The Church - Starfish


Intervention Records



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AITV 027
UPC: 707129301567
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP
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Artist approved 180-gram 2LP expanded edition

Eight bonus tracks not included on the original vinyl release

100% analog mastering from the original master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound

Ultra-quiet vinyl pressed at RTI

Old-style gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing

"'Under the Milky Way,' is still one of the most haunting and elegant songs ever to make the Top 40." — AllMusic

The Church's Starfish is a dreamy, atmospheric masterpiece, guitar-driven alt-rock before alt-rock was a term. It includes the timeless smash hit "Under the Milky Way," and "Reptile," both First Wave staples.

Intervention's 2X 180-Gram LP, Artist-Approved Expanded Edition is 18-tracks total, including eight amazing bonus tracks that were not on the original LP. These bonus tracks kick off with wonderful acoustic versions of "Under the Milky Way" and "Antenna." The other tracks are so strong that it's very apparent that Starfish could have been a potent double LP.

Starfish is 100% analog mastered from THE original master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. Intervention's cut expands the original 10-song repertoire to three vinyl sides opening up the already massive soundstage and presenting this amazing recording with FULL bass extension and dynamic power. All of the eight bonus tracks are 100% analog mastered from tapes assembled by Ryan K. Smith.

The 180-gram LPs are ultra-quiet, pressed at RTI in Camarillo, CA. Intervention replaces its stampers every 500 copies so every pressing is is a hot stamper.

Starfish's album art was lovingly restored by Intervention's Art Director Tom Vadakan, and the original inner sleeve here is printed as the interior of a gorgeous gatefold jacket. The jacket is an "Old Style" gatefold made by wizards at Stoughton printing in LA. It's printed on heavy stock and film-laminated for superior color depth, beauty and durability. The center labels are printed by Dorado.

Side A
1. Destination
2. Under the Milky Way
3. Blood Money

Side B
1. Lost
2. North, South, East and West
3. Spark
4. Antenna

Side C
1. Reptile
2. A New Season
3. Hotel Womb
Bonus Tracks
1. Under the Milky Way (Acoustic)
2. Antenna (Acoustic)

Side D
Bonus Tracks
1. Frozen and Distant
2. Texas Moon
3. Anna Miranda
4. Afterlife
5. We Both Know Why You're Here
6. Perfect Child

Customer Reviews (4.67 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Good analog audio

posted on 01/15/2022
4 Stars
Good earthly analog sound. But audio defect on side 4. There is audible ticks leading into opening track. I return record. Also don't understand why they say dead sllent background, which is not the case from a vinyl record.

Buy it before it's gone!

posted on 12/20/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian
I echo Jame's review. I bought the CD when it was first released and never thought the sound was great although the music was so cool. This pressing sounds so live, natural and there in your room. It was really quite stunning when I first heard Destination. You feel the drums. I really cannot believe it is still available.

That Beautiful 100% Analog Sound

posted on 11/15/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: James
I bought Starfish sometime early 1990 on CD. I still have that same one and played it a thousand times. I love it. I have never heard it on vinyl until last Saturday night. I was stunned...I couldn't stop grinning. Even my wife who was in another room yelled out "Wow!" 5 seconds later she was sitting with me loving it too.

Dead quiet vinyl, the music sounded as natural as if they were playing live in front of us. What a beautiful job Ryan K Smith at Sterling Sound and RTI did. Sonically this album is quite impressive. THIS is the way it was meant to sound!

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