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Neil Finn enlists Wilco & Radiohead for new 7 Worlds Collide, heads explode everywhere

on July 30, 2009, 9:05am

Neil Finn is no ordinary Kiwi musician. In fact, the man behind Crowded House is a warlock who controls the universe — with Mana and mandolin playing. Really, there’s no other theory that can explain how he’s managed to one-up his 2001 project, 7 Worlds Collide. But, he has, and on September 29th, The Sun Came Out arrives, bringing together musical forces Wilco and Radiohead.

While 2001 featured Eddie Vedder, The Smiths’ Johnny Marr alongside Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway from Radiohead, the ’09 model trades the grunge rumblings of Vedder for the alt-country goodness of Wilco, and songstress KT Tunstall, Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, and Augie March’s Glenn Richards tag along for the ride, too.

Like other supernova ensembles, each of the album’s big names takes a turn behind the mic. Whether it’s Selway being backed by Wilco (“The Ties That Binds Us”), a song written by Tweedy and Marr (“Too Blue”) or O’Brien and Finn teaming on “Bodhisattva Blues”, this musical cornucopia can feed any truly starved fan — and literally, too, as all the proceeds go to the charity Oxfam. Genius or generous? You be the judge.

Can’t wait ’til the next month over? Enjoy a sneak peek with the behind-the-scenes video below, and hit up 7 Worlds Collide’s MySpace for more samples and videos.

The Sun Came Out Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. Too Blue
02. You Never Know
03. Little By Little
04. Learn To Crawl
05. Black Silk Ribbon
06. Girl, Make Your Own Mind Up
07. Run In The Dust
08. Red Wine Bottle
09. The Ties That Bind Us
10. Reptile
11. Bodhisattva Blues
12. What Could Have Been

Disc 2
01. All Comedians Suffer
02. Duxton Blues
03. Hazel Black
04. Riding The Wave
05. The Witching Hour
06. Over And Done
07. Change Of Heart
08. Don’t Forget Me
09. Long Time Gone
10. The Cobbler
11. 3 Worlds Collide
12. The Water

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