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5.0 out of 5 stars No mistaking who's behind this - Neil Finn comes thru again, 22 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Pajama Club (Audio CD)
I think Neil Finn would struggle to release a bad CD - the guy's songwriting ability puts him up with Lennon/McCartney and Gifford/Tilbrook.

This CD is stripped down, at times quite sparse instrumental arrangements, and you've got Sharon Finn singing in her breathy voice complimented by Neil's singing.

Sharon plays a competent bass guitar, while Neil does just about everything else, except some whacky keyboards from Sean Donnelly. When they play live, they are joined by Alana Skyring on drums, though I don't think she was on the CD.

One of Neil's pals, Johnnie Marr (ex-Smiths) turns up on a couple of songs to add some guitar.

A lot of the songs are quite driven, usually with an infectious bass hook from Sharon moving everything along at a swift pace. The sparse arrangements mean that sometimes it's just drum/bass and vocals - very much a "less is more" thing going on. Almost as if Neil's been let out to have a bit of fun on the side - only with his wife!

My personal faves are "From a friend to a friend" and "Daylight" which has a very catchy chorus not unlike a Crowded House song.

If you like Neil Finn's songwriting, you probably already know about this, in which case I would say - go and buy it. If you like your music stripped down and sparse with some oddball effects - a bit like The White Stripes, go and buy it. In fact, just go and buy it anyway - it's very good.
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