|Time And Tide|
|Produced by Hugh Padgham and Split Enz|
|Released on April 1982|
|UK CHART POSITION #71 . . . US CHART POSITION #58|
|Find it at GEMM|
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N obody could not take them seriously after this. Time and Tide stands as something of a high-water mark in the Enzian world. It’s masterfully conceived, not as exuberant or tightly wound as the old Enz but mature, artful. Of course, Split Enz wasn’t the first new wave band to grow up; in fact, in the 1980s it was a rite of passage. Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, The Police, the helium had leaked out of all of them and been replaced (so it seemed sometimes) by hot air. Yet this often had the effect of elevating the discussion (maybe not so much in the case of Squeeze); Time and Tide is certainly elevated Enz. Crafted and fussed over enough to pass for a concept album in spots, the Enz’ sixth album was throughtfully conceived by the band and lavishly produced by Hugh Padgham. Together with True Colours, this is end-to-end one of the best modern pop albums I own: “Dirty Creature,” “Six Months in a Leaky Boat,” “Giant Heartbeat,” “Never Ceases to Amaze Me.” It’s a different chapter than the earlier, loopier albums, in many ways a prequel to Crowded House. And as much as I like it, Time and Tide is not an album you dive into unexpectedly like True Colours; you need to pack for the trip. When I’m in the mood for something deeper from Split Enz, this never fails to satisfy. My affections may lie with True Colours, but my brain knows Time and Tide is the better album.
|SP-4894 back cover||SP-4894 lyric sleeve|
NOEL CROMBIE -- drums, percussion, cover design, photos
NEIL FINN -- vocals, guitar
TIM FINN -- vocals, piano
NIGEL GRIGGS -- bass
EDDIE RAYNER -- keyboards, percussion
Hugh Padgham -- engineer, mixing
Split Enz -- mixing
Jeff Ayeroff -- art direction
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|AUS'L||1982||Mushroom||LP/CS||RML/CML 53012||lyric sleeve|
|UK/GER/NET||April 1982||A&M||LP||AMLH 64894||lyric sleeve|
|US/CAN||April 1982||A&M||LP||SP-4894||lyric sleeve|
|AUS'L||June 27, 2006||WEA||CD||5101136382||digital remaster|
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