A Box of Birds is the twelfth album by the Australian psychedelic rock band The Church, released in September 1999. It consists of cover versions of tracks by artists who were influential on the group's music.
|A Box of Birds|
|Studio album by|
|Released||21 September 1999|
|Genre||Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic rock, dream pop|
|Label||Festival, Cooking Vinyl, Thirsty Ear|
|Producer||Dave Trump, Tim Powles|
|The Church chronology|
The album was released after the band's decision to abandon an already-complete live album and was recorded and mixed in 10 days. Guitarist Marty Willson-Piper said the band had played several covers in its gigs over the years, including "The Porpoise Song", "It's All Too Much" and "Cortez the Killer" – "and we thought, why not put them on a record. So we came along with our own ideas. Tim wanted to do an Iggy Pop number, Peter wanted "Cortez", Steve wanted Kevin Ayers and I wanted to do Alex Harvey. We had to pick 10 after an initial list of about 40."
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