Sunday, May 10, 2020
Neil Finn - Home Concerts 5, Los Angeles, CA, 4-12-2020 to 4-15-2020
Compared to his other home concert albums I've posted, there are relatively few cover versions this time. This one has "Everybody's Talkin'" by Fred Neil / Harry Nilsson, "Man of the World" by Fleetwood Mac, and "Lola" by the Kinks. "Lola" is performed by both Neil Finn and Jimmy Barnes. (Barnes is a huge musical star in Australia, but has only had one hit in the US, the song "Good Times" done with INXS.) Barnes sent his contribution remotely, since he was doing his lockdown somewhere else. There also are versions of Split Enz and Crowded House songs like "Sweet Dreams" and "Four Seasons in One Day."
In terms of sound quality and length, it's basically the same as all the previous albums in this series. If you like those, you'll like this one too. By the way, note that some of the songs chosen are especially fitting for the coronavirus crisis, such as "Recluse" and "Isolation."
01. Sweet Dreams (Neil Finn with Elroy Finn)
02. English Trees (Neil Finn with Elroy Finn)
03. Wherever You Are (Neil Finn with Elroy Finn)
04. Four Seasons in One Day (Neil Finn with Elroy Finn)
05. Recluse (Neil Finn)
06. Everybody's Talkin' (Neil Finn)
07. Divebomber (Neil Finn)
08. There Goes God (Neil Finn)
09. Man of the World (Neil Finn)
10. The Devil You Know (Neil Finn)
11. Isolation (Neil Finn)
12. Never Be the Same (Neil Finn)
13. Last Day of June (Neil Finn)
14. Only Talking Sense (Neil Finn)
15. Lola (Neil Finn & Jimmy Barnes)
The cover art is a photo of Finn at home during the lockdown, playing a piano. It's not the greatest picture, but I figure it's something different instead of having him holding a guitar in the other photos in this album series.