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View Is Worth the Climb Import

4.9 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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2011 release, the ninth solo album from the universally acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter. The album was recorded at Roundhead Studios Auckland with Grammy Award winning producer/mixer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones and Modest Mouse). Tim Finn, one of the most praised and admired artists of the past 30 years, has enjoyed a unique and remarkable career. From his time with pop pioneers Split Enz (which he co-founded) and Crowded House to a successful solo career, Finn has shown no signs of slowing. The View Is Worth The Climb has proven to be one of Finn's most satisfying projects to date. He assembled a band of likeminded musicians for the recording; Joey Waronker (Beck, REM), Zac Rae (Macy Gray, Fiona Apple, Cold War Kids), Brett Adams (The Bads), Tony Buchen (Andy Bull) and Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle). ABC.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 30, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: ABC Music Oz
  • ASIN: B005DEVGME
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,844 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Honestly, there aren't many other artists I would pay $35.00 plus for the import CD, but since it is not available practically anywhere else, I couldn't wait for the new Tim Finn release, The View Is Worth The Climb, and it was definately worth it. As the saying goes, Tim is like fine wine who just keeps getting better with age; crafting smart, beautiful, pop songs and presenting them with his distinctive voice. The band and production sounds great, and after only a few listens I am already singing along.
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Dear Amazon,

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.

Track listing:

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
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Upon first listening i was unimpressed and worried that Tim had lost it. However repeated listenings proved that
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.
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Tim Finn has been on a roll for his last 4 albums (not that the older one's are bad). I've always found Tim's music slightly quirky, and it can take a few listens to discover the groove he was working in (compared to brother Neil). And this album is no exception. But after a couple of listens you find yourself singing along to a few tracks; and the list grows. Particular favourites are "The Everyday", "The View if Worth the Climb", the brilliant "Going Going Gone", "All this and More" and "Certain Way" (the last the most immediately accessible). This album is an understated gem of a mature artist. And Tim's vocals are still in fine form too. Its just a shame Tim doesnt get the exposure he should get. Buy the album and get rewarded by the singcraft of a great artist!
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"The View Is Worth The Climb" is the ninth solo album from this legendary NZ singer and songwriter, who first came to prominence in Split Enz and was also in Crowded House at one stage.
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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There are not many songwriters that have consistently produced inspired music over the course of decades. Tim Finn is one such artist. The overall tone of this album is somewhat more mellow than previous releases and each song grows on you over time. It's astonishing that this was not released here in the USA.
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