Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
The Psychedelic Furs will forever be one of the '80s' original bands, so their millennium re-formation was a defining success. Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live celebrates the Psychedelic Furs' classy, cool mix of Roxy Music and the Rolling Stones and the tour which boasted a monumental comeback. Recorded at Los Angeles' House of Blues, Beautiful Chaos is the band's first live album and a return to the basics. Richard Butler's campy swagger remains inviting and sensual, and the Furs' dreamy romance on cuts like "Heaven," "The Ghost in You," and "Love My Way" showcase an intimacy never lost. The dark aesthetic of "Sister Europe" blazes with Richard Fortus' cunning ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
The Psychedelic Furs will forever be one of the '80s' original bands, so their millennium re-formation was a defining success. Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live celebrates the Psychedelic Furs' classy, cool mix of Roxy Music and the Rolling Stones and the tour which boasted a monumental comeback. Recorded at Los Angeles' House of Blues, Beautiful Chaos is the band's first live album and a return to the basics. Richard Butler's campy swagger remains inviting and sensual, and the Furs' dreamy romance on cuts like "Heaven," "The Ghost in You," and "Love My Way" showcase an intimacy never lost. The dark aesthetic of "Sister Europe" blazes with Richard Fortus' cunning riffs and the glam licks on "President Gas" reiterate the Furs' confident nature; bass, guitar, and Butler's smoky, thick vocalic growl affirm the band's dramatic compositions. A studio track entitled "Alive" does show the band's age, but elegantly so. It shimmers with a comfort and warmth not found on the Furs' earlier albums. It's also proof that the Psychedelic Furs weren't just another pop band from the glossy new wave '80s. Beautiful Chaos suggests that their rawness was never gone, and the band, too, realizes that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 696998619128
  • Catalog Number: 86191
  • Sales rank: 146,861

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 India (6:35)
  2. 2 Mr. Jones (4:01)
  3. 3 Heaven (4:20)
  4. 4 The Ghost in You (4:51)
  5. 5 Alive (For Once in My Lifetime) (4:35)
  6. 6 Love My Way (4:01)
  7. 7 Heartbreak Beat (5:35)
  8. 8 Sister Europe (6:00)
  9. 9 President Gas (5:16)
  10. 10 Into You Like a Train (4:48)
  11. 11 Pretty in Pink (4:37)
  12. 12 Dumb Waiters (6:50)
  13. 13 Alive (For Once in My Lifetime) (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Psychedelic Furs Primary Artist
John Ashton Guitar
Tim Butler Bass
Earl Harvin Drums
Richard Butler Vocals
Richard Fortus Guitar
Technical Credits
Tim Butler Composer
Tim Devine Executive Producer
Vince Ely Composer
Tim Latham Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Mark Wilder Mastering
Richard Fortus Producer
Richard Bishop Executive Producer
Bryan Patrick Live Sound
Joe Fiorello Engineer
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