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On July 5, 1983, "Rest In Peace" were the last words uttered by bass player David J as he left the stage announcing to an unsuspecting audience and crew that BAUHAUS had just played their final concert. Shortly after, a press release followed confirming that BAUHAUS had disbanded.

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette (7 July 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea Corp
  • ASIN: B00000ECKZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

1. Double Dare
2. In the Flat Field
3. Passion of Lovers
4. Bela Lugosi's Dead
5. Sanity Assassin
6. She's in Parties [Edit]
7. Silent Hedges
8. Hollow Hills
9. Mask
10. Kick in the Eye [Alternate Version]
11. Ziggy Stardust
12. Dark Entries
13. Terror Couple Kill Colonel
14. Spirit [Alternate Version]
15. Burning from the Inside
16. Crowds

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Richard Kelly TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
Bauhaus breezed onto the music scene in 1979 and were instantly derided as being passe and harking back to earlier David Bowie material. What was missed at the time as that a new Genre of music was germinating from the seeds that David J, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and Peter Murphy were planting.
Listening to these tracks again it is surprising how fresh they are and how well the music stands up to modern comparison. The vocals of Murhpy range from gloriously languid to demonic screams. Daniel Ash coaxs all sorts from noises from his guitar. David J is pounding on the bass. Kevin Haskins is tribal on drums.
These tracks have defined the Gothic music scene for over 20 years now. If you want to see where it all started listen to Bela Lugosi's Dead and Dark Entries.
If you like Gothic music then these tracks MUST be in your collection - if only these guys could have stayed together longer the whole face of gothic music could have been different (and probably better).
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Warren M. Fisher VINE VOICE on 22 Dec. 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A must have, if for nothing more than the classic minimalist epic that is 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' and the bittersweet chamber piece 'Crowds', but there are many more tracks here to recommend. At their weakest Bauhaus hark back a little too much to seventies Bowie (indeed there cover of 'Ziggy Stardust' is so faithful as to be redundant), but that is no bad thing. At their best Bauhaus are untouchable.

Bleak, moving and deeply exciting.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Jan. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Bauhaus' arrival in 1979 hailed the beginning of experimental goth rock, even though their music was never really intended for the shoegazing fraternity which was to follow. This worthy and well-packaged compilation takes us through a brilliantly unique musical maelstrom, covering their truly pioneering ouput between 1979 and 1985.
Aside from the omission of the extremley creepy Stigma Martyr, this is generally an excellent collection of their finest moments. This also demonstrates how vastly diverse their music could be, from the minimalist gothic epic of Bela Lugosi's Dead (one of the longest single releases of all time) to what can only be described as a 'pop' single with the excellent Kick In The Eye. Other highlights include the brilliantly obscure Terror Couple Kill Colonel, the uplifting Spirit and their last single, The Sanity Asassain, which manifested a more mainstream sound and perhaps partly-resulted in their demise soon after (singer/songwriter Peter Murphy's solo-career is also worth following).
Beggar's Banquet Records may well have questioned the name of the band (named after a German architectural style based on brutal modernist concrete designs) but their music certainly fitted the name - brutal, brooding but never dull. At the time of their arrival they were regarded as experimental art rock goths and a tuneless, second-rate Cure or Siouxie. How wrong they were.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you're like me, one of the things most likely to impress
upon you from this disc is just how seamlessly the band members'
skills and talents interweave into a perfect, flawless whole.
The first track "Double Dare" for instance starts with
ominous, relentless bass, shimmering guitar (both are pure
electricity) and chaotic pummeling drums that constantly
waver from left speaker to right. Pete Murphy's vocals complete
the circle with urgency and no time for second best, in
his rant against conformity.
Bauhaus create an ominous and electric mood that defies
complacency and celebrates defiance. Other classic tracks
include "Sanity Assassin", "She's In Parties", "Dark Entries"
as well as an inspiring cover of Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust".
And of course, the masterpiece "Bela Lugosi's Dead" -
the tapping drums, dread inspiring bass and wavering
yet constant guitar have surely passed into legend and
Pete's delivery simultantenously evokes sympathy, dread and regret. A
startling debut single and an all time masterpiece.
Of course a predilection for gothic imagery and punk
abandon is desirable but whatever your prefernce, when you
discuss tight, perfectly formed and executed bands, Bauhaus
should definetly be on your list.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Philips VINE VOICE on 7 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'd not heard most of these songs in 20 years and it really was a joy to hear them again. I had 1979-83 on double vinyl back in the day, all of the tracks on this CD appear there but it's hard to fault the track selection on this disc. Perhaps it'd have been nice to have Telegram Sam and maybe Stigmata Martyr on here too but otherwise it's hard to fault.
She's in Parties and Double Dare are 2 standout tracks, but again it's hard to pick out standout tracks but it's all good and sounds surprisingly fresh and undated today, particularly compared to much of the music around in the 80's.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Baldie on 6 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
No Telegram Sam.
No Largartija Nick.
No Third Uncle.
This complilation omits far to many Bauhaus classics to be considered a "Best of".
They were always a bit inconsistent as an albums band so i would definatly go down the compilation route - just not this one.
The two CD 1979-1983 compilation is superior in every way and whist it might be import only now, it was widely available in the UK when it was released so it shouldn't be hard to track down.
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