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
Recorded 1983–1984 at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California and Electric Lady Studios and Record Plant Studios, New York, United States
Length 37:27
Label Columbia
Producer Keith Forsey
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
Forever Now
Mirror Moves
Midnight to Midnight

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.

The band'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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record Guide B+[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]

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.

Track listing[edit]

  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
  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


Additional personnel
  • Steve Hodge - engineer
  • Da Gama, Richard Butler - cover design
  • Brian Griffin - photography

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

Chart performance[edit]


Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 43


Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Heartbeat" Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 4
1984 "The Ghost in You" The Billboard Hot 100 59


Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold[5] 7 October 1994


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Mirror Moves – The Psychedelic Furs". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 September 2006. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Psychedelic Furs: Mirror Moves". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Connelly, Christopher (7 June 1984). "The Psychedelic Furs: Mirror Moves". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2006. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 660–61. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  5. ^ "Gold & Platinum – RIAA: Psychedelic Furs". Riaa.com. RIAA. 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 

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