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True Colours Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered


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2007 digitally remastered reissue of the New Zealand band album classic.

1. Shark Attack
2. I Got You
3. What's The Matter With You
4. Double Happy
5. I Wouldn't Dream Of It
6. I Hope I Never
7. Nobody Takes Me Seriously
8. Missing Person
9. Poor Boy
10. How Can I Resist Her
11. Choral Sea
12. Things (Bonus Track)
13. Two Of A Kind (Bonus Track)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 12, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mushroom Records
  • ASIN: B000M7FOI4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,781 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Klein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 28, 2007
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Although the "True Colours" doesn't sound quite as good Corroboree that probably has more to do with the fact that "Corroboree" was remxed and remastered. "True Colours" features Split Enz coming into its own. Remastered by band stalwart Eddie Rayner, "True Colours" is loud and brickwalled (i.e., has little to no dynamic range)so someone who wants an audiophile experience may want to steer clear of it. Detail is quite good but there's quite a bit of compression. Still, it sounds better than some other remasters I've heard just not as great as it could. The real reason fans may want to pick this up are the bonus tracks.

One of the Finn/Finn era's biggest albums in the United States album is among their eccentric and most eclectic releases featuring all the production touches common to the late 70's/early 80's but the song craft is far and away better than what most other bands were doing. Once Tim Finn invited his guitarist/vocalist brother Neil to join the band they produced a series of the band's most melodic and memorable albums. Buoyed by the success of "I Got You" (it actually broke into Billboard's singles charts at #53 only to be outdone with the next album's single also by Neil Finn "History Never Repeats" which charted at #33),"True Colours" came in at #40 on the album charts quite an achievement for a band that had previously been ignored in the United States.

The rest of the album is as impressive even if the album's production dates it a bit. "Shark Attack" is a catchy Tim Finn number and Tim checks in with one of his most effective ballads "I Hope I Never" which showcases his tenor voice.
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Split Enz had a reputation for being an extraordinarily quirky band with theatrical shows and color costumes/hair. With their fifth album, 1979's "True Colors," the band took a sudden sharp turn into power pop; it became their first international success. Led by Neil and Tim Finn, the songwriting focused more on melody than ever before.

That made the songs "I Got You" and "I Hope I Never" huge hits and even found them on the ABC show "Fridays," performing both...and a memorable performance by Tim. They were ahead of the New Wave curve, as these singles were more pop than punk. There were still quirks to be unearthed, as the frenetic "Shark Attack" and the instrumental "Double Happy" indicate. The Finn Brothers also had a flair for the sardonic lyric, with "Nobody Takes Me Seriously" taking lead in that department.

Split Enz were at a crossroads here. They were on the brink of jettisoning their quirkiness for good and becoming a straightforward singer-songwriting band (something Neil ultimately perfected in Crowded House). "I Hope I Never" is a beautiful ballad, but the underlying sentiment is sarcasm (and the frilly piano solo accent that); within a few years they'd be singing the beautiful romantic ballad "Message To My Girl."
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These lovable talents were the darlings from Down Under, hailing from New Zealand. The songs feature great keys, strong harmonies, and tight playing. These folks were the nucleus of what later became Crowded House. This release was their most successful in the US, featuring the hits "I Got You", and "What's the Matter With You". There is also a funny keyboard romp called "Shark Attack", which is lead by manic synth lines and a speedy beat. Neil Finn is a true talent, who to this day is a great singer/songwriter, as well as talented guitarist. Add this to your collection and you will not be disappointed. The original vinyl came with a hologram burned into the record, so different "True Colours" flashed as it revolved on the turntable, not so with this CD release.
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