Peter Murphy | Holy Smoke

Peter Murphy | Holy Smoke


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On smoky vinyl.

Beggars Arkive announce vinyl reissues for all five Peter Murphy solo releases on Beggars Banquet, plus the release of a brand-new rarities album titled ‘The Last And Only Star’. Each album is pressed on coloured vinyl. The albums will be released in three batches of two.

The fourth Peter Murphy album, ‘Holy Smoke’, contained the single ‘The Sweetest Drop’, which made it onto the modern rock charts. It was an elegant follow up to ‘Deep’ with crisp production by Mike Thorne. As written in the original press release for the album, “You can’t pin down ‘Holy Smoke’, it curls and eddies in white and blue swirls, drawing a series of patterns on the brain, but just when an image begins to come into focus, the music mutates into something hypnotically new.” Pressed on smoky vinyl.

Peter Murphy’s solo career began in 1986 with the release of ‘Should The World Fail To Fall Apart’ and continues to this day. In addition to his work as the frontman of the legendary and ground breaking Bauhaus, he has released ten solo albums, in addition to several live releases. Over the last few years, he staged several multi-night residencies where he performed a different album each night. He also recently reunited with his Bauhaus bandmates for shows.

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