New SOLO Album

If I was Neil's manager I would be strongly suggesting a new solo album (big production) released in 2019 (off the back of this tour etc).

Neil Finn - From Fleetwood Mac & Crowded House.

Maybe even a double album with the second CD/side made up of his 15 best of songs taken from his previous solo albums.

Such as:

She Will Have Her Way

Sinner

Try Whistling This 

Last One Standing 

The Climber 

Last To Know 

Anytime

Driving Me Mad

Dizzy Heights 

In My Blood

Chameleon Days

Second Nature 

Addicted 

Into The Sunset 

I Know Different 

 

Thoughts?

Original Post

I don't think Neil operates that way... I don't even think he has a "manager" at this point, as he's not a label slave and basically resets the parameters for each new project he does. I guess that's what you earn after 4 decades in the business.

I'm sure he has people offering input, but you know what I mean...he kind of does what he wants at this point and will continue to do so within the commitment to Fleetwood Mac.  Let's face it, this is likely to be their last major tour.  Maybe they'll record an album after, maybe not.  But whenever he's free from that commitment he has so many options, it's really up to his whims.  I personally hope we get one more Crowded House album (that's all we can really expect from them at this juncture).

I also hope for another, maybe last CH-Album. The loyal fans are deserving it.

But I doubt that. Neils schedule is full until end of 2019, then all other band members must be available too... and writing, demoing, recording needs 1-2 years too... And Mark is already in his mid-sixties... and recording is extensive, it only makes sense if you tour that album a lot after releasing.

So, I wish that too, but I think time is running out for the Crowdies. Unfortunately! But you never know!

Awful idea.  Neil should never be stated as being from Fleetwood Mac before Crowded House and he shouldn't and won't play off the back of it.  He doesn't need to.  And as for just sticking a load of random tracks on an extra cd from his past solo albums, frankly I don't see the point.  Just my opinion.

I just don't think that Neil is the type of artist who would finish his work with Fleetwood Mac and then try to sell his records off the back of it.  A best of was made a few years but it was just a promo.  I think it would be more interesting if Neil released a best of in the vein of Tim's NESW.  A mixture of Enz/CH/solo tracks but with some new tracks as well.  But not as track heavy as NESW, it was a bit too much.

 

Nothing Wrong With You posted:

I just don't think that Neil is the type of artist who would finish his work with Fleetwood Mac and then try to sell his records off the back of it.  A best of was made a few years but it was just a promo.  I think it would be more interesting if Neil released a best of in the vein of Tim's NESW.  A mixture of Enz/CH/solo tracks but with some new tracks as well.  But not as track heavy as NESW, it was a bit too much.

 

When was a Neil Solo “best of” made? Even as a promo - I’ve never seen such a thing.

Tim’s NESW could have been done a lot better IMO and I wouldn’t think Neil would want to mix the Enz/CH/Solo songs together! Especially, given the CH best of is selling so well on its own merits.

Nothing Wrong With You posted:

I just don't think that Neil is the type of artist who would finish his work with Fleetwood Mac and then try to sell his records off the back of it.  

 

Exactly! I also think hes just not type of guy for that... he had cowrighted song with Dixie Chics when they were on top of their career, and he wasnt promoted that at all those days...

I am just hoping that all these big concerts and venues across USA will maybe inspire him to start writing songs for next "big" Crowded House album, something like Woodface, full of high potential singles, singalong songs, catchy refrains and melodies, new anthems. After that, one more big tour in Europe (not only UK, and its not that I have something against them, its just tooo far and expensive for me ), but Vienna, maybe even few km near Zagreb, Croatia...if singles will be strong, big interest made, who knows, maybe even Zagreb will be spot on that tour

Thats what I want, no single Neil album, no PJC album, no Finn Brothers album, no family of any kind album selfish reasons, I know, but...

 

Mariola posted:

I am just hoping that all these big concerts and venues across USA will maybe inspire him to start writing songs for next "big" Crowded House album

My thoughts exactly.

Mariola posted:

Thats what I want, no single Neil album, no PJC album, no Finn Brothers album, no family of any kind album selfish reasons, I know, but...

Admittedly, I second this, too. It's time.

If you think Crowded House is going to produce singles then I don’t think you’re paying attention to pop music today. Do we really want Crowded House to sound like EDM? Many popular songwriters are turning to country music now because no one is buying singer/songwriter albums any more.

I don’t think sales are really part of the equation. Remember those hit singles from Time On Earth and Intriguer? Dizzy Heights? I don’t either. Even if Neil’s reputation has only grown, he hasn’t been a player in the international charts for a long, long time. I don’t know why that even comes up in conversations here.

Neil just does what he wants. If he cared about charts, why would he do something like Out of Silence? The notion that Crowded House would alter themselves to EDM to achieve chart success is absurd. I hope they do one more album, and it seems potentially doable if Neil wants to do it after this engagement with Fleetwood Mac (I assume there will be an extended break at some point). If not then though, I think it’s very unlikely.

The singles chart is a joke these days and means absolutely nothing anymore.  Gone are the days of listening to the chart on a Sunday afternoon (in the UK) and waiting to hear where CH or your other favourite artists had gone in or climbed to (or dropped to!)  The problem is with music consumerism these days is that a hell of a lot of the 'excitement' has been stripped from it.  Everything is so accessible these days that it can never go back to the way it was.  And it has changed for the worse.  When a new album came out, a lot your attention was diverted to that album over and over again.  Now, the internet is swamped and people's attention spans are getting shorter and shorter.  Technology has ruined the music industry irreperably.

Paināporo posted:

Still, sales and charts aside. I too would love another big, bold CH album focused on songs with energy and great hooks. Despite everyone's complaining, I actually think Intriguer delivered on this. The production had issues, but the songs were huge.

Agree.

Kiwi posted:
Paināporo posted:

Still, sales and charts aside. I too would love another big, bold CH album focused on songs with energy and great hooks. Despite everyone's complaining, I actually think Intriguer delivered on this. The production had issues, but the songs were huge.

Agree.

Absolutely.

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