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1. Mean To Me (3:16)
2. World Where You Live (3:05)
3. Now We're Getting Somewhere (4:05)
4. Don't Dream It's Over (3:56)
5. Love You 'Til The Day I Die (3:32)
6. Something So Strong (2:51)
7. Hole In The River (3:59)
8. Can't Carry On (3:56)
9. I Walk Away (3:06)
10. Tombstone (3:30)
11. That's What I Call Love (3:38)
Format: CD, Album
Firma: EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co KG
Bestell-Nr.: CDP 7 46693 2
(P) 1986, 1987
Interpret: Crowded House
Titel: Crowded House
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The band was Neil Finn's next musical endeavour after leaving 80s new-wavers Split Enz, taking its name from the cramped conditions of the band's home in California. The band combined somewhat Beatlesque melodies with Finn's expressive tenor to churn out a consistently tuneful pop, albeit with more depth than the typical Whitney Houston or Janet Jackson fare of the era.
Little known trivia: Guitar shredder Joe Satriani makes an appearance here but not the way you'd expect. Joe contributes some backing vocals to the disc.
The charging "Mean to Me" masks a dark subject in its happy pop: the smothering nature of a clingy woman. ("I could not escape/A plea from the heart/You know what it means to me/She said don't walk away/I'm down on my knees/Please don't be mean to me..") "Now We're Getting Somewhere" finds Finn and his lover coasting on the fumes of love. ("Somewhere in the middle than/Content and much too safe..") He cajoles her to "lay me out" in an effort to rediscover the passion in their jaundiced affair. You've no doubt heard the white soul of "Don't Dream it's Over". It peaked just out of #1 in the U.S. and is easily the best song here and perhaps the finest one penned by Finn thus far. He's desperate here, clinging to his lover in the face of the pressures of day-to-day life.Read more ›
The other side presents the album is presented in its original stereo mix remastered at 24 bits. The sound quality is an improvement over the previous release with better clarity and detail as well as a much warmer sounding performance. As with the previous CD release the bonus track "Can't Carry On"(which was on the cassette edition and the original CD issue in 1987)is included. I do wish that some of the demos of the songs had been included as well (much as the import copy 2 disc set of "Wooden Face" inclued a handful of demos that Neil and Tim Finn recorded. I'm hoping that will also show up on the dualdisc edition of that classic album as well)but, regardless, this a marvelous reissue.
The DVD side is copy protected while the CD side isn't so you can rip this to your computer (or whatever gear your using)to lisen to while you're working or playing. The original CD booklet is included as well only slightly modified with the new credits for the album.
This also includes the videos shot for the album. Song lyrics appear on the screen should you turn on your television while listening to the sound. This one along with Richard Thompson's Rumor and Sigh sound great on this new format. Unfortunately, I can't compare the SACD versions (because there are none)nor can I compare them to other discs on that other format (I haven't picked up a player yet as I wanted to see which format would win out). If you already have a DVD player you can enjoy this album in enhanced audio and video without having the DVD-Audio component portion. You'll know this when your main menu comes up (without a disc playing). It will say DVD Audio/Video vs. just DVD Video.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Been looking for this CD for a very long time! Sooo glad I found it in perfect condition :)Published 3 months ago by S. Testa
I always loved Crowded House, the music still sounds fresh and contemporary, not dated or typical 80's music, I originally had the record from the 80's.Published 7 months ago by KJS
"Don't Dream It's Over" is as fine a pop tune as there is. The other songs are okay but lack the luster...Published 10 months ago by G. H.
Crowded House's self titled album brings the Finn's finest. Whether it be the catchy tunes and introspective lyrics or the catchy lyrics and introspective melodies, Crowded House... Read morePublished 10 months ago by By CJs Pirate
The original release was a perfect album. They added a couple more throw-aways on this cd but the haunting beauty of "There's a Hole In the River" or the redemptive power... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Greg Afuso