Split Enz - Time and Tide
Split Enz - Time and Tide

Split Enz - Time and Tide

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Time and Tide is a 1982 album by New Zealand new wave band Split Enz. "Dirty Creature" was the album's lead single, followed by "Six Months in a Leaky Boat". Both were hits in Australia, reaching #6 and #2, with the album reaching #1. Time and Tidealso topped the album charts in New Zealand. The third single issued in New Zealand was "Hello Sandy Allen" (written about the world's tallest woman), while "Never Ceases to Amaze Me" was released in Australia. Its video was shot in a zoo and featured Tim Finn with an afro; the band now considers the shoot embarrassing.

AllMusic Review by

Time and Tide stands as Split Enz's creative peak and most fully realized effort. On previous albums, the band remained distant and removed, only revealing what little they did between the lines; for Time and Tide, Tim and Neil Finn, while still clearly standing as outsiders, opened up, giving a rare glimpse at their feelings and thought processes. Tim exorcised demons and fears in the funky workout of "Dirty Creature," experienced a joyful communion with nature in "Never Ceases to Amaze Me," outlined a global view in "Small World," and explored ancient folk music with "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" and "Haul Away," an autobiographical sea shanty. Neil, on the other hand, gave darkly evocative yet slightly more abstract accounts in "Giant Heartbeat," "Take a Walk," and the claustrophobic "Log Cabin Fever" while still producing an infectious rocker in "Hello Sandy Allen." In addition to the peaks in songwriting,the Enz never sounded tighter as a band, with lean, tasteful arrangements. The result is a timeless, thoroughly consistent album and the high point of the Enz catalog.

Tracklist Show Credits

A1 Dirty Creature 4:00
A2 Giant Heartbeat 3:52
A3 Hello Sandy Allen 3:46
A4 Never Ceases To Amaze Me 3:03
A5 Lost For Words 2:56
A6 Small World 3:33
B1 Take A Walk 3:33
B2 Pioneer 1:33
B3 Six Months In A Leaky Boat 4:20
B4 Haul Away 2:26
B5 Log Cabin Fever 4:34
B6 Make Sense Of It 3:30