Peter Murphy to Release a 5 Disc Boxset Collecting his Beggars Era Solo Albums

Peter Murphy’s solo work is receiving a 5 Disc box set from label Beggar Banquet’s “The Arkive”, a reissue initiative for past and present Beggars Group labels & artists.

Murphy’s solo set, which follows a similar release from both Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, is packaged in a hard-cover book, chronicles the Bauhaus singer’s solo work that followed after the first demise of Bauhaus, and the interim project Dali’s Car  he formed with Japan’s former bass player Mick Karn.

Simply titled Peter Murphy – 5 Albums, the collection contains 1985’s Should The World Fail To Fall Apart, 1987’s Love Hysteria, 1989’s Deep, 1992’s Holy Smoke and 1995’s Cascade.

According to the official press release each album is:

“peppered with bonus tracks comprising of period rarities including original demos, single B-sides, early and alternate mixes and many previously unreleased recordings Including “Critic’s Choice”, “Groovy Place”, “Sail On White” and a full band take on “Cool Cool Breeze”. This set also features many production roughs of Peter’s final album for Beggars Banquet, the sublime Cascade, including a stunning seven minute plus early take of the title track, appearing here under its working title of “Satin Nights”.

In an interview with Bauhaus historian Andrew J Brooksbank on Peter Murphy fan site Indigo Eyes, is is elaborated that the track “Critic’s Choice” is a unreleased track that almost made it on the Cherry Red Expanded Edition of Love Hysteria, and had previously been known by fans who saw it performed during select 1987 live sets as “Push“, “Secrets“, and “Don’t Trade Aid For Trade“, the latter title of which is used for the setlist at the February 22nd, 1987 gig at The Metro in Chicago.

Peter Murphy – 5 Albums is set for release on June 22nd.

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See the full tracklisting below:

Disc 1:
1. Canvas Beauty (Romance Version)
2. The Light Pours Out Of Me
3. Confessions
4. Should The World Fail To Fall Apart
5. Never Man
6. God Sends
7. Blue Heart
8. The Answer Is Clear
9. Final Solution
10. Jemal
11. Canvas Beauty (Up Version)
12. Should The World Fail To Fall Apart (Version 3)
13. Stay
14. Final Solution (Club Mix Version 1)
15. Tale Of The Tongue (Extended Version)

Disc 2:
1. All Night Long
2. His Circle And Hers Meet
3. Dragnet Drag
4. Socrates The Python
5. Indigo Eyes
6. Time Has Got Nothing To Do With It
7. Blind Sublime
8. My Last Two Weeks
9. Fun Time
10. Tale Of The Tongue (Single Edit)
11. I’ve Got A Miniature Secret Camera
12. Critic’s Choice
13. All Night Long (U.S.A. Edit)
14. Socrates The Python (Demo)
15. Fun Time (Cabaret Mix) (Demo)

Disc 3:
1. Deep Ocean Vast Sea
2. Shy
3. Crystal Wrists
4. Marlene Dietrichâ??s Favourite Poem
5. Seven Veils
6. The Line Between The Devils Teeth (and That Which Cannot Be Repeat)
7. Cuts You Up
8. A Strange Kind Of Love (version One)
9. Roll Call
10. Roll Call (reprise)
11. A Strange Kind Of Love (Version 2)
12. The Line Between The Devil’s Teeth (12″ Remix)
13. Cuts You Up (U.S.A. Alternate Edit)
14. A Strange Kind Of Love (Remix Edit Version)
15. Deep Ocean Vast Sea (Instrumental)

Disc 4:
1. Keep Me From Harm
2. Kill The Hate
3. You’re So Close
4. The Sweetest Drop
5. Low Room
6. Let Me Love You
7. Our Secret Garden
8. Dream Gone By
9. Hit Song
10. Volga Boatmen (Outro)
11. The Sweetest Drop (Rave Edit)
12. Cool Cool Breeze
13. You’re So Close (Radio Edit)
14. The Sweetest Drop (Radio Edit 1)
15. Hit Song
16. The Sweetest Drop (Rave 12″ Mix)

Disc 5:
1. Mirror To My Woman’s Mind
2. Subway
3. Gliding Like A Whale
4. Disappearing
5. Mercy Rain
6. I’ll Fall With Your Knife
7. The Scarlet Thing In You
8. Sails Wave Goodbye
9. Wild Birds Flock To Me
10. Huuvola
11. Cascade
12. Wild Birds Flock To Me (Production Rough Mix)
13. Groovy Place (Demo)
14. Wish (Production Rough Mix)
15. Sail On White (Production Rough Mix)
16. Satin Nights (Cascade) (Production Rough Mix)

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