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Yesterday online, an EP was released by Tim Finn… two new versions of Six Months in a Leaky Boat, titled: “Ono Marama Takerehāia-Ngawiri (Chill
Mix] / Six Months In A Leaky Boat
("Aotearoa" 2022 Remix)”.
The first was a te reo version of Six Months in a Leaky Boat, and the second was a re-recording of the original (with correct pronunciation of ‘Aotearoa’).

I’m assuming the backing vocals are from his translator Hana Mereraiha.

He talks about this in this article: https://i.stuff.co.nz/entertai...e-it-brought-me-home

I really enjoyed listening to these two songs, it was very refreshing. Quite indistinguishable to 1982! What are your thoughts?

Link: https://youtube.com/playlist?l...MOLpjZI1hj4tnmf1Ca9g

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@hfhifi posted:

I think it’s just a money grab. Tim’s career is pretty much over with the exception of possible reunions. Forenzics was a bomb both critically and financially here in the US. He needs to survive on royalties from Enz and other things he did with Neil.   Sad.

It's not a money grab. He could have retired decades ago and live very comfortably from royalties from past hit albums with Enz, Finn Brothers, Crowdies Woodface. Escapade and  Imaginary Kingdom were hit albums worldwide. All his solo albums are hits in NZ and Aussie.

If all Tim cared about was money he wouldn't have taken a ten year break from studio albums and regular touring to focus on musicals and watch his kids grow up. He knows that the ForENZics, Finn/Manzanera and forthcoming Tim/Andy White albums aren't going to be massive mainstream hits. He's doing exactly what he should tho at his age. Working with who he wants and making music that pleases himself first.

Tim's already got a extraordinary back catalogue of music both with and without Neil. He doesn't need to prove anything.

@hfhifi posted:

I think it’s just a money grab. Tim’s career is pretty much over with the exception of possible reunions. Forenzics was a bomb both critically and financially here in the US. He needs to survive on royalties from Enz and other things he did with Neil.   Sad.

What silly comments. How can this even be a money grab, when the songs are available online?

I'd say Tim has reached a point in his life where he gives a rat's *** about sales or hits. Also wondering on which information you are basing your comments about the Forenzics album.  When do you reckon a records "bombs"?

Also everything Jeremy says +1.

@hfhifi posted:

I think it’s just a money grab. Tim’s career is pretty much over with the exception of possible reunions. Forenzics was a bomb both critically and financially here in the US. He needs to survive on royalties from Enz and other things he did with Neil.   Sad.

Wow… just wow….

There is absolutely nothing meant to be commercial about this. It’s more about the promotion of Te Reo (the Maori language in NZ).

I love what Tim is doing at the moment - it’s all about what he enjoys - it’s not about making a buck. I’m sure he doesn’t care about commercial success these days. Good on him for getting behind te reo and remaining creative. Im loving all his recent works. Long may they continue.

If NZ musicians needed critical and financial success in the US to have a career, then there would be a lot of musicians left!

Clearly the comment was just made to provoke - I can’t think of any other reason to make it - there is nothing factually accurate or insightful about it. Sad.

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