UNDER THE MILKY WAY (1988)

This is the band's signature song. Steve Kilbey described the creation of this classic on his blog on Oct. 24, 2009.


The Church - Under The Milky Way - Mushroom K491 (Australia) Cover The Church - Under The Milky Way - Arista 109788 (Germany) Cover The Church - Under The Milky Way - Arista A07S-25 (Japan) Cover
The Church - Under The Milky Way - Arista 1A 109788 (Spain) Cover The Church - Under The Milky Way - Arista 1A 109924 (Spain Promo) Cover The Church - Under The Milky Way - Arista 109778 (UK) Cover
The Church - Under The Milky Way - Arista 659 778 CD (West Germany) Cover The Church - Under The Milky Way - Arista ASCD 9669 (USA Promo) Cover The Church - Under The Milky Way - Mushroom MUSH01753.2 (Australia) Cover

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Under The Milky Way (4:57)
Musk (3:55)

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages:
   7" Arista 109778 (UK)
      Both Sides) UTOPIA. M.S.

Under The Milky Way (4:57)
Musk (3:55)
Warm Spell (4:35)

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages:
   12" Arista 609 778 (UK)
      Both Sides) UTOPIA. M.S.

Under the Milky Way (4:57)
Warm Spell (4:35)
Musk (3:55)


Inside Gatefold Photo of Band

Under The Milky Way (4:57)
Anna Miranda (2:57)
Antenna (3:51)
Destination (5:51)

Under the Milky Way (4:57)
Perfect Child (2:53)
Musk (3:55)
Warm Spell (4:35)

Under The Milky Way (single edit)
Under The Milky Way (album edit)


Mexican Label Close-up

Under The Milky Way
Under The Milky Way

Under The Milky Way (4:57)

Under The Milky Way (4:59)
Warm Spell (4:38)
Musk (3:55)
Perfect Child (2:54)

Mushroom Records 25th Anniversary release; number 8 in a series of 25 limited edition classic Mushroom singles.


Sheet Music, Tablature, Chords, etc.

"Under The Milky Way" Sheet Music (1988):

Sheet Music Cover

Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. (0488-1188 / HL00122467)

Guitar Power Volume 1:

Guitar Power Volume 1 Cover

Softcover, 62 pages.

Includes tablature for "Under The Milky Way."

101 Australian Songs For Easy Guitar (2004):

101 Australian Songs For Easy Guitar Cover

Softcover - Wise Publications (MS04063)
ISBN: 1-876871-83-0 (Australia) 228mm x 303mm, 136 pages

Includes sheet music, chords and lyrics.

The Little Black Aussie Songbook (2005):

The Little Black Aussie Songbook Cover

Softcover (vinyl) - Wise Publications (MS04099)
ISBN: 1876871350 (Australia) 120mm x 193mm, 282 pages

Complete lyrics and chords to 200 Australian songs.

The A-Z Of Alternative Music (2006):

The A-Z Of Alternative Music Cover

Softcover - Wise Publications AM91978
ISBN: 978-0711940949 (USA) 168mm x 244mm, 208 pages

Complete lyrics and chords to 99 Alternative Music songs, encompassing '80s 'College Rock', Punk, Indie, Industrial, Goth, Electonica and Grunge from the '60s to today.

The Complete Guitar Player Australian Songbook 1 by Jason Waldron (2007):

The Complete Guitar Player Australian Songbook 1 Cover

Softcover - Wise Publications (MS04126)
ISBN: 1921029021 (Australia) 235mm x 310mm, 64 pages

Covers 12 tunes from traditional Aussie favourites and chart hits suitable for guitarists of all levels. Music is written in TAB and music notation. With chord boxes, strumming guides and lyrics. Includes a 24-track CD with each song recorded twice, with and without the lead guitar, enabling beginners to strum along and more experienced guitarists to pick out the melody using either tablature or traditional music notation.

The Great Australian Songbook (2007):

The Great Australian Songbook Cover

Softcover - Wise Publications
ISBN: 1921029501 (Australia) 8.4" x 12", 600 pages

The 1980s Guitar Chord Songbook (2009):

The 1980s Guitar Chord Songbook Cover

Softcover - Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. (HL 00700551)
ISBN: 1423454669 (Australia) 6in x 9in, 216 pages

Lyrics, chord symbols & guitar chord diagrams for 80 diverse hits from the 1980s.

Rock & Pop Classics For Ukulele (2010):

Rock & Pop Classics For Ukulele Cover

Softcover - Music Sales America AM1001605
ISBN: 978-0-8256-3755-1 (USA) 8.75in x 11.5in, 48 pages

Includes 21 rock and pop classics arranged for ukulele. Complete with full lyrics, chord frames, and all your favorite riffs in tablature.

Hit Session 5 (2011):

Hit Session 5 Cover

Softcover - Bosworth Music GmbH BOE7546 - The Music Sales Group
ISBN: 978-3-86543-678-8 (Germany) 148mm x 210mm (A5), spiral bound

Over 100 songs with melody line, lyrics and guitar chords.



Under The Milky Way Video


Under The Milky Way
Live on Italian TV - 1988


Under The Milky Way - Acoustic
Fan Video


Under The Milky Way
ARIA Hall of Fame Induction - 2010