Split Enz

Anniversary

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Recorded live during the band's 20th anniversary tour of New Zealand in March 1993, Anniversary serves mainly as a souvenir for longtime fans. There are some interesting song choices, such as the never-before-released "Best Friend" and the rarely heard first single "Split Ends," but the band seems to lack the energy of their prime. Additionally, due to a recording problem that improperly miked the audience, canned applause and cheering had to be added on the album, leaving an artificial feel. Nevertheless, fans will delight in this release if only for the rare inspired moments. Living Enz is still a better representation of the band's live shows.

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