Weather with You

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"Weather with You"
Single by Crowded House
from the album Woodface
Released February 1992
Format CD Single, 7" Vinyl, Cassette
Recorded 1989
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:45
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Neil Finn & Tim Finn
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom & Neil Finn
Crowded House singles chronology
"Fall at Your Feet"
(1991)
"Weather with You"
(1992)
"Four Seasons in One Day"
(1992)

"Weather with You" is a 1992 song by rock group Crowded House. It was the third and most successful single released from the group's third studio album Woodface, reaching top fifty charts in six countries with a peak of #7 in the United Kingdom.

In 1996 Crowded House disbanded, releasing a greatest hits album Recurring Dream in June of that year. "Weather with You" was made the album's first track. Later in the year, the band reunited for one final performance at the Sydney Opera House and performed the song again, calling upon ex-member Tim Finn, who originally performed the song with the group, to join the group onstage. This live performance was not included on the VHS release of the concert, but it was shown on television broadcast and also appeared on the 10 year anniversary DVD entitled Farewell to the World.

In 2001 Neil and Tim Finn performed the song during the week-long concert series that was captured on the CD/DVD 7 Worlds Collide.

In 2002, reggae group Aswad covered the song for their album Cool Summer Reggae and then in 2006, Jimmy Buffett covered "Weather with You" and used it as the namesake for his album Take the Weather with You.

In 2003, the song was covered by vocalist/fiddle player Andrea Zonn for her album 'Love Goes On'.

In 2009 a re-recorded version featuring Tim, Neil, and Liam Finn appeared on the Tim Finn retrospective North, South, East, West...Anthology.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Weather with You" was filmed after Tim Finn's departure, despite his being an important part of the song's creation.[citation needed] The video features the remaining members, Neil Finn, Paul Hester and Nick Seymour, on holiday down at various beaches in Victoria, Australia (including Queenscliff) driving in cars including a Fiat 600 Multipla towing a small "Sports Minor" caravanette and a Ford Thunderbird "Bullet Bird" convertible. The song is about the effect a person has on their surroundings by the type of person they are, whether it be good or bad;[citation needed] however the video shows the band enjoying themselves, like many other Crowded House music videos. Lester, Neil Finn's dog, is briefly seen in the video.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" vinyl and cassette[edit]

  1. "Weather with You" (single edit)
  2. "Into Temptation"

Australian & UK CD[edit]

Live tracks recorded with Roger McGuinn at The Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, 7 April 1989.

  1. "Weather with You" (single edit)
  2. "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) (live)
  3. "Eight Miles High" (Gene Clark, Jim McGuinn and David Crosby) (live)
  4. "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" (live)

Australian & UK alternative CD[edit]

  1. "Weather with You" (radio edit)
  2. "Fall at Your Feet" (live)
  3. "When You Come" (live)
  4. "Walking on the Spot" (live)

Belgium "Rock Torhout Werchter" CD[edit]

Limited edition. Live tracks recorded at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, 24 February 1992.

  1. "Weather with You" (radio edit) – 4:12
  2. "Into Temptation" (live) – 4:44
  3. "Don't Dream It's Over" (live) – 4:14
  4. "Recurring Dream" – 2:48

Netherlands "Outlaw Remixes" CD[edit]

The "Outlaw Remixes", mixed at Platinum Studios, Melbourne. Produced and remixed by The Outlaw.

  1. "Weather with You" (Remix full version)
  2. "Weather with You" (Remix full version without Tim Finn)
  3. "Weather with You" (Single mix. No breakdown)
  4. "Weather with You" (Neil Finn's Edit)

Japan CD[edit]

"Walking on the Spot" recorded at The Town & Country Club, London, 10 November 1991(previously unreleased in Japan); "Don't Dream It's Over" recorded at The Roxy, Los Angeles, 7 April 1987; "Something So Strong" recorded at The Trocadero, Philadelphia; "Mr. Tambourine Man" recorded with Roger McGuinn at The Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, 7 April 1989 (however label indicates 7 July 1989 incorrectly).

  1. "Weather with You" – 4:02
  2. "Walking on the Spot" (live) – 4:13
  3. "Don't Dream It's Over" (live) – 2:58
  4. "Something So Strong" (live) – 5:53
  5. "Mr. Tambourine Man" (live) – 2:28

US promotional CD[edit]

  1. "Weather with You" (Radio Edit) – 4:02
  2. "Weather with You" (LP version)

US CD single[edit]

All live tracks recorded at The Town & Country Club, London, England, 9–10 November 1991."Walking on the Spot" was previously unreleased in the US.

  1. "Weather with You" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Walking on the Spot" (live)
  3. "Don't Dream It's Over" (live)
  4. "Better Be Home Soon" (live)
  5. "World Where You Live" (live)

Other appearances[edit]

Legacy[edit]

In 2001, Weather With You was voted 16th best New Zealand song of all time by APRA and featured on Nature's Best.

External links[edit]