A PSYCHEDELIC SYMPHONY: LIVE AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (2014)
WITH THE GEORGE ELLIS ORCHESTRA

A Psychedelic Symphony: Live at Sydney Opera House DVD Cover

This live show was recorded at the Sydney Opera House on April 10, 2011.

Contents (click a title for details)

Part 1:

  1. Metropolis (2:57)
  2. Sealine (4:17)
  3. Lost (4:48)
  4. Almost With You (4:52)
  5. Anchorage (6:25)
  6. Pangaea (3:56)
  7. The Unguarded Moment (3:56) /
  8. Myrrh (4:33)
  9. Never Before (5:44)
  10. Grind (7:46)

Part 2:

  1. Happy Hunting Ground (6:00)
  2. Ripple (6:11)
  3. Reptile (5:52)
  4. Two Places At Once (7:27) * 
  5. The Disillusionist (7:13)
  6. Spark (3:51)
  7. On Angel Street [as "On Angel St"] (7:29)
  8. Under the Milky Way (6:28)
  9. Space Saviour (5:16)
  10. Tantalized (9:55) /
 
   

     * Vocals by Steve Kilbey & Marty Willson-Piper.

Specs

PAL, All Regions, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital, 115 min.

Credits

Peter Koppes - guitars, baritone guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Steve Kilbey - vocals, bass, six string bass, guitar
Tim Powles - drums, percussion, vocals
Marty Willson-Piper - guitars, bass, vocals, percussion

Special Guests:
Craig Wilson - keyboards, guitar, six string bass, mandolin, percussion and vocals
Soloists
   Sophie Collins - cello
   Patti Hood - harp
   Johnny Zwartz - double bass
Vocalists
   Shelley Harland & Tiare Helberg
Bass
   Wes Gregorace

The George Ellis Orchestra:
Conductor: George Ellis
First Violins: Jeremy Chew, Simone Cheung, Lucy Cohen, Annemarie McClaren, André Brokman, Chiara Pascuzzo, Meg Cohen, Jerushah Yogendran, Marie Lee, Camille Hanrahan-Tan, Elisabeth Oehike, Madaleina Hanrahan-Tan, Tim Willis, Bree Baxter, Manu Fonsny
Second Violins: Charles Belling, Emma Graham, Melissa Morphett, Hendrikje (Henni) Pauer, Eric Shi, Elizabeth Oh, Kelvin Ng, Inès Zorgati, Leah Kim (Ria), Amelia Saul, James Constable, Catriona Wimberley, Tonya Rushmer, Jillian Mellor, Peta Borella, Claire Gibson
Violas: Marcus Rigg, Tim Dickinson, Dominic Meagher, Isabelle Guyot, David Pincus, Koen Andrews
Cellos: Anthony Albrecht, Roy Chen, Joshua Whiley, Cara Margaux, Kate McCallum, Alex Stead, Iona Main, Georgia Ellen, Theo Ell, Daniel Ward
Double Basses: Ashley Kurrie, Laurence Troy, Kit Morrell
Flute: Rose McEwen
Oboe: Kaitlyn Preece
Clarinet: Ellie Keft
Bassoon: Enzo Yeo
Trumpet: Lachlan Butcher
Trombone: Rosie Marks-Smith
French Horn: Laura Morell
Tuba: Paul Touyz
Percussion: Poppy Burnett and Henry Jiang

Show Booking: Joe Segreto at IMC
Tour Manager: Tiare Helberg
Production Manager: Haydn Johnston
Band Audio Engineer: Jorden Brebach
Orchestra Audio Engineer: Bob Scott
Stage Techs: Wes Gregorace, Ross Malloy, Shaun Guida, Mike Lindsay, David Trumpmanis
Lighting Designer: Trevor Johnstone
Video Screen Operator: Tara Cook
Live Camera Feed: Kieran Fowler
Visual/Video Content: Sam Bright - Bermudans, Tara Cook, Lloyd Barrett, David Duchow, Thomas Knox Arnold, Paul Vasquez
Record Label: Unorthodox Records through MGM and EMI Records
Publicity and Promotion: Paula Jones, Brian McDonald
Post Production: Post Produktiv
Editor: Marc Collister
Associate Producer: Dean Tocchini
Producer: Nicholas Goldsworthy
TV special produced by Whatever Entertainment Group for XYZ Networks
XYZ Networks General Manager: Shaun James
Program Director: Dan Bessant
Music Director: Drew Michel
Title/DVD Design: Tiare Helberg, Damian Sheiles
Broadcast and DVD Audio mix: David Trumpmanis, TimEbandit Powles and Jorden Brebach
Stereo Mixed at Dodgy Sound and Spacejunk III
5.1 Mixed at Timelock and Trump Manor
Project Management & Producer for the church: TimEbandit Powles
Executive Producer for the church: Kevin Lane Keller

Releases

Notes

Short write-up at the church shop:

In April 2011, celebrating a 30 year Anniversary and recent ARIA Hall of Fame induction, Australian musical icons THE CHURCH played a spectacular sold out show at the Sydney Opera House. This Psychedelic Symphony was a one-off musical event and fan treat, featuring the bands' collaboration with conductor George Ellis and his specially assembled Orchestra. Filmed by XYZ, it is finally released on a single dual layer DVD - a timeless must have for fans and all music lovers alike. It is also available as a CD Audio-Only double set, including pullout artwork from the show night program.

People who pre-ordered this DVD were sent a link to download the bonus audio track "Mr Guy Fawkes," a cover of the Dave Miller Set classic from 1969, which was also performed at the Psychedelic Symphony show [ ]. Because of glitches at The Church Merch, this free offer was extended through the first week of release. In his infamous 2010 ARIA Hall Of Fame acceptance speech Steve highlighted this song and even sung a few bars. Here's what Steve has to say about "Mr. Guy Fawkes":

In 1970 there was an english kid who came to our school.
he said he thought a lot of the stuff on australian radio was rubbish.
But there was one song he really really liked
and that was Mr Guy Fawkes by the Dave Miller Set.
This song should have been a hit all around the world.
The cynical cellos, the strange lyrics
the distant sad telephone voice and the dreamy acoustic guitars
the weird feeling you had when the song was over
what was that emotion? you couldn't put your finger on it, could you?
a solid gold bona fide classic Australian psychedelic classic!

The other songs performed at the show which do not appear on the CD or DVD: Already Yesterday, Invisible and Operetta.

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