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Origin New Zealand
Genres Rock
Years active 1995–1999
Labels Sony \ Epic
Associated acts New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Split Enz
Past members New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Eddie Rayner
Dave Dobbyn
Annie Crummer
Neil Finn
Tim Finn
Sam Hunt
Jon Stevens
Boh Runga
Margaret Urlich
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

ENZSO was an orchestral project started by former Split Enz keyboardist Eddie Rayner. It combines the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with contemporary pop singers to perform Split Enz songs.


The project began with Eddie Rayner. He wanted something more from the old Split Enz songs, and doing orchestral arrangements seemed perfect. Creating the arrangements on his synthesiser, with help from Dave Woodcock, Eddie approached Mark Keyworth of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to ask the orchestra to play his arrangements; Keyworth gladly agreed.

With conductor Peter Scholes, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Dave Dobbyn, Annie Crummer, Sam Hunt, Neil Finn, Tim Finn and the New Zealand Youth Choir, they recorded and released their first album in 1996 simply titled ENZSO. Again in 1999 ENZSO recorded a second album titled ENZSO 2.

A film of the collaboration was made by director Justin Pemberton called ENZSO: Dirty Creature.


Date of Release Title Label Charted Country Catalog Number
5 November, 1996 ENZSO - -
16 February, 1999 ENZSO 2 - -


Year Single Album Charted Certification
1995 "Poor Boy" -
1995 "Message to my Girl" - -

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