Split Enz ‎– True Colours

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In 1980 the band released their USA LP with 4 different colors schemes for cover and the vinyl was Laser etched with Holographic patterns.

Tracklist

Shark Attack 2:52
I Got You 3:24
What's The Matter With You 3:02
Double Happy 3:15
I Wouldn't Dream Of It 3:14
I Hope I Never 4:26
Nobody Takes Me Seriously 3:24
Missing Person 3:32
Poor Boy 3:19
How Can I Resist Her 3:26
The Choral Sea 4:29

Versions (111)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
L37167, L 37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Yel) Mushroom, Mushroom L37167, L 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
60.176 Split Enz Colores Verdaderos(Cass, Album) A&M Records 60.176 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
20.176 Split Enz Colores Verdaderos(LP, Album) A&M Records 20.176 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
8T-4822 Split Enz True Colours(8-Trk, Album) A&M Records 8T-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
S-124634, 8T-4822 Split Enz True Colours(8-Trk, Club) A&M Records, A&M Records S-124634, 8T-4822 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
C 37167, C37167 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album) Mushroom, Mushroom C 37167, C37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
CENZ 1 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album) Polydor CENZ 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
CS-3235 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album) A&M Records CS-3235 US 1980 Sell This Version
CS-3235 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album) A&M Records CS-3235 US 1980 Sell This Version
1PCS 4822 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album) A&M Records 1PCS 4822 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
CENZ 1 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album) Polydor CENZ 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
VPCS 4822 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album, ) A&M Records VPCS 4822 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
CAM 64822 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album, Dol) A&M Records CAM 64822 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CS-4822 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album, Dol) A&M Records CS-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
CS-4822 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album, Dol) A&M Records CS-4822 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
393 235-4 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album, Red) A&M Records 393 235-4 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4822 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 68422 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH 68422 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
AMLS-48022 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLS-48022 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
393 235-1 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album) A&M Records 393 235-1 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH 64822 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
SPJ 4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Aud) A&M Records SPJ 4822 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
L37167, L 37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Blu) Mushroom, Mushroom L37167, L 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Blu) A&M Records AMLH 64822 UK 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822, SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Blu) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLH 64822, SP-4822 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
ENZ 1 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Blu) Polydor, Mushroom ENZ 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Blu) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Blu) A&M Records AMLH 64822 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ENZ 1 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Col) Polydor, Mushroom ENZ 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etc) A&M Records AMLH 64822 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch) A&M Records AMLH 64822 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Blu) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822, SP 4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Blu) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-4822, SP 4822 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Blu) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Blu) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
AY 28001, SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Blu) A&M Records, A&M Records AY 28001, SP-4822 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Blu) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
L 42001 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Ltd) Mushroom L 42001 Australia & New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822, SP 4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, MP, Etc) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-4822, SP 4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
AY-28001, SP 4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Promo, Pur) A&M Records, A&M Records AY-28001, SP 4822 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Pur) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP 4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Pur) A&M Records SP 4822 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
AY-28001, SP 4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Pur) A&M Records, A&M Records AY-28001, SP 4822 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Pur) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP 4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Red) A&M Records SP 4822 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SP 4822, SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Red) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 4822, SP-4822 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Red) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Red) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Red) A&M Records AMLH 64822 UK 1980 Sell This Version
AY 28001, SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Red) A&M Records, A&M Records AY 28001, SP-4822 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 68422 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Vio) A&M Records AMLH 68422 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Yel) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822, SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Yel) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLH 64822, SP-4822 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Yel) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
AY 28001, SP-4822, SP 4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Yel) A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records AY 28001, SP-4822, SP 4822 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
SP 4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Yel) A&M Records SP 4822 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Yel) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Yel) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
L37167, L 37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Lim) Mushroom, Mushroom L37167, L 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
L37167, L 37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Mau) Mushroom, Mushroom L37167, L 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
L37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Pin) Mushroom L37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
L37167, L 37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Promo, B&W) Mushroom, Mushroom L37167, L 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Pur) A&M Records AMLH 64822 UK 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Pur) A&M Records AMLH 64822 UK 1980 Sell This Version
L37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Pur) Mushroom L37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
ENZ 1 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Pur) Polydor, Mushroom ENZ 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822, AML 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Pur) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLH 64822, AML 64822 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
L37167, L 37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, RE) Mushroom, Mushroom L37167, L 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
SP-3235 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records SP-3235 US 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Red) A&M Records AMLH 64822 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ENZ 1 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Red) Polydor, Mushroom ENZ 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
L37167, L 37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Red) Mushroom, Mushroom L37167, L 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
L37167, L 37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Sil) Mushroom, Mushroom L37167, L 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
SP 04822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, TP) A&M Records SP 04822 US 1980 Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Yel) A&M Records SP-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
L37167, L 37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Yel) Mushroom, Mushroom L37167, L 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
AMP-28018, SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Yel) A&M Records, A&M Records AMP-28018, SP-4822 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Yel) A&M Records AMLH 64822 1980 Sell This Version
SP-3235 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, RE, Ind) A&M Records SP-3235 US 1984 Sell This Version
393 235-1 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, RE, Blu) A&M Records 393 235-1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
393235-2 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album) A&M Records 393235-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
CDA 3235 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album) A&M Records CDA 3235 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PCCY-10050 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album) A&M Records PCCY-10050 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
393 235-2 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE) Spectrum Music (2), Universal 393 235-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
337982 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE, RM) Festival Mushroom Records 337982 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
5101136362 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Warner Strategic Marketing, Mushroom 5101136362 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
5101137552 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Warner Strategic Marketing 5101137552 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
5419708114 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RM, 40t) Warner Music Australia 5419708114 Australia 2020 Sell This Version
5419707419 Split Enz True Colours(LP, 40t) Warner Music Australia 5419707419 Australia 2020 Sell This Version
5419707416 Split Enz True Colours(LP, 40t) Warner Music Australia 5419707416 Australia 2020 Sell This Version
5419707418 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, RE, 40t) Warner Music 5419707418 Australia & New Zealand 2020 Sell This Version
5419707417 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, RE, 40t) Warner Music Australia 5419707417 Australia 2020 Sell This Version
5419707420 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Ltd, Pic, Rei) Warner Music Australia 5419707420 Australia & New Zealand 2020 Sell This Version
393 235-2 Split Enz True Colours (CD, Album, RE) Spectrum Music (2), Universal 393 235-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Split Enz True Colours(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Virgin EMI Records none Canada Unknown
TVD 91019, (RMD 51019) Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album) Mushroom, Mushroom TVD 91019, (RMD 51019) Australia Unknown Sell This Version
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393235-2 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records 393235-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
393 235-2 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE) Spectrum Music (2), Universal 393 235-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MUSH32338.2 Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE) Mushroom MUSH32338.2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CMID 130, 393 235-4 Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) A&M Records, A&M Records CMID 130, 393 235-4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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L37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Pur) Mushroom L37167 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
L37167 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, RE) Mushroom L37167 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
SP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Etch, Promo) Mushroom SP-4822 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Tim_Best_

Tim_Best_

May 5, 2021
referencing True Colours, LP, Album, RE, L37167, L 37167
My copy is made in Australia, L 37167, purple with yellow, and a yellow circle on the rear (not orange), but with a different label. The label says 1979 Mushroom Records, and the label is cream with mushrooms and vibe leaves.
geoffcb

geoffcb

April 15, 2021
referencing True Colours, LP, 40t, 5419707419
Looks nice. IMO pretty ordinary remix. Drums (especially snare) muted, too much midrange, and stereo imaging pretty poor.
XETSOF

XETSOF

December 12, 2020
edited 6 months ago
referencing True Colours, LP, Album, RE, 40t, 5419707417

I can only laugh at this release.. Most Australian record companies have been shit for years, and here we are 50 years later and nothing has changed. Noisy, slut vinyl, ticks and pops everywhere, and not even a printed inner sleeve. Even worse than I expected. Split Enz should be ashamed they even let this get to the point of reissue in its current state. 0/10. Don’t waste your money.
BellePiec

BellePiec

October 30, 2020
referencing True Colours, CD, Album, RE, RM, Jew, 5101137552
Album artwork for this release was worked on by Belle Piec when working for Traffic Design Studios with Noel Crombie from Split Enz. Booklet Design was all by Belle Piec, approved by Noel Crombie.
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 23, 2020
referencing True Colours, LP, Album, Etch, SP-4822

Back home in New Zealan, and Australia, I'm sure Split Enz are YUGE, and agreed upon by all as THE seminal Kiwi pop act, everywhere else they’d be considered a cult band. Formed in 1972, the group was started by Tim Finn and Phil Judd and were, at first, an all acoustic ensemble. Their sound incorporated a whimsical Beatles-influenced skiffle pop sensibility along with an often frantically complex song structure and twitchy vocals. They could be described as “music hall meets prog rock meets a circus act” although this is only kinda/sorta in the ballpark. The music of early Split Enz was uniquely unique.

No other band looked like they did either, not even during the glam rock era, with their angular clothes and makeup inspired by German Expressionist cinema and Surrealis, to say Split Enz stood out would be an understatement. Here was a band that looked as weird, or weirder than even Alice Cooper, Sparks or The New York Dolls. Their seriously oddball art-directed look during the earlier phase of their career predated Klaus Nomi’s similar getup by several years. The same can be said for how their shtick comes a few years prior to Richard and Danny Elfman’s similar-ish Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. These guys were doing something incredibly odd forty plus years ago; and incredibly forward-looking, too.

They never really were “in style” save for a few years where a toned down Split Enz reached worldwide cult status during the “New Wave” era, first with their immortal hit “I Got You” and then with songs like “Six Months In A Leaky Boat,” “History Never Repeats” and the albums True Colours, Waiata and Time & Tide. After the end of the Enz, Neil Finn would go on to form the even more successful Crowded House. From time to time there’s a Split Enz reunion, though without the antics.

I’ve got the etched vinyl album, though I have to admit that today, looking at the jacket, I can’t remember a single song, it was all laced with so much hype, coming out during a time when no one was sure of the course of modern music, where I’m just glad music got back on its feet and I wasn’t relegated to listening to this sort of themed exuberance with youthful alienation forever. All and all, it’s not a comfortable album, where not having it around is like a breath of fresh air, though in 1980, along with cocaine, it was simply everywhere, and couldn’t disappear quickly enough.

Review by Jenell Kesler
kwsimms

kwsimms

October 10, 2020
referencing True Colours, LP, Ltd, Pic, Rei, 5419707420
This LP ought to be listed under the True Colours section
amurr586

amurr586

September 1, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing True Colours, CD, Album, RM, 40t, 5419708114

This is an impressive new album mix by Eddie Rayner. For me it is a marked improvement over the the 2006 remaster which by comparison sounds a little muddy in places. The songs certainly sound more vibrant on the 40th Anniversary remix in terms of crystal clear instrumentation and vocals as if they were recorded just yesterday. The biggest difference on a few songs is the level of certain elements within the mix; for example on "Shark Attack" Crombie's percussion is louder and clearer during the chorus segments which may take a listen or two to get used to.

I was initially sceptical of tacking unrelated live tracks onto the end of the CD but they too sound pristinely recorded and mastered with a broad share of composition credits across the two Finns, Griggs, Crombie plus Rayner himself. They are a nice bonus if you've purchased the CD edition particularly for a live version of the proto-Crowded House "I Walk Away".

This was clearly a risky proposition remixing a landmark album but I think Rayner has managed admirably. A great sounding CD and recommended.
kiwivinyluser

kiwivinyluser

August 9, 2020
referencing True Colours, LP, Album, RE, 40t, 5419707417

very good pressing. Good sleeve and out. Wish it came with a poster or insert. Overall worth the money.
bap59

bap59

December 17, 2016
referencing True Colours, LP, Album, Yel, SP-4822
I have version with these Matrix / Runout marks but with Purple cover
vinylphile69

vinylphile69

January 6, 2015
referencing True Colours, CD, Album, CD 4822
I have this exact CD made in Japan by Denon but the case back has a bar code.