Sun out soon

Crowded House frontman Neil Finn has collaborated with the Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Radiohead’s Phil Selway and Ed O’Brien and new additions Wilco to produce a double-disc collection called The Sun Came Out, proceeds of which will benefit Oxfam. Eight years after the first 7 Worlds Collide project, the latest album was recorded over a three-week stretch in New Zealand around Christmas 2008 with British singer/songwriter KT Tunstall, Finn’s brother Tim and son Liam (who recently opened for Eddie Vedder, who appeared on the 7 Worlds Collide album in 2001), Lisa Germano, Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg and Augie March guitarist Glenn Richards all contributing to the sessions. Rolling Stone says the central figure of the album is Neil Finn, who features on most tracks. “It’s Neil. It all comes from him. There’s something about him that made everyone open up creatively,” Tunstall said of Finn. The Sun Came Out is due out September 29.


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Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter

Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter

Singapore-based New Zealander Linda Collins wrote Loss Adjustment, about the suicide of her 17-year-old daughter, as part of a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the prestigious International Institute of…