Forget Yourself

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Forget Yourself
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Studio album by The Church
Released October 2003
Recorded Spacejunk Studios, Australia
Genre Progressive rock
Length 67:45
96:51 (U.S.)
Label Cooking Vinyl
The Church chronology
After Everything Now This
(2002)
Forget Yourself
(2003)
Beside Yourself
(2004)

Forget Yourself is the 13th studio album released by Australian rock band, The Church, in October 2003.[1] It was recorded at drummer Tim Powles' Spacejunk studios in Australia and features many straight-to-tape recordings, making it an album of 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." Forget Yourself was released in Australia in October 2003, and in the United States in February 2004.

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]

  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

Bonus disc[edit]

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

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.