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Recurring Dream: the Very Best of Crowded House CD


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"Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, you are charged that in the year 1985 in the city of Melbourne you did form a four-piece group called The Mullanes which within a year was a three-piece group called Crowded House who had a couple of hits in America, before becoming in 1991 a four-piece involving Neil's brother Tim who left soon afterwards just as you were having your biggest British hits ... Read more in Amazon's Crowded House Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Jun 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000024M42
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,378 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Weather With You
2. World Where You Live
3. Fall at Your Feet
4. Locked Out
5. Don't Dream It's Over
6. Into Temptation
7. Pineapple Head
8. When You Come
9. Private Universe
10. Not the Girl You Think You Are
11. Instinct
12. I Feel Possessed
13. Four Seasons in One Day
14. It's Only Natural
15. Distant Sun
16. Something So Strong
17. Mean to Me
18. Better Be Home Soon
19. Everything Is Good for You

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CD Capitol Records, 7243 8 38396 2 9, 1996 19 Track

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By "gregcooper_99" on 24 Aug 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was always aware of Crowded House's presence, but never really took the time to bother with them. I guess I was more into my 'cool' indie music to worry about their stuff. It was only last year when I saw Recurring Dream in an HMV sale, so I kinda thought 'What the hell, why not?'. I knew of quite a few of their UK singles, but the rest of it was alien to me. It was only when I listened through the album that I realised what I'd been missing - what an absolutely outstanding group!! They effortlessly combine elegant and sweeping melodies with gorgeous music, inspired lyrics and overall an accomplished sound which always amazes me when I hear it. The CD is rarely out of my player - a year on it isn't even slightly exhausted. My favourites would be 'Fall at Your Feet', 'Private Universe', 'You'd better be home soon' and 'Four Seasons in One Day' - although thats not to say that I dont love all the others too! So I would honestly urge anyone who appreciates great songwriting to check this album out - and for all you indie purists, have no fear either, its soooo worth it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 Jan 2006
Format: Audio CD
I NEVER get bored of listening to Crowded House. There is magic in their songwriting that has rarely been matched let alone bettered. I would put them up there with the very best like the Bee Gees or the Beatles. Neil Finn's vocals have an amazing range and rawness that can only complement what I think are poems rather than song lyrics. 'When You Come' (and yes I think the song is being literal!) has the most incredible build up and when the chorus finally hits I get goosebumps, even after having listened to it a 1000 times. The lyrics are amazing, very sensual and beautiful but with an energy and passion that makes me feel breathless by the time the song finishes. 'Not The Girl You Think You Are' sounds like a song the Beatles would like to have written. 'Into Temptation' is one of the most searingly honest and touching explorations of infidelity I have ever heard. 'Pineapple Head' has a strange title but a compelling melody. I could go on and on and on.
The songs seem so simple but like all great songs this is only because the guitars, the vocals, the melodies and layers of sound combine so effortlessly. Only shame is that tracks like 'There Goes God', 'Fingers Of Love' and 'She Goes On' could not be included on this cd. Never mind, just buy the other albums aswell. You could not be disappointed, in fact I think that would be impossible..
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Jan 2000
Format: Audio CD
If you want music that'll make you jump for joy, weep with sadness, roll with laughter and just get you away from today's charts then this is the cd for you! From the classics like 'Weather with you' and 'Don't dream it's over' to fantastic songs like 'Private Universe' and 'Better be Home Soon', each with their own individual chords and harmonies which make them all so unique, there's something for everyone! Some songs like 'Not the Girl you think you are' sound almost Beatles-esque, 'Everything is good for you' sounds like it was written for a moody rock band while others like 'Pineapple Head' sound as though they were written after a drunken night out just for a bit of a laugh! There are so many types of song in this that there is bound to be one that you want to listen to again and again. Crowded House were already better than most so as you can imagine, this album is worth every penny and the songs will certainly last well into this millennium!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By gnagfloW on 24 Oct 2006
Format: Audio CD
There are at least 3 editions available of Crowded House's Recurring Dream compilation. One is the standard one with a single CD. Another one released initially (but is no longer widely available) during the same period includes this fantastic live CD. Songs such as There Goes God and Sister Madly showcase their drive that lacked on the studio versions. Mediocre songs from their debut like Love You `til the Day I Die and Hole in the River become fresh, as if they have been released from some kind of bounds. There is humor spread all over the set with the audience participating without ruining the songs. The fun and energy associated with Crowded House shines more on this live CD than any other studio recording of theirs (even including their masterpiece Together Alone) making it worthwhile for many to buy this edition, although it is rather expensive.

Recently another edition emerged with a greatest hits DVD included. The songs are still great but most of the videos have aged rather poorly. An exception is Weather with You (my son's favorite!) which is joyful and fun and Distant Sun, a dreamy video that tastefully complements one of their best songs. My son actually loves most of the songs post Weather with You but he may simply like the overuse of colors (huge Yellow Submarine fan) and simply great songs. Being a big fan myself, this is a must have for me but friends and family mostly laugh when they see most of these videos.

Recurring Dream is thus a great buy for most people. Any fan should add a few extra dollars and purchase this edition including the live set and only the hard core fans should also get the DVD version (that can be actually bought separately).
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