Split Enz True ColoursOriginally released early in 1980, the first album from Split Enz marked the band’s emergence as a major force in Australian pop music, spending ten weeks in the number one spot.

The album’s chart success had a lot to do with newest member Neil Finn’s contributions as a songwriter; his I Got You, the album’s first single, also went to number one, providing a springboard for True Colours‘ ultimate success.

Saturation airplay for I Got You, I Hope I Never and Poor Boy on the nation’s new FM radio networks gave this great album maximum exposure over the following 12 months. To celebrate True Colours‘ 40th anniversary, four coloured vinyl editions will be released, while the CD version will include seven additional bonus tracks of in-concert performances.

The vinyl re-issues of True Colours by Split Enz are out July 31 via Warner.

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