Yesterday I discovered this page: https://www.reverbnation.com which offers a dozen or so Tim Finn songs for streaming. Many of them I already had in my collection but the following 6 were completely new to me. 

Does anyone here have any information on them: in particular when they were made and/or released? After doing a search here I discover that one or two may have been released on Tim's Myspace page? Can anyone shed any light on these at all?

 

 

  • "Lament" (the piano composition from "Remember When"that Tim revisits from time to time) This one is just the piano part though presented as its own composition.
  • "New Friends" demo from the Fiery Maze with Tim on lead vocal
  • "Driving Blind" demo
  • "Emptiness"
  • "Moment to Moment"
  • "Every Good Boy" demo
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Thanks for bringing those additional tracks to my attention, Lance. Most, if not all of the titles sound familiar, but alas I'm drawing blanks on all but New Friends, which as you said is a demo from The Fiery Maze. That was first performed in Melbourne around July 2016, but it stems from something Tim was working on with the late poet Dorothy Porter until her death in 2008, and Tim completed with her husband's blessing ... so that dates the song somewhere in the 2000s. As I said, at the moment I can't place where or how I know of the others, but I want to date them all around the time of the Conversation or after, ie. from 2008 on. Sorry I can't be of more help right now, I'll be back if I think of anything further.

Lance LaSalle posted:

Does anyone here have any information on them: in particular when they were made and/or released? After doing a search here I discover that one or two may have been released on Tim's Myspace page? Can anyone shed any light on these at all?

"Lament" was added to Tim's Myspace page in March 2011.
It's likely that the other songs were added around that time period too.

These all appeared on Tim's Facebook and/or MySpace pages between January and April 2011. Tim commented on 22/01/11 "the demos are just random old ones....spring cleaning...not related to the new album which we are mixing...just thought they would be fun to hear". There were several others not mentioned above - an alternative version of "Secret Heart", "Who Owns This Song", "I See Red(billy)" and a second version of "Every Good Boy". I agree that they most likely date from "The Conversation" era.

2011 makes sense - nice to have some confirmation. I believe it was MySpace which also had a demo version of "Couldn't Be Done", a live version of "Show Yourself" recorded in Denver, and a 2007 Pittsburgh radio station performance of "Persuasion" at the time Tim was putting up unreleased material there. I recall that second demo of "Every Good Boy" too.

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