Afterglow (Crowded House album)

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Crowded House-Afterglow (album cover).jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedMay 1999
GenrePop rock, alternative rock
ProducerCrowded House, Youth, Mitchell Froom
Crowded House chronology
Recurring Dream
Classic Masters
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
CNN Entertainmentpositive[2]

Afterglow is a Crowded House compilation album, released in 1999. It includes a selection of rarities and outtakes. The tracks were recorded between 1985 and 1995. Seven of the songs were originally recorded for the Woodface album before Tim Finn became involved. The song "Left Hand" appears on Crowded House's live album Special Edition Live Album. "Help Is Coming" was released in 2015 as a charity single for Syrian refugees. At the time of Afterglow's release Help Is Coming was the first released studio recording to feature drummer and co-writer Peter Jones.[4] "You Can Touch" was the bonus track for the Japanese edition of Together Alone.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Neil Finn, except where noted.

1."I Am in Love"4:38
2."Sacred Cow"3:37
3."You Can Touch"3:46
4."Help is Coming" (Finn, Mark Hart, Nick Seymour, Peter Jones)4:49
5."I Love You Dawn"2:34
6."Dr. Livingstone"3:57
7."My Telly's Gone Bung" (Paul Hester)3:13
8."Private Universe (Zen Mix)"4:08
9."Lester (Home Demo)"2:18
10."Anyone Can Tell"3:36
11."Recurring Dream" (Finn, Hester, Craig Hooper, Seymour)3:24
12."Left Hand"2:57
13."Time Immemorial"4:07
  • *On all releases of Afterglow Mark Hart's name is missing from the writer's credits for the song Help Is Coming. His name is correctly mentioned on the label of the Help Is Coming charity single from 2015.

2016 Deluxe Edition[edit]

Includes the original album plus disc two.

All tracks written by Neil Finn, except where noted.

Disc 2 (Unreleased and rare material)
1."I Am in Love (Home Demo)"2:08
2."Instinct (Home Demo)"2:04
3."Spirit of the Stairs (Home Demo)"3:41
4."I'm So Scared of Losing I Can't Compete (Home Demo)"2:11
5."Everything Is Good For You (Home Demo)"3:15
6."Not The Girl You Think You Are (Home Demo)"3:01
7."Anthem *"3:31
8."I Don't Know You (Studio Demo)" (Mark Hart)3:40
9."Taste of Something Divine (Studio Demo)" (Finn, Hart, Nick Seymour, Peter Jones, Paddy Free)4:14
10."Spirit Of The Stairs (Studio Demo) *"4:57
11."Loose Tongue (Rough Mix)" (Finn, Jim Moginie)3:51
12."Instinct *"3:06
13."Everything Is Good For You *"3:52
14."Not The Girl You Think You Are *"4:10


  • * Previously released


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  2. ^ "Entertainment Review Afterglow offers more Crowded House - CNN". 2000-05-22. Archived from the original on 10 September 2007. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  3. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music - Artists - Album Review: AFTERGLOW". 2000-02-06. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  4. ^ William, Helen "Charity single Help Is Coming for Syrian refugees to have VAT waived as celebrities rally for help" Mirror 11 September 2015