Heyday

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Whether it was the assistance of Peter Walsh on production, a decision to bear down and see what could be done, or some further combination of that and other factors, the Church came up with its best release since The Blurred Crusade with the powerful Heyday. Not changing anything in the basic Church sound but presenting both a brilliant slew of songs and some fantastic performances, the quartet created a flat-out fantastic record. The first side alone almost reads like a greatest-hits collection, with one highlight following hard on the other. "Myrrh," leading things off with a careful build up to the main part of the song much like "When You Were Mine," has a strange ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Whether it was the assistance of Peter Walsh on production, a decision to bear down and see what could be done, or some further combination of that and other factors, the Church came up with its best release since The Blurred Crusade with the powerful Heyday. Not changing anything in the basic Church sound but presenting both a brilliant slew of songs and some fantastic performances, the quartet created a flat-out fantastic record. The first side alone almost reads like a greatest-hits collection, with one highlight following hard on the other. "Myrrh," leading things off with a careful build up to the main part of the song much like "When You Were Mine," has a strange chorus that almost shouldn't work but does. It's only two lines long and sung in harmony by the full band, all while Willson-Piper and Koppes' guitars keep things moving. "Tristesse" begins with a playful guitar line before shifting into another mid-paced, just dreamy enough effort. "Already Yesterday," with a fine, low-key backing choir, the dramatic "Columbus" and the gentle, string-touched instrumental "Happy Hunting Ground" continue the mood, one lovely moment after another. The second side kicks off with a barnstormer, "Tantalized," easily the band's most aggressive and upfront song since its earliest days. With horns and bells adding to the rushed feel, Kilbey delivers quickly sung verses and staccato choruses, the music continuing to soar along as Willson-Piper and Koppes turn in brilliant guitar work. Add to that further horn and string orchestrations on songs like the wistful "Youth Worshipper" and "Night of Light," and Heyday is a total success.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
  • Label: Second Motion
  • UPC: 634457532021
  • Catalog Number: 27

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Myrrh (4:19)
  2. 2 Tristesse (3:29)
  3. 3 Already Yesterday (4:14)
  4. 4 Columbus (3:50)
  5. 5 Happy Hunting Ground (5:31)
  6. 6 Tantalized (4:59)
  7. 7 Disenchanted (3:55)
  8. 8 Night of Light (4:47)
  9. 9 Youth Worshipper (3:43)
  10. 10 Roman (3:51)
  11. 11 As You Will (4:44)
  12. 12 The View (3:44)
  13. 13 Trance Ending (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Church Primary Artist
Steve Kilbey Bass Guitar, Vocals
Peter Koppes Guitar, Background Vocals
Marty Willson-Piper Guitar, Background Vocals
Richard Ploog Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Mark Punch Choir, Chorus
Maggie McKinney Choir, Chorus
Phillip Hartl Violin
Shauna Jensen Choir, Chorus
Rick Chadwick Keyboards
Technical Credits
The Church Composer
Steve Kilbey Composer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Peter Koppes Composer
Tony Ansell Orchestration
Marty Willson-Piper Composer, Sleeve Notes
Guy Gray Engineer
Rachel Gutek Reissue Design
Don Bartley Mastering
Tony Forbes Concept
Peter Walsh Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
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