Although the band scored a fluky pop hit with 1988’s “Under the Milky Way,” the Church has always been a psychedelic-leaning prog-rock outfit at heart. The Australian quartet’s most distinctive work is done on a wide canvas, both on experimental yet melodically accessible albums and in the exhilarating extended jams that power its live sets. So the band’s decision to celebrate its 30th anniversary by reproducing three of its albums in sequence nightly makes a lot of sense. The band is tackling 2009's Untitled #23 on the current tour, along with the 1988 commercial breakthrough Starfish (which spawned “Under the Milky Way”) and 1992’s Priest=Aura, an unsung gem that ranks with the band’s most seductive work.
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