Time and Tide (Split Enz album)

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Time and Tide
Studio album by Split Enz
Released April 1982
Recorded Sydney
January – February 1982
Genre New wave
Length 41:24
Label Mushroom Records
Producer Hugh Padgham, Split Enz
Split Enz chronology
Waiata (Corroboree)
Time and Tide
Conflicting Emotions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Time and Tide is a 1982 album by New Zealand new wave band Split Enz. "Dirty Creature" was the album's lead single, followed by "Six Months in a Leaky Boat". Both were hits in Australia, reaching #6 and #2, with the album reaching #1. Time and Tide also topped the album charts in New Zealand. The third single issued in New Zealand was "Hello Sandy Allen" (written about the world's tallest woman), while "Never Ceases to Amaze Me" was released in Australia. Its video was shot in a zoo and featured Tim Finn with an afro; the band now considers the shoot embarrassing.[2]

The song "Fire Drill", recorded for Time and Tide, was eventually left off the final release and instead became a b-side. The band opened many live shows with the song in the year of the album's release. A number of copies of Time and Tide in the UK featured a remixed version of the band's earlier release Frenzy.

The album was re-released in 2006 along with all of Split Enz's studio album catalogue. Some albums were rearranged, reordered or adjusted; however Time and Tide was left in the same order as the original with only remastering the tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dirty Creature" (Neil Finn, Tim Finn & Nigel Griggs) – 4:02
  2. "Giant Heartbeat" (N. Finn & Griggs) – 3:57
  3. "Hello Sandy Allen" (N. Finn) – 3:51
  4. "Never Ceases to Amaze Me" (T. Finn) – 3:06
  5. "Lost for Words" (N. Finn, T. Finn & Griggs) – 3:02
  6. "Small World" (T. Finn) – 3:37
  7. "Take a Walk" (N. Finn) – 3:37
  8. "Pioneer" (Eddie Rayner) – 1:32
  9. "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" (T. Finn & Split Enz) – 4:21
  10. "Haul Away" (T. Finn) – 2:27
  11. "Log Cabin Fever" (N. Finn) – 4:36
  12. "Make Sense of It" (Noel Crombie, T. Finn, N. Finn, Griggs & Rayner) – 3:40

Chart Positions[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak position
Australia[3] #1
New Zealand[4] #1
USA[5] #58
UK[6] #71
Canada[7] #4


Split Enz[edit]

Technical & Art[edit]

  • Produced by Hugh Padgham and Split Enz
  • Recorded in Sydney, Australia for Enz Productions
  • Engineered by Hugh Padgham. Assisted by David Price
  • Mixed by Hugh Padgham and Split Enz
  • Mastered by Ian Cooper and Howard Grey at Townhouse Studios, UK
  • Art Direction: Jeff Ayeroff
  • Cover design and photos by Noel Crombie

Road Tools Inc[edit]

Live tour roadcrew for the Time and Tide tour.

  • John Farrelly
  • Steve Swift
  • Raewyn Turner
  • Jem Rayner
  • Wayne Rafferty


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "8 - Time and Tide". Enzology - Radio New Zealand's Story of Split Enz. Radio New Zealand National. Retrieved 9 July 2012. The video for Never Ceases, shot in a zoo and featuring Tim Finn with an extreme afro-hairdo, is now considered so embarrassing by the band that it was left off the recent Split Enz DVD. 
  3. ^ Kent, David. Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W. (1993). ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "New Zealand Charts". Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "All Music Guide". Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "UK Chart Stats". Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "RPM Canadian Charts". Retrieved 13 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1982 with a Bullet by Various artists
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
21 June – 4 July 1982
Succeeded by
Rio by Duran Duran