Wild Birds 1985-1995: The Best of the Beggars Banquet Years

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Compiled by Murphy himself, Wild Birds is a well-timed collection spanning the five albums he recorded for Beggars Banquet between 1985 and 1995. Quite naturally, it begins with his biggest hit, "Cuts You Up," and includes alternative standards like "All Night Long," "Indigo Eyes," and "Deep Ocean, Vast Sea." Murphy weights the compilation toward his most recent work -- four songs are taken from 1995's Cascade, as many as from his best album, 1990's Deep -- and unfortunately shunts his underrated debut, Should the World Fail to Fall Apart. Despite this small caveat, Wild Birds is an excellent compilation; though Murphy usually focused on making conceptual statements with his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Compiled by Murphy himself, Wild Birds is a well-timed collection spanning the five albums he recorded for Beggars Banquet between 1985 and 1995. Quite naturally, it begins with his biggest hit, "Cuts You Up," and includes alternative standards like "All Night Long," "Indigo Eyes," and "Deep Ocean, Vast Sea." Murphy weights the compilation toward his most recent work -- four songs are taken from 1995's Cascade, as many as from his best album, 1990's Deep -- and unfortunately shunts his underrated debut, Should the World Fail to Fall Apart. Despite this small caveat, Wild Birds is an excellent compilation; though Murphy usually focused on making conceptual statements with his albums, the individual singles released from them were remarkably infectious, especially given the sublime nature of his musical style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2000
  • Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
  • UPC: 607618201920
  • Catalog Number: 82019
  • Sales rank: 35,758

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cuts You Up (4:57)
  2. 2 Subway (4:33)
  3. 3 The Scarlet Thing in You (4:18)
  4. 4 Indigo Eyes (4:09)
  5. 5 Keep Me from Harm (4:00)
  6. 6 Final Solution (3:55)
  7. 7 Deep Ocean Vast Sea (4:08)
  8. 8 Strange Kind of Love (3:47)
  9. 9 Hit Song (4:45)
  10. 10 Huuvola (5:51)
  11. 11 All Night Long (4:36)
  12. 12 Dragnet Drag (5:02)
  13. 13 I'll Fall With Your Knife (4:26)
  14. 14 The Sweetest Drop (4:16)
  15. 15 Roll Call (6:30)
  16. 16 Jemal (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Murphy Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Peter Murphy Producer
David Thomas Composer
David Taylor Composer
Tom Herman Composer
Scott Krauss Composer
Simon Rogers Producer
Mike Thorne Producer
Ivo Watts-Russell Producer
Tim Wright Composer
Peter Laughner Composer
John Dent Remastering
Pascal Gabriel Producer
Craig Bell Composer
Greg Fasolino Liner Notes
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