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1985-1995 Wild Birds Best Of [Best of]

Peter Murphy Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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1. Cuts You Up
2. Subway
3. The Scarlet Thing In You
4. Indigo Eyes
5. Keep Me From Harm
6. Final Solution
7. Deep Ocean Vast Sea
8. Strange Kind Of Love
9. Hit Song
10. Huuvola
11. All Night Long
12. Dragnet Drag
13. I'll Fall With Your Knife
14. The Sweetest Drop
15. Roll Call
16. Jemal (version two)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't get me wrong! Dec 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
Some supposed fans did not buy the album for sure as they did not see "All night long" song on the album?? It is on mine (track 11) and was the major reason why I have bought it. This song is really awsome with french speaking in it (done like an extract of Zelda game). Also, there is not 5 but 4 songs from "Cascade" album.
His major songs are on there "Cuts you up", "Indigo eyes",
"Subway", "Roll call" and a new "Jemal" version. Unfortunately for me,"Marlene Dietrich's favorite poem" is missing.
All his artistic talents on one album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great voice Oct. 15 2003
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Since I hear for the first time "All night long", in a brazilian radio, in the 80's, I've never been the same to hear music. He surprises anyone at every time, in every song, with his powerful voice, and his gothic atmosphere. Yes, atmospheric, this is the best definition to a singer that creates with real feeling, making something that is really deep, and at the same time, cool. It's impossible to hear "Subway" and don't hear it again and again...passing the tracks, "I'll Fall With You Knife" is there, beatiful...and so many other songs, all beatiful. So,I think that "Wild Birds" is a good choice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Superior Mix of Great Songs! June 12 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album might be a redundant buy for those of you who have followed Peter Murphy since Bauhaus and Dali's Car days... although it does have a nice mix of well-known Murphy favorites that would be great for a road trip without having to lug all of the albums along with you.
I find myself suggesting this ablum as a first buy for my friends who are just getting into Peter's work... after this one I tend to draw them in further with "Deep" or "Dust".
After a point, it's very easy to become completely absorbed by Peter's music, and this album touches on many of his different musical ventures with fairness to many years of very fine work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wild birds takes flight.... Jan. 6 2002
Format:Audio CD
this is the album to buy if you are a hardcore peter murphy fan or even remotely curious about the work of this goth king. here we find some of the greatest solo work ever recorded by ex-frontman for the famous goth band bauhaus and it should come as no surprise his work has been highly underrated or overlooked. at times, his voice reminded me of neil diamond perhaps or perhaps even david bowie at times. here we have every song which in my opinion could've or should've received massive play on mtv or radio for that matter and even the oddities which may not garner much attention but nevertheless are extremely beautiful and deep. only slight disappointment i have here is the absence of great songs like strange kind of love or perhaps marlene dietrich's favorite poem. having said that, i do love this cd and would recommend it to anyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Peter Murphy Primer April 11 2001
Format:Audio CD
I was elated to see that there was a new Peter Murphy album out in stores. While the song selection is fantastic, it leaves something to be desired. If you have all of his previous releases, you already have all of the songs on Wild Birds. This is definitely a great album for someone just discovering the talents of Peter Murphy - or for a situation that your cd amount is limited - like when travelling.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Peter Murphy's (almost) Best of... March 20 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Well, I have listened to Peter Murphy's music from the beginnings with Bauhaus, thru Dali's Car, and his solo work... This "Best Of" compilation, is some of his best work as a solo artist, but as another reviewer noticed, it is heavily weighted to the later part of his career (especially Cascade). Don't get me wrong, some of the selections are rare gems if you do not already own them on the original albums. One of my favorite, yet often overlooked tracks, Final Solution, makes it onto this compilation, as to the expected Indigo Eyes and Cuts You Up, two songs that are still played both in clubs and on the radio, true classics...
Songs I wish made it on the album but didnt, "Line between the Devil's Teeth", His Box (Dali's Car), and (not-so)surprisingly, nothing from Bauhaus.
I saw the tour that coincided with this release, and it was quite good, all accoustic, intimate, and as always, the "dark god's" voice was perfect.
I do think this is a bad choice by Beggar's Banquet as far as the songs go, nothing new, no alternative cuts, but for someone new to Peter Murphy, this is a great starting point to a long and wonderfull career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting Jan. 23 2001
By linv
Format:Audio CD
I think this is a great showcase. Peter Murphy has one of those voices that is both frightening and beautiful, and this compilation presents the best that ten years has to offer. I agree that it would be a waste of money for anyone with three or more past recordings--there aren't any "lost" tracks or unreleased, cassete-tape-in-the-bedroom demos. What this CD provides is the perfect collection for the casual fan, who likes Murphy but just can't seem to muster the obsession required to collect all his albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant Sept. 26 2000
Format:Audio CD
I saw Peter Murphy live earlier this year and he sang, to the best of my memory, every song on this cd. I think that the compilation of songs on this cd is nigh perfect. Songs like Disappearing, Final Solution and Roll Call being some of what I consider to be the best of his darker or hard songs, as well as The Sweetest Drop, Subway, The Scarlet Thing In You and the ever popular Cuts You Up. This cd is a must-have for any Peter Murphy fan.
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