Header

THE BEGINNINGS OF THE ENZ

Split Enz

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Split Enz The Beginnings of the Enz album cover
3.70 | 6 ratings | 3 reviews | 17% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy SPLIT ENZ Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Split Ends
2. For You
3. 129
4. Home Sweet Home
5. Sweet Talking Spoon Song
6. No Bother to Me
7. Malmsbury Villa
8. Lovy Dovy
9. Spellbound


Lyrics

Search SPLIT ENZ The Beginnings of the Enz lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search SPLIT ENZ The Beginnings of the Enz tabs

Line-up / Musicians


I Can't Provide Line-up because their were many throughout this compilation, and I would take a lot of research.

Releases information

A compilation of split ends songs relesed before their first studion album

Running Time: 29:34

Thanks to cheesecakemouse for the addition
Edit this entry

SPLIT ENZ MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy SPLIT ENZ The Beginnings of the Enz Music


History Never Repeats: The Best of Split EnzHistory Never Repeats: The Best of Split Enz
Remastered
A&M 1990
Audio CD$3.19
$0.01 (used)
True ColoursTrue Colours
Import
Universal UK 2003
Audio CD$5.44
$3.99 (used)
Spellbound: Very Best of Split EnzSpellbound: Very Best of Split Enz
Import · Remastered
Mushroom Records 2006
Audio CD$41.59 (used)
Time & TideTime & Tide
Import · Remastered
Mushroom Records 2007
Audio CD$11.97
$7.99 (used)
Rootin Tootin Luton TapesRootin Tootin Luton Tapes
Import
Imports 2011
Audio CD$49.99 (used)
True ColoursTrue Colours
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Mushroom Records 2007
Audio CD$11.44
$8.99 (used)
CorroboreeCorroboree
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Mushroom Records 2007
Audio CD$13.63
$9.99 (used)
Mental NotesMental Notes
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Mushroom Records 2007
Audio CD$11.83
$9.98 (used)
Best of Split EnzBest of Split Enz
Import
Chrysalis 1994
Audio CD$15.99
$0.16 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
SPLIT ENZ Second Thoughts 1992 Mushroom Records Australia 1st Press Oop CD 70s US $19.57 Buy It Now 1h 3m
History Never Repeats: The Best of Split Enz  HITS  Minty CD  New Case  Free Sh US $7.50 Buy It Now 1h 22m
SPLIT ENZ LP, True Colours 1980 and SPLIT ENZ Cassette,Time and Tide 1982, US $9.99 [0 bids]
1h 33m
SPLIT ENZ six months in a leaky boat 7" b/w make some sense of it (ams8216) pic US $8.52 Buy It Now 1h 58m
CROWDED HOUSE Now We're Getting Somewhere OZ 45 Promo 1986 / Split Enz US $18.70 Buy It Now 2h 9m
*******SALE! "I GOT YOU" by SPLIT ENZ 1980 NEW WAVE gem UNPLAYED MINT 45!******* US $2.99 Buy It Now 2h 24m
Split Enz-True Colours (VG+ Laser etched vinyl) US $10.00 Buy It Now 2h 28m
Phil Manzanera-K Scope-PROMO LP!w/sleeve!Split Enz/Finn/Roxy Music/King Crimson! US $3.99 Buy It Now 4h 21m
SPLIT ENZ / MY MISTAKE 1977 MUSHROOM RECORDS US $4.69 Buy It Now 4h 41m
Split Enz TRUE COLOURS--Laser Etched Holographic Vinyl LP 1980 Original press! US $5.99 [2 bids]
4h 41m
SPLIT ENZ VINYL tue colours LP LASER ETCHED Record ExEx SHIPS US FREE promo US $29.99 [0 bids]
US $39.99 Buy It Now
4h 52m
Maiden Australia (Cassette, 1983) Split Enz, Jo Jo Zep, Skyhooks, Renee Geyer US $5.99 [0 bids]
5h 8m
SPLIT ENZ - True Colours original US 8-TR tape cartridge EX US $4.00 [1 bids]
6h 25m
SPLIT ENZ TRUE COLOURS VINYL ALBUM RECORD FREE SHIPPING US $10.49 [0 bids]
US $13.65 Buy It Now
6h 38m
Split Enz - Enz Of An Era Lp Aust Mushroom RML52027 US $14.06 Buy It Now 7h 21m
H-BLOCK 101 - KOKA-KOLONISATION - OZ 5 TRK CD - PUNK - OI - SPLIT ENZ COVER US $12.17 Buy It Now 8h 41m
SPLIT ENZ:THE LIVING ENZ DOUBLE LP:RML-55008:MUSHROOM RECORDS US $23.90 Buy It Now 9h 50m
SPLIT ENZ beginning of the enz LP 9 track but has some creasing,sticker mark and US $8.52 Buy It Now 14h 17m
SPLIT ENZ conflicting emotions LP 10 track promo but writing on label and slight US $8.52 Buy It Now 14h 17m
CROWDED HOUSE Don't Dream It's Over / That's What I Call Love OZ 45 / Split Enz US $9.33 Buy It Now 14h 18m
SPLIT ENZ Condflicting Emotions US $15.34 Buy It Now 14h 30m
SPLIT ENZ/CONFLICTING EMOTIONS UK AMLX64963 US $12.00 Buy It Now 15h 21m
SPLIT ENZ CONFLICTING EMOTIONS a&m A2 Lp ex US $13.63 Buy It Now 15h 53m
7"-Single SPLIT ENZ History Never Repeats MINT Laser-etched vinyl CROWDED HOUSE US $7.99 Buy It Now 16h 5m
SPLIT ENZ/DIZRYTHMIA UK CHR1145 US $12.00 Buy It Now 16h 14m
SPLIT ENZ/THE BEST OF SPLIT ENZ US SP2389 US $12.00 Buy It Now 16h 23m
SPLIT ENZ - TRUE COLOURS 1979 OZ LP M- COND UNIQUE LASER-ETCHED SPECIAL EDITION US $37.48 Buy It Now 16h 44m
SPLIT ENZ: HISTORY NEVER REPEATS[BEST OF] I SEE RED,SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT+] US $9.99 Buy It Now 17h 56m
1986 TIM FINN (Split Enz/Crowded House) Big Canoe - Press Advert - Poster Size US $15.34 Buy It Now 18h 21m
History Never Repeats: The Best of Split Enz, Split Enz, Very Good Original reco US $0.99 [0 bids]
19h 24m
TIM FINN (Split Enz / Crowded House) - Escapade by Tim Finn (Mushroom, no UPC) US $3.99 [0 bids]
19h 32m
SPLIT ENZ - True Colours (US pressing) US $3.99 [0 bids]
19h 32m
Split Enz A&M Promo 45 Record #2252 VG+ I Got You US $12.00 Buy It Now 20h 12m
Split Enz Time and Tide 1982 A&M SP 4894 US $14.90 Buy It Now 21h 9m
True Colours by Split Enz (CD, Jun-2004, Universal Special Products) US $0.99 [1 bids]
21h 34m
WAIATA Split Enz LP Vinyl NM Cover NM SP 4848 A+M US $7.99 Buy It Now 21h 40m
Enzso: Classical Split Enz, Enzso, Good Enhanced US $4.36 Buy It Now 22h 23m
Tim Finn CD..SELF TITLED..THE FIXX..SPLIT ENZ US $4.99 Buy It Now 22h 58m
SPLIT ENZ UK 1981 ETCHED DISC 7" Single History Never Repeats US $5.55 Buy It Now 23h 2m
NEIL FINN - Try Whistling This CD (1998) Split Enz, Crowded House - NEW SEALED US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $6.99 Buy It Now
23h 24m
Split Enz Conflicting Emotions LP 1983 A&M SP 4963 Shrink Vinyl Record US $8.99 Buy It Now 23h 26m
Split Enz - Time and Tide @1982 Mushroom Records LP Vinyl Japan US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ Mental Notes PROMO LP US $8.99 [0 bids]
US $11.99 Buy It Now
1 day
SPLIT ENZ TIME AND TIDE (NM) US $2.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Split Enz History Never Repeats: Best of.. vinyl LP EX 1987 US $6.95 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ original promo vinyl lp MENTAL NOTES US $7.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Split Enz "Dizrythmia" vinyl LP, good shape 1977 Chrysalis Records US $3.33 [0 bids]
1 day
Split Enz - History Never Repeats Orig 87 No UPC Not RE Crowded House Finn US $3.00 [0 bids]
1 day
CROWDED HOUSE - PLATINUM CD NEIL FINN (SPLIT ENZ) *NEW* US $11.75 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ Waiata 1st US press A&M lilac cover Neil Finn, Crowded House US $7.95 [0 bids]
1 day
SPLIT ENZ Time And Tide 1st press A&M Neil Finn, Crowded House US $3.95 [0 bids]
1 day
Tim Finn Split Enz - Say It Is So - U.S. cd - RARE! US $5.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Neil Finn "Split Enz,Crowded House,Neil Finn" PROMO CD US $9.42 Buy It Now 1 day
NEIL FINN Sinner PROMO CD SINGLE Try Whistling This SPLIT ENZ Crowded House 1998 US $1.39 Buy It Now 1 day
TIM FINN Not Even Close PROMO CD SINGLE Crowded House SPLIT ENZ Aussie POP ROCK US $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
FINN BROTHERS Only Talking Sense PROMO CD SINGLE Finn CROWDED HOUSE Split Enz US $1.79 Buy It Now 1 day
Split Enz - True Colours on A&M Records 1980 NM US $5.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Finn by Finn (New Zealand) Us Cd Split Enz , Crowded House US $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ " LASER ETCHED DISC" ONE STEP AHEAD " EX+ COND.IN Or.PIC SL. US $6.74 Buy It Now 1 day
THE BALLADS VOL 3 - 2 CD KYLIE MINOGUE NICK CAVE SPLIT ENZ JAMES REYNE CD US $9.13 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ Extravagenza 2CD BRAND NEW Live 1993 Liberation Blue US $20.24 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ - 45 VINYL RECORD - ONE STEP AHEAD US $3.19 [0 bids]
1 day
SPLIT ENZ_True Colours_used cassette_ships from AUSTRALIA! US $11.25 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ - Mental Notes AUSTRALIA 1ST CD 1992 MUSHROOM RECORDS, MUSH32329.2 US $18.88 Buy It Now 1 day
Split Enz Time And Tide (LP) US $8.45 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ (OZ CD) THE BEGINNING OF THE ENZ - PRE- BARCODE US $14.01 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ - ANNIVERSARY (IMPORT) NEW CD US $27.80 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ - I GOT YOU 1979 VINYL/COVER EX/CON US $1.69 [0 bids]
1 day
Split Enz Waiata Lp Vinyl Record Album bi1 A&M SP-4848 US $3.79 [0 bids]
US $5.00 Buy It Now
1 day
split enz - true colors (US)1980 LP a&m sp-4822 etched vinyl NM US $5.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Split Enz - Stanger Than Fiction CD New Zealand Pop/Rock US $2.99 [0 bids]
1 day
SPLIT ENZ - WAIATA [LP vinyl, A&M SP 3255, 1981, (co)] US $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ - CONFLICTING EMOTIONS ( LP A&M SP 4963) US $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Tim Finn Escapade Cd Split Enz US $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Frenzy by Split Enz (CD, Dec-1991, Mushroom) New Wave - Sealed NEW US $24.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ mental notes CHR 1131 1st press green labels uk chrysalis LP PS EX/EX- US $25.70 Buy It Now 1 day
Split Enz "Waiata" Original LP US $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Split Enz - Anniversary [CD New] US $22.85 Buy It Now 1 day
NM LP~SPLIT ENZ~Waiata~[Original 1981 A&M Issue]~ US $5.97 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ Waiata USA A&M Promo 1981 LP w/ One Step Ahead + History Never Repeats US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Split Enz: What's The Matter with You / The Choral Sea 7" 45 VG++ Canada A US $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Split Enz LP Waiata 1981 Crowded House Tim Finn VG++ US $6.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Free S&H Split Enz 'WAIATA' UNGRADED US $119.14 Buy It Now 1 day
Split Enz Waiata Near Mint US $7.50 Buy It Now 1 day
SPLIT ENZ my mistake 12" 3 trk b/w crosswords and the woman who loves you (chs21 US $8.52 Buy It Now 1 day
Split Enz - I Got You 7" Single 1979 US $15.36 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ True Colours 1980 A&M LASER ETCHED Vinyl LP - Original Yellow Cover US $11.49 Buy It Now 2 days
LN! History Never Repeats CD The Best of Split Enz 1987 US $8.95 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ IN THE WARS NM LASER "COOL" VINYL INTL SHIP VEG 102 ACL US $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ I HOPE I NEVER CHORAL SEA NM USA 45RPM VEI 38 ACL US $24.69 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ - TRUE COLOURS NEW CD US $17.04 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ: Dirty Creature/Lost For Words new wave vinyl US $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ: One Step Ahead/Clumsy new wave vinyl US $14.00 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ: Hard Act To Follow/Ghost Girl (rock vinyl 45) US $14.00 Buy It Now 2 days
History Never Repeats: The Best of Split Enz by Split Enz (CD, 1987, A US $3.99 Buy It Now 2 days
True Colours by Split Enz (EARLY PRESSING CD/Japan, 1983?, A&M) US $18.99 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ: True Colours (punk new wave VG++ laser etched vinyl LP SP-4822) US $11.00 Buy It Now 2 days
SPLIT ENZ True Colors ROCK LP Shrink A&M Laser Etched ORIG. INNER SLEEVE US $7.00 [0 bids]
2 days
A&M-3153- SPLIT ENZ Frenzy OOP USED 12" Vinyl Record Rock US $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
NEW - Songs of Split Enz by Enzso US $5.96 Buy It Now 2 days

More places to buy SPLIT ENZ music online Buy SPLIT ENZ & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for SPLIT ENZ DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

SPLIT ENZ The Beginnings of the Enz ratings distribution


3.70
(6 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
17%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (17%)
17%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

SPLIT ENZ The Beginnings of the Enz reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by russellk
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars SPLIT ENZ are New Zealand's best, and certainly most original, musical export (sorry Kiri and Hayley), and a band whose 70s output will appeal to crossover prog/art rock lovers. Like many young New Zealanders at the time, Brian (later TIM) FINN and PHIL JUDD avidly absorbed the revolutionary new music coming from overseas, and melded these influences into a uniquely New Zealand amalgam of outrageous musical pastiches with understated lyrics, seasoned with the typical self-conscious, offbeat, bizarre Kiwi sense of humour.

This 28-minute compilation gathers the band's earliest recorded music, from their initial singles, in a package designed to appeal to SPIT ENZ completists. It's a little better than that, though, due to the inimitable vibrancy of the compositions, without ever being outstanding. This is bite-sized ENZ, as one would expect from the format they were extracted from.

The first I heard of the band was in 1973 as contestants in the television programme 'New Faces', in which luminaries of the NZ music scene judged up and coming bands. Frankly, I couldn't believe my ears. For the first time I heard Kiwi music that I could identify with - and the band came stone cold last in the grand final. Says something about us, I think. They played 'Sweet Talking Spoon Song', a vaudeville number, and '129' (later to become 'Matinee Idol (129)'), both wonderful tracks. These two tracks, along with the art-rock 'No Bother To Me' - my favourite from this album, despite the overdone rotating speaker effect - and an early version of 'Spellbound' (with JUDD on vocals) - the only real 'prog' track on the album - are well worth your time.

One of the more important aspects of the band isn't immediately apparent from the music itself, though the cover gives it away. Their stage performances were outrageously zany, over-the-top shows designed to hide behind, involving elaborate makeup, costumes and tomfoolery. Fabulous stuff. Another early strength of the band was the dual vocals of FINN and JUDD, their very different affectations giving songs variation and individual colouring. All in all, this is a useful retrospective, showcasing the formation and early struggles of what would become a splendid band.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to russellk (BETA) | Report this review (#180998) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, August 28, 2008

Latest members reviews

4 stars (3.5 stars) Noting that this album only had four ratings on this site, I felt somewhat compelled to promote its' evidently little known virtues. Unlike some other compilations of early recordings, this one does not simply reflect the raw and tentative beginnings of a band that would evolve into a ma ... (read more)

Report this review (#699070) | Posted by filster8 | Thursday, March 29, 2012 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is certainly about Beginnings, Split Ends (as they originally spelt it) started of as progressive folk bands, you can hear their humble beginnings with flute and vioin on the track Split Ends (with which the band named itself after that song) this is before even Eddie Raynor and Noel Crom ... (read more)

Report this review (#122819) | Posted by Cheesecakemouse | Sunday, May 20, 2007 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of SPLIT ENZ "The Beginnings of the Enz"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.36 seconds