The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World

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The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World
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Studio album by Peter Jefferies
Released 1990
Recorded September – October 1989 at Grey St, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Genre Post-punk
Length 39:35 (cassette edition)
45:16 (CD edition)
Label Xpressway (original release)
Ajax Records (1991 reissue)
Producer Peter Jefferies
Peter Jefferies chronology
At Swim 2 Birds
(1987)At Swim 2 Birds1987
The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World
(1990)
Electricity
(1994)Electricity1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[2]

The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World is a 1990 album by New Zealand pianist Peter Jefferies. It was originally released on the Xpressway label, and reissued in 1992 and 1995 by Ajax Records. The reissue was remastered by Jefferies, and also contained tracks from the "Fate of the Human Carbine" 7", which he recorded with guitarist Robbie Muir. "The Fate of the Human Carbine" was later covered by American singer-songwriter Cat Power on her 1996 album What Would the Community Think. In 2013, the album was re-issued through De Stijl and included the "The Fate of the Human Carbine"/"Catapult" 7-inch single with the vinyl edition.[3][2]


Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Ned Raggett United States The Top 136 Albums of the Nineties[4] 1999 77

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Peter Jefferies.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Chain or Reaction" 3:20
2. "Domestica" 2:18
3. "On an Unknown Beach" 4:34
4. "Guided Tour of a Well Known Street" 4:34
5. "The House of Weariness" 3:53
6. "Cold View" 2:08
7. "Likewise" 2:40
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World" 3:16
2. "While I've Been Waiting" 2:52
3. "Neither Do I" 2:15
4. "The Other Side of Reason" 5:59
5. "Listening In" 3:10

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World". Allmusic. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Stosuy, Brandon (June 7, 2013). "Peter Jefferies: The Last Great Challenge in a Dull". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Peter Jefferies: The Last Great Challenge in a Dull". De Stijl. 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Top 136 Albums of the Nineties". Ned Raggett. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 

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