Mirror Moves

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Mirror Moves
Mirror Moves (The Psychedelic Furs album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by The Psychedelic Furs
Released 21 August 1984 (1984-08-21)
Recorded 1983–1984 at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California and Electric Lady Studios and Record Plant Studios, New York, United States
Genre
Length 37:27
Label Columbia
Producer Keith Forsey
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
Forever Now
(1982)Forever Now1982
Mirror Moves
(1984)
Midnight to Midnight
(1987)Midnight to Midnight1987
Singles from Mirror Moves
  1. "Heaven"
    Released: 1984
  2. "The Ghost in You"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Here Come Cowboys"
    Released: 1984
  4. "Heartbeat"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]
The Village Voice B+[4]

Mirror Moves is the fourth studio album by the English rock band the Psychedelic Furs. It was originally released in August 1984, on the label Columbia, two years after their previous album, Forever Now.

The album includes the dance hit "Heartbeat" and the chart hits "Heaven" and "The Ghost in You". Despite substantial success internationally, "Heaven" was not released as a single in America. Instead, another track from the album, "Here Come Cowboys", was released and the video for it received some airplay on the then very new and popular MTV network.

The Psychedelic Fur's drummer Vince Ely had left the band, leaving lead singer Richard Butler and bass player Tim Butler along with guitarist John Ashton to work as a trio. For this album, record producer Keith Forsey handled the majority of the drumming, with session musician Tommy Price playing the drums on two tracks. The album became their second in the United States to go Gold, 500,000 units sold.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Ghost in You" Richard Butler, Tim Butler 4:17
2. "Here Come Cowboys" R. Butler, T. Butler 3:55
3. "Heaven" R. Butler, T. Butler 3:27
4. "Heartbeat" John Ashton, R. Butler 5:17
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "My Time" Ashton, R. Butler 4:27
6. "Like a Stranger" R. Butler, T. Butler 4:00
7. "Alice's House" R. Butler, Ashton, T. Butler, Keith Forsey, Mars Williams 3:53
8. "Only a Game" Ashton, R. Butler 4:13
9. "Highwire Days" Ashton, R. Butler 3:58
Total length: 37:27

Personnel[edit]

The Psychedelic Furs
Additional personnel
Production team

The artwork and design was a tribute to Barney Bubbles who had died the previous year in 1983. He was acknowledged in the credits with the words "after Barney Bubbles".

Chart performance[edit]

Album

Year Country Chart Position Citation
1984 U.S. Billboard 200 43 [5]
1984 New Zealand NZ Album Chart 5 [6]

Single

Year Single Country Chart Position Citation
1984 "Heartbeat" U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 4
1984 "The Ghost in You" U.S. The Billboard Hot 100 59 [7]
1984 "The Ghost in You" UK UK Singles Chart 68 [8]
1984 "The Ghost in You" New Zealand NZ Singles Chart 32 [9]
1984 "Heaven" UK UK Singles Chart 29 [8]
1984 "Heaven" New Zealand NZ Singles Chart 41 [10]

Certifications[edit]

Organization Country Level Date Citation
RIAA U.S. Gold 7 October 1994 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Mirror Moves – The Psychedelic Furs". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 September 2006. 
  2. ^ Connelly, Christopher (7 June 1984). "The Psychedelic Furs: Mirror Moves". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2006. 
  3. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "The Psychedelic Furs". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 660–61. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (26 June 1984). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Billboard 200: Psychedelic Furs". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Mirror Moves (album)". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hot 100: Psychedelic Furs". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Singles Charts: Psychedelic Furs". Official UK Charts. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Ghost in You (song)". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Heaven (song)". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Gold & Platinum – RIAA: Psychedelic Furs". Riaa.com. RIAA. 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 

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