LP Violet vinyl, Reissue, Remastered, Limited edition
Beggars Banquet – BBQLP 2097 LPX
The Sky's Gone Out kicks off with a slashing rendition of Brian Eno's "Third Uncle," showing that Bauhaus had deeper roots in the glam pantheon than the group's previous covers—T. Rex's "Telegram Sam" and David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust"—let on. From that relatively neutral starting point, the disc becomes unmistakably Bauhausian. "Silent Hedges" picks up where Mask's "The Passion Of Lovers" left off, only bending acoustic textures toward an even grimmer end, while "In The Night" ploddingly ponders a junkie's downfall—that is, until the song's latter half, when guitarist Daniel Ash, apparently fresh from listening to Judas Priest's Hell Bent For Leather, rips into a suicidal riff of which any denim-clad metalhead would have been proud. Ash's emerging guitar godhood comes into focus again on "Spirit," a darkly psychedelic exploration of fame, stage, and self-mythology with lyrics that Neil Gaiman might have written on an absinthe bender.
Part of Beggars Banquet's Arkive series, limited edition Violet colour vinyl.
A1 Third Uncle 5:14
A2 Silent Hedges 3:09
A3 In The Night 3:05
A4 Swing The Heartache 5:51
A5 Spirit 5:28
B1 The Three Shadows (Part 1) 4:21
B2 The Three Shadows (Part 2) 3:12
B3 The Three Shadows (Part 3) 1:36
B4 All We Ever Wanted Was Everything 3:49
B5 Exquisite Corpse 6:39