Try Whistling This

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Try Whistling This
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Studio album by
Released15 June 1998
Recorded1997–1998
Length54:44
Label
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Neil Finn chronology
Try Whistling This
(1998)
Sessions at West 54th
(2000)
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Try Whistling This is the debut solo album released in 1998 by New Zealand singer/songwriter Neil Finn. The Japanese version of the album has a bonus track called "Tokyo", which also appears on the UK release of the single "Sinner". [2] Special editions of the Australian CD contained a bonus CD with six extra tracks which were used as the B-sides for the singles released from the album. The album topped the charts in Australia and New Zealand, [3] [4] and also reached the top five of the UK Albums Chart. [5]

Contents

Awards

In 1999, Try Whistling This won the New Zealand Music Award for Best Cover Art. The cover was drawn by Neil's young son, Elroy. [6]

Track listing

All songs were written by Neil Finn, except where noted.

  1. "Last One Standing" – 3:04
  2. "Souvenir" – 3:42
  3. "King Tide" (Finn, Robert Moore) – 4:33
  4. "Try Whistling This" (Finn, Jim Moginie) – 4:13
  5. "She Will Have Her Way" – 3:56
  6. "Sinner" (Finn, Marius De Vries) – 4:25
  7. "Twisty Bass" – 5:09
  8. "Loose Tongue" (Finn, Moginie) – 4:12
  9. "Truth" (Finn, Moginie) – 4:03
  10. "Astro" – 3:46
  11. "Dream Date" – 4:51
  12. "Faster Than Light" – 4:23
  13. "Addicted" – 4:22

Australian edition bonus disc

  1. "Tokyo" – 2:56
  2. "Family Ties" – 3:11
  3. "She Comes Scattered" – 3:36
  4. "Identical Twin" – 3:30
  5. "808 Song" – 3:30
  6. "Log Drums" – 3:49

Personnel

Charts

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