Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Mix of The Church

Trying to put together a compilation of The Church...initial thoughts include adding -

Under The Milky Way



At 10:31 AM, Blogger Drew Forsberg said...

Any of the songs on this compilation would be good: Almost Yesterday (1981-90). Hell, just buy this album! Highlights you might not be familiar with are Almost With You, one of the best Church songs ever, and The Unguarded Moment, their first "hit" single. I like Life Speeds Up a lot, too. I'd never heard it before buying this album - it was from a single or EP or something. In my opinion, this greatest hits package is way better than Under the Milky Way because it focuses on early stuff and has more songs, including some non-album singles.

Also, Disenchanted from Heyday is one of my all time favorite songs. I played it repeatedly in college so I'm sure you know it (it was on my "get stoned by myself" mix from Sophomore year).

At 8:51 PM, Blogger Steve Malloy said...

Of course this is not available on iTunes. Will have to head over to the record store...bitter. iTunes has a remarkably small library for having something like 700,000 tunes...

At 3:57 PM, Blogger mr. m said...

Finally contributing !! - sigh. Early Church faves - there are many - in many respects, Heyday was their overlooked masterpeice - try "As You Will" (shimmering guitar). Going back further, the Blurred Crusade's "When You Were Mine" is near-perfection wall of sound. Later Church musn't be overlooked - Hologram of Baal is really spacey/ethereal with plenty of tension in the right places - "Anaesthesia" and "Louisiana" are good places to start there. There's more - so much more that I haven't heard.

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Drew Forsberg said...

Heyday, in my opinion, is the best Church album of all time and definitely on my list of all time favorite albums period. It's the zenith of their more jangly sound, before they started to go in a darker direction on Starfish and beyond. I can still remember buying Heyday not too long after it came out and being blown away, especially by Myrrh, Columbus, and Disenchanted. I can remember showing the album cover (the band dressed in paisley shirts in front of a Persian rug backdrop) to a girl I was dating who said dismissively, "They look like a bunch of stoners!"


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