The Sun Came Out

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The Sun Came Out
Studio album by 7 Worlds Collide (Neil Finn)
Released August 31, 2009
Recorded December 2008, Roundhead Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
Genre Alternative rock
Length 1 CD: 53:03
2 CD: 94:02
Label Columbia (UK)
EMI (Elsewhere)
7 Worlds Collide (Neil Finn) chronology
7 Worlds Collide
(2001)
"The Sun Came Out"
(2009)
Goin' Your Way
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Mojo 4/5 stars[citation needed]
Pitchfork Media (6.7/10) [1]
Pop Matters 3/5 stars [2]
Uncut 4/5 stars[citation needed]

The Sun Came Out is a charity studio album released on 31 August 2009 by 7 Worlds Collide, a musical project of New Zealand singer/songwriter Neil Finn for the benefit of Oxfam. The album was recorded at Finn's Roundhead Studios and is a follow up to the 7 Worlds Collide live album of 2001. Contributors to the project include 7 Worlds Collide's 2001 alumni Johnny Marr, Ed O'Brien, Sebastian Steinberg, Phil Selway, Lisa Germano, Tim Finn and Liam Finn; as well as Don McGlashan, Bic Runga, Glenn Richards, KT Tunstall and Wilco members Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone.

The album was produced by Jim Scott and Neil Finn with additional production by Neil Baldock and is available as a single CD or as a double CD edition.

Wilco's involvement[edit]

According to Wilco bassist John Stirratt, in an interview with NZPA:[3]

Neil Finn came to us backstage when we were playing in Chicago in 2008 and he had just had the idea of doing another 7 Worlds Collide and invited us soon after that. I think he got introduced to [us] through his kids and ... he thought we would be a good fit.

It was wonderful, Neil was amazing; there are not many guys who can oversee a project like that. First of all he owns a studio that has three functioning rooms in it with all the stuff. Not many people could have done that, and Neil is one and maybe (Paul) McCartney would be the other guy who could maybe do something like that.

We had sketched [the album] out very well [before arriving in New Zealand]...but obviously the fact that we did do it so fast is probably representative of New Zealand because we were all really relaxed and were having a lot of fun.

Track listing[edit]

Single CD[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Vocals Length
1. "Too Blue" Johnny Marr, Jeff Tweedy Johnny Marr, Neil Finn 4:01
2. "You Never Know" Jeff Tweedy Jeff Tweedy 4:18
3. "Little by Little" Sharon Finn, Neil Finn Sharon Finn, Neil Finn 3:18
4. "Learn to Crawl" Ed O'Brien, Johnny Marr, Liam Finn, Neil Finn Neil Finn, Liam Finn 4:59
5. "Girl, Make Your Own Mind Up" Don McGlashan Don McGlashan 5:29
6. "Hazel Black" KT Tunstall, Neil Finn KT Tunstall 3:46
7. "Red Wine Bottle" Liam Finn, Chris Garland, Johnny Marr Liam Finn 4:26
8. "Black Silk Ribbon" KT Tunstall, Bic Runga KT Tunstall, Bic Runga 3:48
9. "Run in the Dust" Johnny Marr Johnny Marr 4:22
10. "The Ties That Bind Us" Phil Selway Phil Selway 3:22
11. "What Could Have Been" Jeff Tweedy Jeff Tweedy 3:39
12. "Duxton Blues" Glenn Richards Glenn Richards 3:35
13. "Reptile" Lisa Germano Lisa Germano 3:55

Double CD[edit]

Disc one[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Vocals Length
1. "Too Blue" Johnny Marr, Jeff Tweedy Johnny Marr, Neil Finn 4:01
2. "You Never Know" Jeff Tweedy Jeff Tweedy 4:18
3. "Little by Little" Sharon Finn, Neil Finn Sharon Finn, Neil Finn 3:18
4. "Learn to Crawl" Ed O'Brien, Johnny Marr, Liam Finn, Neil Finn Neil Finn, Liam Finn 4:59
5. "Black Silk Ribbon" KT Tunstall, Bic Runga KT Tunstall, Bic Runga 3:48
6. "Girl, Make Your Own Mind Up" Don McGlashan Don McGlashan 5:29
7. "Run in the Dust" Johnny Marr Johnny Marr 4:22
8. "Red Wine Bottle" Liam Finn, Chris Garland, Johnny Marr Liam Finn 4:26
9. "The Ties That Bind Us" Phil Selway Phil Selway 3:22
10. "Reptile" Lisa Germano Lisa Germano 3:53
11. "Bodhisattva Blues" Ed O'Brien, Liam Finn Ed O'Brien, Neil Finn 3:55
12. "What Could Have Been" Jeff Tweedy Jeff Tweedy 3:41

Disc two[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Vocals Length
1. "All Comedians Suffer" Neil Finn Neil Finn 4:28
2. "Duxton Blues" Glenn Richards Glenn Richards 3:35
3. "Hazel Black" KT Tunstall, Neil Finn KT Tunstall 3:46
4. "Riding the Wave" Tim Finn Tim Finn 3:32
5. "The Witching Hour" Phil Selway Phil Selway 3:03
6. "Over and Done" John Stirratt John Stirratt 3:41
7. "A Change of Heart" Bic Runga, Dan Wilson Bic Runga 3:14
8. "Don't Forget Me" Pat Sansone Pat Sansone 3:38
9. "Long Time Gone" Don McGlashan Don McGlashan 4:02
10. "The Cobbler" Elroy Finn Elroy Finn 4:33
11. "3 Worlds Collide" Glenn Kotche, Phil Selway, Neil Baldock 3:06
12. "The Water" Sebastian Steinberg Sebastian Steinberg 4:02

Personnel[edit]

Film[edit]

A film with the same name, which was made during the 20-day studio production and includes footage from a live performance in Auckland, had its world premiere on February 9, 2010 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  2. ^ Pop Matters review
  3. ^ Scherer, Jule (20 April 2010). "Rocky ride for Wilco". Stuff.co.nz. NZPA. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Sun Came Out". The Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 

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