Neil Finn’s solo al­bum a live first

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Neil Finn has an­nounced plans to broad­cast the ac­tual record­ing of his new solo al­bum, Out Of Si­lence, live on the in­ter­net.

Ev­ery Fri­day through­out Au­gust, Finn will be per­form­ing via livestream from his Round­head Studios in

Auck­land. The first three ses­sions will es­sen­tially be re­hearsals for the fourth ses­sion on Au­gust 25, dur­ing which the Kiwi icon will record the whole new al­bum in full view, live on the in­ter­net.

Finn will be joined in these ses­sions by a ‘back­ing group’ made up of fam­ily and friends, in­clud­ing Don McGlashan, Sam Scott (The Phoenix Foun­da­tion), Amelia Mur­ray (Faz­er­daze),

Tim Finn’s son Harper, Jimmy Barnes’ daugh­ter EJ, and more.

In a video posted to Twit­ter on Mon­day night, Finn men­tioned that the songs per­formed would also in­clude ‘‘a few old ones’’, and said that view­ers would be able to ‘‘com­mu­ni­cate with us in some form’’.

‘‘This is the room,’’ said Finn in the self-filmed video, shot as he wan­dered around Round­head Studios. ‘‘Ev­ery Fri­day in Au­gust, I’ll be gath­er­ing with some very good peo­ple - friends, fam­ily, ex­cel­lent singers, se­ri­ous mu­si­cians - and we’ll be work­ing to­wards the record­ing of an al­bum in one ses­sion on the 25th.’’

‘‘You can all watch, lis­ten, as we lay it down in about three hours. Un­til then I’m just go­ing to use the we­b­casts on ev­ery Fri­day be­fore that to kind of work a few songs up. I’m go­ing to throw a few old ones into the mix, go­ing to let you com­mu­ni­cate with us in some form - an in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence with any luck.’’

‘‘It’s all go­ing to hap­pen in this room - we’ll be full. Good peo­ple, good sounds - and by the end of the month there’ll be a new al­bum. It’s called Out Of Si­lence, 11 songs.’’

‘‘Watch us make it. Watch it de­velop, fol­low the progress. See you there.’’

Out Of Si­lence will pos­si­bly be the first stu­dio al­bum to ever be recorded in full in front of a livestream­ing au­di­ence. All four ses­sions can be viewed at Neil Finn’s Face­book page from 7pm New Zealand time on Au­gust 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Once recorded, Out Of Si­lence will be re­leased on the fol­low­ing Fri­day, Septem­ber 1.

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Neil Finn plans to broad­cast the ac­tual record­ing of his new solo al­bum via livestream on the in­ter­net.

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