All of This and Nothing

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All of This and Nothing
Greatest hits album by The Psychedelic Furs
Released 1988
Genre Post-punk, new wave
Length 63:57
Label Columbia
Producer The Psychedelic Furs, Keith Forsey, Chris Kimsey, Steve Lillywhite, Todd Rundgren, Phil Thornalley
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
Midnight to Midnight
(1987)
All of This and Nothing
(1988)
Book of Days
(1989)

All of This and Nothing is a compilation album by the English rock band The Psychedelic Furs, released in 1988 by Columbia Records. The album has 14 songs, including one — "All That Money Wants" — recorded specifically for the collection.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A[2]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[3]

The album peaked at number 67 in the United Kingdom[4] and number 102 in the United States.[5] Allmusic writer Michael Sutton said the album "effectively summarizes the Psychedelic Furs' evolution from a left-of-center British rock band to a stylish alternative pop act".[6] A Rolling Stone review was critical of the album for omitting too many of the band's early singles, such as "Run and Run" and "Into You Like a Train", though it also called All of This and Nothing the best album to include "The Ghost in You" and "Heaven".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "President Gas" (Ashton, Butler, Butler, Ely) - 5:16
  2. "All That Money Wants" (Ashton, Butler, Butler) - 3:46
  3. "Imitation of Christ" (Ashton, Butler, Butler, Ely, Kilburn, Morris) - 5:29
  4. "Sister Europe" (Ashton, Butler, Butler, Ely, Kilburn, Morris) - 5:41
  5. "Love My Way" (Ashton, Butler, Butler, Ely) - 3:33
  6. "No Easy Street" (Ashton, Butler, Butler, Ely) - 4:03
  7. "Highwire Days" (Ashton, Butler) - 4:03
  8. "She Is Mine" (Ashton, Butler, Butler, Ely, Kilburn, Morris) - 3:52
  9. "Dumb Waiters" (Ashton, Butler, Butler, Ely, Kilburn, Morris) - 5:06
  10. "Pretty in Pink" (Ashton, Butler, Butler, Ely, Kilburn, Morris) - 3:59
  11. "The Ghost In You" (Butler, Butler) - 4:16
  12. "Heaven" (Butler, Butler) - 3:27
  13. "Heartbreak Beat" (Ashton, Butler, Butler) - 5:11
  14. "All of This and Nothing" (Ashton, Butler, Butler, Ely, Kilburn, Morris) - 6:25

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[4] 67
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 102

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Psychedelic Furs". Robert Christgau. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). New York: Fireside Books (Simon & Schuster). p. 661. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ a b "Chart Stats - The Psychedelic Furs". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "The Psychedelic Furs - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  6. ^ "All of This and Nothing - Review". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2010-01-31. 

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