Deep (Peter Murphy album)

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Deep
Studio album by Peter Murphy
Released 19 December 1989
Genre Alternative rock, gothic rock
Length 53:34
Label RCA/Beggars Banquet
Producer Simon Rogers
Peter Murphy chronology
Love Hysteria
(1988)
Deep
(1989)
Holy Smoke
(1992)
Singles from Peter Murphy
  1. "The Line Between The Devil's Teeth"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Cuts You Up"
    Released: 1990
  3. "A Strange Kind of Love"
    Released: 1990

Deep is the third solo studio album by English musician Peter Murphy. Produced by Simon Rogers, the album was released on 19 December 1989 through RCA and Beggars Banquet Records and features contributions from Murphy's backing band, The Hundred Men.[1]

The album spawned three singles: "The Line Between the Devil's Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat)", "Cuts You Up" and "A Strange Kind of Love". The track "Cuts You Up" became a modern rock hit in 1990, spending seven weeks at the top of the U.S. charts and crossing over to Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 55.[2][3][4][5] The other singles also charted on Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking at number 18 and 21, respectively.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ned Raggett of Allmusic praised the album, stating that "Deep showed Murphy balancing mass appeal and his own distinct art with perfection." He also wrote: " Murphy simply sounds like he's having the time of his life, singing both for the sheer joy of it and for the dramatic power of his commanding voice."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Peter Murphy and Paul Statham; except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Deep Ocean Vast Sea"     4:09
2. "Shy"     4:36
3. "Crystal Wrists"     4:09
4. "Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem"     5:21
5. "Seven Veils"     5:59
6. "The Line Between the Devil's Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat)"   Murphy 5:37
7. "Cuts You Up"     5:27
8. "A Strange Kind of Love"   Murphy 3:48
9. "Roll Call"     6:35
10. "Roll Call (Reprise)"     8:17
11. "A Strange Kind of Love (Version Two)" (Bonus track on Limited Edition CD) Murphy 5:20

Personnel[edit]

The Hundred Men
  • Terl Bryant – drums, percussion
  • Eddie Branch – bass
  • Paul Statham – guitar, keyboards
  • Peter Bonas – guitar
Other musicians
  • Gill Tingay – harp (4)
  • Jim Williams – guitar (5)
Technical personnel
  • Simon Rogers – production, acoustic guitar; mixing (2, 4-10)
  • Ian Grimble – engineering
  • Steve Rooke – mastering
  • Nick Rogers – mixing (1, 3)
  • Paul Cox – photography
  • Alastair Johnson – recording
  • Roland Herrington – recording

Chart positions[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Raggett, Ned. "Deep - Peter Murphy". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Peter Murphy". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Peter Murphy - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Peter Murphy - Modern Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Peter Murphy - Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Peter Murphy- Billboard 200 chart". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 

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