Best known for his years with the UK band, Bauhaus, as well as for his string of influential solo albums, Peter Murphy has made a name for himself. With Bauhaus, Murphy began his short, Goth-centric run generating hits like “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, and four important albums including Mask (1981), and the perfect In the Flat Field debut released in 1980.
After the demise of Bauhaus, Peter Murphy embarked on his solo career, which was a heady exercise in variety. With Should The World Fail to Fall Apart, his 1986 UK charting classic debut that gave up the UK hit, “Blue Heart”, as a well as a mesmerizing cover of “The Light Pours Out Of Me” (Magazine), Peter Murphy went on to gain as many, if not more, fans than Bauhaus collected during its short lifespan.
Over the years, Peter Murphy provided fans with plenty of excellence with eight studio efforts including 2011’s fantastic Ninth release, showing that the talent was solid, and still meaningful. With combined Bauhaus reunions, another Bauhaus album recorded and released in 2008 (Go Away White), and his already busy schedule, fans were never without much Peter Murphy goodness.
On June 3, Nettwerk Records will release the new Peter Murphy album, Lion. With eleven new tracks for the standard CD release, and an additional ten Live cuts planned for the 2CD Deluxe Edition, Lion intends to be a serious expectation for the fans. The limited (5000 only) 2CD Deluxe Edition’s bonus CD will feature ten live performance tracks culled from the Murphy’s 2013 Mr Moonlight Tour celebrating 35 Of Bauhaus (track-list below).
In addition to the CD releases, there will be a collectible vinyl 2LP (with gate-fold jacket) issue that will throw in the bonus of two bonus tracks. Those extra tracks (not on the CDs) will include the new song, “Gabriel”, and a Youth (producer of Lion, and producer for Killing Joke and The Verve) remix of a song, “I Am My Own Name” from the new album.
1. Hang Up
2. I Am My Own Name
3. Low Tar Stars
4. I’m On Your Side
6. Holy Clown
7. The Rose
8. The Ghost Of Shokan Lake
DELUXE BONUS DISC (LIMITED EDITION – 5000 copies only)
LIVE FROM THE MR. MOONLIGHT – 35 YEARS OF BAUHAUS TOUR:
1. Double Dare (Live)
2. In The Flat Field (Live)
3. A God In An Alcove (Live)
4. Silent Hedges (Live)
5. The Spy In The Cab (Live)
6. Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Live)
7. The Passion Of Lovers (Live)
8. Stigmata Martyr (Live)
9. Hollow Hills (Live)
10. Spirit (Live)
VINYL LP TRACK-LISTING:
(SAME TRACK LISTING AS CD + 2 BONUS TRACKS)
1. Gabriel (Vinyl Bonus Track)
2. I Am My Own Name (Youth Remix) (Vinyl Bonus Track)
Peter Murphy will tirelessly promote the album with a 30-date US Tour. In the meantime, enjoy “Hang Up”, the lead-off single from the album from the YouTube embed below: