Touched by Jesus

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Touched by Jesus
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Studio album by All About Eve
Released 26 August 1991
Genre Alternative rock, gothic rock, shoegazing
Length 52:17
Label Mercury, Vertigo
Producer Warne Livesey
All About Eve chronology
Scarlet and Other Stories
(1989)Scarlet and Other Stories1989
Touched by Jesus
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Touched by Jesus is the third studio album by All About Eve. It was the first album to feature Church guitarist Marty Willson-Piper on guitars. Despite this, the album fell short of the commercial achievements of both the first album and Scarlet and Other Stories, reaching No. 17 in the UK charts. Of the three singles released only "Farewell Mr Sorrow" charted, reaching No. 36.

Track listing[edit]

All music written by Cousin, Price, Regan, and Willson-Piper, except "Are You Lonely" written by Cousin, Livesey, Price, Regan, and Willson-Piper. All lyrics written by Julianne Regan except "Hide Child" written by Marty Willson-Piper.

Bold type indicates a single release (with chart position).

  1. "Strange Way" (51)
  2. "Farewell Mr. Sorrow" (36)
  3. "Wishing the Hours Away"
  4. "Touched by Jesus"
  5. "The Dreamer" (41)
  6. "Share It With Me"
  7. "Rhythm of Life"
  8. "The Mystery We Are"
  9. "Hide Child"
  10. "Ravens"
  11. "Are You Lonely"



Marty Willson-Piper remained a full-time member of The Church during both his periods with All About Eve, in spite of the fact that the former is based in Australia and the latter in the UK.

"Are You Lonely" and "Wishing the Hours Away" both featured guest-guitarist David Gilmour from Pink Floyd.

"Farewell Mr Sorrow" and "Strange Way" were both aimed at former guitarist Tim Bricheno, who left the band in 1990 following a break-up of his relationship with singer Julianne Regan.

Some versions of the single release of "Farewell Mr Sorrow" included a cover "Silver Song", originally by Mellow Candle, as a B-side.

The perceived failure of this album would lead to an acrimonious break-up between the band and their record company, causing them to sign to MCA for their next album, Ultraviolet.


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