The Psychedelic Furs (album)

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The Psychedelic Furs
Studio album by The Psychedelic Furs
Released February 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre Post-punk
Length 40:50
Label Columbia
Producer Steve Lillywhite, Martin Hannett, Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor, The Psychedelic Furs
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
The Psychedelic Furs
(1980)
Talk Talk Talk
(1981)
Alternative cover
UK cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[citation needed]
Smash Hits 8/10[3]

The Psychedelic Furs is the debut studio album by English post-punk band The Psychedelic Furs. It was released in February 1980 on Columbia Records. It was reissued with bonus tracks in 2002 by Columbia/Legacy.

Track listing[edit]

There are three versions of this album, each with different track listings. The original UK LP features nine tracks. The US LP contains 10 tracks, deleting one track from the original UK LP ("Blacks/Radio"), adding two others ("Susan's Strange" and "Soap Commercial"), and changing the order of the tracks significantly. The CD reissue contains 13 tracks, beginning with the original 9 UK LP tracks (programmed in their original order), then adding the two additional tracks from the US LP release, plus a version of "Mack The Knife" and a demo of the album track "Flowers".

All songs written by The Psychedelic Furs, and produced by Steve Lillywhite, except where noted.

Original UK LP[edit]

Side one
  1. "India" – 6:21
  2. "Sister Europe" – 5:38
  3. "Imitation of Christ" – 5:28
  4. "Fall" – 2:40
  5. "Pulse" – 2:37 (produced by Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor and The Psychedelic Furs)
Side two
  1. "We Love You" – 3:26 (produced by Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor and The Psychedelic Furs)
  2. "Wedding Song" – 4:19
  3. "Blacks/Radio" – 6:56
  4. "Flowers" – 4:10 (produced by Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor and The Psychedelic Furs)

Original US LP[edit]

Side one
  1. "India" – 6:21
  2. "Sister Europe" – 5:38
  3. "Susan's Strange" – 3:13 (produced by Martin Hannett)
  4. "Fall" – 2:40
  5. "We Love You" – 3:26 (produced by Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor and The Psychedelic Furs)
Side two
  1. "Soap Commercial" – 2:53 (produced by Martin Hannett)
  2. "Imitation of Christ" – 5:28
  3. "Pulse" – 2:37 (produced by Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor and The Psychedelic Furs)
  4. "Wedding Song" – 4:19
  5. "Flowers" – 4:10 (produced by Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor and The Psychedelic Furs)

CD reissue[edit]

  1. "India" – 6:21
  2. "Sister Europe" – 5:38
  3. "Imitation of Christ" – 5:28
  4. "Fall" – 2:40
  5. "Pulse" – 2:37 (produced by Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor and The Psychedelic Furs)
  6. "We Love You" – 3:26 (produced by Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor and The Psychedelic Furs)
  7. "Wedding Song" – 4:19
  8. "Blacks/Radio" – 6:56
  9. "Flowers" – 4:10 (produced by Howard Thompson, Ian Taylor and The Psychedelic Furs)
  10. "Susan's Strange" – 3:13 (produced by Martin Hannett)
  11. "Soap Commercial" – 2:53 (produced by Martin Hannett)
  12. "Mack the Knife" (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein) – 4:18 (produced by The Psychedelic Furs)
  13. "Flowers" (Demo) – 5:36 (produced by The Psychedelic Furs)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Pop Albums 140[citation needed]

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1980 "India/Pulse/We Love You/Flowers" Billboard Club Play Singles 36[citation needed]
1980 "We Love You" Billboard Club Play Singles 77[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: psychedelic furs". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Hepworth, David. "Psychedelic Furs: Psychedelic Furs". Smash Hits (March 20 – April 2): 31.