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The below is intended to gather Neil Finn rarities, most of them available on the Kitchen Sink streaming albums on neilfinn.com and present them in alphabetical order. Additionally, any other stray rarities not yet on Kitchen Sink collections that I know of are also collected, including fangradio stuff. Live versions of songs have been left out, as have songs widely available on Crowded House deluxe bonus discs released in 2016. Finally I have included songs associated with Neil (written, or performed) but performed by other artists, with the artists name following.

While this list is meant to be exhaustive, no doubt I've missed something.And hopefully it will be out of date soon as Neil and associated acts continue to make new music.

 

1977: 

Platform 3 [live] After Hours

1978:

Carried Away (Split Enz) (also available on out of print The Rootin' Tootin' Luton Tapes)
Holy Smoke (Split Enz) ( The Rootin' Tootin' Luton Tapes)

1979: 

Things (Split Enz)

1980

What's the Matter with You [live] Split Enz
Missing Person [live] Split Enz

1982: 

Firedrill (Split Enz)

1984: 

Love and Success (Split Enz)
Your Inspiration (Split Enz)
Serge (Split Enz) 
I Walk Away [extended Mix] Split Enz

1986:

Don't Dream It's Over [extended mix]Crowded House
World Where You Live [extended mix]Crowded House
Everything to Live For (The Rock Party)

1987

You  I know (Jenny MOrris)

1989

My Legs Are Gone (Crowded House)
Prodigal Sun (Finn Brothers)
Strangeness and Charm (Finn Brothers)
IN Love With It All (Finn Brothers)

1991: 

Weather With You [radio edit] Crowded House

1993:

Private Universe [radio edit] Crowded House
Distant Sun (US single edit)

1994

Gifted (Dave Dobbyn)

1995

Be My Guest
Instinct [demo]

1996: 

Instinct [alternate mix] Crowded House
Mary of the South Seas (Finn Brothers)
What I Get Paid for (Shawn Colvin)
Here Come the Gods (Annie Crummer)

1997: 

Don't Dream It's Over [acoustic version]

1998

Fish Hook
Log Drums
The Spirit of the Stairs
Family Ties
Identical Twin
808 Song
Tokyo
She Comes Scattered

1999

Can You Hear Us
Neville the Enchanted Rug
The Girl from Godknowswhere
Dream Girl

2000

Billie Jean
Sexual Healing
Exquisite Stereo (Deborah Conway)

2001: 

Time on Earth
Love Is All that Remains [demo]
Now I Get It
Underestimated
Hole in the Ice [radio mix]

2002

Real and Right and True
Lament
Sweet Secret Peace
Gratitude and Grief
Lullabye Requiem
Human Kindness
Ray Of Hope
Sweet Secret Peace
Melody
(Plus Bob Clearmountain and/or Tchad Blake One All/One Nil mixes)
HOle In the Ice (radio edit)
Whereever You Are (radio edit)
Faraway Children?

2004: 

Everyday Alright (Finn Brothers)
The Land Torments the Sea (Finn Brothers)
Tell Me C'mon (Finn Brothers)
Sunset Swim (Finn Brothers)
Way Back Down (Finn Brothers)

2006

You I know (jenny MOrris)

2007?

Blue Hotel [demo]
Silent House demo with Dixie chicks

2008: 

Guiding Star
Girls (Women Make You Feel All Right)

2010

Turn Around

2011

She Belongs to Me (Pajama Club)
Song of the Lonely Mountain
2013?
The Wind Was on the Withered Heath

2014:

Your Next Move
You and I Know

2015
Blue Smoke
What Am I Doing Wrong? Delaney Davidson and Neil Finn

2017: 

Girl (If You are Who YOu Say You Are) --Jesse Sheehan
The Way It Was Before --Jesse Sheehan
Shallow Breathing  -- Jesse Sheehan
The Last Man Standing -- Jesse Sheehan
The Way It Was Before -- Jesse Sheehan

2019? Fangradio stuff, dates uncertain

Corporate Mindset
Deco 1
Far Side of the World
Faraway Children
Hyacinth
It's Happening
Signs Of Life chords
Spy Theme demo
Start of Something
Wrinkles
Serious In Love
UPlift

Original Post

Appreciate you making this post and have been meaning to add a comment for a while. Just wanted to get my head around what was dropped on the latest Fangradio broadcast first.

Serious In Love — I believe this was in the mix for Out Of Silence, as it was played live during week #3 of the Infinity Sessions with a full band and choir. So, unless the demo played on episode #5 of Fangradio was recorded much earlier, I guess I'd put it down as 2017?

Hyacinth — Are you referring to the episode of Neil Finn’s Cornucopia of Flowers from 2010 where Neil talks about the 'Hyacinth' flower? This episode was replayed on episode #5 of Fangradio, but I'm unaware of any song with that name. The into music to Cornucopia of Flowers is God Lives Over the Road.

Faraway Children — This one confuses me. If you do a search for "faraway children" on this forum you'll find it was supposedly an early version of Nothing Wrong With You, which Neil performed solo at Tabac in 2003.

But the Faraway Children that Neil has played twice on Fangradio seems to be completely unrelated to Nothing Wrong With You. So either Neil has re-used the title for a completely different piece of music or it has been mislabeled on the website. @Jaffaman, any insight with this one?

My gut tells me it might have been related to the Parables Lullabies and Secrets project in 2001, however, it was not one of the six songs available for streaming on the Elevator Songs EP on nilfun at the time.

EDIT: Here's what Neil had to say about Faraway Children on episode #1 of Fangradio: "I've written a great many songs that were basically failed film music. This is one of them. Sometimes they turn into quite good things."

Anyway, I'll cross-check my spreadsheet for songs you may have missed and see if I can add anything. Great list, thanks again for sharing.

It has not been released in any form that I’m aware of. I tried to limit things to studio recordings that have been releaesed on physical media, in film or  online (for download or streaming)   on some public streaming service at some point in time. 

I tried to avoid bootlegs of any kind. IN fact, other than live shows,  I don't think I have heard or know about any bootlegs of Neil's studio stuff anyway. I"ve certainly never heard Cemetery in the Rain; the only thing I've read about it was written by Jaffaman so I doubt that it circulates.

ON the Tim Finn thread, for example, you will note that I have avoided the Still Life demos because it seems they were never released in any form and the copies that circulate are based on a bootleg cassette that Tim did not intend to release.

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Freofan posted:

I'm curious after the After Hours music. Who was in the band, and what are they doing now? Did they have any live shows and how long did the band exist? Are there any recordings?

I believe it was a band with Neil Finn (piano) and Geoff Chunn (guitar) and others pre-dating Neil's joining Split Enz.   There's just the song I listed on the Kitchen Sink  on neilfinn.com, which streams.  Otherwise, I believe there is a bootleg but I've never heard it.

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An Update: I've updated this with non-live selections from the CH deluxe albums and more Fang Radio songs. The 2019-2020 songs are mostly undated, so I've just used the time of their broadcast as dates. I'm sure there are a handful of songs still missing...

Songs marked * connote CH deluxe songs, songs marked **  are Fang Radio exclusives.

1977
Platform 3 [live] After Hours

1978:

The Ninnez Demos
Carried Away (Split Enz) (also available on out of print The Rootin' Tootin' Luton Tapes)
Holy Smoke (Split Enz) ( The Rootin' Tootin' Luton Tapes)

1979: 

Things (Split Enz)

1980

What's the Matter with You [live] Split Enz
Missing Person [live] Split Enz

1982: 

Firedrill (Split Enz)

1983: 
My Darkest Day/Letter to Maisie (Neil Finn home demo] **

1984: 

Love and Success (Split Enz)
Your Inspiration (Split Enz)
Serge (Split Enz) 
I Walk Away [extended Mix] Split Enz
I Hope I Never [live "punk" version] ** also on Enzology
Something So Strong [home demo]*
Hole In the River [studio demo with Eddie, Nigel and Paul]*
Love You 'Til the Day I Die [home demo]*

1985

That's What I Call Love [studio demo]*
Can't Carry On [Studio Demo]*
Walking On the Pier [Studio Demo]*
Does Anyone Here Understand My Girlfriend? [studio Demo]*
Oblivion [Studio demo]*
Walking On the Spot [Studio Demo]*
Something So STrong [studio Demo]*
Stranger Underneath Your Skin [home demo]*
Don't Dream It's Over [Home demo]*
Left Hand [live, Mullanes version]*
GRabbing By the Handful [live, Mullanes]*
Walking on the Spot ["Punk" live version, Mullanes--from Fangradio]**
World Where You Live [Writing Demo]*

1986:

Recurring Dream [original version, released on Rikki and Pete soundtrack]*
Crowded House album
Don't Dream It's Over [extended mix]Crowded House
World Where You Live [extended mix]Crowded House
Everything to Live For (The Rock Party)
Whispers and Moans [home demo]*

1987

Never Be the Same [home demo]*
Dream On[Home Demo]*
Never Been Born [Rehearsal Excerpt]*
Think I'm Gonna Change  [home demo]*
Fire Will Keep Me Warm [home demo]*
Love This Life [home demo]*
Into Temptation [Home demo]*
You I know (Jenny MOrris)

1988
Sister Madly [studio outtakes]*
Temple of Low Men album

1989
Home demos:
Burnt Out Tree [home demo]*
I May Be Late [home demo]*
She Goes On[Home demo}(
As Sure AS I Am [home demo}*

My Legs ARe Gone*
Doctor Livingstone
I Love You Dawn
My Telly's Gone Bung
Time Immemorial

You got Me Going [home demo]*
Be My Guest [home demo]*
Italian Plastic [home demo]*

Weather With You [home demo]*
Chocolate Cake [home demo]*
How Will You Go [home demo]*
It's Only Natural [home demo]*
Four Seasons In One Day [home demo]*
There Goes God [home demo]*
Catherine Wheels [home demo]*
All I Ask [home demo]*
Prodigal Son [home demo]
Strangeness and Charm [home demo]
In Love with It All [home demo]
My Legs Are Gone (Crowded House) [home demo]*
Prodigal Sun (Finn Brothers) [home demo]*
Strangeness and Charm (Finn Brothers) [home demo]*
IN Love With It All (Finn Brothers) [home demo]*

All is Forgiven Neil Finn & Jimmy Barnes demo from Fang radio **

1990?
Fields Are Full of Your Kind*
Creek Song/Left Hand(
Fall at Your Feet [early version rehearsal]*
Sacred Cow*
Anyone Can Tell*
I"m Still Here*
Left Hand*
Recurring Dream [remix/new vocal]
She's Not There? (Crowded House)

1991: 

Woodface album
Blue Smoke [home demo]*
Fingers of Love [writing demo]*
Private Universe [writing demo]*
Distant Sun[writing demo]*
I Am In Love [home demo]*

Weather With You [radio edit] Crowded House
Weather with You [various mixes]

1992:

I Am in Love [band demo]*
Fingers of love [alternative take]*
Black and White Mix [Early Monitor Mix]*
Locked Out [Zen Mix]*

1993:

Newcastle Jam *
Convent Girls*
Zen Roxy*
I Am In Love
You Can Touch
Newcastle Jam [alternate mix]**
Zen Roxy [alternate mix]**
Together Alone album

1994
Private Universe [radio edit] Crowded House
Distant Sun (US single edit)

1994

Gifted (Dave Dobbyn)

1995

Be My Guest [live]
Spirit of the Stairs [home demo]*
I'm So Scared of Losing I Can't Compete [home demo]*
Everything is Good for You [home demo]*
Not the Girl YOu Think You are [home demo]*
Instinct [demo]*

Instinct [band demo]
Help Is Coming - vocal may have been recorded in 1999
Anthem [studio demo --note vocal recorded in 2015]*
I don't Know You [studio demo]*
Taste of Something Divine [studio demo]*
Spirit of the Stairs [studio demo]*
Terrify the Ones that Love You [studio demo]**
Everything Is Good for You studio demo0**
Finn Album

1996: 

Loose Tongue [rough mix]*
Not the Girl You Think YOu Are
Instinct
Everything Is Good for You 
Recurring Dream album
Don't Dream It's Over [remix]
Mary of the South Seas (Finn Brothers)
What I Get Paid For (Shawn Colvin)
Here Come the Gods (Annie Crummer)

1997: 

Don't Dream It's Over [acoustic version]
Instrumental jam (Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, James Pinkerton and others]**

1998

Fish Hook
Log Drums
The Spirit of the Stairs
Family Ties
Identical Twin
808 Song
Tokyo
She Comes Scattered

1999

Can You Hear Us
Neville the Enchanted Rug
The Girl from Godknowswhere
Dream Girl

2000

Billie Jean
Sexual Healing
Exquisite Stereo (Deborah Conway)

2001: 

One Nil

Now I get It
Underestimated
Faraway Children demo*8
Human Kindess demo**

Faraway Children
Real and Right and True
Lament
Sweet Secret Peace (two versions)
Little Fish
Gratitude and Grief
Lullabye Requiem (two versions)

HUman Kindness
Time ON Earth
Love Is all That Remains
HOle In the Ice (single mix)

Two of Us (Neil and Liam Finn)
Too Many People (Finn Brothers)

2002
Ray Of Hope
Melody
One All album
(Plus Bob Clearmountain and/or Tchad Blake One All/One Nil mixes)
Wherever You Are (radio edit)

2003:

All God's Children [NF home demo]**
Gentle Soul [FB demo]**
Everday Alright (Finn Brothers)
The Land Torments the Sea (Finn Brothers)
Tell Me C'mon (Finn Brothers)
Sunset Swim (Finn Brothers)
Way Back Down (Finn Brothers)
Edible Flowers [instrumental mix]


2004: 
Everyone Is Here album
various single edits

2005
Stereo Love instrumental [demo] **
Silent House [demo] NF and the Dixie chicks **
She Called Up [home demo]*
A Sigh [home demo]*


2006
Here's a Note [studio demo] ("CH")*
Purple Light [studio demo] ("CH")*
So Dramatic*
Stare Me Out [Alternative version]*
Distance Across [studio demo]*
Lost Island*
Stare Me Out*
Bound to Rescue [home demo]*
Don't Stop Now [home demo]*
Won't Be Silent [Nick Seymour home demo]&
People are LIke Sons [piano version]*

You I know [version 2] (jenny MOrris)

2007
Time On Earth album

Blue Hotel ? [demo]

2008: 

God Lives Over the Road [studio demo]*
Isolation [studio demo]*
Better Things [studio demo]&
Guiding Star
Girls (Women Make You Feel All Right)

2009
Even If [Take 1]*
Archer's Arrows [alternative version]*
Saturday Sun [Alternative version]*
The INtriguer [studio]*
Turn It Around*
Eyes Grow Heavy*
Beautiful Life [studio demo]**
Honour bound {early version of Bound to Rescue] **
Corporate Mindset ? "early Intriguer demo"**

2010
Intriguer album
Intriguer instrumental
A Cornucopia of Flowers?

2011
Two Mintues of Silence* (recorded 2011-2016)
Nonsense of Course (2011-2016)*
She Belongs to Me (Pajama Club)
Song of the Lonely Mountain

2012: 
We Like the Questions [demo] **
Give Into Sadness [demo]**
Who's In Control [demo] **

2013?
The Wind Was on the Withered Heath
Your next Move [demo]

2014:
You and I Know **
Dive bomber (instrumental)88
Dizzy Heights album

2015
Blue Smoke
What Am I Doing Wrong? Delaney Davidson and Neil Finn

2017: 

Serious In Love **

Girl (If You are Who YOu Say You Are) --Jesse Sheehan
The Way It Was Before --Jesse Sheehan
Shallow Breathing  -- Jesse Sheehan
The Last Man Standing -- Jesse Sheehan
The Way It Was Before -- Jesse Sheehan

2019? Fangradio stuff, dates uncertain

Fang Radio Theme (aka "harry's Theme")**
Deco 1 **
Incomplete demo "I would like to invite any of you...to place a vocal on top of that"**
It's Happening instrumental demo**
Signs of Life [demo]**
Silent Life (demo)**
Spy Theme demo**
Start of Something demo **
Wrinkles demo**
Uplift demo (piano piece)**
Far Side of the World**
Signs Of Life chords**
UPlift**


2020

Too Good Boogie (CH demo)**
New Shoes (CH demo)**
My FAther Told Me So (with Mick Fleetwood)**
Ascending Drum**
Danger demo**
Not Like Other Men (with Mick Fleetwood)**
Pye Floater**
Roundhead Theme **
TNT for 2**
Stereo Typewriters demo**
Untitled Demo "Musical Shenanigans"**
Better Times Will Come (Janis Ian and Neil Finn)**
Find Your Way Back Home (with Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie)

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