetti and "Parables, Lullabies & Secrets", but I'd have to check that.[/qb]
You may well be right there, however that would mean that the song was from early 2001, and Neil, you wouldn't think would then do it again for 2002's One All... btu having said that, you're probably correct Smiler - cheers!

koala_sprint - I've got that Jenny Morris song (You I know) Neil wrote, & I must say... i'm not a real big fan of it, but it's certaintly growing on me (I guess you have to be a Belinda Carlisle fan, hey? Wink ). In fact I saw a TV show a couple of years ago in Australia, in which Jenny Morris featured, where the song was brought up for a couple of seconds, and it was actually mentioned that Neil wrote it! Thanks from bringing up the topic.

I won't include it on the song poll, because Neil didn't even do backing vocals, however I can definitley hear someone who sounds like him!... maybe it was him!

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Originally posted by koala_sprint:
[qb]Also is the song Burning Water which Neil co-wrote with Mark Lizotte (aka: Diesel) for his album 'Soul lost Companion'. Neil sings backing vocals and plays theoptagon organ.[/qb]
Awesome. I never knew this! Thanks for bringing it to my, and probably many other people's attention. If I'm correct, I think this album was released circa 1999? It was unfortunate it didn't sell so well, because many people probably didn't think he actually was Diesel. I wonder if the backing vocals have been drowned out in the mix...?
I just made an MP3 disc with every song that I own of Neil's, and I've got it on shuffle in my car CD player (which I asked for for Xmas for that specific purpose). I have almost everything you posted.

Did you include his remake of I Can See Clearly Now?
In regards to Lullaby Requiuem . . .

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Originally posted by Secert God.:
[qb] You may well be right there, however that would mean that the song was from early 2001, and Neil, you wouldn't think would then do it again for 2002's One All... btu having said that, you're probably correct Smiler - cheers!

[/qb]
Well, hello hello!

Wasn't it "Sweet Secret Peace" that was part of that particular project, and not "Requiem"? Maybe both were. I don't know. Someone out there must be able to illuminate us. The songwriting credits for "Sweet Secret Peace" seem to indicate that it was part of that project, but there are no clues to indicate that this was the case for "Requiem" as well. I don't really have more information than that.

There's articles on the topic here:

http://www.redludwig.com/news/archive/072401.html

and here:

http://members.lycos.co.uk/somethingsofinn/press/010701.html


There are a couple other songs in the Finn catalogue that could be added to your list.

Carried Away from the A&M Frenzy is one of them, as he sings and writes this one.

And since you've included a couple songs that he didn't write but does sing on, then you might as well thrown in Master Plan which his brother wrote, but he sings lead vocal on. That one's debateable.

But if you feel like including that one, you'd probably have to include the EnzSO version of Stuff & Nonsense because Neil handles the vocal on that one too.

It's all about what sort of parametres you set, I guess. What constitutes a "Neil Song"? Is it just songwriting credit? Lead vocal performance on a song if he wrote it? Or even if he didn't write it? Or did he just have to be standing in the studio breathing at the time?

Then there are other Enz songs that he contributed to, but his bits were instrumentation more than anything else . . .

Do you have Be My Guest in there? Oh yes . . . you do. Okay nevermind. He co-wrote that with other artists, but he sings it, so . . . What about My Legs Are Gone ? Oh yeah . . . okay. Fishhook ? Hmmmmm.

What else? Can't think of anything right now. You've already be so thorough!

Secret God -- you are the greatest! I'm sending you positive vibrations from across the ocean.
Pajakev - No, I didn't include Neil's cover of i can see clearly now, or any other covers for that matter - like she's not there from 1991, throw your arms around me, sexual healing, norwegian wood, etc., or countless other live covers - and believe me, there are MANY!

The aim of my list was basically to list all original Neil Finn songs. I'm not doubting Neil's ability to cover songs, because he's obviously a genius at that, but if all it took in the music industry was to record cover versions of songs, or record songs others' have written, then we would have untalented "artists" and a corrupt music industry!

Oh... wait... we already do have untalented (excuses for) artists, and a corrupt industry! My mistake... carry on Wink .

By the way, welcome to the forum, Pajakev! I envy your MP3 player, with all those Neil Finn songs on!
Hmmm... I'm about as in the dark as you (gph) are regarding the Parables, Lullabies & Secrets project. Like you said, maybe both songs (lullaby requiem and sweet secret peace) were... maybe those 2 songs were where they picked the title from...?

Anyone else is welcome to set the record strait / complicate things further.

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Originally posted by gph:
[qb]There are a couple other songs in the Finn catalogue that could be added to your list.[/qb]
Oh...? Do tell!

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Originally posted by gph:
[qb] Carried Away from the A&M Frenzy is one of them, as he sings and writes this one.[/qb]
Really? I recently managed to track down this somewhat obscure song... but originally thought it was Tim on lead vocals... it sure does sound like Tim! Maybe it was before Neil found his true voice.

What also made me think it was an all-round Tim song was a quick check @ the somethingsofinn website - which actually lists this as being written by Tim Finn... so I don't know who to believe! Smiler

quote:
Originally posted by gph:
[qb]And since you've included a couple songs that he didn't write but does sing on, then you might as well thrown in Master Plan which his brother wrote, but he sings lead vocal on. That one's debateable.[/qb]
Yep... I originally thought about including that one in the list, but then decided it's not really any more original than any other random cover Neil's done (just because it was his brother who wrote it). Thanks Smiler .

And what were these other songs I included that Neil didn't write, but song on?

I included Neil's "Enzso" version of suff and nonsense on my Definnitive Neil Finn Compilation, but because he didn't write it, it stays out like master plan Frowner .

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Originally posted by gph:
[qb]It's all about what sort of parametres you set, I guess. What constitutes a "Neil Song"? Is it just songwriting credit? Lead vocal performance on a song if he wrote it? Or even if he didn't write it? Or did he just have to be standing in the studio breathing at the time?
[/qb]
Well said, and good point to bring up.

Basically my rules for this thread is that for a song to be called a "Neil Finn song", it must equate to him writing or co-writing (we can never REALLY tell just how much imput he had), and also him doing some vocals, wheather it be as a duet, background vocals (that aren't lost in the mix!) or of course lead vocals.

If Neil Finn wrote the lyrics, melody, guitar riff, bass line & drum track to a particular song... produced it, mixed it, enginered it, arranged it, played all instruments on the track, but then gave the song to Tim Finn to sing, then no, strangley enough I wouldn't include this on the list, because I believe that for people to relate to the song *as* a Neil Finn song, then he really should done lead vocals.

On the other hand, if there was a readily available version of this song that did have Neil Finn on lead vocals, then, yes, I'd include that here Smiler .

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Originally posted by gph:
[qb]Secret God -- you are the greatest! I'm sending you positive vibrations from across the ocean. [/qb]
Wink Thanks! Positive vibes recieved loud & clear, and returned back to you for helping out with this thread! Big Grin
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Originally posted by Secert God.:
[qb] Really? I recently managed to track down this somewhat obscure song [Carried Away]... but originally thought it was Tim on lead vocals... it sure does sound like Tim! Maybe it was before Neil found his true voice.

. . . the somethingsofinn website - which actually lists this as being written by Tim Finn... so I don't know who to believe! [/qb]
This is an error on Somethingsofinn, perhaps due to a misprint on one of the Australian/NewZealand singles that this was released on.

On the A&M Frenzy album itself, Neil is listed as the sole songwriter -- and it is defnitely him singing it, though in a much younger, lesson confident voice. Actually, he doesn't really sound all that confident on any Enz material until the Time & Tide era when he starts to use his voice more effectively.

And, Carried Away is included in the Love this Life: The Lyrics of Neil Finn book.

______


Oh yeah:

How about the songs from �The Underwatermelon Man�


Neville the Enchanted Rug
The Girl from Godknowswhere
Dream Girl


He sang these ones. Didn't he write the music for them too based upon text from a book?

Anyone know?


See ya later, alligator.
GPH, all the tracks on Underwatermelon man were written by Fane Flaws and Peter Dasent. Both have been around for a long time over here writing songs and playing for The Crocodiles (Jenny Morris), Margaret Urlich etc.

Peter Dasent has done a lot of film and television work, including some films directed by someone called Peter Jackson (whoever he is :-) ). More info here http://www.mana.com.au/mana_composers/composers_dasent.htm

Fane Flaws also did some music for Braindead by Peter Jackson and played guitar in Blerta ( http://www.sergent.com.au/blerta.html ) in the 70s. Blerta also had at times Geoff Murphy on Trumpet, so you could say that Fane has worked with more than 1 hollywood director!!

I'd better sign off before I get carried away and link the Finns to the KGB! :-)
Bit more on Parables, Lullabies & Secrets, from sevenworlds.net which has a scan of the concert programme, including a lyric sheet with "Text [copyright] Michael Leunig and Neil Finn".

Neil Finn :: Discography :: Projects :: Parables Lullabies & Secrets.

It includes what appeared on One All as "Lullaby Requiem" and also "Sweet Secret Peace".

I'm working my way through the ACO concert programme at the moment - and would like to thank to the person who scanned it.

It's a pity that a CD was never released - I'm not sure why. One suggestion was that there were problems with the artists being with different record companies. Another was that people either listen to classical or pop, but not both (I do!) so there wouldn't be a market for it.

Carolyn
Neil's backing vocal on Burning Water by Mark Lizotte (Diesel) can be heard quite well in parts of the song. It sounds as if it's the both of them doing backing vocals, but you can pick out Neils voice quite well.
You are right, it's unfortunate it didn't sell as well as most people were like, who's Mark Lizotte. IMHO it's actually my favourite of all his albums, though I haven't heard his new one as Diesel 'Hear.'
Thing is, for Neil to write these songs for other people, then there must be a Neil demo version of them somewhere. I'm sure he'll have recordings of him on an acoustic or piano doing songs like 'Here comes the Gods', and 'You I know'.
Now wouldn't it be a treat to hear those. Maybe on 'Afterglow II' Wink
Stephen
Hi, first post, long time lurker.

Wow, a very exhaustive list!

I've just thought of a few extra to add. I don't think I saw any Dave Dobbyn collaborations on the list, I know it all gets a bit complicated because Neil mostly just does backing vocals etc. but he is credited with co-writes on 'gifted' and 'umm'(with Tim as well) from the Neil-produced album Twist.

The only other thing I could think of would be any bits and pieces from demos which have surfaced from time to time, admitedly most of those turn into something else and appear in some form or another later on. I know ages ago on the NilFun site there were a bunch of demos (don't think they're still there)which included early versions of One Step ahead, Late in Rome (serge) etc. and stuff I wouldn't have the faintest idea who wrote. Except that there was a very nice, pretty complete version of 'St Theresa' which is credited in Mike Chunn's Stranger Than Fiction' as a Neil & Mark Hough co-write from about 1976.

That's all I can think of I'm afraid. Other than that I guess you could start trawling through live recordings, radio shows etc.... for any tiny 'original' snippets! (now that would just be getting silly!!)
Anna
Regarding Carried Away...
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Originally posted by gph:
[qb]On the A&M Frenzy album itself, Neil is listed as the sole songwriter -- and it is defnitely him singing it, though in a much younger, lesson confident voice... And, Carried Away is included in the Love this Life: The Lyrics of Neil Finn book.[/qb]
Thanks again gph - what would we do without you?! Cool I probably should have checked the Love This Life: Lyrics 1978-2001 book before I started the thread...

Anyway, now it's confirmed that Carried Away is in fact a Neil Finn song - so that's now in the list Smiler .

Believe it or not, my next question here was going to be about The Underwatermelon Man, but it looks like Zuf and gph beat me to it, and also cleared it up. And for that I thank you! So Neil Finn didn't get a co-write for any of these songs then?

While we're on this topic, if you don't already have it, you can [legally] download [for free] the complete, full quality mp3 of Neville The Enchanted Rug - one of the songs Neil Finn sang for The Underwater Melon Man CD. Here is the direct mp3 link. It's a pretty good song actually!

kylenano - Thanks heaps for your information on Parables, Lullabies & Secrets, plus providing the link to SevenWorlds. Thanks to the webmaster also Wink .

These are the songs featured on the lyric sheet:
Real And Right And True (Lullaby)
Bell And Anti-Bell
Lament
Pitiful And Beautiful (Oh Tiny Little Thing)
Beautiful Fish
Sweet Secret Peace
Gratitude And Grief
Ritual Music
Lullaby
Sweet Secret Peace (A Close)


From reading other articles on the net, I've learned that Neil Finn did actually write some music for lyrics already written by Michael Leunig. And he apparently also wrote some lyrics of his own.

Which ones from the list above did Neil write the music / lyrics to? If any one knows. Thanks!

But yeah, a live or studio CD of the concerts would have been nice!

koala_sprint - I second everything you said regarding Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel).

And yeah, it sure would be nice to be able to hear those demo versions with Neil singing the songs he wrote for other artists?

I think I've lost count of how many times "Maybe on Afterglow II" has been said Razzer ...

In a while, crocodile!
Thanks vieoray, that's probably the song that's used in Perfect Strangers. It's called "Real and Right and True (Lullaby)" on the Parables, Lullabies and Secrets Lyric sheet. But then "Lullaby Requiem" has changed name from the original on the sheet.

But it's not really "new music by Neil Finn", except it hasn't appeared on any CD (yet?). I'm wondering if the "Perfect Strangers" publicity was using a name that would be well known in Aus and NZ, because one review attributed the 'soundtrack' to Neil Finn. In fact the score was written by Plan 9.

I'm also interested in the soundtrack because I'm trying to compile a list of every Don McGlashan song. And he's written a lot of film and other music as well as songs for Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn and the Mutton Birds.

Tim Finn has also written a lot for films, so I think compiling a definitive list of his work would be even more involved than for Neil. As far as I know, Rain was the first film Neil has worked on, writing original music.

Carolyn
i've got one you've misssed, and its VERY obscure.

It's called ray, and from what I remember it went onto become part of Sacred Cow (could be wrong on that).

It was on a webcast Neil did for some record exec type people that was then put on a website. I think it was called breakfast with Neil Finn or something like that. Anyway, he may of only ever performed it once, but its definatly a new one!

Most Unwanted was written around the time of Together Alone I think, as it was on a MTV UK Show and they played some Together Alone tracks.

Cheers

Dave
Secret God (Stew) posted:
Sugar Mouse posted:

Wow.  This was quite an undertaking.  Thanks!!!

No worries. My teenage 2004-self clearly had a lot of energy. I should really update this list though!

If you have the energy at some point, it would be very cool to update the list.

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