I've been on a music kick lately, the folk festival is probably to blame. Plus some people bought me a couple albums from my wishlist and I've picked up a few albums and downloaded some mp3s and well. I'm having fun.
But the best of the lot? Today I got the latest Neil Finn album in the mail, it's called One Nil and it's not available in the U.S. yet (which a crying shame). I broke down and ordered it a few days ago.
My, but it's a pop album. Of course (obviously). Some of the new songs are cowritten with Wendy Melvoin (of Wendy and Lisa fame). Lisa also plays on the album, as do Mitchell Froom and Lisa Germano and Sheryl Crow. It's a denser sound than Try Whistling This, but it's still chock full of Finn goodness. I'm only listening to it for the first time now, so I'm still processing it.
I'm pleased as punch that I saw in some interview somewhere that Neil Finn's next album will be in collaboration with Tim Finn (again).
Now if the album and singles would be released in the U.S. and if only there would be a U.S. tour. It's hard to fathom that one of the best songwriters of the last twenty years doesn't have a record label plugging him in the U.S.
Visit the fansite and the official site and Wendy and Lisa's site and so on.