Crackle (album)

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Greatest hits album by Bauhaus
Released 7 July 1998
Recorded 1979-1983
Genre Post-punk, gothic rock
Length 53:07
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer Bauhaus
Bauhaus compilation album chronology
The Singles 1981–1983
(1983)The Singles 1981–19831983

Crackle (also known as Crackle: The Best of Bauhaus) is a greatest hits album by English goth-rock band Bauhaus. The album was released in 1998 by record label Beggars Banquet, during the band's Resurrection Tour. It includes remastered versions of some of their single hits and most popular songs.


Crackle is a considerably shorter compilation of Bauhaus's work than their previous 'best of' album 1979-1983.

A booklet accompanying the CD contains photographs, excerpts from the lyrics, credits, discography and a poem.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 8.8/10[2]

Crackle was released in 1998 by record label Beggars Banquet, during the band's Resurrection Tour.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described it as "an excellent single-disc overview" of the group's work.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bauhaus (Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, David J and Peter Murphy), except "Ziggy Stardust" written by David Bowie.

No. Title Length
1. "Double Dare" (from In the Flat Field) 4:53
2. "In the Flat Field" (from In the Flat Field) 5:02
3. "The Passion of Lovers" (from Mask) 3:53
4. "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (non-album single) 9:36
5. "Sanity Assassin" (non-album single) 4:11
6. "She's in Parties" (edit; from Burning from the Inside) 3:56
7. "Silent Hedges" (from The Sky's Gone Out) 3:11
8. "Hollow Hills" (from Mask) 4:48
9. "Mask" (from Mask) 4:37
10. "Kick in the Eye" (alternate version; original version from Mask) 3:37
11. "Ziggy Stardust" (non-album single) 3:14
12. "Dark Entries" (non-album single) 3:53
13. "Terror Couple Kill Colonel" (non-album single) 4:24
14. "Spirit" (alternate version; original version from The Sky's Gone Out) 3:46
15. "Burning from the Inside" (from Burning from the Inside) 9:23
16. "Crowds" (B-side to "Telegram Sam" single) 3:14


  • John Dent – remastering
  • Steve Webbon – coordination
  • Coleman Barks – translation
  • Dominic Davies – sleeve photography
  • Antoine Giacomoni – sleeve portraits
  • Mitch Jenkins – sleeve portraits
  • Timothy O'Donnell – sleeve design
  • Rumi – poetry


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