After Everything Now This

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After Everything Now This
Studio album by The Church
Released 2002
Genre Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic rock, dream pop
Label Cooking Vinyl, Thirsty Ear
Producer Tim Powles and The Church
The Church chronology
A Box of Birds
After Everything Now This
Parallel Universe

After Everything Now This is the thirteenth album by the Australian psychedelic rock band The Church, released in early 2002.[1] It was produced by group member Tim Powles (Penny Flanagan) and the rest of the band.[1][2]

Recordings for a follow-up album to Hologram of Baal (September 1998) turned out to be painstakingly slow due to numerous side projects and geographical locations of different members – with Steve Kilbey in Sweden, Marty Willson-Piper in England and the others in Australia. While taking time off to focus on solo efforts and other work – including a brief reunion of All About Eve for Willson-Piper; the bandmates met across several separate sessions. Partially recorded in both Sweden and Australia, After Everything Now This, appeared in January 2002 and saw a focus on the softer elements of the band. With only three obvious "rock" tracks out of ten, gentler soundscapes predominated. The successive world tour had the band in a more subdued setting as well, with most tracks performed primarily acoustically and featuring guest tour and session musician David Lane on piano.

A double album of remixes and outtakes from the After Everything sessions was released in November, entitled Parallel Universe.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kilbey/Koppes/Powles/Willson-Piper

  1. "Numbers" – 4:29
  2. "After Everything" – 6:01
  3. "The Awful Ache" – 5:17
  4. "Song for the Asking" – 5:08
  5. "Chromium" – 3:44
  6. "Radiance" – 5:59
  7. "Reprieve" – 5:40
  8. "Night Friends" – 7:20
  9. "Seen it Coming" – 4:58
  10. "Invisible" – 7:48


  • Steve Kilbey – lead vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, guitar
  • Peter Koppes – guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Tim Powles – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Marty Willson-Piper – guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Chromium"

Additional players[edit]


  1. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus. "The Church". Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Tim Powles". Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Horowitz, Hal. "After Everything now This – The Church". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 July 2014.