Forget Yourself

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Forget Yourself
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Studio album by The Church
Released 27 October 2003
Recorded Spacejunk Studios, Australia
Genre Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic rock, dream pop
Length 67:45
96:51 (U.S.)
Label Cooking Vinyl, spinART
Producer Tim Powles, The Church and Nic Hard
The Church chronology
Parallel Universe
(2002)Parallel Universe2002
Forget Yourself
(2003)
Jammed
(2004)Jammed2004

Forget Yourself is the fifteenth album by the Australian psychedelic rock band The Church, released in October 2003.[1] It was recorded at drummer Tim Powles' Spacejunk studios in Australia and features many straight-to-tape recordings with few overdubs.

Around the time of Parallel Universe's (late 2002) release, the Church returned to the studio to record another album, eventually entitled Forget Yourself. Rather than fleshing the songs out over a long, gradual process, the band decided to keep the music as close to the original jam-based material as possible. Stylistically, this made for a much rawer sound, primarily recorded live and with minimal overdubs. As had become routine since Sometime Anywhere (May 1994), songs saw numerous instrument changes between members, with Powles playing guitar on "Sealine" and Willson-Piper switching to drums on "Maya."

John D. Luersson at AllMusic described the album as "a timeless, magical disc that is easily as strong as anything from their 1980s peak", adding that "the real brilliance peeks through on lush numbers like 'Telepath,' 'Maya,' and 'June,' all boasting the ethereal moments that made early discs like Remote Luxury and Heyday fan favorites."[2] The album peaked in the top 50 on Billboard component chart, Top Independent Albums.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Sealine" – 5:06
  2. "Song In Space" – 5:24
  3. "The Theatre and Its Double" – 4:34
  4. "Telepath" – 4:56
  5. "See Your Lights" – 4:14
  6. "Lay Low" – 4:13
  7. "Maya" – 3:45
  8. "Appalatia" – 4:09
  9. "June" – 4:05
  10. "Don't You Fall" – 3:10
  11. "I Kept Everything" – 4:01
  12. "Nothing Seeker" – 4:22
  13. "Reversal" – 4:41
  14. "Summer" – 7:02

U.S. Bonus disc[edit]

  1. "Serpent Easy" – 14:44
  2. "Cantilever" – 10:00
  3. "Moodertronic" – 4:22

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "The Church". passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Luerssen, John D. "Forget Yourself". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 October 2013.  Note: for charting information user may need to click on 'Awards' tab.