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Peter Murphy: Remixes From Lion

Track List

>Hang Up [Youth Remix] - (remix)
>Low Tar Stars [Youth Remix] - (remix)
>Ghost of Shokan Lake [Youth Remix], The - (remix)
>I Am My Own Name [Youth Remix] - (remix)
>I'm on Your Side [Youth Remix] - (remix)
>Sound of Water [Youth Remix], The - (remix)
>Loctaine [Youth Remix] - (remix)
>Sound of Water, The
>Prayer of Jonas in the Belly of the Whale [White Star Hawk Spirit Dance] - (remix)
>Discreet Medley [Richard Thorne Ambient Remix] - (remix)

Album Notes

Lyricist: Peter Murphy.

Personnel: Peter Murphy (vocals); Youth (guitar, keyboards, programming); Emilio Dizefalo (violin); Eddie Banda (keyboards, drums, programming); Michael Rendall (keyboards, programming).

Audio Mixers: Michael Rendall; Eddie Banda; Youth.

Audio Remixer: Eddie Banda.

Photographer: Cihan Ünalan.

Peter Murphy's Remixes from Lion is a companion piece to his 2014 LP of the same name, which saw the "Godfather of Goth" digging deep into electro-pop and darkwave textures with mostly positive results. Produced by Killing Joke's Martin "Youth" Glover, Lion was a typically moody affair with a surprising amount of venom, and with its thick, synth-heavy sound, lends itself well to the remix process. Rather than farm it out to various DJs and producers, Glover handled most of the remixes himself, giving it a cohesion similar to the original release. If the extended mixes feel a little too early-'90s at times, it can be forgiven considering that both artist and producer were enjoying a heyday in those heady times of surging alt-rock and college radio. The throwback sound works well on standouts like "I Am My Own Name" and the heavy "Hang Up." Also featured are a handful of bonus tracks from the Lion sessions, the best of which is the Bowie-esque "Gabriel," which comes off like a gothy "Drive-In Saturday" with its lush, glammy arrangement. Like most remix albums, this is hit or miss, but fans of Murphy, Glover, and their 2010s collaborations won't be disappointed. ~ Timothy Monger


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