Deep (Peter Murphy album)

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Studio album by
Released19 December 1989[1]
GenreAlternative rock, gothic rock
LabelBeggars Banquet (UK)
RCA, Atlantic (US)
ProducerSimon Rogers
Peter Murphy chronology
Love Hysteria
Holy Smoke
Singles from Peter Murphy
  1. "The Line Between the Devil's Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat)"
    Released: November 1989
  2. "Cuts You Up"
    Released: March 1990
  3. "A Strange Kind of Love"
    Released: July 1990
  4. "Deep Ocean Vast Sea (Spanish single)"
    Released: September 1990

Deep is the third solo studio album by English musician Peter Murphy. Produced by Simon Rogers, the album was released on 19 December 1989[1] through RCA and Beggars Banquet Records and features contributions from Murphy's backing band, The Hundred Men.[2]

The album spawned three singles: "The Line Between the Devil's Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat)", "Cuts You Up" and "A Strange Kind of Love". The track "Cuts You Up" became a modern rock hit in 1990, spending seven weeks at the top of the U.S. charts and crossing over to Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 55.[3][4][5][6] The other singles also charted on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking at numbers 18 and 21, respectively.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Ned Raggett of Allmusic praised the album, stating that "Deep showed Murphy balancing mass appeal and his own distinct art with perfection," and also wrote that "Murphy simply sounds like he's having the time of his life, singing both for the sheer joy of it and for the dramatic power of his commanding voice."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Peter Murphy and Paul Statham; except where indicated.

1."Deep Ocean Vast Sea" 4:09
2."Shy" 4:36
3."Crystal Wrists" 4:09
4."Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem" 5:21
5."Seven Veils" 5:59
6."The Line Between the Devil's Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat)"Murphy5:37
7."Cuts You Up" 5:27
8."A Strange Kind of Love"Murphy3:48
9."Roll Call" 6:35
10."Roll Call (Reprise)" (CD and cassette bonus track) 8:17
11."A Strange Kind of Love (Version Two)" (Limited Edition CD bonus track)Murphy5:20


  • All US versions of the album contain a different mix of "Crystal Wrists", done by Peter Walsh.


The Hundred Men

  • Terl Bryant – drums, percussion
  • Eddie Branch – bass
  • Paul Statham – guitar, keyboards
  • Peter Bonas – guitar

Other musicians

  • Gill Tingay – harp (4)
  • Jim Williams – guitar (5)

Technical personnel

  • Simon Rogers – production, acoustic guitar; mixing (2, 4-10)
  • Ian Grimble – engineering
  • Steve Rooke – mastering
  • Nick Rogers – mixing (1, 3)
  • Paul Cox – photography
  • Alastair Johnson – recording
  • Roland Herrington – recording


Weekly charts[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Murphy, Peter – Deep – Beggars Arkive". Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Raggett, Ned. "Deep – Peter Murphy". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Peter Murphy". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Peter Murphy – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Peter Murphy – Modern Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Peter Murphy – Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Peter Murphy- Billboard 200 chart". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2014.

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