Eyes Like the Sky
Eyes Like The Sky King Gizzard.jpg
Studio album by
Released22 February 2013 (2013-02-22)
RecordedNovember 2012
Genre
Length27:49
LabelFlightless
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard chronology
12 Bar Bruise
(2012)
Eyes Like the Sky
(2013)
Float Along – Fill Your Lungs
(2013)

Eyes Like the Sky is the second studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. It was released on 22 February 2013 on the label Flightless.[1]

Described as a "cult western audio book",[1] the album is narrated and written by Broderick Smith, the frontman for the 1970s Australian rock group The Dingoes and the father of King Gizzard keyboardist Ambrose Kenny Smith. The story revolves around child soldiers, native Americans and gun fights, all set in the American frontier.

When asked about the album's influences, Stu Mackenzie alluded to the spaghetti western influence throughout the album, stating "I love Western films. I love bad guys and I love Red Dead Redemption. Oh, and I love evil guitars".[2]

Track listing

Vinyl releases have tracks 1–5 on side A, and tracks 6–10 on side B.[3]

All lyrics are written by Broderick Smith; all music is composed by Stu Mackenzie.

No.TitleLength
1."Eyes Like the Sky"3:17
2."Year of Our Lord"2:57
3."The Raid"2:24
4."Drum Run"2:42
5."Evil Man"3:54
6."Fort Whipple"2:56
7."The God Mans Goat Lust"3:17
8."The Killing Ground"2:50
9."Dust in the Wind"2:24
10."Guns & Horses"1:08
Total length:27:49

Personnel

Credits for Eyes Like the Sky adapted from liner notes.[4]

  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – music writing, arrangement, recording, mixing
    • Michael Cavanagh
    • Cook Craig
    • Ambrose Kenny-Smith
    • Eric Moore
    • Stu Mackenzie
    • Lucas Skinner
    • Joe Walker
  • Broderick Smith – story writing, narration recording
  • Jason Galea – cover art
  • Joseph Carra – mastering

Charts

Chart (2018)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5]10

References

  1. ^ a b "Eyes Like the Sky, by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard". King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Album Review: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Eyes Like the Sky". Purple Sneakers. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  3. ^ Eyes Like the Sky at Discogs (list of releases)
  4. ^ Track listing and credits as per liner notes for Eyes Like the Sky album
  5. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.