Midnight to Midnight

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Midnight to Midnight
Psychedelic Furs - Midnight to Midnight-cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released February 1987
Studio Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin, Germany, Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, NY
Genre
Length 42:40
Label Columbia
Producer Chris Kimsey
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
Mirror Moves
(1984)
Midnight to Midnight
(1987)
All of This and Nothing
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
Rolling Stone Unrated[3]

Midnight to Midnight is the fifth studio album by the English rock band the Psychedelic Furs, released in February 1987 by Columbia Records.

Midnight to Midnight was produced by Chris Kimsey, who was known for his work with the Rolling Stones and had recently produced Marillion's best-selling album Misplaced Childhood. A more overtly commercial effort than the Psychedelic Furs had previously recorded, Midnight to Midnight was their highest-charting album in the UK, reaching number 12, yet frontman Richard Butler later characterized it as "hollow, vapid and weak", and the album has been described as "over-produced and underwhelming".[4] The album also featured the single "Heartbreak Beat", which proved to be the Furs' biggest Top 40 entry in the US at that time. The album also featured drummer Paul Garisto and saxophonist Mars Williams, both of whom continued to tour with the band.

Track listing

All tracks composed and arranged by Richard Butler, John Ashton and Tim Butler, except where stated.

  1. "Heartbreak Beat" – 5:10
  2. "Shock" – 5:05
  3. "Shadow in My Heart" – 4:07
  4. "Angels Don't Cry" – 5:07
  5. "Midnight to Midnight" – 4:30
  6. "One More Word" – 5:17
  7. "All of the Law" – 4:46
  8. "Torture" – 3:50
  9. "No Release" – 4:52
  10. "Pretty in Pink" (1986 version) – 4:12 (Butler, Ashton, Butler, Morris, Kilburn, Ely)

The 1986 remake of "Pretty In Pink" only appears on the original UK/Euro cassette and CD issues.

Original US LP release

Side 1
  1. "Heartbreak Beat" – 5:10
  2. "Shock" – 5:05
  3. "Shadow in My Heart" – 4:07
  4. "Angels Don't Cry" – 5:07
Side 2
  1. "Midnight to Midnight" – 4:30
  2. "One More Word" – 5:17
  3. "All of the Law" – 4:46
  4. "Torture" – 3:50
  5. "No Release" – 4:52

Personnel

The Psychedelic Furs
Additional personnel
Production team

Videos

Official music videos were produced for the singles "Heartbreak Beat" and "Angels Don't Cry", with the latter work directed by British filmmaker Tim Pope.[5]

Chart performance

Album

Year Country Chart Position Citation
1987 U.K. UK Albums Chart 12 [6]
1987 U.S. Billboard 200 29 [7]
1987 New Zealand NZ Album Chart 20 [8]

Single

Year Single Country Chart Position Citation
1987 "Heartbreak Beat" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 26 [9]
1987 "Heartbreak Beat" New Zealand NZ Singles Chart 23 [10]

References

  1. ^ "Midnight to Midnight – The Psychedelic Furs". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (31 March 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Psychedelic Furs – 'Midnight to Midnight' album review". Archived from the original on 17 June 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2008.
  4. ^ "From forever to a cosmic joke". Sydney Morning Herald. 19 June 2006. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  5. ^ Thompson, Dave (2004). Beautiful Chaos: The Psychedelic Furs. London: Helter Skelter. p. 214. ISBN 978-1-900924-47-4.
  6. ^ David Roberts, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles and Albums. Guinness World Records Limited. p. 441. ISBN 978-1904994107.
  7. ^ "Billboard 200: Psychedelic Furs". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Midnight to Midnight (album)". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Hot 100: Psychedelic Furs". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  10. ^ "Heartbreak Beat (song)". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.

External links

  • Midnight to Midnight at Discogs (list of releases)
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