Before & After (Tim Finn album)

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Before & After
Before & After (album).jpg
Studio album by
Recorded1992-93 Australia & Ireland
Tim Finn chronology
Tim Finn
Before & After
Steel City
Singles from Before & After
  1. "Persuasion"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Hit The Ground Running"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Many's the Time"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Before & After is the 4th album by New Zealand singer/songwriter Tim Finn.

After his split from Crowded House, Tim went to work on his next solo album. This album is an interesting mix of Tim's own material as well as material from other projects he had worked on including the Finn Brothers project with brother Neil (most of the material had been used on the Crowded House album Woodface), & ALT.

There was a different producer for almost every track on this album giving it a varying feel all the way through it. Notably, Tim himself produced or co-produced 7 tracks, while Crowded House keyboardist Mark Hart co-produced 2.


Rolling Stone Australia claimed the album was "Tim Finn's best work in a recording career spanning almost twenty years. Finn has simplified his song-writing, finally dumping the clever-clever curlicues that have blurred his past work." The reviewer did note that production was, "sweet and shiny, to please radio programmers."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Tim Finn unless noted.

1."Hit the Ground Running"Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley4:41
2."Protected"Dave Bascombe, Tim Finn & Ricky Fataar5:24
3."In Love with It All" (Tim Finn, Neil Finn)Tim Finn3:21
4."Persuasion" (Tim Finn, Richard Thompson)Mark Hart & Tim Finn3:53
5."Many's the Time (In Dublin)" (Tim Finn, Andy White, Liam O'Moanlai)Dave Bascombe4:27
6."Funny Way"Mark Hart & Tim Finn2:53
7."Can't Do Both"Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley4:52
8."In Your Sway"Tim Finn, Paul Kosky & Nicky Bomba4:49
9."Strangeness and Charm" (Tim Finn, Neil Finn)Tim Finn3:24
10."Always Never Now"Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley3:56
11."Walk You Home"Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley3:37
12."I Found It"Tim Finn & Ricky Fataar4:12




Year Chart Position
1993 RIANZ Charts 3
1993 ARIA Charts 34
1993 UK Albums 29


Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Persuasion" RIANZ Charts 6
1993 "Hit the Ground Running" RIANZ Charts 14
1993 "Persuasion" UK Singles Chart 43
1993 "Hit the Ground Running" UK Singles Chart 50


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  2. ^ Shaun Carney (September 1993). "recordings". Australian Rolling Stone. Diamond Press. p. 85.