Photo by Gabriel Edvy
Beggars Arkive this spring will reissue on colored vinyl the five post-Bauhaus solo albums that Peter Murphy released on the Beggars Banquet label between 1986 and 1995, plus a brand-new rarities disc featuring 10 demo versions, remixes and edits.
The limited-edition vinyl pressings will be released in pairs beginning in April and continuing through June, and also will be available in a 7LP box set limited to 500 copies worldwide, due May 7.
The releases will include: 1986’s Should the World Fail to Fall Apart on blue vinyl and 1988’s Love Hysteria on indigo vinyl, on April 9; 1989’s Deep on clear vinyl and 1992’s Holy Smoke on a blend of clear and black smoke vinyl, on May 7; and 1995’s double LP Cascade on scarlet vinyl and the new rarities set The Last and Only Star on gold vinyl, on June 25.
The reissues can be pre-ordered via Amazon and other retailers, but the box set of all six releases is only available through Beggars Arkive’s webstore.
Only one of the reissued albums includes bonus material: Cascade, which includes a production rough mix of “Mercy Rain” and backing tracks for “Gliding Like a While,” “Sail on White” and “Wish.”
The new rarities LP was curated by Andrew Brooksbank and Stephen Webbon with Murphy’s guidance, and includes “I’ve Got A Miniature Secret Camera,” mixes of “Final Solution” and “Strange Kind of Love,” edits of “The Sweetest Drop” and “Tale of the Tongue” and more.
See the full tracklist below.
Peter Murphy, The Last and Only Star
A1: “Final Solution” (Club Mix 2)
A2: “The Light Pours Out Of Me” (Original Version)
A3: “Tale Of The Tongue” (Single Edit)
A4: “I’ve Got A Miniature Secret Camera”
A5: “Strange Kind Of Love” (Remix Edit Version)
B1: “Cool Cool Breeze”
B2: “The Sweetest Drop” (Rave Edit)
B3: “Groovy Place”
B5: “Jemal” (Version 2)
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