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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All wrapped up and haused in a box, 12 Dec 2013
This review is from: 5 Albums Box Set - In The Flat Field/Mask/The Skys Gone Out/Burning From The Inside/Singles (Audio CD)
A fabulous priced box containing all four studio albums and a fifth disc of selected A's and B's including many tracks remastered for the very first time since 1988. Too many highs to discuss here but newly minted third and forth albums The Sky's Gone Out and Burning From The Inside alone make this box more than essential. Fan club only gem, a stripped bare take on Greenbaum's Spirit In The Sky makes its digital debut on disc five. This fifth disc also features many more key Bauhaus numbers outside of the albums; Ziggy Stardust, The Sanity Assassin, Dark Entries, Crowds, Terror Couple Kill Colonel, the brilliant Watch That Grandad Go and no Bauhaus comp would be complete without of course arguably their defining moment; Bela Lugosi's Dead. Despite the hacks of the day citing Bauhaus as doom and gloom merchants, they were also full of humour, humour so often missed, you just needed to know where to look that's all...and here is a great start. Ten out of ten.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not The Complete 1979-1983 Studio Recordings But Better Sound Than The Old CDs, 27 Jan 2014
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This review is from: 5 Albums Box Set - In The Flat Field/Mask/The Skys Gone Out/Burning From The Inside/Singles (Audio CD)
Mastered a bit too loudly, but not brickwalled and a really nice, clear, fat sound on the albums, much more natural sounding than the previous BEGA / BBL catalogue number CDs.

Don't throw away your old CDs though, because the full list of 1979-1983 studio tracks NOT included are:

1 Bela Lugosi's Dead (original single version)
2 Boys (Bela B-side)
3 Dark Entries (demo fragment from Bela B-side)
4 Untitled (Dark Entries B-side)
5 A God in an Alcove (Flexidisc version)
6 Terror Couple Kill Colonel (alternate version from its 7" B-side)
7 David Jay-Peter Murphy-Kevin Haskins-Daniel Ash (The Passion of Lovers B-Side)
8 Harry (from the Searching For Satori 12")
9 Satori (Kick in the Eye B-Side)
10 Party of the First Part (Ziggy Stardust B-side)
11 Departure (She's in Parties B-side)
12 Here's the Dub (She's in Parties B-side)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain!, 12 Feb 2014
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D. Wolfenden (People's Republic of Cheshire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 5 Albums Box Set - In The Flat Field/Mask/The Skys Gone Out/Burning From The Inside/Singles (Audio CD)
The first four studio albums plus a CD of singles for less than 20 quid? Don't mind if I do! The studio albums are remastered and sonically, they are superb. Some of the material is a little patchy, but the whole package surely deserves 5 stars; In the Flat Field is Bowie-esque, bizarre goth-glam-punk (check the lyrics of 'St Vitus Dance :-D); Mask shows a rich textural development to the band's sound, with slightly campy humour; The Sky's Gone Out is perhaps their weakest album, straying too far into arty territory (for my liking anyway); Burning from the Inside is great, including the fabulous 'Hope' and showcasing David J's extraordinary bass playing on 'She's in Parties', in its extended form, with a dub-inspired outro.

The singles disc has, in addition to the singles themselves, a few great B-sides, including the fantastic 'Scopes'. It doesn't include the original studio version of 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' (this is available on the compilation 'Crackle', but the version that is included (the 'Tomb Raider Mix' - from the Hammersmith Palais 1981 live show with a studio vocal track) is still pretty spectacular!

The packaging is okay - the box itself is nice enough, but the discs come in quite cheap little cardboard sleeves. Then again, what more can you ask for at this price? Just buy it!

I'd also urge you to try the 2008 'swansong' album 'Go Away White', which is great. Check out 'Black Stone Heart' for a leetle taster...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the Derek Tompkins dialogue alone, 20 May 2014
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This review is from: 5 Albums Box Set - In The Flat Field/Mask/The Skys Gone Out/Burning From The Inside/Singles (Audio CD)
Firstly, I’m glad to see the Derek Tompkins (R.I.P.) dialogue had been re-instated at the end of ‘The Sky’s Gone Out’

If you already own the two Andrew Brooksbank curated box sets then you’ll probably just skip ‘In The Flat Field’ and ‘Mask’, like I did, and go straight to the last three discs.
Overall, a very good job on the re-mastering, bright and punchy, but still managing to capture the intention of the original recording.
At first I did feel a little disappointed that ‘Press The Eject…’ was not included, but after playing the old CD, came to the conclusion that there was probably not a lot more a re-master would offer this release.
The 5th disc, ‘Singles’ hold a good number of recordings from the archive (both sides of the notorious Fan Club vinyl), and it’s nice to hear the non-album singles, and single edit versions with updated treatment.
Do yourself a favour and click ‘Add To basket’
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What every 1980s bauhaus fan has been waiting for., 6 Dec 2013
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The albums plus the singles at a reasonable price that surpasses any best of, from the band that really put the gothic into gothic almost unintentionally without trying fabulous!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 cd Bauhaus Boxset, 26 Jan 2014
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This review is from: 5 Albums Box Set - In The Flat Field/Mask/The Skys Gone Out/Burning From The Inside/Singles (Audio CD)
Great box set,great sound quality !! Didn't know we it had been released !! Nice Christmas surprise from my amazing wonderful girlfriend x One thing missing no original version of Bela !!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 23 Feb 2014
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This review is from: 5 Albums Box Set - In The Flat Field/Mask/The Skys Gone Out/Burning From The Inside/Singles (Audio CD)
10/10 all their beggars material in ONE box....this is SO good that its beyond comparison, this is essential listening folks!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Possibly A Physical Swansong, 26 Nov 2013
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A tidy, extremely reasonably priced collection. If there's one thing you could always rely on Beggars for. It is value for money.
I really have lost count of the amount of times I've purchased these albums etc. Having been a rabid fan since I was an early teenage posturing, whining schoolboy.
As a Bauhaus Anorak though,one slightly negative observation. No original "Bela Lugosi's Dead","Boys","Dark Entries (Fragment)" or "Harry". Still a very sold release.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bauhaus - 5 Albums Box Set, 18 Mar 2014
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This review is from: 5 Albums Box Set - In The Flat Field/Mask/The Skys Gone Out/Burning From The Inside/Singles (Audio CD)
One of my top favorite bands from the 80's and the original Goth band. I had all these albums on a mixture of Vinyl and Tape. This box set has brought my collection up to date. A very underrated band that is worth checking out if you like good music with lots of interesting and intelligent lyrics of both a dark, bright and sometimes upbeat nature! These boys did Dub long long before anyone else to!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say...it's everything you need to start Bauhaus-ing, 16 Feb 2014
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Dagoberto P. Patlan "DJ Dogbone" (San Antonio, Texas United States) - See all my reviews
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This compilation is indeed everything you need to introduce yourself to one of the most influential bands of the "goth rock" scene.

Peter Murphy and crew are represented here in chronological order of releases...all remastered!

Look for other 5 Album box sets like Gary Numan, Love & Rockets and The Fall. All of these collections are worth buying.
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