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The Sky's Gone Out


Download links and information about The Sky's Gone Out by Bauhaus. This album was released in 1982 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:44 minutes.

Artist: Bauhaus
Release date: 1982
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:44
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No. Title Length
1. Third Uncle 5:18
2. Silent Hedges 3:12
3. In the Night 3:06
4. Swing the Heartache 5:54
5. Spirit 5:29
6. The Three Shadows, Pt. 1 4:24
7. The Three Shadows, Pt. 2 3:13
8. The Three Shadows, Pt. 3 1:36
9. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything 3:52
10. Exquisite Corpse 6:40



With its opening song, The Sky’s Gone Out announced Bauhaus’ intention. A cover of Brian Eno’s “Third Uncle"—a seminal piece of agitated art rock from 1974—it was a choice that said the band aimed to make ambitious and innovative rock music at the highest level. To top it off, they also wanted to be popular—and they were, surprisingly. The Sky’s Gone Out was Bauhaus' highest-charting album to date, bolstered by the success of “Spirit,” a jangly march produced by Hugh Jones (Simple Minds, The Teardrop Explodes, Echo & The Bunnymen). For the most part, though, the album focuses more on the power of texture and atmosphere than the punch of a snappy chorus. With their chunky, throttling rhythms, “Silent Hedges” and “In the Night” are intentionally disruptive. Meanwhile, “Swing the Heartache” and the three-part suite entitled “The Three Shadows” feel more like soundtracks to imaginary movies than pop singles. While “Spirit” was a bid for a hit, the album’s best track was “All I Ever Wanted Was Everything,” later deemed a classic. Tender and epic and ominous, it's easily one of the most underrated songs of the '80s.