Split Enz ‎– Corroboree / Waiata (1981)

Waiata (aka Corroboree) is the sixth album by Split Enz, released in March 1981 on Mushroom Records in Oceania and A&M in the Northern Hemisphere. The album was titled Waiata in New Zealand and Corroboree in Australia, respectively the Maori and Aborigine words for song. According to percussionist and art director Noel Crombie, the plan was to title the album after the native translation in each country, hence multiple titles, but this was not pursued by A&M, which used the New Zealand title.

Waiata generated two Oceanic hit singles: “One Step Ahead” (OZ #5, NZ #6) and “History Never Repeats” (OZ #4, NZ #5), respectively the 12th and 28th videos aired on US cable network MTV during its first day of broadcast on August 1, 1981.

B4. “Ghost Girl” (4:25) | Writer: Tim Finn


A1. “Hard Act to Follow” (3:17)
A2. “One Step Ahead” (2:52)
A3. “I Don’t Wanna Dance” (3:31)
A4. “Iris” (2:49)
A5. “Wail” (2:50)
A6. “Clumsy” (3:30)
B1. “History Never Repeats” (2:57)
B2. “Walking Through the Ruins” (4:07)
B3. “Ships” (3:00)
B4. “Ghost Girl” (4:25)
B5. “Albert of India” (4:04)

Tim Finn — vocals
Neil Finn — guitar, vocals
Eddie Rayner — keyboards
Noel Crombie — percussion
Malcolm Green — drums
Nigel Griggs — bass guitar

Dave Tickle — producer, engineer

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