Memories & Dust

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Memories & Dust
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Studio album by Josh Pyke
Released 10 March 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative Rock, Indie, Pop/rock
Length 42:30
Label Ivy League Records
Producer Wayne Connolly & Josh Pyke
Josh Pyke chronology
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Lines On Palms - EP
(2007)'Lines On Palms - EP'2007
Memories & Dust
(2007)
Beaks of Crows
(2007)
Singles from Memories & Dust
  1. "Lines On Palms"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Memories & Dust"
    Released: 2007
  3. "Fed & Watered"
    Released: 2007
  4. "Forever Song"
    Released: 2007
  5. "Sew My Name"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Memories & Dust is the pop rock debut album by Australian singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. It was produced by Wayne Connolly and released in 2007 on the Ivy League Records label.

Reviewer Bernard Zuel described the music as evocative and moving and Pyke as "inventive" and "know[ing] how to construct music and lyrics into a form that is more than the sum of its parts[2] Reviewer Noel Mengel found that the songs had a "logical sequence," "each leading to the next and illuminating those around it." He praised "Someone Else's Town" for its "handsome string arrangement" and "Fed and Watered" as "bright and bouncy."[3] Reviewer Kathy McCabe admired the melody and detail of the lyrics and music and described "Vibrations in Air" as "goose-bumpingly beautiful."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Lines on Palms" 3:04
2. "Memories & Dust" 3:06
3. "Forever Song" (Exclusive to Australian Release) 2:52
4. "Mannequins" 3:31
5. "Someone Else's Town" 3:31
6. "Fed and Watered" 3:53
7. "Sew My Name" 3:17
8. "Covers Are Thrown" 3:11
9. "Middle of the Hill" 2:28
10. "Buttons" 4:05
11. "Vibrations in Air" 4:15
12. "Monkey with a Drum" 5:18
iTunes Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Unit 11" 3:48
14. "Birdcage on the Faultline"  

Some editions were also sold with Feeding the Wolves as a bonus CD.

UK Version[edit]

In the UK, 'Memories & Dust' has a very different track listing, with a reordered structure and a few songs being replaced with some of Josh's older songs.

No. Title Length
1. "Lines on Palms" 3:04
2. "Memories & Dust" 3:06
3. "Mannequins" 3:31
4. "Someone Else's Town" 3:31
5. "Private Education" (Taken from Feeding the Wolves) 3:25
6. "Sew My Name" 3:17
7. "Covers Are Thrown" 3:11
8. "Beg Your Pardon" (Taken from Feeding the Wolves) 3:24
9. "Vibrations in Air" 4:15
10. "Monkey with a Drum" 5:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Position [5]
Weeks In
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 4 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Bernard Zuel, "Memories and Dust," Sydney Morning Herald, 10 March 2007.
  3. ^ Noel Mengel, "Josh Pyke stitches up a real beauty," Courier Mail (Australia), 8 March 2007.
  4. ^ Kathy McCabe, review of Memories & Dust, Daily Telegraph (Australia), 15 March 2007.
  5. ^ "Australian Top 50 Albums Chart". ARIA. Retrieved 13 May 2007. 

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