Split Enz – Time & Tide

Split Enz - Time & TideWhen I first heard “Giant Heartbeat”, “Hello Sandy Allen” and “Take A Walk” in 1990, I knew right then and there that this album was destined to be on my DNP album list. Where Second Thoughts was the greatest accomplishment of the Enz’ original lineup, Time & Tide was an amazing musical accomplishment for the ’80s Enz. Tim and Neil Finn were perhaps at their best balance with one another, and the considerably darker tone of some of the songs here were indicative that perhaps Split Enz was finally growing beyond the whimsy that had characterized them in the past. What a welcome evolution. Among the highlights here are Neil’s guitar work finally achieving the first hints of the intricacy to come later in his Crowded House material, some wonderfully unusual instrumentation, and Noel Crombie 4 out of 4handling both the drums and other percussion duties with tremendous impact. Tim Finn has since commented that Time & Tide was the favorite album of the band members as well – is it any wonder? A must-hear! Also, a rare accolade for the album cover. Track down the LP and look at the back cover – one of the most innovative “band line-ups” you’ve ever seen awaits you.

Order this CD

  1. Dirty Creature (4:02)
  2. Giant Heartbeat (3:57)
  3. Hello, Sandy Allen (3:50)
  4. Never Ceases To Amaze Me (3:04)
  5. Lost For Words (3:00)
  6. Small World (3:35)
  7. Take A Walk (3:35)
  8. Pioneer (1:31)
  9. Six Months in a Leaky Boat (4:20)
  10. Haul Away (2:26)
  11. Log Cabin Fever (4:35)
  12. Make Sense Of It (3:34)

Released by: Mushroom
Release date: 1982
Total running time: 41:29