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ALT Altitude

Like King Creosote and Jon Hopkins’ Diamond Mine or Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s Raising Sand, Altitude captures an unrepeatable moment of divine serendipity.

Pete Paphides, Needle Mythology
Alt Altitude LP Sticker
Alt Altitude LP Sticker

We are proud to announce the very first vinyl release of Alt – the collaborative album by ALT, an ad hoc trio of kindred spirits comprising Andy White, Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers) and Tim Finn (Split Enz/Finn/Crowded House).

ALT came together in Dublin when Tim Finn stayed at the flat shared by Andy White and Liam Ó Maonlaí. After cementing their friendship, the three decamped to Tim’s studio in Melbourne, where the songs on Altitude were recorded.

All the instruments on Altitude were played by White, Ó Maonlaí and Finn. Originally released on CD in 1995, this deluxe reissue of Altitude has been remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios and pressed onto 2 x 180g vinyl at The Vinyl Factory.

The newly remastered version of Altitude features five additional bonus tracks from the original sessions. Three songs are previously unreleased in any form. The remaining two were only available on the 1995 Japanese CD release.

Some of the best singer-songwriter driven alternative rock of that fertile period.

Rock & Roll Globe, NYC

NEMYLP010 – Heavyweight vinyl pressing (@ Vinyl Factory) 


  1. We’re All Men
  2. Penelope Tree
  3. When the Winter Comes
  4. Favourite Girl
  5. Swim 


  1. The Refuge Tree
  2. What You’ve Done
  3. Second Swim
  4. Girlfriend Guru
  5. Mandala


  1. I Decided to Fly
  2. The Day You Were Born
  3. Halfway Round the World
  4. Many’s the Time 


  1. The Future is Broken
  2. Girlfriend Guru (alt version) *
  3. Mandala (alt version) *
  4. The Glad-Eyed Maid *

* Previously unreleased


  1. We’re All Men
  2. Penelope Tree
  3. When the Winter Comes
  4. Favourite Girl
  5. Swim 
  6. The Refuge Tree
  7. What You’ve Done
  8. Second Swim
  9. Girlfriend Guru
  10. Mandala
  11. I Decided to Fly
  12. The Day You Were Born
  13. Halfway Round the World
  14. Many’s the Time 
  15. The Future is Broken
  16. Girlfriend Guru (alt version) *
  17. Mandala (alt version) *
  18. The Glad-Eyed Maid *

* Previously unreleased

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