Private Universe

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"Private Universe"
Private Universe.JPG
Single by Crowded House
from the album Together Alone
Released August 1994 (Europe)
31 October 1994 (Australia)[1]
Format CD Single
Recorded 1993
Genre Rock
Length 3:59/5:38 (album)
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Neil Finn
Producer(s) Youth
Crowded House singles chronology
"Pineapple Head"
"Private Universe"
"Everything Is Good For You"

"Private Universe" is a 1993 song by rock group Crowded House from the group's fourth studio album Together Alone. It was released as a single in Australia in October 1994.[1] The single peaked at #46 on the Australian ARIA singles chart in January 1995,[2] and spent 14 weeks in the top 100.[3]

"Private Universe" is the only song to be featured on all of Crowded House's compilation and live albums (including the greatest hits compilation Recurring Dream, an acoustic mix version on the rarities compilation Afterglow, and on both live albums Special Edition Live Album and Farewell to the World).

Track listings[edit]

Standard CD single[edit]

Live tracks recorded at The Boathouse, Norfolk, Virginia, 11 April 1994. "I am In Love" previously unreleased in Australia (later featured on Afterglow). Single sleeve contains complete lyrics to Together Alone which, notably, the album does not contain.

  1. "Private Universe (Radio Edit) - 3:59
  2. "Nails In My Feet (Live) - 4:38
  3. "In My Command (Live) - 3:40
  4. "Whispers and Moans (Live) - 4:40
  5. "I Am In Love - 4:36

US Jukebox 7" vinyl[edit]

Pressed onto orange vinyl.

  1. "Private Universe" - 3:59
  2. "Black & White Boy" - 4:00


Chart (1994–1995) Position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 46
Belgium (Flanders) (Ultratop)[4] 40


  1. ^ a b "New Release Summary – Product Available from: 31/10/94 (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 246)". (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  2. ^ a b " > Crowded House - Private Universe (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop Vlaanderen > Crowded House – Private Universe" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 

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