Editors’ Notes From angular art-rock to the giddy embrace of '80s pop radio, New Zealand's most celebrated musical export blazed a gloriously eccentric trail to the top. Split Enz's theatrical early-'70s incarnation of face-painted harlequins was a collision of Phil Judd's art, Noel Crombie's costumes, Eddie Rayner's arrangements, and Tim Finn's ravishing pop sense. Joining in '77, his younger brother Neil ran with the latter. His No. 1 smash of '80, “I Got You,” preceded the True Colours album: an Oz/ NZ phenomenon that dragged the earlier likes of “I See Red” and “My Mistake” into a snowballing cache of classic hits. Three more albums scaled a rarefied peak of pop invention that flagged only after Tim's '84 departure.

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