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.
Studio albums 24
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 12
Video albums 3
EPs 4
Singles 34

The Church are an Australian psychedelic rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. They have released 24 studio albums, numerous singles and other releases and an additional studio album under the name "The Refo:mation".[1][2] This discography lists their original Australian releases, along with significant overseas compilations and singles.

Four of the albums listed under the "Studio albums" section are outtake collections: A Quick Smoke at Spot's: Archives 1986-1990 is a collection of otherwise unavailable songs from that period; Parallel Universe is a 2-CD set with one CD (remixture) consisting of radically remixed versions of tracks from After Everything Now This, while the other (mixture) consists of outtakes from that album; Beside Yourself consists of outtakes from the sessions for the studio album Forget Yourself; Back with Two Beasts consists of outtakes from the Uninvited, Like the Clouds album sessions.

Of note in the "Compilations" section: Temperature Drop in Downtown Winterland, a UK-only tour tie-in EP, collects previously released A & B sides; Hindsight features tracks from the band's albums up to 1987, plus hitherto-uncollected B-sides of singles to that date; Tin Mine features one otherwise unavailable studio track, "Leverage".


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[3][4][5]
NZL
[6]
US
[7]
SWE
[8]
US-IN
[7]
CAN
[9]
1981 Of Skins and Heart 22 7 13 31
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 70 US: Gold[10]
1990 Gold Afternoon Fix
  • Released: 22 February 1990
  • Label: Mushroom Records (TVL93321, RMC 53321, D53321)
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
12 28 66 44 66 79
1991 A Quick Smoke at Spot's (Archives 1986-1990)
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Mushroom Records (D 26058)
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
1992 Priest=Aura
  • Released: 10 March 1992
  • Label: White (TVD93356 / RMD53356)
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
25 176 98
1994 Sometime Anywhere
  • Released: 31 May 1994
  • Label: White (TVD93396)
  • Formats: 2xCassette, 2xCD
27
1996 Magician Among the Spirits
  • Released: 19 August 1996
  • Label: Deep Karma/White (D31562)
  • Formats: CD
1998 Hologram of Baal 68
1999 A Box of Birds
  • Released: 21 September 1999
  • Label: Festival Records (D32123)
  • Formats: CD
2002 After Everything Now This
Parallel Universe
  • Released: 4 November 2002
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl (COOKCD248)
  • Formats: 2xCD
2003 Forget Yourself
  • Released: 27 October 2003
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl (COOKCD264)
  • Formats: CD
42
2004 Jammed
  • Released: 30 August 2004
  • Label: None (self-released)
  • Formats: CD
Beside Yourself
  • Released: 4 October 2004
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl (COOKCD329A)
  • Formats: CD
El Momento Descuidado
  • Released: 29 November 2004
  • Label: Liberation Blue (BLUE073.2)
  • Formats: CD
2005 Back with Two Beasts
  • Released: 4 November 2005
  • Label: None (self-released)
  • Formats: CD
2006 Uninvited, Like the Clouds
  • Released: 20 March 2006
  • Label: Liberation Music (LIBCD7191.2)
  • Formats: CD
2007 El Momento Siguiente
  • Released: 3 February 2007
  • Label: Liberation Blue (BLUE143.2)
  • Formats: CD
2008 Shriek: Excerpts from the Soundtrack
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Unorthodox (UNO 001)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2009 Untitled #23
  • Released: 6 March 2009
  • Label: Unorthodox (UNO 004)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 2xLP
2014 Further/Deeper
  • Released: 17 October 2014
  • Label: Unorthodox (UNO 011)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 2xLP
50
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
2014 A Psychedelic Symphony: Live at Sydney Opera House
  • Released: 16 May 2014
  • Label: Unorthodox (UNO 010)
  • Formats: 2xCD, digital download

Compilations[edit]

Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[3][4]
1982 Temperature Drop in Downtown Winterland
  • Released: 3 November 1982
  • Territory: U.K.
  • Label: Carrere Records (CAR 257)
  • Formats: 10"
1984 Remote Luxury
1988 Hindsight 1980-1987
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: EMI Australia (PCSO 430060/1, TCPCSO 430060/1, CD-53266)
  • Formats: 2xLP, 2xCassette, 2xCD
36
Life Before Starfish
  • Released: 1988
  • Territory: U.S.
  • Label: Arista Records (APCD-9724)
  • Formats: CD
Conception
  • Released: 1988
  • Territory: Europe
  • Label: Carrere Records (CAL 229, CDCAL 229)
  • Formats: LP, CD
1994 Almost Yesterday 1981–1990
1999 Under the Milky Way: The Best of the Church
  • Released: 28 September 1999
  • Territory: U.S.
  • Label: Buddha Records (7446599652-2)
  • Formats: CD
The Best of the Church
2001 Sing-Songs//Remote Luxury//Persia
  • Released: 15 October 2001
  • Label: EMI Australia (7243 5 35583 2 1)
  • Formats: CD
2006 Tin Mine
2007 Deep in the Shallows: The Classic Singles Collection
  • Released: 14 July 2007
  • Label: EMI Australia (0946 3 90442 2 1)
  • Formats: 2xCD
2010 The Best of the Radio Songs
  • Released: 22 October 2010
  • Label: EMI Australia (9181882)
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

All-original extended plays[edit]

Year Details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[3][4]
1981 Too Fast for You
1982 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, cassette
32
Persia
  • Released: August 1984
  • Label: EMI Parlophone (BUG.430017, TC-BUG 430017)
  • Formats: 12" EP, cassette
47
"—" 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
[11]
NZL
[6]
UK US
[12]
US Main
[12]
US Alt
[12]
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
Sing-Songs EP
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 2 Starfish
"Reptile" 99 88 27
"Antenna"
Spain-only release
"Destination"
1990 "Metropolis" 19 41 11 1 Gold Afternoon Fix
"Russian Autumn Heart"
US-only release
"You're Still Beautiful" 27
1992 "Ripple" 3 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" Non-album release
"Pangaea" Untitled #23
"Operetta"
2010 "Deadman's Hand"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
2001 Enmore Theatre 1992 Concert
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: The Church (FAN001N, DVD001N)
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
2013 Future Past Perfect: Live at the Enmore
  • Released: 1 August 2013
  • Label: Unorthodox/Moshcam (DVD-FPP-2013)
  • Formats: 3xDVD
2014 A Psychedelic Symphony: Live at Sydney Opera House
  • Released: 16 May 2014
  • Label: Unorthodox (UNODVD 010)
  • Formats: DVD

Studio album as The Refo:mation[edit]

Year Album details Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
1997 Pharmakoi/Distance-Crunching Honchos with Echo Units

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ McFarlane 'The Church' entry. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  2. ^ 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. ^ "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 27 October 2014. pp. 2, 5, 7, 15–16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Discography The Church". New Zealand charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "The Church - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Discography The Church". Swedish charts portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-100.01-e.php
  10. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "RPM100 Singles". RPM. Library and Archives of Canada. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c "The Church > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  13. ^ "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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