Love Hysteria

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Love Hysteria
Studio album by Peter Murphy
Released March 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Alternative rock
Length

49:46 (vinyl); 60:08 (CD)

119:06 (2CD re-release)
Label RCA/Beggars Banquet
Producer Simon Rogers
Peter Murphy chronology
Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
(1986)
Love Hysteria
(1988)
Deep
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Underground (234/3)[2]

Love Hysteria is the second album by the British solo artist Peter Murphy, formerly of the gothic rock band Bauhaus. It was released in 1988.

The album was largely written with former B-Movie keyboard player Paul Statham, who had joined Murphy's band, The Hundred Men.[1] It was produced by former member of The Fall, Simon Rogers.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Original 1988 release[edit]

All songs written by Peter Murphy except where noted.

  1. "All Night Long" — 5:42
  2. "His Circle and Hers Meet" — 6:01
  3. "Dragnet Drag" — 5:46
  4. "Socrates the Python" — 6:47
  5. "Indigo Eyes" — 5:54
  6. "Time Has Got Nothing to Do with It" — 5:21
  7. "Blind Sublime" — 3:55
  8. "My Last Two Weeks" — 6:38
  9. "Funtime" (Bowie, Pop) — 3:49
  • Bonus tracks on CD reissue:
  1. "I've Got a Miniature Secret Camera" — 4:25
  2. "Funtime (Cabaret Mix)" — 5:57

2013 re-release[edit]

Disc 1

  1. "All Night Long" — 5:42
  2. "His Circle and Hers Meet" — 6:01
  3. "Dragnet Drag" — 5:46
  4. "Socrates the Python" — 6:47
  5. "Indigo Eyes" — 5:54
  6. "Time Has Got Nothing to Do with It" — 5:21
  7. "Blind Sublime" — 3:55
  8. "My Last Two Weeks" — 6:38
  9. "Funtime" (Bowie, Pop) — 3:49

Disc 2

  1. "All Night Long" (demo) — 5:23
  2. "His Circle and Hers Meet" (demo) — 4:29
  3. "Dragnet Drag" (demo) — 5:48
  4. "Indigo Eyes" (demo) — 5:35
  5. "Blind Sublime" (demo) — 4:09
  6. "My Last Two Weeks" (demo) — 5:14
  7. "Funtime" (demo) — 3:33
  8. "I've Got a Miniature Secret Camera" — 4:25
  9. "Funtime (In Cabaret)" — 6:00
  10. "All Night Long" (single edit) — 4:36
  11. "Indigo Eyes" (single edit) — 4:09
  12. "Blind Sublime (Remix Edit)" — 3:50
  13. "Blind Sublime (Blind Beats Mix)" — 4:38
  14. "Blind Sublime (Dance Remix)" — 7:23

Critical reception[edit]

A review at the time of its release in Underground described the album as "a coherent, tuneful package with tracks that are, on the whole, pretty listenable".[2] Ned Raggett, writing for Allmusic, identified a continuing David Bowie influence, but stated that the album "shows Murphy fully coming into his own as a performer".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Raggett, Ned "Love Hysteria Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-06-05
  2. ^ a b Linfield, Carole (1988) "Peter Murphy Love Hysteria", Underground, April 1988 - Issue 13, p. 17