Ninth

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
While the lesser Peter Murphy solo albums are burdened by too much dark mysticism and foggy, tension-free music, Ninth sounds alive, or at least, undead as his fans, dubbed "gothlings," may prefer. These tracks were road-tested on tour before Murphy entered the studio, and this is palpable as songs build and peak, delivering all the drama that made the man's work with Bauhaus so gripping. Granted there's no "Bela Lugosi's Dead" here, but "I Spit Roses" gives "Cuts You Up" a run for its money, while the closing "Crème de la Crème" is a new high point for Murphy the singer as he delivers a complicated, almost-Broadway-styled number with equal heart and skill. Check "Secret...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
While the lesser Peter Murphy solo albums are burdened by too much dark mysticism and foggy, tension-free music, Ninth sounds alive, or at least, undead as his fans, dubbed "gothlings," may prefer. These tracks were road-tested on tour before Murphy entered the studio, and this is palpable as songs build and peak, delivering all the drama that made the man's work with Bauhaus so gripping. Granted there's no "Bela Lugosi's Dead" here, but "I Spit Roses" gives "Cuts You Up" a run for its money, while the closing "Crème de la Crème" is a new high point for Murphy the singer as he delivers a complicated, almost-Broadway-styled number with equal heart and skill. Check "Secret Silk Society" for that classic Bauhaus sense of dread and drag, or check "Memory Go" for Murphy's forward-thinking style of goth, which combines a post-punk throb -- think the Cure's "A Forest" -- with full-bodied, guitar-crunching breakdowns that come straight out of stoner rock. It's all put together in a right-sized package, too, with no filler to speak of, then wrapped in warm production from David Baron, who finds the proper balance of shadows and light. "The Godfather of Goth" sounds like the genre's savior here, coming on strong with those Bowie-sized aspirations and nailing that attractive Nosferatu-meets-Art-School style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2011
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003092524
  • Catalog Number: 30925
  • Sales rank: 41,551

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Velocity Bird (2:53)
  2. 2 Seesaw Sway (4:15)
  3. 3 Peace To Each (3:40)
  4. 4 I Spit Roses (4:03)
  5. 5 Never Fall Out (4:09)
  6. 6 Memory Go (4:03)
  7. 7 The Prince & Old Lady Shade (4:44)
  8. 8 Uneven & Brittle (4:48)
  9. 9 Slowdown (3:51)
  10. 10 Secret Silk Society (4:09)
  11. 11 Crème De La Crème (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Murphy Primary Artist, Vocals
John Andrews Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Antoine Silverman Violin, Guest Appearance
Jeff Schartoff Bass
Darrett Adkins Cello, Guest Appearance
Cornelius Dufallo Violin, Guest Appearance
Nick Lucero Drums
David Baron Keyboards, Guest Appearance
Kenji Bunch Viola, Guest Appearance
Mark Gemini Thwaite Electric Guitar
Kerem Özyegen Guitar, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Peter Murphy Composer, Lyricist
Fred Kevorkian Mastering
John Siket Engineer
Paul Statham Composer
David Baron Composer, Producer
Mark Gemini Thwaite Composer
Thomas Tadeus Bak Artwork
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