The Church: The Unguarded Moment (2004)

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The Church: The Unguarded Moment (2004)

Most people know the Church's 1981 Unguarded Moment as a classic slice of paisley pop full of guitar jangle and a world-weary drone-meets-melody delivery (see the clip below).

But the Liberation label offered "heritage acts" the chance to do acoustic treatments of their great songs on their Liberation Blue imprint, and there were any number of Austraian and New Zealand artists happy to take up the opportunity, among them Dragon, Hammond Gamble, James Reyne, Diesel . . .

And the Church whose album El Momento Descuidado stripped back versions of Under the Milky Way, Invisible, Sealine . . .

And this slow and more mature treatment of Unguarded Moment.

(There is a 2012 interview with the Church's Steve Kilbey here.) 

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