The Church ‎– Sometime Anywhere / Somewhere Else

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Sometime Anywhere
Day Of The Dead 6:46
Lost My Touch 5:40
Loveblind 6:24
My Little Problem 7:18
The Maven 6:48
Angelica 5:07
Lullaby 2:59
Eastern 3:46
Two Places At Once 7:53
Business Woman 4:31
Authority 5:08
Fly Home 8:45
The Dead Man's Dream 4:56
Somewhere Else
Drought 3:17
The Time Being 4:34
Leave Your Clothes On 4:59
Cut In Two 4:56
The Myths You Made 4:33
Freeze To Burn 3:55
Macabre Tavern 3:52

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TVD 93396, RMD 53396 The Church Sometime Anywhere / Somewhere Else(2xCD, Album, Ltd) White (6), White (6) TVD 93396, RMD 53396 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
07822-18729-2 The Church Sometime Anywhere / Somewhere Else / Two Places At Once(2xCD, Album, Promo + CD, Single, Promo + Box, Prom) Arista 07822-18729-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
07822-18727-2, 07822-18729-2 The Church Sometime Anywhere / Somewhere Else(2xCD, Album) Arista, Arista 07822-18727-2, 07822-18729-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
07822-18729-2 The Church Sometime Anywhere / Somewhere Else(2xCD, Album) Arista 07822-18729-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
07822-18729-2 The Church Sometime Anywhere / Somewhere Else(2xCD, Album, Promo) Arista 07822-18729-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
07822-18727-1 The Church Sometime Anywhere(2xLP, Album) Arista 07822-18727-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
07822 18727 2 The Church Sometime Anywhere(CD, Album) BMG Music Canada 07822 18727 2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
TVD 93396, RMD 53396 The Church Sometime Anywhere(CD, Album) White (6), White (6) TVD 93396, RMD 53396 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
07822 18727 2 The Church Sometime Anywhere(CD, Album) Arista 07822 18727 2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
ARCD 8727 The Church Sometime Anywhere(CD, Album) Arista ARCD 8727 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
07822-18727-2 The Church Sometime Anywhere(CD, Album) Arista 07822-18727-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
07822-18727-2 The Church Sometime Anywhere(CD, Promo) Arista 07822-18727-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
07822-18729-4 The Church Sometime Anywhere(Cass, Album) Arista 07822-18729-4 Indonesia 1994 Sell This Version
07822-18727-44 The Church Sometime Anywhere(Cass, Album) Arista 07822-18727-44 US 1994 Sell This Version
ACP-8727 The Church Sometime Anywhere(Cass, Album, Promo) Arista ACP-8727 US 1994 Sell This Version
28, 07822-18727-2 Various / The Church Various / The Church - The Album Network TuneUp In-Store Play Edition (3xCD, Album, Comp, Promo) The Album Network, Arista 28, 07822-18727-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
4776202, 7243 4 77620 2 4 The Church Sometime Anywhere / Somewhere Else(2xCD, RE) EMI, EMI 4776202, 7243 4 77620 2 4 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
CD LEM 85 The Church Sometime Anywhere(CD, Album) Lemon Recordings CD LEM 85 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
EW0121CD The Church Sometime Anywhere(CD, Album, RE) Eastworld Recordings, 4Worlds Media EW0121CD UK 2013 Sell This Version
PLAIN208 The Church Sometime Anywhere(2xLP, Album, RE, Blu) Plain Recordings PLAIN208 US 2016 Sell This Version
MUSH32383.2 The Church Sometime Anywhere(CD, Album, RE) Mushroom MUSH32383.2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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March 29, 2014
edited 6 months ago
referencing Sometime Anywhere / Somewhere Else, 2xCD, RE, 4776202, 7243 4 77620 2 4
In 1994, The Church said goodbye to their high profile and bid a less than fond adieu to their major label at the time. After 'Priest = Aura" failed to vault them back into the public eye, the suits apparently gave up once and for all upon hearing this massive, sprawling album. An album which found the band reduced to Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper due to the departure of Peter Koppes (he'd return as a full member for 1998's 'Hologram of Baal') and the subsequent aftermath of the mainstream's unwillingness to allow them anything besides being under that fucking Milky Way. Current drummer Tim Powles first appears here, however, so there's a definite re-birth going on. It just wasn't in the way which a lot of fans wanted. Loops? Drum machines? Synthesizers!? Who the hell was this...

The Church, that's who. 'Sometime Anywhere' didn't skimp on songs or length and if you did like I did and bought it when it came out you got a bonus EP called 'Somewhere Else' for nothing. Yes, that's correct, well before file-sharing and digital media, some bands had the foresight to recognize that it did no harm to reward the faithful with a little taste of complimentary sweetness. And sweet this era was, despite Arista pulling the plug on any kind of tour to promote this record (and then they wondered why it didn't sell that well) because it was the start of this band's magnificent second act. An act which was to see them recognized and lauded in ways which no mtv media blitz could have been parlayed into. They stood tall on their own for 'Sometime Anywhere' and let the songs do the talking.

Trust me, there was plenty of scoffing to be heard among those who listened at first.

It was not bombastic, nor were there any jangly hook-laden anthems coming from them. These tunes stretched out and breathed deeply of the atmosphere they originated in, no longer were things abbreviated in the name of commerce. I think Marty truly became a fearsome guitarist on here, with Koppes gone he had all the space to play in he could ever want. I'd say he tore it up, to put it mildly. Kilbey delivered incredible depth and a near shamanic sound of his own, particularly with songs such as "My Little Problem", "Angelica", "Business Woman" and "Lost My Touch". He and Marty even alternated lead vocals on the main single "Two Places At Once". I have seen them four times but only heard this one once, as a matter of fact any of the tracks from this album along with 1996's 'Magician Among The Spirits" continually get passed over.

Playing 'Sometime Anywhere' led to people leaving the room. No one wanted to hear The Church if they didn't deliver the expected sound, I think we all knew after the 80s exactly what a lot of ears were hankering for. This outing wasn't for them, but it was for those of us who'd heard the dabbling throughout the years on songs such as "Field of Mars" or "Disappointment". Rock music was supposed to have an immediacy to it, right? This kind of experimentation wasn't allowed and I could literally hear many minds snapping shut by the time I'd only gotten halfway through playing Steve and Marty's work. Too mellow, too loosely constructed, no edge, no bite. More like no clue on your part, I'd often say.

This was and remains their strangest hour. It didn't win them any rosy press then, and aside from myself and a few others around the internet, it's still going to be routinely ignored. So many just refused to make the jump with them into more challenging areas and for that they are to be pitied because they don't get what this band are about. Our intrepid duo made this one for themselves and no one cared, so what. We like it, that's all that matters seemed to be the ethos this time out. They'd become truly sparse with the next one and come perilously close to losing what few were still paying attention; there are those who never let go and even now with Marty out of the band I have no doubts about The Church.

Everyone were just too busy following the antics of a straggly, strung out "movement" in Seattle to bother noticing the splendid craftsmanship which thanks to Arista was in just about every record store around. Even now, I see this gem sitting in the used bin far far too often and I know precisely how it got there: the owner had no patience. All good works of art demand a bit of give and take from their audience, no one was ready for this kind of request though. You literally got what you gave when you put it on and if you didn't go all the way, the only feeling you'd get would be one of exasperation. But if you trusted them with your time and believed in what they were doing, your faith would be rewarded ten fold.

An intricately composed collection that was a testament to the will this band had to carry on, in spite of all the setbacks and record industry chicanery:

They weren't going anywhere.
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streetmouse

January 14, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Sometime Anywhere / Somewhere Else, 2xCD, Album, 07822-18729-2

Where to start ... who says a healthy does of LSD can't change your life? It certainly changed the shape and sound of ‘The Church,’ and one can hear hints of this as far back as ‘Priest = Aura.’ This is without a doubt one of the most introspective, enjoyable, trippy albums you will ever come across. And the band will back me up on that. Their mind altering experiences turned them 180 degrees from their initial outings like ‘Starfish,’ which was hugely successful and only hinted at the possibilities that were to come from this band. The songs are long, lush and extraordinary beautiful. Drop the needle anywhere on this record and it will take you to the stratosphere and leave you there. Everything fits together and flows like one fine piece of cloth, and that says much for a conceptual album.

Seems that in the late 60’s and early 70’s everyone was making long conceptual albums, some even encompassed three records, and unfortunately, most of them fell far short of the mark. By no means am I going to suggest that every song is as strong as every other ... what I am going to say is that this release works on every level, producing one of the most significant conceptual releases in the last twenty-five years. The band brought everything they knew and learned to this recording and spent a great deal of time and effort to find their personal voice and feel for this post 60’s psychedelic production. For those of you who can’t get enough, there’s an extended version which contains two discs.

Now please don’t go thinking that this is all atmospheric and ethereal, the boys manage to rock out on several numbers which flow in and out of the musical movement with fine quality and thought. The guitar driven efforts that the group was famous for are still present but in a more subdued expression, laced with an enchanting mixture of eastern sounds, tying it all together. This album was as remarkably shocking to ‘Church’ fans as ‘Sgt. Pepper’ was to ‘Beatle’ fans in 1967. [And on that note, I’ve actually mixed ‘Somewhere, Anywhere’ and ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ together to produce an amazing effect.]

Best of luck on your journey, let me know how it goes.

Review by Jenell Kesler