Crackle – The Best of Bauhaus

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Crackle – The Best of Bauhaus
Greatest hits album by Bauhaus
Released 1998
Genre Gothic rock, post punk
Label Beggars Banquet/4AD/Bauhaus
Bauhaus compilations chronology
Swing the Heartache: The BBC Sessions
(1989)
Crackle
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10)[2]

Crackle – The Best of Bauhaus, sometimes referred to simply as Crackle, is a greatest hits compilation by the gothic rock band Bauhaus. The album was released in 1998, during the band's Resurrection Tour. It includes remastered versions of some of their single hits and most popular songs.

Crackle is a considerably shorter compilation of Bauhaus' work than their previous 'best of' albums 1979-1983: Volume 1 and 1979-1983: Volume 2, and was described in a review in Allmusic as an excellent single-disc overview of the group's work.[3]

A booklet accompanying the CD contains photographs, excerpts from the lyrics, credits, discography and a poem.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Bauhaus except where noted

  1. "Double Dare" – 4:53
  2. "In the Flat Field" – 5:02
  3. "The Passion of Lovers" – 3:53
  4. "Bela Lugosi's Dead" – 9:36
  5. "Sanity Assassin" – 4:11
  6. "She's in Parties (edit)" – 3:56
  7. "Silent Hedges" – 3:11
  8. "Hollow Hills" – 4:48
  9. "Mask" – 4:37
  10. "Kick in the Eye (alternate version)" – 3:37
  11. "Ziggy Stardust" (David Bowie) – 3:14
  12. "Dark Entries" – 3:53
  13. "Terror Couple Kill Colonel" – 4:24
  14. "Spirit (alternate version)" – 3:46
  15. "Burning from the Inside" – 9:23
  16. "Crowds" – 3:14

Tracks 1 and 2 are from the LP In the Flat Field
Tracks 3, 8, and 9 are from the LP Mask
Track 4 is from a 1979 single, and is the first and only CD appearance of the original version (not counting the CD re-releases of the single)
Track 5 is from a 1983 single, later added to reissues of Burning From The Inside
Track 6 is a new edit of a song that originally appeared on Burning From The Inside
Track 7 is from the LP The Sky's Gone Out
Track 10 is an alternate version of a song originally from the LP Mask
Track 11 is from a 1982 single, later added to reissues of The Sky's Gone Out
Tracks 12, 13 and 16 are 1980 singles, later added to reissues of In the Flat Field
Track 14 is an alternate version of a song originally from the LP The Sky's Gone Out
Track 15 is from the LP Burning From The Inside

Personnel[edit]

  • Daniel Ash – Guitar
  • Coleman Barks – Translation
  • Dominic Davies – Photography
  • John Dent – Remastering
  • Antoine Giacomoni – Portraits
  • Kevin Haskins – Percussion, Drums
  • David J – Bass
  • Mitch Jenkins – Portraits
  • Peter Murphy – Vocals
  • Timothy O'Donnell – Design
  • Rumi – Poetry
  • Steve Webbon – Coordination

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review of Crackle". Retrieved 2007-09-21.