The Church - Discography (MP3) (37 albums) 1981 - 2009 MP3/Flac


The Church
Profile:
Australian indie rock band formed in Canberra in 1980.
Members:
Ian Haug, Jay Dee Daugherty, Marty Willson-Piper, Nick Ward, Peter Koppes, Richard Ploog, Steve Kilbey, Tim Powles
Variations:
The Church
Church


The Church are an Australian psychedelic rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. Initially associated with new wave, neo-psychedelia and indie rock, their music later came to feature slower tempos and surreal soundscapes reminiscent of dream pop and post-rock. Glenn A. Baker has written that "From the release of the 'She Never Said' single in November 1980, this unique Sydney-originated entity has purveyed a distinctive, ethereal, psychedelic-tinged sound which has alternatively found favour and disfavor in Australia".[1] The Los Angeles Times has described the band's music as "dense, shimmering, exquisite guitar pop".[2]

The founding members were Steve Kilbey on lead vocals and bass guitar, Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper on guitars and Nick Ward on drums. Ward only played on their debut album and the band's drummer for the rest of the 1980s was Richard Ploog. Jay Dee Daugherty (ex-Patti Smith Group) played drums from 1990 to 1993, followed by timEbandit Tim Powles (ex-The Venetians) who remains with them to the present day. Koppes left the band from 1992 to 1997[3] and Willson-Piper left in 2013. He was replaced by Ian Haug, formerly of Powderfinger. Kilbey, Koppes and Powles also recorded together as "The Refo:mation" in 1997.

The Church's debut album, Of Skins and Heart (1981), delivered their first radio hit "The Unguarded Moment" and they were signed to major labels in Australia, Europe and the United States. However, the US label was dissatisfied with their second album and dropped the band without releasing it. This put a dent in their international success, but they returned to the charts in 1988, with the album Starfish and the US Top 40 hit "Under the Milky Way". Subsequent mainstream success has proved elusive, but the band retains a large international cult following and were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in Sydney in 2011. The Church continue to tour and record, releasing their 24th studio album, Further/Deeper, in October 2014.

Albums
1981 - Of Skins and Heart (Original Release) 39:45
1981 - Of Skins And Heart (Remaster 1989) 51:27
1981 - Of Skins and Heart (EMI 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition 2002)
1982 - Blurred Crusade 44:47
1983 - Seance 48:00
1983 - Seance (EMI 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition 2005)
1985 - Heyday 51:10
1988 - Starfish 46:06
1988 - Starfish [EMI 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition]
1990 - Gold Afternoon Fix 57:43
1990 - Gold Afternoon Fix (EMI 2CD Remastered Deluxe Edition 2005)
1992 - Priest = Aura 01:05:04
1992 - Priest = Aura(2005 Remastered)
1994 - Sometime Anywhere 01:16:56
1994 - Somewhere Else (bonus disc) 29:58
1996 - Magician Among the Spirits 01:06:55
1998 - Bastard Universe 01:19:19
1998 - Hologram Of Baal 50:43
1999 - A Box Of Birds 01:01:58
2002 - After Everything Now This 56:24
2002 - Parallel Universe
2003 - Forget Yourself 2CD
2004 - Jammed 58:37
2005 - Back With Two Beasts (2009 Release) 01:05:35
2005 - El Momento Descuidado 55:20
2006 - Uninvited, Like the Clouds 59:52
2007 - El Momento Siguiente 01:06:50
2009 - Untitled #23 50:34

Compilation
1984 - Remote Luxury 41:35
1988 - Hindsight
1991 - A Quick Smoke At Spot`s 01:01:10
1999 - Under The Milky Way - The Best Of 01:15:30
1999 - The Best Of The Church 01:17:35
2004 - Beside Yourself 54:19
2006 - Tin Mine 01:08:21
2007 - Deep In The Shallows (The Classic Singles Collection) 2CD

EP
2009 - Coffee Hounds 13:17

Singles
2001 - Numbers 24:25
2009 - Pangea 30:49
2010 - Deadman's Hand 21:53

Soundtrack
2009 - Shriek Excerpts from the Soundtrack 43:36

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