The Waking Hour

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The Waking Hour
A predominately green, yellow, and blue saturated Ancient Greek-style image of a girl lying down smiling and another girl standing above her, naked, looking down at her. Next to them is a column. The leaves of a tree are visible directly behind the column. In the background is a large mountain, separated by the sea. "Dalis Car", with "The Waking Hour" below it in smaller text, are imprinted in fantasy-style purple text in the upper-right corner.
Studio album by Dalis Car
Released November 1984 (1984-11)
Recorded Spring and Summer 1984 at The Manor, Air London, and Hernplace Studios
Genre Gothic rock
Length 35:06
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer Dalis Car and Steve Churchyard
Dalis Car chronology
The Waking Hour
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Waking Hour is the only studio album by English post-punk band Dalis Car, the side project of Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and Mick Karn of Japan. It was released in November 1984.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mick Karn and Peter Murphy, except as indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dali's Car"     5:12
2. "His Box"     4:42
3. "Cornwall Stone"     5:19
4. "Artemis"   Mick Karn 4:37
5. "Create and Melt"     5:36
6. "Moonlife"   Traditional 4:56
7. "The Judgement Is the Mirror"     4:40


Dalis Car
  • Mick Karn – songwriting, mixing, production, cover design, and all other instruments than those listed
  • Peter Murphy – vocals, lyrics, and production
  • Paul Vincent Lawford – percussion
Additional personnel
  • Matt Butler – engineering and mixing
  • Stuart Breed – mixing
  • Steve Churchyard – production, mixing, and engineering
  • Fin Costello – album photography
  • Rory Lonemore – engineering
  • Maxfield Parrish – cover painter
  • Sheila Rock – album photography


  1. ^ Ned Raggett. "The Waking Hour". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 

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