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Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
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Peter Murphy
Beggars Banquet
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Release Date
August 1, 1988


Produced by Ivo Watts-Russell, who was chosen by Peter due to his This Mortal Coil production, this album was released in 1986. A review of the album around it’s original release by Melody Maker declared “the man with everything to prove has just proved everything”.

Beggars Arkive is excited to announce vinyl reissues for all five Peter Murphy solo releases on Beggars Banquet, plus the release of a brand new rarities album titled The Last And Only Star. Each album is pressed on colored vinyl, and the pressings are limited. The albums will be released in a series of three beginning in April. There is also the option to purchase all the releases in a box, designed by Chris Bigg. The box is limited to 500 copies worldwide and is only available on our webstore.

Peter Murphy’s solo career began in 1986 with the release of Should The World Fail To Fall Apart and continues to this day. In addition to his work as the frontman of the legendary and groundbreaking Bauhaus, he has released ten solo albums, in addition to several live releases. Over the last few years, he staged several multi-night residencies where he performed a different album each night. He also recently reunited with his Bauhaus bandmates for shows.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Canvas Beauty (Romance Version) 4:47 Buy

    Canvas Beauty (Romance Version)

  2. 2 The Light Pours Out of Me 3:17 Buy

    The Light Pours Out of Me

  3. 3 Confessions 5:40 Buy


  4. 4 Should the World Fail to Fall Apart 4:49 Buy

    Should the World Fail to Fall Apart

  5. 5 Never Man 6:15 Buy

    Never Man

  6. 6 God Sends 5:50 Buy

    God Sends

  7. 7 Blue Heart 4:26 Buy

    Blue Heart

  8. 8 The Answer Is Clear 6:28 Buy

    The Answer Is Clear

  9. 9 Final Solution 3:56 Buy

    Final Solution

  10. 10 Jemal 5:33 Buy


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