Uninvited, Like the Clouds

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Uninvited, Like the Clouds
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Studio album by The Church
Released 20th March 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic rock, dream pop
Length 60:03
Label Liberation, Cooking Vinyl
Producer The Church
The Church chronology
Back With Two Beasts
(2005)Back With Two Beasts2005
Uninvited, Like the Clouds
(2006)
El Momento Siguiente
(2007)El Momento Siguiente2007

Uninvited, Like the Clouds is the 20th album by the Australian psychedelic rock band The Church.[1][2] It was released in Australia on 20 March 2006 and internationally on 17 April.[3]

James Christopher Monger at AllMusic gave it four stars, calling it "a bloated, beautiful, unsettling storm of a record" with "everything an adoring fan could want, and all the ammunition a detractor could carry."[4] Bernard Zuel of The Sydney Morning Herald found it "is a summation of 26 years, drawing from all of the elements with sure rather than desperate hands" where saying that it is "the kind of collection that will warm the hearts of those for whom the 1980s and early 1990s remain the golden years of the Church, should not be read as an indication that the band has retro-fitted its career".[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [4]
The Sydney Morning Herald (positive) [5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles, Marty Willson-Piper, unless otherwise indicated.

No. Title Length
1. "Block" 6:20
2. "Unified Field" 4:00
3. "Space Needle" 4:06
4. "Overview" (Kilbey, Koppes, Powles, Willson-Piper, David Lane) 5:33
5. "Easy" 4:10
6. "She'll Come Back for You Tomorrow" 4:32
7. "Pure Chance" 6:20
8. "Never Before" 6:13
9. "Real Toggle Action" 4:17
10. "Untoward" 4:55
11. "Day 5" 5:15
12. "Song to Go..." 4:10

Some versions of the album do not contain track 12, "Song to Go...".[2][6]

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Kilbey – lead vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, guitar
  • Peter Koppes – guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocal on "Never Before"
  • Tim Powles – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Marty Willson-Piper – guitars, bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocal on "She'll Come Back For You Tomorrow"
Additional musicians
  • Jorden Brebach – guitar ("Space Needle"), backing vocals
  • Sophie Glasson – cello (Song to Go ...")
  • David Lane – piano ("Overview")
Production details
  • Producer – The Church
  • Additional production – Tim Powles, Jorden Brebach
  • Engineer – Jorden Brebach, David Trump, Ted Howard
  • Additional engineering – Tim Powles, Jorden Brebach
  • Assistant track engineer – Giles Muldoon
  • Mixer – David Trump
  • Mastering – Don Bartley
  • Studios – Spacejunk 1, Rancom Street and Dodgy Sound (recording); The Vault (mixing); Studios 301 (mastering)
Artworks
  • Painting – Steve Kilbey
  • Design, layout – Karl Logge

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "The Church". passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The Church; Glasson, Sophie; Lane, David; Brebach, Jorden (2005), Uninvited, Like the Clouds, Cooking Vinyl. National Library of Australia, retrieved 18 July 2014 
  3. ^ Grimm, Don; Webb, Paul; Aliverti, Brent; Skjefte, Morten; Allen, David; Marshall, Kevyn; Fulmer, Mike. "The Church Discography – Uninvited, Like the Clouds". Mike Fulmer. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. Uninvited, Like the Clouds at AllMusic
  5. ^ a b Zuel, Bernard (14 April 2006). "Univited, Like the Clouds". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  6. ^ The Church (2006), Uninvited Like the Clouds [album], destra Media (Distributor). National Library of Australia, retrieved 18 July 2014