One All

One All

by Neil Finn


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While he's served up his musical confections in a number of different guises over the past 20 years, Neil Finn remains, at his core, a purveyor of pure pop for now people. On this disc, a revamped version of One Nil, which was released overseas last year, he stays true to form, serving up something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. The final category holds some of the disc's best moments, particularly "Turn and Run," a rending ballad that teams Finn with Sheryl Crow. "Driving Me Mad" appropriates its shuffling rhythm from the streets of New Orleans, though it's the song's melody -- one of Finn's trademark off-kilter doozies -- that steals the spotlight. Much of the disc, such as the lovesick "Wherever You Are" and the lilting "Lullaby Requiem," falls into the dreamy, introspective territory that yielded Crowded House's most memorable material, with wisps of vocal drifting over the arrangements. But Finn does prove willing to kick things up a notch -- with the help of collaborators Wendy and Lisa Melvoin (best known for their stint in Prince and the Revolution), who are brilliantly showcased on "Last to Know," which snakes along with a Paisley Park-tinged gait, and the bright, breezy "Rest of the Day Off." Having summed up the last few chapters of his career on the live 7 Worlds Collide disc, Finn set himself up to open an entirely new book -- which he does with élan on One All.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2002
Label: Nettwerk Records
UPC: 0067003026529
catalogNumber: 30265

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Finn   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Harmonium,Vocals,Synthesizer Guitar,Vibes,chamberlain,Orchestra Bells,Optigan
Lisa Germano   Violin,Choir, Chorus,Wurlitzer
Jim Keltner   Drums,Vocals
Sheryl Crow   Accordion,Vocals
Tchad Blake   Rhythm
Lisa Coleman   Keyboards,Vocals
Mitchell Froom   Celeste,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,chamberlain,Wurlitzer,Pennyosley
Susannah Melvoin   Choir, Chorus
Wendy Melvoin   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Shaker,E-bow,Fuzz Guitar
Sebastian Steinberg   Bass
Lynn Williams   Vocal Director
Reg Mombassa   Slide Guitar
Liam Finn   Background Vocals
Shon Sullivan   Guitar,Keyboards
Scott McPherson   Drums

Technical Credits

Tchad Blake   Producer,Engineer
Neil Finn   Producer
Mitchell Froom   Producer
Neil Baldock   Engineer
Sam Gibson   Programming,Engineer,drum programming
Virginia Read   Engineer

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One All 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Neil Finn is a gifted songwriter with the best voice in the pop genre. So good in fact (the voice) that he harmonizes best with himself. If you're looking for anger, look elsewhere. If you want some memorable hooks and haunting melodies, try this one. And try his previous releases.
Guest More than 1 year ago
another perfect album from the guy who writes perfect songs and sings them in the perfect voice you only have to listen to it to love it!