The Church

Sydney 1980-present

Discography

Albums

She Never Said/In A Heartbeat                 1980    2

Single      AUS   EMI Parlophone ATV367 (no PS, first pressings have orange labels, later have black labels)

Of Skins And Heart                            1981    9   Produced by Chris Gilbey and Bob Clearmountain

CD          AUS   EMI 432031-2
            GER   Arista 885018
            GER   East West 2292-43857-2 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War")
            GER   Carrere CAR826842212 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War")
            UK    Carrere CDCAL 130 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War")
            USA   Arista ARCD-8563 (3 bonus tracks)

LP          AUS   EMI Parlophone PCSO-7583 (insert with lyrics, first pressings have orange labels, later have black labels)
            CAN   Capitol ST-12193 (entitled "The Church", different tracks)
            FRA   Carrere 67.845 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War")
            GER   Carrere 2934145 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War")
            ITA   Carrere ILS9081 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War")
            NZL   EMI Parlophone EMC 251
            NZL   Stunn 022 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War", label states "Of Skins And Heart")
            SCA   Carrere CALS 130 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War", inner sleeve with lyrics)
            UK    Carrere CAL 130 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War", inner sleeve with lyrics)
            UK    Carrere CAL 130 (reissue 1984, no inner sleeve)
            USA   Arista AL 8563
            USA   Capitol ST-12193 (entitled "The Church", different tracks)

MC          AUS   EMI Parlophone TC PCSO-7583
            CAN   Capitol 4XT 12193 (entitled "The Church", different tracks)
            FRA   Carrere 70845 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War")
            SCA   Carrere TCCALS 130 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War")
            UK    Carrere CAC 130 (entitled "The Church", "Tear It All Away" instead of "Fighter Pilot...Korean War")
            USA   Arista AC 8563
            USA   Capitol 4XT 12193 (entitled "The Church", different tracks)

The Blurred Crusade                           1982   10   Produced by Bob Clearmountain

CD          AUS   Parlophone CDP-790625 2
            GER   Arista 885019
            UK    Carrere CDCAL 140
            UK    Arista 259336
            USA   Arista ARCD-8564

LP          AUS   EMI Parlophone PCSO 7585 (inner sleeve with lyrics)
            BRA   Carrere 304 7067
            BRA   Carrere 308 7038 (reissue)
            FRA   Carrere 67167907 (gatefold sleeve with lyrics)
            GER   Carrere 2934 148 (inner sleeve with lyrics)
            NZL   Stunn 025 (insert with lyrics)
            NZL   EMI EMC 252 (inner sleeve with lyrics)
            SCA   Carrere CALS 140 (gatefold sleeve with lyrics)
            UK    Carrere CAL 140 (gatefold sleeve with lyrics)
            UK    Carrere CAL 140 (reissue 1984, no inner sleeve)
            USA   Arista AL 8564

MC          SCA   Carrere TC-CALS 140
            SPA   Parlophone 256-4300504
            UK    Carrere CAC 140

Sing Songs                                    1982    5

EP          AUS   EMI Parlophone BUG 2
            NZL   Stunn ABS 100
            UK    Carrere CHURCH 5 (issued 1983)

MC          NZL   Stunn TC-ABS 100

Seance                                        1983   10   Produced by Nick Launay

CD          GER   Arista 885020
            USA   Arista ARCD-8565

LP          AUS   EMI Parlophone PCSO 7590 (pink cover, inner sleeve with lyrics)
            AUS   EMI Parlophone MID 166097 (pink cover)
            FRA   Carrere 68166131 (blue cover)
            GER   Carrere 821 046-1
            NZL   EMI Parlophone PCS 7590 (inner sleeve with lyrics)
            UK    Carrere CAL 201 (blue cover, inner sleeve with lyrics)
            USA   Arista AL 8565 (pink cover)

MC          AUS   EMI Parlophone TC-PCSO 7590
            AUS   EMI Parlophone TC-MID 166097
            FRA   Carrere CA.381
            UK    Carrere CAC 201
            USA   Arista AC 8565

Remote Luxury                                 1984    5   Produced by John Bee and The Church

EP          AUS   EMI Parlophone BUG 5 (card picture sleeve)
            NZL   EMI Parlophone GOOD 504 (card picture sleeve, insert with lyrics)

Persia                                        1984    5   Produced by John Bee and The Church

EP          AUS   EMI Parlophone BUG 430017
            NZL   EMI Parlophone GOOD 506

Remote Luxury                                 1984   10   Produced by John Bee and The Church

CD          GER   Carrere 825 372-2
            GER   BMG Ariola 259649 (issued 1989)
            UK    Arista 209649
            USA   Arista ARCD-8566

LP          BRA   Carrere 304.7070
            CAN   Warner Bros 92 51521 (full colour sleeve)
            EUR   Arista 209649
            FRA   Carrere CA68166214 (dark blue/black sleeve)
            GER   Carrere 825 372-1
            ITA   Carrere CRE26430
            UK    Carrere CAL 213 (light blue/white sleeve, inner sleeve with lyrics)
            USA   Warner Bros 25152-1 (full colour sleeve, inner sleeve with lyrics)
            USA   Arista AL 8566

MC          UK    Carrere CAC 213
            USA   Warner Bros 25152-4
            USA   Arista AC 8566

Heyday                                        1985   10   Produced by Peter Walsh

CD          AUS   EMI CDP 7 46256 2 (bonustracks "As You Will" and "The View")
            GER   Arista 885022
            UK    EMI CD EMC 3508 (bonustracks "As You Will" and "The View")
            USA   Arista ARCD-8567

LP          AUS   EMI Parlophone PCSO.430034 (inner sleeve with lyrics)
            ITA   EMI 4300341
            NZL   EMI Parlophone PCS 7221 (inner sleeve with lyrics)
            SPA   Hispavox 430034-1
            UK    EMI Parlophone EMC 3508 (inner sleeve with lyrics)
            USA   Warner Bros 25370-1 (inner sleeve with lyrics)
            USA   Arista AL 8567

MC          AUS   EMI Parlophone TC PCSO-430034 (bonustracks "As You Will" and "The View")
            UK    EMI Parlophone TC-EMC 3508
            USA   Warner Bros 25370-4 (bonustracks "As You Will" and "The View")

Hindsight 1980-1987                           1988   24

Double-CD   AUS   EMI CDP 430060 (with lyrics)
            AUS   EMI 8382542 (re-issue 1996 in a single CD sleeve)

Double-LP   AUS   EMI PCSO 430060/1 (gatefold sleeve, inner sleeves with lyrics)

Double-MC   AUS   EMI TCPCSO-430060/1

Starfish                                      1988   10   Produced by Greg Ladanyi, Waddy Wachtel and The Church

CD          AUS   Mushroom CD-53266
            AUS   Mushroom D19554 (Mushroom Midprice Masters)
            AUS   Mushroom MUSH32378.2
            EUR   Arista 258895
            JAP   Arista A32D45
            USA   Arista ARCD-8521

LP          ARG   Arista TLP90128 (entitled "Estrelle De Mar")
            AUS   Mushroom RML53266
            AUS   Mushroom L38881
            BRA   Arista 140-8026
            EUR   Arista 208895 (inner sleeve)
            EUR   Arista 303295 (with limited 5-track Starfish EP)
            JAP   Arista A27L45
            MEX   Arista LAE 795
            RSA   Arista ATSC 204
            SPA   Arista 5C 208895
            USA   Arista AL 8521 (inner sleeve)

MC          EUR   Arista 408 895
            RSA   Arista ZASC 204
            SPA   Arista 7A 408895
            USA   Arista AC 8521

Of Skins And Heart/The Blurred Crusade        1988   19

Double-CD   AUS   EMI (issued 1996)

Double-MC   NZL   EMI

Conception                                    1988   10

CD          GER   Carrere CAR 826843 (white cover)
            GER   East West 243858-2
            ITA   Dischi Ricordi CDOR 9152
            UK    Carrere CDCAL 229 (white cover)

LP          GER   Carrere CAL 6.26843 (blue cover)
            GER   East West 243858-1
            UK    Carrere CAL 229 (white cover)

Gold Afternoon Fix                            1990   13   Produced by Waddy Wachtel and The Church

CD          AUS   Mushroom D53321
            AUS   Mushroom D19800 (Mushroom Midprice Masters)
            AUS   Mushroom MUSH32379.2
            GER   BMG Ariola 260541
            JAP   Arista BVCA-3 (with lyrics)
            UK    Arista 260541
            USA   Arista ARCD-8579

LP          AUS   Mushroom TVL93321 (11 tracks, missing "Monday Morning" and "Laughing")
            BRA   Arista 1508067 (11 tracks, missing "Monday Morning" and "Laughing")
            CAN   Arista R171667 (11 tracks, missing "Monday Morning" and "Laughing")
            UK    Arista 210 541 (11 tracks, missing "Monday Morning" and "Laughing")
            USA   Arista AL-8579 (11 tracks, missing "Monday Morning" and "Laughing")

MC          AUS   Mushroom RMC 53321
            ISR   Arista 410541-2
            UK    Arista 410 541
            USA   Arista AC 8579

A Quick Smoke At Spots (Archives 1986-1990)   1991   16

CD          AUS   Mushroom D26058
            AUS   Mushroom MUSH32380.2

LP          AUS   Mushroom L26058

MC          AUS   Mushroom C26058

Priest = Aura                                 1992   14

CD          AUS   White/Mushroom TVD93356(RMD53356) (some copies of the CD are picture-discs)
            AUS   Mushroom MUSH32382.2
            EUR   Arista 186832
            USA   Arista 07822-18683-2

Double-CD   AUS   Mushroom TVD93356 (limited edition doublepack with "A Quick Smoke At Spots")

LP          EUR   Arista 212643 (13 tracks, missing "Dome")

Almost Yesterday (1981-1990)                  1994   17

CD          AUS   Raven RVCD-43

Sometime Anywhere                             1994   13   Produced by The Church, Dare Mason and Martin Rössel

CD          AUS   White TVD93396 (initial copies came with 7-track "Somewhere Else" bonus CD)
            AUS   Mushroom MUSH32383.2
            GER   Arista 07822-18727-2
            UK    Arista 07822-18729-2
            USA   Arista 07822-18729-2 (initial copies came with 7-track "Somewhere Else" bonus CD)
            USA   Arista 07822-18727-2

Double-LP   USA   Arista 07822-18727-1

MC          USA   Arista 07822-18727-4

Magician Among The Spirits                    1996   10   Produced by The Church and Simon Polinski

CD          AUS   Deep Karma/White D31562
            AUS   Mushroom MUSH32381.2

Hologram 0f Baal                              1998   11

CD          AUS   Cooking Vinyl/Festival (initial 5000 copies comes with 6-track "Bastard Universe" bonus CD)
            EUR   Cooking Vinyl
            USA   Thirsty Ear (initial 7500 copies comes with 6-track "Bastard Universe" bonus CD)

Box Of Birds                                  1999   10   Produced by Dave Trump and Tim Powles

CD          AUS   Cooking Vinyl/Festival D32123
            EUR   Cooking Vinyl

Best Of The Church                            1999   17

CD          AUS

After Everything Now This                     2002   10   Produced by Tim Powles and The Church

CD          AUS

Forget Yourself                               2003

CD          AUS

Beside Yourself                               2004

CD          AUS   (limited edition)

El Momento Descuidado                         2005   14

CD          AUS   Liberation Blue BLUE0732

Uninvited, Like The Clouds                    2006   12

CD          AUS   Liberation LIBCD71912

El Momento Siguiente                          2007   14

CD          AUS   Liberation Blue BLUE1432

Contribution to album

Earth Music   1995

Members

Daugherty Jay Dee (d) 1990-1993 Patti Smith Group, Waterboys
Hooper Craig (k) 1984
Kilbey Steve (v,b,k,sl g,g) 1980-present
Koppes Peter (g,sl g,v,perc,org,p) 1980-1992,1998-present
Ploog Richard (d,perc,bv) 1980-1990 The Name Droppers, The Brats, Exhibit A, The Beasts of Bourbon, Salamander Jim, Floyd Vincent and The Childbrides, The Wigmen, Deadly Hume, Funkicide, Peter Koppes and The Well
Powles Tim (d) 1993-present
Ward Nick (d,perc,bv) 1980 Limosine, Limazine, Foreign Affair
Willson-Piper Marty (g,v,b) 1980-present

Sources of information: Shadow Cabinet - Church Homepage
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