- Released: December 31, 1988
- Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
Rolling Stone - 5/3/90
"...a richly textured pop album..."
- 1.Deep Ocean Vast Sea
- 3.Crystal Wrists
- 4.Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem
- 5.Seven Veils
- 6.Line Between The Devil's Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat)
- 7.Cuts You Up
- 8.Strange Kind Of Love - (version one)
- 9.Roll Call
- 10.Roll Call (Reprise)
Personnel includes: Peter Murphy (vocals).
The Hundred Men: Paul Statham (guitar, keyboards); Perer Bonas (guitar); Eddie Branch (bass); Teri Bryant (drums).
Personnel: Peter Murphy (vocals); Paul Statham (guitar, keyboards); Jim Williams , Peter Bonas (guitar); Simon Rogers (acoustic guitar); Gill Tingay (harp); Terl Bryant (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Nick Rogers ; Peter Murphy; Peter Walsh ; Simon Rogers.
Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Master Rock Studios; Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales; Wool Hall Studios.
Photographer: Paul Cox.
Arranger: Peter Murphy.
Peter Murphy's 1989 solo album gained him an even wider audience. Aided by the boom in alternative radio outlets, Murphy reached a demographic too young to remember his old band, Bauhaus. Luckily, this exposure was not wasted, as DEEP delivers the goods.
Continuing in Murphy's usual dramatic and melodic style, "Marlene Dietrich's Favorite Poem" provides DEEP with a new romantic flair. Surprisingly radio-friendly, "Cuts You Up" and "A Strange Kind of Love" rival the pop genius of "Indigo Eyes." There are some harder tracks here, too--"The Line Between the Devil's Teeth" howls and screeches in Bauhaus style, while "Roll Call" and its "Reprise" show Murphy experimenting with tribal house beats and gothic/eastern samples. Peter Murphy's strongest solo effort to date, DEEP delivers a fix for fans of both old and new style Peter Murphy.