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Always excellent live, but this is stunning
on 30 November 2001
Finn has always been an excellent live act - but his stint at St James in Auckland in April 2001 was oustanding. Perhaps the listing of his "friends" would elucidate this: Ed and Phil of Radiohead, Johnny Marr (now rumoured to be writing with Neil Finn), Lisa Germano, Sebastian Steinberg of Soul Coughing and someone called Eddie Vedder (a lifelong fan of Finn's work according to various interviews). The magical thing is that these big names *sound* like a tight band and they lift Finn's amazing songs up to an even higher level. Highly recommended - not only to established Finn fans but also to casual bystanders.