A Box of Birds

1999 studio album by The Church / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Box of Birds is the twelfth album by the Australian psychedelic rock band The Church, released in September 1999.[1] It consists of cover versions of tracks by artists who were influential on the group's music.

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A Box of Birds
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Released21 September 1999
GenreAlternative rock, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic rock, dream pop
LabelFestival, Cooking Vinyl, Thirsty Ear
ProducerDave Trump, Tim Powles
The Church chronology
Hologram of Baal
A Box of Birds
After Everything Now This

The album was released after the band's decision to abandon an already-complete live album[2] and was recorded and mixed in 10 days.[3] 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."[4]

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