The Sound is proud to present ENZSO’S 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
ALBUM as the ALBUM OF THE WEEK
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In 1996 two great New Zealand music institutions joined forces to produce a unique project.
ENZSO was an album of classic Split Enz songs arranged by former Split Enz keyboardist and
sound engineer Eddie Rayner.
The music was performed by the New Zealand Symphony
Orchestra, with members of the original band and special guests providing vocals.
The album went on to sell multi platinum across New Zealand & Australia, spawning highly
successful national tours in both countries with around 250,000 fans attending the historic
The success of the original album was followed in 1998 by ENZSO 2.
On April 1 st 2016 the iconic New Zealand ENZSO project will celebrate 20 years. To mark this
historic occasion ENZSO creator Eddie Rayner has compiled the finest musical moments from
the two original ENZSO albums on a brand new 20 th anniversary edition. The new package will
also feature never before seen photos from the original national tour and recording sessions.
“In 1996, a vestige over youthful over-confidence led me to believe that I could write
arrangements of Split Enz songs for full orchestra and choir. Well, history tells the story, and
EnzSo sprung to life with the encouragement of the Finns, my family, and many others
including conductor Peter Scholes, promoter Ian Magan and Sony's Paul Ellis who always
held the faith. The entire NZSO (92-piece), 30 piece choir and featured singers hit the road
throughout NZ, and we had sellout theatres and a hit record! Same thing happened in
Australia, but with the Adelaide Symphony.
Back then, I always got a kick out of hearing the NZSO playing my 'Poor Boy' arrangement on
the radio, with Dave Dobbyn's vocal soaring over the wobbly, drummerless feel. And standing
in amongst the orchestra while they were practicing 'Time For a Change' or 'Dirty Creature'
was truly mind-blowing.
These days, it still delights me when a young musician says...'Did you do EnzSo? I grew up
with that record-it's my parents favourite!'” – Eddie Rayner
‘ENZSO: 20 TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION’ IS AVAILABLE FRIDAY APRIL 22
1. Poor Boy (Dave Dobbyn)
2. Message To My Girl (Neil Finn)
3. I Hope I Never (Annie Crummer)
4. History Never Repeats (Jon Stevens)
5. My Mistake (Dave Dobbyn)
6. Stuff & Nonsense (Neil Finn)
7. One Step Ahead (Boh Runga)
8. I See Red (Tim Finn)
9. Albert Of India (Eddie Rayner)
10. The Devil You Know (Dave Dobbyn)
11. I Walk Away (Jon Stevens)
12. Dirty Creature (Tim Finn)
13. Strait Old Line (Neil Finn/Tim Finn/Noel Crombie)
14. Maybe (Dave Dobbyn)
15. Voices (Neil Finn)