Forever Now (The Psychedelic Furs album)

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Forever Now
Studio album by The Psychedelic Furs
Released 25 September 1982 (1982-09-25)
Recorded 1982
Genre New wave
Length 40:57 (original)
Label CBS
Producer Todd Rundgren
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
Talk Talk Talk
(1981)
Forever Now
(1982)
Mirror Moves
(1984)
Alternative cover
1982 US release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Forever Now is the third studio album by the English rock band The Psychedelic Furs. The Furs were augmented by producer Todd Rundgren's house horn section and Flo & Eddie. The album was released in September 1982 on the CBS Records label. It included the hit single "Love My Way".

Forever Now was reissued with bonus tracks in 2002 by Columbia/Legacy. As with The Psychedelic Furs, the reissue also used Barney Bubbles' original album cover design. When originally released in the U.S. in 1982, Columbia changed the UK album cover to a red-tinted design to imitate the design of the previous album, Talk Talk Talk. The song, "Love My Way" has appeared in several movies and video games including Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, The Wedding Singer, Valley Girl and as downloadable content for the Rock Band series. The album was reissued on vinyl by Vinyl180 in the UK in 2011 without bonus content.

Track listing (2002 reissue)[edit]

All songs written by Richard Butler, John Ashton, Tim Butler and Vince Ely.

  1. "Forever Now" – 5:35
  2. "Love My Way" – 3:33
  3. "Goodbye" – 3:55
  4. "Only You and I" – 4:24
  5. "Sleep Comes Down" – 3:51
  6. "President Gas" – 5:35
  7. "Run and Run" – 3:48
  8. "Danger" – 2:37
  9. "No Easy Street" – 4:04
  10. "Yes I Do (Merry-Go-Round)" – 3:54

Bonus tracks (2002 reissue)[edit]

  1. "Alice's House" (early version) – 4:18
  2. "Aeroplane" (non-LP B-side) – 3:26
  3. "I Don't Want to Be Your Shadow" – 3:50
  4. "Merry Go Round" (previously unreleased version of "Yes I Do") – 3:53
  5. "President Gas" (Live) (non-LP B-side) – 5:15
  6. "No Easy Street" (Live) – 5:38

Original US LP release[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Forever Now" – 5:35
  2. "Love My Way" – 3:33
  3. "Goodbye" – 3:55
  4. "Only You and I" – 4:24
  5. "Sleep Comes Down" – 3:51

Side two[edit]

  1. "President Gas" – 5:35
  2. "Run and Run" – 3:48
  3. "Danger" – 2:37
  4. "No Easy Street" – 4:04
  5. "Yes I Do" – 3:54

Original UK LP release[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "President Gas" – 5:09
  2. "Love My Way" – 3:26
  3. "Run and Run" – 3:43
  4. "Merry-Go-Round" – 3:44
  5. "Sleep Comes Down" – 3:43

Side two[edit]

  1. "Forever Now" – 5:25
  2. "Danger" – 2:32
  3. "You and I" – 4:15
  4. "Goodbye" – 3:47
  5. "No Easy Street" – 3:54

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak Position
1983 Billboard Pop Albums 61

Singles

Year Single Chart Peak Position
1982 "Love My Way" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 30
1983 "Love My Way" Billboard Pop Singles 44

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold May 28, 1991

References[edit]