Message to My Girl

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

The EnzSo project, in which the New Zealand Symphony (under the direction of Enz keyboardist Eddie Rayner) performed Split Enz songs in orchestral arrangements, was a surprise success in Australia and New Zealand. As a result, two CD singles were released from the album -- not a normal occurrence for projects of this sort. "Poor Boy," featuring vocals by its songwriter, Neil Finn, combines the track with two others -- "Stranger Than Fiction" (with Tim Finn, Neil Finn, and Sam Hunt on vocals) and the sublime-in-any-setting "Time for a Change" (with Tim Finn on vocals). Unfortunately, all of the tracks appear on the album, so this release is really only of interest to diehard collectors who have to possess every Enz-related release.