The Church ‎– Priest = Aura

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Aura 6:59
Ripple 6:03
Paradox 3:59
Lustre 5:45
Swan Lake 2:26
Feel 3:55
Mistress 4:12
Kings 4:35
Dome 4:00
Witch Hunt 1:27
The Disillusionist 6:24
Old Flame 1:37
Chaos 9:34
Film 3:56

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
07822-18683-2 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album) Arista 07822-18683-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
07822 18683-2 The Church Priest = Aura(CD) Arista 07822 18683-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
TVD93356 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album) Mushroom TVD93356 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
262643 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album) Arista 262643 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
ARCD-8683 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album) Arista ARCD-8683 US 1992 Sell This Version
TVD93356, RMD53356, d 26058 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album + CD, Comp) White (6), White (6), White (6), Mushroom, Mushroom, Mushroom TVD93356, RMD53356, d 26058 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
TVD93356, C 11098 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album + Cass, Single) White (6), White (6) TVD93356, C 11098 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
07822-18683-2 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album, Club) Arista 07822-18683-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
TVC 93356 The Church Priest = Aura(Cass, Album) Mushroom TVC 93356 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
07822-18683-41 The Church Priest = Aura(Cass, Album) Arista 07822-18683-41 US 1992 Sell This Version
412643 The Church Priest = Aura(Cass, Album, Dol) BMG, Arista 412643 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
212/412/212 643 The Church Priest=Aura(Cass, Album, Promo) Arista 212/412/212 643 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
212 643 The Church Priest=Aura(LP, Album) Arista 212 643 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
7243 4 77617 2 0 The Church Priest = Aura(2xCD, RM, Del) EMI 7243 4 77617 2 0 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
CD-SMR-030 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album, RE) Second Motion Records CD-SMR-030 US 2011 Sell This Version
509991818423 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album, RE) EMI 509991818423 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
EW0102CD The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album, RE) Eastworld Recordings EW0102CD UK 2013 Sell This Version
plain207 The Church Priest = Aura(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Plain Recordings plain207 US 2016 Sell This Version
MUSH32382.2 The Church Priest = Aura(CD, Album, RE) Mushroom MUSH32382.2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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crimsontime

crimsontime

June 2, 2017
edited 5 months ago
referencing Priest = Aura, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain207
Has anyone compared the vinyl reissue's sound to 2005 Australia EMI remaster (not vinyl)? That is the by far the best I have heard, I believe it was done by Tim Powles, the band's drummer. Steve Kilbey was recently quoted as saying that this remastered LP was not put out by the band and isn't even sure if they get paid anything for it. I have the original LP and would be willing to buy this anyway if the quality is on par with the 2005 remaster. Edit: it looks from the other comments that this isn't worthy. Still interested in hearing if anyone has a comparison to the 2005 (not vinyl) remaster.
lupuslunar

lupuslunar

March 8, 2017
referencing Priest = Aura, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain207
Just purchased this as it's probably my favourite Church album and i could never afford the original vinyl pressing.
My first impression was that the drums have been pushed back slightly in the mix ,compared to the CD ... especially noticeable on the first track. Overall though, it sounds ok ... it's hard to know exactly how much tweaking was done with the mastering to vinyl.
Anyway, the first record played through pretty well without too much static or ticking ; just a little between tracks.
The second record however has quite a bit of static and distortion from halfway through 'Dome' (side C) right through to the end of the side. Side D has patches of static.
I cleaned the vinyls before playing and checked my stylus.
The static appears in the same areas with each play so it must be in the pressing.
Such a shame ! It's always depressing when you pay top dollar for a new pressing of a favourite album, only to find it to be defective.
Cover is a minimal single sleeve outer with printed barcode, housing two plain white inner paper sleeves. About as minimal as you can get. The reproduction of the silver on black front image is reasonably good though.
centuryhouse

centuryhouse

January 15, 2017
edited 10 months ago
referencing Priest = Aura, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain207
I have the original and the new double-LP reissue. My copy of the reissue sounds great! The mastering sounds great to my ears, and I am often a critic of new remasters. No over-compression or brickwalling - very dynamic. Nice clean highs, warm round bass and kick. Side by side, I think the new issue holds its own very well.

There is a slight bit of surface noise at a few points where the music is very quiet, but it may be a matter of needing a good cleaning. That shouldn't be required on a new record, but it often is.
SirBrad

SirBrad

April 30, 2016
referencing Priest = Aura, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain207
I have not done an A/B comparison with my original copy, but my first impression is that the mastering is actually pretty solid. And surprisingly my pressing is pretty good by any standard and very good for a Plain press. Much better than I was expecting.
fred_the_ted

fred_the_ted

April 28, 2016
referencing Priest = Aura, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain207
I though the mastering wasn't too bad - but the pressing was terrible.
bandini

bandini

April 13, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Priest=Aura, LP, Album, 212 643

Buy this version. The Plain Recordings reissue sounds muddy and dull by comparison.
bandini

bandini

April 13, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Priest = Aura, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain207
I own the original, but I decided to buy this reissue hoping that it might sound better than expected since it is spread across two pieces of vinyl. The disappointment set in shortly after dropping the needle. Muddy bass. None of the highs sparkle. Dull sounding overall. I'll never buy anything on Plain Recordings again. This record deserves better treatment.
jaredart

jaredart

March 8, 2016
referencing Priest = Aura, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, plain207
Such a great album, Shame that plain is repressing this.
INTERSTELLAR_VINYL

INTERSTELLAR_VINYL

July 8, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Priest = Aura, CD, Album, 07822-18683-2
In any form of teleportation ritual, a medium is required to know any possible state of conclusion or reckoning. How one channels into this is dependent upon high familiarity with the preferred medium… and the traveler intent on knowing, and knowing his intent.

This startling achievement, a veritable firmament replete with guitarists’ lush, surreal landscapes... colliding with the drummer’s netherworlds of both force and entropy... immersed in the sarcastic, dry wit and incorrigible imagination of the singer... galvanized with the affinity and intuition of the producer... is high-handedness without hubris, swagger without vanity.

So often even the best-chosen words slip away from any meaningful service. It is then you are left only with a revelatory knowing.

Listen. Then listen again. Patience with the medium is rewarded. And those that can fathom these depths will be transformed.