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Peter Murphy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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2002 release from ex-bauhaus member/vocalist.


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All Artists: Peter Murphy
Title: Dust
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Metropolis Records
Release Date: 4/23/2002
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Goth & Industrial
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 782388023825, 782388023863


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2002 release from ex-bauhaus member/vocalist.

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The Peak of Murphy's Evolution
richardc766 | NYC | 11/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Peter Murphy's album "Dust" is what I consider to be the peak of his progressive evolution. We have all heard elements of this "sound" in his earlier albums, but with DUST, he goes all out, and does an absolutely phenomenal job with it. Songs such as "No Home Without its Sire," "Just for Love," "Jungle Haze" with the brilliant bongo set towards the close. And of course, the beautifully rendered version of two old songs, "My Last Two Weeks" and "Subway" which has a little extra (Epilogue) not included in the original; you simply can't go wrong with this meditative, Middle Eastern sound supporting the elegant and strong voice of Peter Murphy - you simply cannot go wrong! It is no doubt my favorite Murphy album. His lyrics are deep, overlaying a subtle Middle Eastern flare that converges with one another in a way I could've never expected when I bought the album. Innovative, creative, musically enhanced and collaborated with Murphy's metaphoric and consistently poetic, thought-provoking lyrics, along with his voice, which may I add has developed over the years into a weapon in itself; just listen to the opening lyric-only song "Cool Cool Breeze" on "Just for Love Live" and you will understand the heightened status of this man's voice, from Bauhaus in 79 to Dust in 2002. What more can I say: absolutely brilliant, better than any other!Richard C Williams
Yes, I invite feedback from other Murphy fans or those who disagree with my opinion; always up for a debate."
Different, but, hey, it's good!
David J. Shepherd | Orem, UT United States | 04/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a far cry from Murphy's earlier works, and the first time I listened I thought I'd made a poor purchase. Now, a few listens later, I can see it for what it is: a truly unique and well-crafted album. The songs are indeed a bit long, as has been mentioned in the other reviews. There is no resemblance to a pop or rock album in any way. The songs are, in essence, slow and meditative. Lyrically, they are deep and poetically pristine. This is not a radio friendly album, but it is an entirely spiritual, atmospheric set of pieces that is worthy of being there next to Peter's more commercial work. THINGS TO REMEMBER and JUNGLE HAZE are excellent gems, and FAKE SPARKLE OR GOLD DUST? isn't far behind. The re-makes of MY LAST TWO WEEKS and SUBWAY are well-done; sweetly nostalgic and experimentative at the same time. If you are expecting something along the lines of CASCADE or LOVE HYSTERIA (like I was) you'll be shocked (like I was!) Give it a chance, though. Lay down, turn the lights out, and let the music fill the dark. Contemplate the lyrics. You'll hear what I finally heard. I gave this album four out of five stars because one or two of the tracks kind of don't work as well as they could, but on the whole this is great stuff!"
Overlooked, Underrated
David Cundiff | New Albany, Indiana United States | 01/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's such a rarity when an artist actually gets better over a period of time. Such an example is Peter's latest album 'Dust'. Legend has it that it was actually Mercan Dede who called Peter to suggest working on his next album and who suggested rerecording 'Subway' and 'My Last Two Weeks'. Both of those songs have never sounded better in my opinion. The beauty of 'Dust' is that it so perfectly blends the influences of both Turkish and Western music culture. The songs, which were written inside of a week, are very emotional and personal. 'Girlchild Aglow' was written about Murphy's relationship with his daughter and how it has changed with time. Although Murphy's vocals are the focal point, the music doesn't take a back seat, blending electronic sounds with some incredible-sounding real percussion, not to mention input from some great musicians such as violinist Hugh Marsh who we all remember from 'Alive...Just For Love'. I really can't say enough about how much I love this album. It should have recieved awards. It should have sold in the millions. Do yourself a favor and purchase one of the best albums of all time by one of the best vocalists of all time."