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Format: CD
Sku: 60532169
UPC: 700435711624
UPC 14: 00700435711624
Release Date: 2/5/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Numbers ~ The Church
2. After Everything ~ The Church
3. Awful Ache, The ~ The Church
4. Song For The Asking ~ The Church
5. Chromium ~ The Church
6. Radiance ~ The Church
7. Reprieve ~ The Church
8. Night Friends ~ The Church
9. Seen It Coming ~ The Church
10. Invisible ~ The Church

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Church: Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson-Piper, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles.
Muze PNote More than two decades and 14 albums down the line, Australia's most persistent dream pop band releases another in a series of Church discs that at this stage are almost interchangeable. Steve Kilbey's voice floats on pillows of cloudy chords provided by the shimmering guitars of Marty Wilson-Piper and Peter Koppes. Guests provide keyboards, violin, and viola accompaniment, but they slide into the haze of the ballads and don't appreciably add to a band whose sound is so well established it seems they're afraid, or at least unwilling, to tinker with the formula. Like the gray pictures of a tranquil ocean on the album's artwork, this music gradually shifts like the tides, taking its time and setting a languid mood. Melodic but samey, the songs flow into each other, creating a relaxing, seamless work that never breaks out of its mold. That said, the musicianship is of such consistently high quality that even the most lackluster tunes are redeemed by the band's innate professionalism. Needless to say, established fans will find lots here to like; Kilbey's stream-of-consciousness lyrics may or may not mean something, and occasionally the guitars threaten to break out, as on "Chromium." That they never really do sets up a vibrant if subtle tension that redeems the overall monotony of much of this beautiful album. It's excellent music for Sunday mornings or rainy nights, but the lack of memorable songs as gripping (and rocking) as the band is capable of leaves this as a gorgeous yet slightly disappointing release from a band who seems stuck in a lovely and competent rut. ~ Hal Horowitz

Producer: Tim Powles; The Church

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits Of The 80s
Muze Music Compilations Real 80s:video Hits
Muze Music Compilations English Invasion

Associated Artists and Works

Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/05/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 57116
Music Label Name Label : Thirsty Ear
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00700435711624

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (2/28/02, pp.61-2)
- 3.5 stars out of 5- "...A masterpiece of stealth, a quiet killer in which subtle exquisite shocks of tonal theater puncture the reverb without scarring it....rarely have you heard this sound done better..."

Alternative Press (4/02, pp.68-70)
- 8 out of 10 - "...The disc is low-key, moody, ballad-laden...but it has a nasty spark and a vicious bite..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(2/02, p.93)
- "...AENT finds the group sounding autumnal and cult-ish as ever, frontman Steve Kilbey's cheerless lyrics honed as you might expect from a published poet, and Marty Wilson-Piper's guitars still doused in echo and reverb....Fans are well served..."

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