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Released: September 17, 1983

Rating: 3.933 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: rock > adult alternative

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Album Tracks:

  1. Fraction Too Much Friction [4:14]
  2. Made My Day [3:25]
  3. Not for Nothing [3:28]
  4. In a Minor Key [3:46]
  5. Grand Adventures [3:52]
  6. Staring at the Embers [3:05]
  7. Wait and See [4:01]
  8. I Only Want to Know [4:05]
  9. Growing Pains [3:02]
  10. Through the Years [3:50]
All songs written by Tim Finn.


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
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peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 161
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • A Fraction Too Much Friction (9/17/83) --
  • In a Minor Key (?) --
  • Through the Years (?) --

Tim Finn
“Following Split Enz’s Time & Tide, Tim Finn took his first break from the band with Escapade, a collection of light pop songs, some of which dated back to the late '70s but never seemed to quite fit in the Enz format. A flawed though fun album, Escapade managed several hits in Australasia and Europe and revealed a considerably brighter, more mainstream aspect to Finn's writing. And while the album was successful and a satisfying diversion, it unquestionably served to derail the forward momentum of Split Enz and led to Finn's leaving the band the following year” (Woodstra).

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Related DMDB Links:

Previous Tim Finn-related album: Split Enz: Time and Tide (1982) Split Enz’ DMDB page Next Tim Finn-related album Split Enz: Conflicting Emotions (1983)

Tim Finn’s DMDB page Next Tim Finn album: “Big Canoe” (1986)

Last updated April 7, 2008.