Split Enz

Enz to Enz

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Split Enz had their catalog reissued as box sets before -- two separate ones, in fact, with the first collecting their '70s albums, the second their new wave hits of the '80s, each supplemented with a disc of rarities -- but 2007's Enz to Enz is rightly billed as the "Ultimate" Split Enz box set. This 11-disc set contains every one of the band's album, including the 1979 compilation of early rarities called The Beginning of the Enz, presented as slightly expanded remasters supervised by Eddie Rayner, plus it has the first official release of the legendary Rootin' Tootin' Luton Sessions, the demos Split Enz cut in 1978 after splitting with their label, management, and co-founder Phil Judd. The presence of the Luton Sessions would be enough enticement for the hardcore fan to purchase the box, but it was also released as a separate disc, as were the other ten discs in the set, which leaves Enz to Enz as a convenient way for fanatics to get all these excellent remasters in one handsome package.