Thursday 12/1/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Crowded House – Time On Earth (2007)

Time on Earth is the fifth studio album by the pop-rock band Crowded House. Tracks have been produced by both Ethan Johns and Steve Lillywhite and the album was released on June 30, 2007. Time on Earth is the band’s first studio album since 1993, and marks the reunion of the band eleven years after they disbanded and features new drummer Matt Sherrod in place of the original drummer, Paul Hester, who took his own life in 2005.

As the first studio album from the group in fourteen years, Time on Earth has been subject to much speculation. Upon its release the album garnered positive critical reception and reached Platinum status within weeks of release in Australia, and Gold status in its second week of release in New Zealand. To promote the album, the group toured internationally, beginning by performing at Coachella music festival and at Live Earth in July. For further promotion, three singles were released from the album, “Don’t Stop Now”, “She Called Up” and “Pour le monde”, and a special tour edition of the album was released in Australia in November 2007 featuring an extra CD with eleven songs from a concert from the album’s North American tour.

  1. “Nobody Wants To” 4:10
  2. “Don’t Stop Now” 3:54
  3. “She Called Up” 2:53
  4. “Say That Again” 5:21
  5. “Pour le monde” 5:10
  6. “Even a Child” 3:57
  7. “Heaven That I’m Making” 3:56
  8. “A Sigh” 3:17
  9. “Silent House” 5:52
  10. “English Trees” 3:43
  11. “Walked Her Way Down” 4:17
  12. “Transit Lounge” 4:25
  13. “You Are the One to Make Me Cry” 3:43
  14. “People Are Like Suns” 3:52

Neil Finn: vocals, guitars, Wurlitzer, piano and Vibraphone
Nick Seymour: bass, backing vocals, autoharp
Mark Hart: piano, keyboards, electric guitar, harmony vocals on 2, 3, 6 & 12
Matt Sherrod: drums on 2, 3, 6 & 12, backing vocals on 3
Ethan Johns: drums on 1, 7, 9–11 & 13, backing vocals on 1, harmony vocal on 5, string arrangement on 5, 13 & 14, sitar on 7, fuzz guitar on 9, hurdy-gurdy on 9, guitar on 11
Rikki Gooch: drums on 4, 5 & 11, marching bass drum and cymbal on 13
Gavin Wright: string leader on 5, 13 & 14
Isobel Griffiths: string contractor on 5, 13 & 14
Richard Watkins: French horn on 5
Eddie Rayner: piano idea on 1, harmonium on 10
Sharon Finn: harmony vocals on 10
Don McGlashan: euphonium on 10, harmony vocals on 8
Joey Waronker: drums on 14
Jay Joyce: guitar atmosphere on 8
Beth Rowley: ethereal vocal on 12
Johnny Marr: electric guitar on 2 & 6, 12-string acoustic guitar on 6, backing vocals on 6
Elroy Finn: acoustic guitar on 4, 5, 7 & 9, electric guitar on 11
Liam Finn: harmony vocals on 7, 9 & 10
Joseph Lindsay: horns on 7
Isaac McNeill: horns on 7
Scott Towers: horns on 7