Monday, June 13, 2011
Long-lived Aussie quartet The Church has been running a bit of a victory lap over the past year - marking their 30th anniversary as a band with a 2010 acoustic retrospective tour (no reunion needed!), getting inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in November, and mounting another U.S. visit for their 3-albums-live "Future Past Perfect" tour. Boston is very fortunate to be a regular stop for the band, with the acoustic roadshow hitting the Somerville Armory last Spring and the FPP tour visiting Foxboro(ugh)'s Showcase Live this past February. They really seem to love this area, and the fans at both those shows loved 'em right back.
Their February visit was the second time I'd headed south to
Word is that the Church are generally cool with live recordings, so I'm sharing up mine from that Massachusetts stop of the "Future Past Perfect" tour in three parts - one for each album they played in full that evening. First comes their run through their most recent full-length, 2009's "Untitled #23", and it will be followed in the coming weeks by live renditions of 1992's "Priest=Aura" and 1988's "Starfish", the band's well-known U.S. breakthrough. Please to enjoy...
Live at Showcase Live
in Foxboro, MA
on Friday, February 18th, 2011
[Download all 10 tracks in one 106 MB .zip file]
01. Cobalt Blue
02. Deadman's Hand
05. Space Saviour
06. On Angel Street
07. Sunken Sun
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live in cambridge, ma
on november 14th, 2008
previously: joy formidable - boston 2011
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