Tim Finn (album)

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Tim Finn
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1989
Genre Pop
Label Capitol
Producer Mitchell Froom
Tim Finn chronology
Big Canoe
Tim Finn
Before & After
Singles from Tim Finn
  1. "How'm I Gonna Sleep"
    Released: March 1989
  2. "Parihaka"
    Released: June 1989
  3. "Crescendo"
    Released: July 1989
  4. "Not Even Close"
    Released: February 1990

Tim Finn is the third studio album by New Zealand singer/songwriter Tim Finn. The album was released in April 1989 and peaked at number 8 in New Zealand and number 47 in Australia.


Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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The reviewer in pan-European magazine Music & Media noted that the album "consists of 10 intelligent, well-crafted and introspective songs" and described Mitchell Froom's production as "pleasantly gritty and modest in a refined way". [4]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Tim Finn, except where noted.

1."Young Mountain" (Finn, Mitchell Froom)4:18
2."Not Even Close"4:19
3."How'm I Gonna Sleep"3:56
5."Tears Inside"4:04
6."Birds Swim Fish Fly"3:24
7."Suicide on Downing St."3:32
8."Show a Little Mercy"4:01
10."Been There Done That"4:06


Other sleeve notes


Chart (1989)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA) [5] 47
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) [6] 8

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  1. Allmusic review
  2. Twomey, Chris (13 May 1989). "Review: Tim Finn — Tim Finn" (PDF). Record Mirror . London: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 32. ISSN   0144-5804. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2022 via World Radio History.
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