Sting with Crowded House, circa 1987(?) Back row: Nick Seymour and Eddie Rayner.
Front row: Neil Finn, Sting and Paul Hester. (Thanks to Mark McCrite who kindly found the picture.)
Another way that the two are connected is by way of producer. Hugh Padgham not only produced many of Sting and the Police's records, but also the Enz's Conflicting Emotions and Time and Tide.nbsp (In fact, when I interviewed Tim Finn and Eddie Rayner for a 25 Years of Split Enz story, both stated that Pagham was their favourite Enz producer. Also interesting is the fact that Padgham produced McCartney's Press To Play, on which Eddie played keyboards, but that's another story isn't it? ; )
Another link between
Sting and Neil is refererred to in one of Sting's tour programmes. Sting
was asked whether his song All Four Seasons had anything to do with
the Crowded House song, Four
Seasons in One Day. Of course it was just a co-incidence and Sting then proceeded to joke that Neil was re-writing Every Breath you Take!
So there you have it folks, all the Sting/Neil Finn connections that I know of...but...if you know of any more, please email me.
Anne-Marie de Bruin
Another Sting & Neil Connection........
In the "Nothing like the Sun" Sting tour programme, (1987), Sting was asked for his "Current Listening" selections, to which he replied "Crowded House, Yo-Yo-Ma"! (Thanks to Jason Sheldon.)
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