Distant Sun

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"Distant Sun"
Single by Crowded House
from the album Together Alone
B-side Various
See Track listings
Released September 1993
Format 7", CD Single
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop Rock
Length 3:51
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Neil Finn
Crowded House singles chronology
"It's Only Natural"
(1992)
"Distant Sun"
(1993)
"Nails In My Feet"
(1993)
Alternative cover
Cover for Disc Two
Audio sample
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"Distant Sun" About this sound Sample  is a 1993 song by rock group Crowded House. It was the first single released from the group's fourth studio album Together Alone. The song contains the line "Seven worlds will collide, Whenever I'm by your side." This line lends itself to the name of Crowded House frontman Neil Finn's live concert album and DVD release 7 Worlds Collide.

In the UK, the song gave the band another Top 20 hit, peaking at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart. In New Zealand, the song was a Top 5 hit, peaking at number 5. In Australia, the song reached number 21. In March 1994, a remixed version of "Distant Sun" was released in the United States and no regular mix was released as a single in the US and was only available on the album.

In 2005, a tribute album was created featuring a collection of Neil and Tim Finn's songs reinterpreted by female singers as the album She Will Have Her Way. "Distant Sun" was performed by multi-platinum New Zealand artist Brooke Fraser. Fraser's version was mostly similar to the original version, but the key was changed to suit her voice and she omitted the line "Like a Christian fearing vengeance from above" as she is a Christian.

A live version of the song was included on the single for "Locked Out," a song also from Together Alone. This version was recorded at Hammersmith Apollo, England on 12 November 1993.

Track listings[edit]

As the lead single for the album Together Alone, "Distant Sun" was released in various versions internationally. All songs, including B-sides, written by Neil Finn unless otherwise noted.[1]

UK CD Single[edit]

All B-sides recorded live at The Roxy, Los Angeles, 26 February 1987 except "Walking on the Spot" which is the Together Alone album version. Released September 1993.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Distant Sun" - 3:51
  2. "This Is Massive" (Paul Hester) - 3:55
  3. "When You Come" - 6:16

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Distant Sun" - 3:51
  2. "Walking on the Spot" - 2:54
  3. "Throw Your Arms Around Me" (Hunters & Collectors cover; Written by Mark Seymour) - 3:54
  4. "One Step Ahead" - 3:52

Holland CD Single[edit]

Released September 1993.

  1. "Distant Sun"
  2. "Don't Dream It's Over" (live at the King Biscuit Flower Hour, 24 March 1987)

Netherlands CD Single[edit]

All B-sides recorded live at The Roxy, Los Angeles, 26 February 1987 except "Walking on the Spot" which is the Together Alone album version. Released September 1993.

  1. "Distant Sun" - 3:51
  2. "Walking on the Spot" - 2:54
  3. "Throw Your Arms Around Me" (Hunters & Collectors cover; Written by Seymour, Archer, Crosby, Falconer, Howard, Miles, Waters) - 3:54
  4. "One Step Ahead" - 3:52

Australian CD Single[edit]

All live tracks recorded at The Town & Country Club, London on 9 and 10 November 1991. Released September 1993 and re-released in 1994.

  1. "Distant Sun" - 3:50
  2. "Walking on the Spot" (live) - 2:55
  3. "When You Come" (live) - 6:23
  4. "Skin Feeling" (Hester) - 3:56
  5. "Weather with You" (live) - 5:26

US Promotional CD Single[edit]

Released March 1994.

  1. "Distant Sun" (Remix version) - 3:45

US Promotional Vinyl Single[edit]

Released March 1994. Contained label "For Jukeboxes Only" on the cover. "Walking on the Spot" is the regular album version.

  1. "Distant Sun" (Remix version) - 3:45
  2. "Walking on the Spot" - 2:55

US Regular Single[edit]

Live tracks recorded at Munich, Germany, 12 December 1993. Released March 1994 as cassette and CD single.

  1. "Distant Sun" (Remix version) - 3:45
  2. "Pineapple Head" (live)
  3. "Locked Out" (live)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bailey, Marck; Comprehensive discography of Crowded House including track listings for all albums and singles. Released 28 March 1995. Retrieved 4 July 2007.

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