Quite a shift from yesterday’s post of Oscar Peterson’s Return Engagement to Bauhaus, but that’s the joy of a diverse collection.

I was just a touch too late to find Bauhaus – by the time I was a fan in the mid-eighties they’d already splintered into the many follow-on groups (Tones on Tail, Love & Rockets, Dali’s Car, Peter Murphy solo).

This was their fourth and final studio album (until 2008’s Go Away White).

There’s not really bad note here from the opening of “She’s In Parties” to the end of “Hope.” If you only know the band via “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” this is a great album to get more a sense of the variety and craft they delivered.

My copy via a record fair at Mill No. 5 in Lowell MA.