In celebration of Crowded House's 30th anniversary, all vinyl re-issues have been cut from the original analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios on 180 gram vinyl. Crowded House, the band's platinum debut album, included the hits "Don't Dream It's Over" and "Something So Strong." Crowded House formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1985. The founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn (vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester (drums) and Nick Seymour (bass). Originally active from 1985 to 1996, the band had consistent commercial and critical success in Australia and New Zealand and international chart success as well.