Aussie & NZ Artists To Feature On New Split Enz Tribute Album: True Colours, New Colours

Aussie & NZ Artists To Feature On New Split Enz Tribute Album: True Colours, New Colours

Posted 13 Nov 2020
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Shihad (image supplied). 

True Colours, the most commercially successful album of Split Enz’s career, celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this year. To celebrate this massive  milestone, the multi-platinum album is now set to be re-imagined and covered by a truly stellar mix of Aussie and New Zealand artists and released as True Colours, New Colours – The Songs of Split Enz, out now – order here.

Speaking about the project, Split Enz’ Tim Finn said: “True Colours, New Colours features an eclectic group of artists who bring eccentricity and swagger to these tunes. Curated in a singular manner which eschews the obvious and turns up the attitude. Love it!”

The collection features covers from the likes of Lime Cordiale, Bernard Fanning, Busby Marou, Stan Walker, Ladyhawke, Robinson, Shihad, Dual, Pacific Heights, The Beths and Chelsea Jade, who each covered track will be released alongside the original Spilt Enz version of the song digitally.

The first cover to be shared is Shihad’s version of “I Got You” – listen below. Stream/download, here.

Shihad | “I Got You” [Split Enz Cover] [Lyric Video]

Shihad frontman, Jon Toogood said: As a kid Split Enz made me believe that you could be from NZ and still conquer the world if you made great music. We were honored to have been asked to do one of our favourite Split Enz tracks “I Got You” for the upcoming tribute album – True Colours, New Colours – The Songs of Split Enz.

“This track was a big part of the soundtrack of our childhoods and is an absolute banger. We basically kept pretty true to the original (it being so good and all) but just made it apocalyptically heavy which we thought would be apt for the times we seem to be living through at the moment. It has been designed to be played as loud as humanly possible so do that when you get a chance.”

 The multi-platinum selling ‘True Colours’ was originally recorded in Melbourne's Armstrong Studio in late 1979 and featured the band line-up of Tim Finn (vocals), Neil Finn (guitar and vocals), Eddie Rayner (keyboards), Noel Crombie (percussion), Nigel Griggs (bass) and Malcolm Green (drums) and  features the classic Split Enz hits, “Poor Boy”, “I Hope I Never” and, of course, “I Got You”.

True Colours, New Colours – The Songs of Split Enz is available in a hot pink coloured vinyl and as a deluxe 22-track digital edition (featuring the 11 Split Enz originals, tracklisting below) from today! Check out all the awesome bundle options available to order, here!

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True Colours, New Colours – The Songs of Split Enz.

True Colours, New Colours – The Songs of Split Enz’ Vinyl Track Listing

SIDE A

1. “Shark Attack” – Chelsea Jade

2. “I Got You” – Shihad

3. “What’s the Matter with You” – The Beths

4. “Double Happy” – Dual

5. “I Wouldn’t Dream Of It” – Ladyhawke

6. “I Hope I Never” – Bernard Fanning

 SIDE B

1. “Nobody Takes Me Seriously” – Lime Cordiale

2. “Missing Person” – Busby Marou

3. “Poor Boy” – Stan Walker

4. “How Can I Resist Her” – Robinson

5. “The Choral Sea” – Pacific Heights

 ‘True Colours, New Colours – The Songs of Split Enz’ Deluxe Digital Edition Track Listing:

1. “Shark Attack” – Chelsea Jade

2. “I Got You” – Shihad

3. “What’s the Matter with You” – The Beths

4. “Double Happy” – Dual

5. “I Wouldn’t Dream Of It” – Ladyhawke

6. “I Hope I Never” – Bernard Fanning

7. “Nobody Takes Me Seriously” – Lime Cordiale

8. “Missing Person” – Busby Marou

9. “Poor Boy” – Stan Walker

10. “How Can I Resist Her” – Robinson

11. “The Choral Sea” – Pacific Heights

 Split Enz Originals:

12. “Shark Attack” – Split Enz

13. “I Got You” – Split Enz

14. “What’s the Matter with You” – Split Enz

15.“Double Happy” – Split Enz

16. “I Wouldn’t Dream Of It” – Split Enz

17. “I Hope I Never” – Split Enz

18. “Nobody Takes Me Seriously” – Split Enz

19. “Missing Person” – Split Enz

20. “Poor Boy” – Split Enz

21. “How Can I Resist Her” – Split Enz

22. “The Choral Sea” – Split Enz

Listen to Shihad’s version of “I Got You” on Spotify:

Listen to Shihad’s version of “I Got You” on Apple Music:

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