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In The Flat Field [VINYL] [Original recording remastered]

Bauhaus Vinyl
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Vinyl (11 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: 4AD.
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,302 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Double Dare
2. In The Flat Field
3. A God In An Alcove
4. Dive
5. The Spy In The Cab
6. Small Talk Stinks
7. St. Vitus Dance
8. Stigmata Martyr
9. Nerves

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars still getting bad reviews afte 30 odd years 10 Oct 2009
By Martin
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For a long time I had a copy of the original review of this album from "Sounds"(remember that)which gave this album one star and had a very fetching photo of Kevin Haskins.
And here we are 30 odd years later with another one star review!I'm amazed that the funny little band that saw me through the last couple of years of school have become so lionised (particulary by our American cousins).You can't knock this album as it sounded like nothing else then and holds up well even today.
Like the Beatles(!) a remaster has been a long time coming but let's hope it sounds better than ever.
I dare you !!!!
Having had the original cd for years out of sentimentality I bought this for the extra bits and bobs and because I'm a sad old thing but was pleasantly surprised that the remastering has returned the sheer power to the tracks that I had forgotten completely,it now sounds almost like a different record(showing my ae there!).
Buy it now.
Lovely box by the way which seems to have been assembled by small children in a craftwork class.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Dare - You 27 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Peter Murphy may get bored In the Flat Field, but you would need to be part of the undead to not appreciate the uniqueness and vitality of Bauhaus's debut outing. Prior to the release of this album in 1980 I caught them as a support act to Magazine in Bristol Trinity Centre and was blown away by songs like God in an Alcove and In the Flat Field. The songs are stripped down with scratchy guitar sounds and pounding drum rhythms. This CD has the added benefit of containing one of my all time favourite singles, Terror Couple Kill Colonel. If you want to dip into the world of Bauhaus, buy this and the singles, as you need to hear the classic Bela Lugosi. Bauhaus were the original goths, nothing gets remotely close.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is post punk goth at its spikiest 26 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What a legendary band - and a truly fantastic album. Bauhaus have to be heard to be believed, and this album is as good a starting point as any. They are extremely theatrical, yet without any silly pomp and ceremony. In fact, their music is often stripped right down to the bone - see Spy in the Cab. No goth band since Bauhaus has managed to create such an intense atmosphere, which is why this is a must-have for true fans of the genre. But even the term 'genre' is restrictive, for Bauhaus cast off the shackles of convention and instead do their own thing. Imagine a twisted, demonic David Bowie and you don't even come close. The genius of this band lies in Peter Murphy's incredible versatile vocals, which range from the deepest guttural sounds of Transylvania to a pixie yell. The guitars are brilliant, the bass lines are amazing, and the drums are real - none of your synthesised rubbish for Bauhaus! Buy it and savour the delights of songs such as Double Dare (a real killer riff), Stigmata Martyr (exquisitely scary), Nerves (builds up to a terrifying finale) and In The Flat Field (truly amazing). Bauhaus are more than goth - they are experimental art rock, and anyone missing them is missing out. Buy it and savour it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More detailed product description 18 Feb 2013
This UK release is from the original label, 4AD, and consists of the album both on VINYL and also on a bonus CD. It uses the 2008 re-master that was also used in the OMNIBUS In The Flat Field edition. The artwork has been carefully replicated from the first editions and included the inner bag. If European customers are thinking of buying a copy from the USA in Marketplace then be careful - the USA copies do NOT have the bonus CD.
For the quality of the music I'll simply quote Ned Raggett's review in All Music Guide. "Few debut albums ever arrived so nearly perfectly formed; that In the Flat Field practically single-handedly invented what remains for many as the stereotype of goth music -- wracked, at times spindly vocals about despair and desolation of many kinds, sung over mysterious and moody music -- demonstrates the sui generis power of both the band and its work. This said, perhaps the best thing about the album isn't what it's supposed to sound like, but what it actually does -- an awesomely powerful, glam-inspired rock band firing on all fours, capable of restraint and complete overdrive both, fronted by a charismatic, storming frontman...In the Flat Field started off Bauhaus' album career with a near-perfect bang."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The first of many. 17 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is the first Bauhaus LP. It is new re-issued with a bonus disc of out-takes, demos and live material that will please anyone who has purchased a record by this band in the past. If you have been thinking is this release worth it make no bones it is worth every last penny. Along with Mask these Bauhaus re-issues are the best of the best in their field for 2009.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Research before you comment 7 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Yes, I am a major fan (have been since '79) so any re-release is worth every penny to me.
This was an axcellent album when it was first released and this 'version' has had a lot of research put into it. This release is more of a project and Bela was not included because it did not fit in with the timescale of the project and there is no live concert cd like there is with Mask (this is due to the fact that any recordings of their early concerts were on poor quality tape)
This album release and Mask were put together for the die hard fans so dont expect the unreleased music to be anything more than what it is.
If you want more and want Bela, then by both cd's together from Beggars Banquet and get a lovely bonus that isn't available elsewhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bela Lugosi's Dead (and Gone)
Does anyone know why this collection, which includes a second disc with three of the non-album singles released before In The Flat Field, doesn't include their first (and most... Read more
Published 14 months ago by remlenomis
4.0 out of 5 stars in the flat field...
a classic of its genre. in fact, arguably the beginning of a genre. this album marks the birth of gothic music. Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2012 by limesmiles
5.0 out of 5 stars A Work of Genius
This is a seminal work. It stands the test of time and deserves the moniker of 'Classic'. This album must have influenced countless musicians to not pay attention to accepted norms... Read more
Published on 4 Nov 2011 by Ian Hobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Goth? Are you serious?
Well, I've been recently revisiting my musical past and this along with UK Decay, Furyo and the mighty Killing Joke sit very firmly in that truly unique period of British music,... Read more
Published on 8 Oct 2010 by Pipedream
1.0 out of 5 stars what's this for?
Idea of reissue is good only for people who didn't have this album. This version appears to be a disappointment for me. Read more
Published on 18 Oct 2009 by huneryk
1.0 out of 5 stars Ropey versions ahoy
Well, I ask you - what's the point?

There's already a version of this with all the singles and B-sides available.

So what's this for? Read more
Published on 8 Oct 2009 by Nick Hydra
5.0 out of 5 stars A work of art..
..and nothing less. Takes me back to the dark, grainy, monochrome days of 1980 - Bauhaus rarely get a mention in articles about Post Punk's prime movers, yet this record stands up... Read more
Published on 31 May 2009 by T. Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars We are bauhaus !
Having just bought the CD some 24 years after originally buying the album... I am shocked at how good it still sounds. Read more
Published on 25 May 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars 80's alternative with more than just a hint of Goth.
Kings of Goth, Bauhaus made history with this album. It's goth to the core, in the musical sense. Straying away from the heavier side of goth, the darkness here is no less... Read more
Published on 4 May 2004 by "siamesealmedia"
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