Following the overwhelming popularity of his Stripped Tour in 2016, the iconic Peter Murphy will be releasing Bare-Boned and Sacred, a live album capturing the mesmerizing tour that saw over seventy shows in fourteen countries. It will be released on March 10, 2017 via Metropolis Records.
Recorded at NYCâ€™s Le Poisson Rouge in April 2016, Bare-Boned and Sacred captured a new sound for Murphy, reviving legendary songs to the exposed heart of his voice as never before heard in his epochal stage career, from “Marlene Dietrichâ€™s Favorite Poem” (from his album Deep) to the title track on his latest album, Lion. Vocally as strong as ever, Murphy taps the pulse of his muse as a trio with his longstanding collaborators, guitarist John Andrews and bassist/electric-violinist Emilio â€œZefâ€ China. Characterized by Orange County Register as â€œa semi-acoustic run through his solo career and Bauhaus classics [that offers] its own subtle drama and charm thanks to the strength of the songs and Murphyâ€™s theatrical voice and vision,â€ Bare-Boned and Sacred covers the spectrum of his oeuvre including a Bauhaus medley of â€œKing Volcanoâ€ and â€œSilent Hedges.â€
First emerging from the British punk and rock underground in the late 70s, Murphy (along with bandmates Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins) fronted the groundbreaking iconic rock band Bauhaus which spawned four iconoclastic and ultra-seminal albums as well as keystone singles “She’s In Parties”, “Silent Hedges”, and, of course, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” before disbanding in 1983. Murphy launched a successful solo career that has yielded ten solo albums so far, including his latest LION, released in 2014.
Bare-Boned and Sacred will be released on March 10, 2017 through Metropolis Records.
BARE-BONED AND SACRED
3. All Night Long
4. Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem
5. Bewlay Brothers (David Bowie Tribute RIP)
6. A Strange Kind of Love
7. The Rose
8. Bauhaus Medley
9. Never Fall Out
12. Your Face