Create account Log in



Download links and information about Lion by Peter Murphy. This album was released in 2014 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 56:10 minutes.

Artist: Peter Murphy
Release date: 2014
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 56:10
Buy on iTunes $9.99
Buy on Amazon $9.49
Buy on Amazon $1.29
Buy on Amazon $5.99
Buy on Music Bazaar €2.86
Buy on Music Bazaar €1.58


No. Title Length
1. Hang Up 5:44
2. I Am My Own Name 5:46
3. Low Tar Stars 4:12
4. I'm on Your Side 5:29
5. Compression 6:12
6. Holy Clown 4:14
7. The Rose 3:36
8. The Ghost of Shokan Lake 6:28
9. Eliza 3:23
10. Loctaine 6:25
11. Lion 4:41



The spindly ex-Bauhaus frontman helped write rock’s book of gloom (alongside Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees, et al) for legions of David Bowie–obsessed goth kids in the early '80s. That became his legacy. He has since aged rather gracefully within (and without) goth’s musical constraints, especially on 1988’s pop-transcendent Love Hysteria. Lion—his 10th solo album—is the best record he’s done since then. It exquisitely bottlenecks Bowie-ish art-house melodrama (“The Rose,” “I’m on Your Side”) with springy electro-pop (“Low Tar Stars”), dark glam (“Hang Up,” “Holy Clown”), and Turkish violins (“I Am My Own Name”). The music sounds vampire-ageless, yet overcast as hell. When Murphy sings a line like “I like that bitter pill/The killer instinct still,” you know he believes it. His voice is supersized in spots (rising to James Hetfield–like urgency on “The Ghost of Shokan Lake”); then it moves like gently exhaled cigarette smoke (especially atop the creepy theremin on “Loctaine”). Ably produced by Killing Joke’s Martin “Youth” Glover, Murphy’s rock theater is big, wide, and forever lanky.