posted on January 29, 2010 at 5:48 am

the church
of skins and heart *****
too fast for you ******
the blurred crusade ********
sing songs ******
seance ******
remote luxury *****
hindsight *****
heyday ********
starfish *******
gold afternoon fix *****
quick smoke at spots *****
priest = aura *********
sometime/anywhere ******
somewhere else ******
magician among the spirits ******
hologram of baal *******
box of birds *****
after everything now this *******
parallel universe *****
forget yourself *******
uninvited like the clouds ******
beside yourself ******
back with 2 beasts ********
el momento descuidado ********
el momento siguente ******
jammed *****
untitled 23 ********
coffee hounds *******
shriek ******

solo
unearthed *******
earthed ****
slow crack + *******
remindlessness *******
narcosis + ********
acoustic + intimate ****
dabble ******
freaky conclusions ******
painkiller ********

hex *******
hex vast haloes ******

jack frost ********
jack frost snow job ******

isidore ********

kilbey /kennedy
unseen music unheard words ********

steve n russell kilbey
gilt trip ********
gilt trip egyptian register ******

refomation *******
mimesis ********

45 Responses to “list of works”

  1. avatar
    Craig Miller | 29 January 2010 at 6:33 am #

    I'd throw an extra star or two on "After Everything Now This". Some of the church's most beautiful moments on there. Invisible, the chorus of Nightfriends, the "people from the outside world want more evidence" refrain on Radiance. One of my favs to be sure.

  2. avatar
    matt davison | 29 January 2010 at 6:36 am #

    pitty you couldnt have added "Primitive Man" to all that :)…

    oh Oh!! Oh Oh…

    Iva Davison

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2010 at 6:43 am #

    FANTASTIC set list!think i shall order a frozen margarita, and the tapas plate,for starters,

  4. avatar
    Persia | 29 January 2010 at 6:58 am #

    "what about me?":)

  5. avatar
    Phishy Boy | 29 January 2010 at 7:47 am #

    Have a good listen everybody, if you like bass and recording techniques, stacks of chestnuts here, got give gave.

  6. avatar
    melissa | 29 January 2010 at 7:56 am #

    that is a very, very fine and brilliant list Steve 🙂

    I feel so proud and lucky to have (most!) of that stuff in my musical collection.

    I'm feeling REALLY excited now just having read about the Churchy gig in Canberra next month 😀
    xx

  7. avatar
    Galamor the Wizard | 29 January 2010 at 7:58 am #

    I'd also give extra stars to Remote Luxury/Persia, Hologram of Baal and Sometime Anywhere.
    Narcosis better than Freaky Conclusions…no way! Painkiller is very good in parts but Unearthed…WHOOOOOOAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!
    I also like Snow Job better than the first one. I NOW like Forget Yourself way better than Untitled #23 (except for Happenstance which is one of the best things the Church has EVER done). This was after taking a mate to the last gig in Sydney and him being blown away by The Theatre and its Double (and me doing a re-exploring).
    Seance is also a fave – do a remix/rejig with Tim doing REAL drums (Seance…naked). Sometime Anywhere in 5.1 would be much appreciated too whilst I'm at it!
    I will have to get the Isidore album if you insist that it is so great!

    Steve Kilbey and the Church – SO much magic over SO many years!!!
    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2010 at 8:47 am #

    emc ???????

  9. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 29 January 2010 at 10:07 am #

    can we get all those works in one great production please…hehe
    Jonny

  10. avatar
    Jasperina | 29 January 2010 at 10:27 am #

    Very cool…

  11. avatar
    Richard | 29 January 2010 at 10:49 am #

    hard to argue with any of those

    maybe (if your keyboard had a half-asterisk key) osah, seance, heyday and aent could be nudged a little higher in the pantheon

    nice that you've left room for a ten!

  12. avatar
    Freddie | 29 January 2010 at 11:40 am #

    Wow…just a few more and I'll have the complete collection.

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2010 at 11:47 am #

    the work of a lifetime and a good lifetime's work i think. your girls (despite their present state of unimpressedness) will grow older, become proud and boast about their dad to their own kids. on a differnt subject…one of the topics you return to regularly is the yoga & swimming (and the vegetariansim but i won't mention that as i'm nowhere near yet). over the last few years the lovely way you have described the benefits of these things has struck a chord and i have swum every lunchtime for the last 6 months, love it and have just begun yoga (my bones are far away from acheiving pleasant rubberiness). the other day you were saying you do a km at a time in the pool – i would be interested to know how many times a week you do that and what stroke, and with regards to the yoga did you have a teacher to start or did you learn from books or videos…etc etc…don't want to pry but i am interested and you do seem to be remarkably well preserved for a man of such great age. 🙂

  14. avatar
    ASSMIDGET | 29 January 2010 at 11:56 am #

    could release a truckload set

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    Interesting to see you've rated
    BW2B two stars higher than the 'official' release 'Uninvited…'.

    I think a song like 'Pearls' is one of those hidden gems, and still the chorus gets me almost teary. However, it also sounds like it's almost being sabotaged in places. My my, if that had been tidied up a bit it could've been a contender, boss.

    How would it sound in an acoustic version? Hmmm

  16. avatar
    Mr. Ricky | 29 January 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    you left out:

    Fake (I LOVE THE BONUS DISC!!!)
    Refo:mation
    Mimesis
    Esoteric Music Club
    GB3
    David Neil

    then there's

    Pocket
    HiFi Mike
    blank & jones
    and so many other one -offs

    production

    crystal set
    bhagavad guitars
    stephen cummings
    mae moore

    this all off the top of my head

    ALOHA!
    XX

  17. avatar
    Annemieke | 29 January 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    I agree with 'after everything .. ' my goodness what a masterpiece that is ..

  18. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 29 January 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Though I have every release by The Church and every Steve Kilbey solo & side project, these are my favorites:

    1)
    Forget Yourself

    (A masterpiece. The Church's most creative and exhilerating music. Kinda wish the production was more like that of Hologram Of Baal's, though).

    2)
    Priest = Aura

    (A masterpiece)

    3)
    After Everything Now This

    (A masterpiece)

    4)
    Gold Afternoon Fix

    (A masterpiece)

    5)
    Hologram Of Baal

    (Excellent)

    6)
    Untitled # 23

    (Excellent)

    7)
    Uninvited Like The Clouds

    Excellent)

    8)
    Starfish

    (Excellent)

    9)

    Heyday

    (Very good)

    10)

    The Blurred Crusade

    (Very good)

    Steve Kilbey:

    1)
    Painkiller

    2)
    Isidore

    3)
    Dabble

    4)
    Narcosis + More

    5)
    Freaky conclusions

    6)
    Unearthed

    7)
    Remindlessness

  19. avatar
    LF | 29 January 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    My, you are prolific! Had never even heard of some of the things listed.

  20. avatar
    John | 29 January 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Oh no SK. You WAY under-rated AENT. Everything is opnion of course but that one is too stunningly beautiful from beginning to end not to be a 10 star.

    John

  21. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 29 January 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    1) Forget Yourself
    2) Hologram of Baal
    3) Untitled # 23
    4) After Everything Now This
    5) El Momento Siguente
    6) Priest=Aura
    7) Uninvited Like The Clouds

    1) Isidore
    2) Painkiller
    3) Unearthed
    4) Freaky Conclusions
    5) Acoustic and Intimate
    6) Dabble

  22. avatar
    CSTCoach | 29 January 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    this is by far the coolest resume in music, bar none.

  23. avatar
    John Garratt | 29 January 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Anyone here heard "White Star Line"? Because I sure haven't.

  24. avatar
    12str | 29 January 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    despair….!what remains is just a green powder in the bottom of a plastic bag….the man is nowhere to be found..alltough i know the harvest been good….it´s freezing here in winterland…watching "artmans" vids on youtube…"silhouettes in meltdown"..read your list of the soundtrack of my life, man it is impressive!
    its a feast!
    //12 str

  25. avatar
    Ellen | 29 January 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    I agree with Craig re: After Everything

    Gorgeous tunes.

    What a prolific list! Time to order more Church music…

  26. avatar
    cazziem | 29 January 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    This list is certainly very helpful to someone like me who is still at the puppy stage when it comes to being chrunch and SK trained, but I’m getting there. 12 to complete my collection and whilst I know where some are available, it would be great to know where to get the others?? Being a good pupil though as and when new stuff becomes available, or re-available like BWTB, I know this list will lessen with time.

    You should be mighty proud SK! Can’t think of many people that can claim to front a band, have had albums with other AND solo stuff, and despite the fact that you personally have not always been impressed by certain tracks, of the 35 I own, there’s not one duff album amongst them. Is it any wonder that those of us who do ‘get’ you remain loyal fan once they’ve that very first track regardless of when or what it was???

  27. avatar
    veleska1970 | 29 January 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    quite an impresssive list. but then i wouldn't expect anything less of the church and you!!

    lotza love…..

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Where's THE REFO:MATION and MIMESIS???!

  29. avatar
    verdelay | 29 January 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    Interesting. Everyone's a critic, eh? Even the artiste.

    Please consider adding an extra star to Remindlessness for the sheer scope of it's vision, and for the fact that I always well up and shed a hot little tear when reading the "I always know where to find you" liner notes.

    v

  30. avatar
    matt davison | 29 January 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    Seriously though SK, after all that one…. Must come to the conclusion that the Crunch and its merry men must be the worlds greatest ever band.

    there can be no doubt!

    Md

  31. avatar
    fantasticandy | 29 January 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    bastard universe?

  32. avatar
    m.p.k | 29 January 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    All I can say is, I enjoy it all but to me the period from Forget Yourself until now is my favorite (which is why the Lurie book felt so incomplete -I was never a teenage fanboy I discovered the Church at 30). I don't really have a favorite album and I find it a terrible idea to try to rank them. I like the older records but I rarely list to anything pre HOB. I think the music keeps getting deeper, revealing more layers of meaning. Forget Yourself was the album I discovered the Church. It blew doors of my mind right open to a new dimension.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    White Star Line/Gypsy Stomp were available from a UK-based Church fanzine.

    'According to all calculations it oughta be around here somewhere…'

    Perhaps these lost/rare items could be assembled with others like Nightmare, Fog,Unsubstantiated,, Anyway, Lizard, Leverage etc etc for a 'special gather all release.

    It's daft that we should be paying ramped up prices for rarities from opportunists online when, if possible, they could be gathered together in a special rarities compilation.

    30 year anniversary, it would be good to get some of that stuff on a physical release rather than relying on YouTube.

  34. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 29 January 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    …..what a collection!
    and you're so modest too….i like that in a rock star…..

    love always…..

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 January 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    ho hum

  36. avatar
    Ithaki | 30 January 2010 at 12:23 am #

    David Neil!!!

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 January 2010 at 1:06 am #

    This Asphalt Eden
    😉

  38. avatar
    davem | 30 January 2010 at 6:47 am #

    What a body of work!!
    But seeing as you've added ep's there's a whole host more to go on the list…..pangaea…operetta…numbers…louisiana…song in space…temp drop…etc etc.Just shows how busy and amazing you've been.

  39. avatar
    Finn | 30 January 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    5 * scale

    the church
    of skins and heart ***
    too fast for you ****
    the blurred crusade *****
    sing songs ****
    seance *****
    remote luxury *****
    hindsight *****
    heyday *****
    starfish ****
    gold afternoon fix **
    quick smoke at spots ****
    priest = aura *****
    sometime/anywhere **
    somewhere else ***
    magician among the spirits **
    hologram of baal ***
    box of birds *
    after everything now this *****
    parallel universe **
    forget yourself **
    uninvited like the clouds ****
    beside yourself ***
    back with 2 beasts ****
    el momento descuidado ***
    el momento siguente **
    jammed ***
    untitled 23 ****
    coffee hounds ?
    shriek ?

    solo
    unearthed *****
    earthed **
    slow crack + ***
    remindlessness ***
    narcosis + ****
    acoustic + intimate ***
    dabble ***
    freaky conclusions ****
    painkiller *****

    hex ****
    hex vast haloes ****

    jack frost ****
    jack frost snow job ***

    isidore ****

    kilbey /kennedy
    unseen music unheard words ?

    steve n russell kilbey
    gilt trip ?
    gilt trip egyptian register ?

    refomation ***
    mimesis ?

  40. avatar
    Big Smiles Kate | 30 January 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    Even if mostly a compilation Tin Mine is worth mentioning as it's the only CD on which a little jewel "0408" appears "Like a stranger always strangest at home". Melissa and I love this track.

    Each and every one has their own personality and at times you are closer to one than another because they all have something different to offer.

    Thank you for all of it.

    Big smiles
    Kate
    xoxoxo

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 January 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    Where's Curious (Blue) & Fake?

  42. avatar
    eek | 1 February 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Amazing how just a list of titles can trigger the "oooh! I have to listen to…" response.

    It's an incredibly impressive list.

  43. avatar
    Peter Greenwell | 1 February 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    I'd rate Seance a little higher. Underneath that abhorrent drum sound, there's some wonderful songs. And, it's a shame some of the songs off Spots weren't properly recorded for a "real" LP release. Frozen and distant and We Both Know why You're Here are classic songs.

  44. avatar
    ross b | 3 February 2010 at 11:46 am #

    wow…blown away….great fuckin' list, man…now that's a BODY of work! You must be so proud! And it kind of gets better with Painkiller & U#23.

    i'd agree that 'Seance' deserves a higher rating. The perfect album really. that album's where my head's at (all the time)

  45. avatar
    belFrank | 4 February 2010 at 2:55 am #

    Further to Mr Ricky's splendid idea to note some of your production work, I love the Stephen Cummings and Kev Carmody productions too. Not forgetting the second Margot Smith album 'Taste' that you and Peter and Tim were all over – that's a hidden gem.
    I won't be too much of an anorak and name any more 😉


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