Split Enz discography

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Split Enz discography
Studio albums 9
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 11
Video albums 7
Music videos 25
Singles 32
B-sides 44
Tribute albums 5

This is a complete discography listing for Split Enz, a New Zealand originated experimental rock-pop group. Their creative output includes several albums, singles, music videos, compilations as well as having albums pay tribute by other artists.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Notes
NZL AUS CAN U.S. UK
1975 Mental Notes 7 35 Debut album, released in Australia and New Zealand only.
1976 Second Thoughts 18 25 Final album with Phil Judd, first international release
1977 Dizrythmia 3 18 First album with Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs, Malcolm Green
1979 Frenzy 13 24 Released in Australia and New Zealand only, first Split Enz album to sell gold in Australia (35,000+ units)
1980 True Colours 1 1 10 40 38
1981 Waiata/Corroboree 1 1 17 45 Released with the title Corroboree in Australia
1982 Time and Tide 1 1 4 58 71
Frenzy 49 U.S. and Canadian release only
1983 Conflicting Emotions 3 13 137
1984 See Ya 'Round 5 29


Note: All studio albums and the greatest hits compilation Spellbound received a digitally remastered re-release on 20 May 2006 with limited edition digipaks and some containing bonus tracks. Frenzy and Corroboree were also remixed, with an altered running order.

Live albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Fan Club specific[edit]

Box sets[edit]

  • 1993 Split Enz 1972-1979 (gold box set including Mental Notes, Second Thoughts, Dizrythmia, Frenzy, The Beginning Of The Enz and exclusive rarities collection Oddz And Enz, plus extensive history booklet)
  • 1993 Split Enz 1980-1984 (silver box set including True Colours, Corroboree, Time And Tide, Conflicting Emotions, See Ya 'round and exclusive rarities collection Rear Enz, plus extensive history booklet).
  • 2007 Enz to Enz - The Ultimate Split Enz Box Set

Semi-Official[edit]

Tribute albums[edit]

  • 1998 ENZSO 2 - A second collection of Split Enz songs alike ENZSO with different songs and performers with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
  • 2010 "He Will Have His Way" – A collection of songs as a follow up to She Will Have Her Way but with male artists and male-led bands.

Songs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Where available, chart positions are given for each country of release. A mark of " — " indicates the single was released in that country, but did not chart. Cells in dark grey indicate that the single was not released in that country.

Year Title Chart positions Notes from Album
NZL AUS CAN U.S. UK
1973 For You/Split Ends As Split Ends Non-album release
Sweet Talkin' Spoon Song/129 As Split Ends Non-album release
1975 No Bother to Me/Home Sweet Home Non-album release
Maybe/Titus Mental Notes
1976 Late Last Night/Time for a Change 93 Eventually re-recorded for Second Thoughts Non-album release
Matinee Idyll/Lovey Dovey Second Thoughts
1977 Another Great Divide/Stranger Than Fiction Non-album release
My Mistake/Crosswords 21 15 Dizrythmia
Bold as Brass/Sugar and Spice
1978 I See Red/Hermit McDermitt; Message Boy 43 15 Frenzy
1979 Give it a Whirl/Frenzy
Things/Semi Detached
1980 I Got You/Double Happy 1 1 13 53 12 US #50 (Cashbox) True Colours
I Hope I Never/Hypnotised; Carried Away 33 18
Nobody Takes Me Seriously/The Choral Sea
What's the Matter with You/Nobody Takes Me Seriously; The Choral Sea
One Step Ahead/In the Wars 6 5 47 104 Waiata
1981 Poor Boy/Missing Person (Live) True Colours
History Never Repeats/Holy Smoke 5 4 63 Waiata
I Don't Wanna Dance/Shark Attack; What's the Matter with You 65
Hard Act to Follow/Ghost Girl; Clumsy
Iris/Iris (mono version)
1982 Dirty Creature/Make Sense of It 3 6 Time and Tide
Six Months in a Leaky Boat/Fire Drill 7 2 7 104 83 US #81 (Cashbox)
Never Ceases to Amaze Me/I See Red (Live) 50
Hello Sandy Allen/I See Red (Live)
1983 Next Exit/Two of a Kind; Remember When 47 Non-album release
Strait Old Line/Parasite 15 42 Conflicting Emotions
1984 Message to My Girl/Kia Kaha 28 6
I Wake Up Every Night/Conflicting Emotions
I Walk Away/Over Drive 13 45 See Ya 'Round
One Mouth is Fed/This is Massive

Reissued singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
NZL AUS CAN U.S. UK
1989 "I See Red" 27 97
1997 "I Got You"
1999 "History Never Repeats" / "I See Red"

Unreleased songs[edit]

Those marked as * have since surfaced and been uploaded on YouTube.

  • "Amsterdam"
  • "Bergen aan Zee"* - Phil Judd (The bridge from this song was used in "History Never Repeats")
  • "Does Anyone Here Understand My Girlfriend?" - Paul Hester
  • "Eddie's Got The Horn" - Old Mill House jam
  • "Edible Flowers" - Tim Finn, Neil Finn (From the 1999 Split Enz sessions. Later released on the Finn Brothers album Everyone Is Here)
  • "Exaggerate" (aka "Exaggeration")
  • "Family Way"* - Tim Finn
  • "Fascination"
  • "The First To Say Gone" - Neil Finn (Later morphed into "Catherine Wheels", released on the Crowded House album Together Alone)
  • "Get Out Of My Way" (aka "Headstrong")
  • "Going Back Tomorrow" - Old Mill House jam
  • "Hassle Malcolm" - instrumental
  • "Hidden Blessings" - Tim Finn?
  • "How Come"* - Tim Finn
  • "The Instrumental" (aka "The Five Minute Wonder")
  • "Lawdy"
  • "Lord Nord" (From the 1999 Split Enz sessions)
  • "Nothing Lasts"* - Tim Finn
  • "Marks And Sparks"
  • "Murder" - Tim Finn
  • "My Darkest Day" - Neil Finn
  • "My Own Backyard" - Tim Finn
  • "The Old Mill House" - Old Mill House jam
  • "Outer Mongolia" - Tim Finn (partially recycled on "Murder" and 1982 B-side "Fire Drill")
  • "Platform Three" - Neil Finn
  • "Play It Strange"* - Phil Judd (on promo CD)
  • "Prophecy"* - Phil Judd
  • "Pus-head" - instrumental
  • "Sailing Away" - Tim Finn
  • "Sensational"
  • "Silent But Deadly" - Tim Finn, Neil Finn
  • "Snake Charm Boogie" - The Ninees (Neil Finn & Noel Crombie) (mentioned in Peter Green's online diary at frenz.com)
  • "Something So Strong" - Neil Finn (Later released as a single for Crowded House from the self-titled album)
  • "Sooner The Better"* - Mal Green
  • "Up Against A Brick Wall"*- Tim Finn
  • "When the Spirit Moves Us" - Tim Finn
  • "Who's Got The Biggest Bumhole of Us All?" - Old Mill House jam
  • "You And Your Long Lost Lover"* - Tim Finn
  • "Zodiatrical" - Unknown

Videography[edit]

Video compilations[edit]

Video cassette releases
  • 1980 Live In Concert (aka True Colours live) - live TV studio performance produced for TV program Nightmoves
  • 1982 Time and Tide Live - Canadian release
  • 1987 History Never Repeats - The Best of Split Enz (U.S. version)
  • 1989 History Never Repeats - The Best of Split Enz (Australia/New Zealand version)
  • 1993 Split Enz 1972-1992 (repackage of Australia/New Zealand version of History Never Repeats)
DVD releases
  • 2002 Split Enz (DVD)
  • 2007 One Out of the Bag - 2006 live concert performance at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - CD/DVD

Music videos[edit]

  • 1975 "Spellbound"
  • 1975 "Maybe"
  • 1975 "So Long For Now"
  • 1976 "Late Last Night" (Full colour version)
  • 1976 "Late Last Night" (Colour and sepia version)
  • 1976 "Sweet Dreams"
  • 1976 "Lovey Dovey"
  • 1977 "My Mistake"
  • 1977 "Bold as Brass"
  • 1977 "Crosswords"
  • 1977 "Jamboree"
  • 1978 "I See Red"
  • 1978 "Hermit McDermitt"
  • 1978 "Famous People"
  • 1978 "She Got Body She Got Soul"
  • 1979 "Give It a Whirl"
  • 1979 "Things"
  • 1980 "I Got You"
  • 1980 "I Hope I Never"
  • 1980 "One Step Ahead"
  • 1981 "History Never Repeats"
  • 1981 "I Don't Wanna Dance"
  • 1982 "Dirty Creature"
  • 1982 "Six Months in a Leaky Boat"
  • 1982 "Never Ceases to Amaze Me"
  • 1983 "Next Exit"
  • 1983 "Strait Old Line"
  • 1984 "Message to My Girl"
  • 1984 "I Walk Away"
  • 1989 "I See Red" (live)

Other works[edit]

Enzology

Enzology [1] is a ten-part radio documentary about Split Enz produced by Jeremy Ansell for Radio New Zealand. The program originally aired in Australia and New Zealand in 2005. The companion website used the cover art as design inspiration, and is currently (Jan/Feb 2008) hosting a podcast of all ten episodes.