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Tim Finn was born, on 25 June 1952 (as mentioned in the Split Enz track Haul Away) in the country town of Te Awamutu, in the Waikato district of New Zealand (my maternal grandparents are buried just north of there). He's more of a critically acclaimed New Zealander than Phar Lap or pavlova.
And this is a great album. The view from the top, you could say, is Tim at the peak of his craft. It might not be as jagged or spiky as his earlier work (and it's a body of work that spans close to 40 years) but it's majestic, uplifting and timeless. The view is, indeed, worth the climb.
1 The Everyday
2 The View Is Worth the Climb
3 Going Going Gone
4 All This and More
5 Wild Sweet Children
6 Everybody's Wrong
7 Can't Be Found
8 Opposite Sign
9 People Like Us
10 Certain Way
11 Keep Talking
these tunes are a collection of Gems. Tim has the Knack for crafting intelligent Pop Tunes that keep you coming back for more. Highly recommended.
This album has grown on me over time, to the point where I now give it five stars. It is mature and fairly laid back. But the songs are well crafted and many have a happy, optimistic feel to them. The quality of the songs makes it worth purchasing. Also of note is that Tim's vocals are still great, even though he was nearly 60 when this was recorded.
If you've ever enjoyed any of Tim's solo work, collaborations with his brother Neil, or Split Enz or Crowded House, you will enjoy this.
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A great album. If you like Tim, you should love this one.Published 9 months ago by Robert P. Weissburg
awesome album - have no idea why it isn't released in the US and has to be acquired from new zealand!Published 22 months ago by HeidiB
Tim Finn writes with a unique melodic flourish. On this set, "View Is Worth the Climb," he does an excellent job of marrying melody and lyric. Read morePublished on April 26, 2014 by Lee Armstrong