The Church discography

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The Church discography
Four band members are performing. Koppes is facing forward and strums his guitar. Kilbey is playing a bass guitar and singing into a microphone. Powles is set back, obscured by his drum kit. Willson-Piper is partly turned to his left and is strumming a guitar.
Peter Koppes, Steve Kilbey, Tim Powles, Marty Willson-Piper of The Church.
Park West, Chicago, United States. 18 August 2006.
Releases
Studio albums 20
Compilation albums 12
EPs 9
Singles 33

The Church are an Australian alternative rock band formed in Sydney in 1980, they have released twenty studio albums, twelve compilation albums, nine extended plays and thirty-three singles.[1][2] An additional studio album was released by three members of the band as Refo:mation in 1997.[1][2]

It is to be noted that in the section headed "Compilation albums" below, a number of the releases are not simply compilations of previously available or otherwise available recordings. Several of them are in fact Rarities and Outtakes collections rather than "compilations".

For instance, A Quick Smoke at Spot's: Archives 1986-1990 is a compilation of otherwise unavailable original songs which was originally released as a bonus disc with the 2CD set of Priest=Aura. Hindsight features tracks from the band's albums to 1987, plus also hitherto-uncollected B-sides of singles to that date. Tin Mine features three original tracks otherwise unavailable, one recorded live. Parallel Universe is a 2CD set with one CD (Mixture) consisting of significantly remixed versions of tracks from the album After Everything Now This, with the second CD consisting of otherwise unavailable original recordings from the sessions for AENT. Likewise, Beside Yourself consists largely of outtakes from the sessions for the studio album Forget Yourself, with a few other rarities included.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[3][4]
NZL
[5]
US
[6]
SWE
[7]
1981 Of Skins and Heart 22 7 13
1982 The Blurred Crusade
  • Released: 25 March 1982
  • Label: EMI / Parlophone (PCSO 7585, 256-4300504)
  • Formats: LP, cassette
10 17 24
1983 Seance
  • Released: May 1983
  • Label: EMI / Parlophone (PCSO 7590, TC-PCSO 7590)
  • Formats: LP, cassette
18 35 41
1985 Heyday
  • Released: November 1985
  • Label: EMI / Parlophone (PCSO.430034)
  • Formats: LP, cassette
19 146
1988 Starfish
  • Released: 16 February 1988
  • Label: Mushroom Records (RML53266, CD-53266)
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
11 11 41 45 US: Gold[8]
1990 Gold Afternoon Fix
  • Released: 22 February 1990
  • Label: Mushroom Records (TVL93321, RMC 53321, D53321)
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
12 28 66 44
1992 Priest=Aura
  • Released: 10 March 1992
  • Label: White Label / Mushroom Records (TVD93356 / RMD53356)
  • Formats: CD
25 176
1994 Sometime Anywhere
  • Released: 31 May 1994
  • Label: White Label (TVD93396)
  • Formats: CD
27
1996 Magician Among the Spirits
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Deep Karma / White Label (D31562)
  • Formats: CD
1998 Hologram of Baal
1999 A Box of Birds
  • Released: 21 September 1999
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl / Festival Records (D32123)
  • Formats: CD
2002 After Everything Now This
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Formats: CD
2003 Forget Yourself
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Formats: CD
2004 Jammed
  • Released: 2004
  • Label:
  • Formats: CD
2005 El Momento Descuidado
  • Released: 2005
  • Label:
  • Formats: CD
Back with Two Beasts
2006 Uninvited, Like the Clouds
  • Released: 17 April 2006
  • Label: Liberation (LIBCD71912)
  • Formats: CD
2007 El Momento Siguiente
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Liberation Blue (BLUE1432)
  • Formats: CD
2008 Shriek: Excerpts from the Soundtrack
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: MGM Australia
  • Formats: CD
2009 Untitled #23
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[3][4]
1984 Remote Luxury
1987 Hindsight 1980-1987
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: EMI (PCSO 430060/1, TCPCSO 430060/1, CD-53266)
  • Formats: 2× LP, 2× cassette, 2× CD
36
1988 Conception
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Carrere Records (CAL 229, CDCAL 229)
  • Formats: LP, CD
1991 A Quick Smoke at Spot's (Archives 1986-1990)
1994 Almost Yesterday 1981–1990
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Raven Records / Mushroom Records (RVCD-43)
  • Formats: CD
1999 Under the Milky Way: The Best of the Church
  • Released: 28 September 1999
  • Label: Buddha Records (7446599652-2)
  • Formats: CD
The Best of the Church
  • Released: 16 November 1999
  • Label: Mushroom Records (MUSH332332)
  • Formats: CD
2001 Singsongs//Remote Luxury//Persia
  • Released: 15 October 2001
  • Label: EMI (7243 5 35583 2 1)
  • Formats: CD
2002 Parallel Universe
  • Released: 4 November 2002
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl (COOK CD 248)
  • Formats: CD
2004 Beside Yourself
  • Released: 4 October 2004
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl (COOK CD 329A)
  • Formats: CD
2006 Tin Mine
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl (TINMINE001)
  • Formats: CD
2007 Deep in the Shallows: The Classic Singles Collection
  • Released: 14 July 2007
  • Label: EMI (0946 3 90442 2 1)
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[3][4]
1981 Too Fast for You
1982 Temperature Drop in Down Town Winterland
Sing Songs
  • Released: 8 December 1982
  • Label: EMI / Parlophone (BUG 2)
  • Formats: 12" EP
58
1984 Remote Luxury
  • Released: February 1984
  • Label: EMI / Parlophone (BUG 5)
  • Formats: 12" EP
32
Persia
  • Released: August 1984
  • Label: EMI / Parlophone (BUG.430017, TC-BUG 430017)
  • Formats: 12" EP, cassette
47
2009 Coffee Hounds
  • Released: 24 February 2009
  • Label: Unorthodox (UNO 002)
  • Formats: CD
Pangaea
  • Released: March 2009
  • Label: Unorthodox (UNO 003)
  • Formats: CD
Operetta
  • Released: 27 November 2009
  • Label: Unorthodox (UNO 007)
  • Formats: CD
2010 Deadman's Hand
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Unorthodox (UNO 009)
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[3][4]
CAN
[9]
NZL
[5]
UK US
[10]
1980 "She Never Said" Of Skins and Heart
1981 "The Unguarded Moment" 22 19
"Too Fast for You" 43 Too Fast for You (EP)
"Tear It All Away" 81
1982 "Almost with You" 21 The Blurred Crusade
"When You Were Mine" 77
"I Am a Rock" / "A Different Man"
NZ / UK release
Singsongs
1983 "It's No Reason" 56 Seance
"Electric Lash" 60
1985 "Already Yesterday" 100 Heyday
1986 "Tantalized" 62
"Columbus"
"Disenchanted"
UK-only release
1988 "Under the Milky Way" 22 69 25 90 24 Starfish
"Reptile" 99
"Antenna"
Spain-only release
"Destination"
1990 "Metropolis" 19 41 Gold Afternoon Fix
"Russian Autumn Heart"
US-only release
"You're Still Beautiful"
1992 "Ripple" Priest=Aura
"Feel"
1994 "Two Places At Once" Sometime Anywhere
1996 "Comedown" Magician Among the Spirits
1997 "White Star Line" / "Gypsy Stomp"
Limited edition release: 1000 copies
Non-album release
1998 "Louisiana" Hologram of Baal
2001 "Numbers" After Everything Now This
2003 "Song in Space"
Limited edition release: 1500 copies
Forget Yourself
2006 "Block" Uninvited, Like the Clouds
"Easy"
2009 "The Coffee Song" / "Hounds of Love" Coffee Hounds EP
"Pangaea" Untitled #23
"Operetta"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Additional releases[edit]

Refo:mation studio album

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b McFarlane 'The Church' entry. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus. "The Church". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  4. ^ a b c d "Discography The Church". Australian charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Discography The Church". New Zealand charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Church > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Discography The Church". Swedish charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "RPM100 Singles". RPM. Library and Archives of Canada. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "The Church > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 17 October 2010.  Note: [on-line] version established at White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd in 2007 and was expanded from the 2002 edition. As from September 2010, the on-line version appears to have an 'Internal Service Error'.

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