Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Sky's Gone Out has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Youth in Revolt
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This is an item in generally great shape with 1 or 2 minor flaws. Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Tracking number provided with every order.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Sky's Gone Out
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Sky's Gone Out

24 customer reviews

See all 16 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, October 24, 1989
"Please retry"
$8.99
$4.26 $2.74
$8.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Sky's Gone Out + In The Flat Field (Reis) + Mask
Price for all three: $32.54

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews



Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 24, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000002GDX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,285 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By B. G. Shultz on April 29, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The usual gripe that people have with this album is that Bauhaus seem to be a little more self-indulgent than on previous albums. Admittedly, this album does take more patience than the first two releases, but it can be a very rewarding listen when given a chance. Songs like Third Uncle, Silent Hedges, Spirit and All We Ever Wanted Was Everything are familiar faces to most, but the album as a whole is a gem. The Three Shadows trilogy is a very dark reflection on something that has to do with fish, urine, Oedipus complexes, and fresh pink babies. A very disturbing and surreal experince. In The Night is a pretty heavy song for Bauhaus and Swing The Heartache boasts some of the strangest music Bauhaus has ever produced. The experimental Exquisite Corpse displays the band's abstract approach to songwriting and a few absurd yet wonderful lyrical passages. The aforementioned Silent Hedges has to be one of the best songs ever written about the onset of insanity and Third Uncle stomps. Spirit will make you want to jump up on the bar with a mug of ale in hand and shout "We love our audience!" again and again. Definitely recommended to anybody disgusted with the current woeful state of modern music.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By kirkesque on January 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
What dark cliche has NOT been leveled at these gothic godfathers of sinister shade? This album is the artistic masterpiece of the band as a full unit. It is not as gritty rusty razor blade edged as their pre-album singles, nor their debut "In the Falt Field"; it isn't as creepy as the boogey-man on tiptoes of "Mask"; and not the perfection of solo efforts-combined-to-a-band that "Burning From Inside" was (they lapsed into different drug states by that point); this album begins with the amputee-themed burn-me-again Eno cover of "Third Uncle", and simply doesn't let up for the duration of the side (side? yes, Virginia, this was an "album"). With features like Peter's voices melting black into "His wrist onto the razor slides", and the suicide-scenes of "Swing the Heartache", and a finale of the side, their ironic mantra "We love our audience" from "Spirit". Flip the side (ah, the wonders of digital technology, no sides...), and you as a listener are taken gloriously through a world of dim light and heavy shadow. Factory town seems kelidoscopic after the grim "Three Shadows". Sacrifical infants and drinking tins of piss end with the longing melancholy of "All we ever wanted was everything". `bout sums it up. Ah, yes, "Exqusite Corpse". Like the literary game of the same name, this song seems composed in secections, leaving the listener reeling by the time the band hits their jammin' stride with reggeta le bauhaus. And the added tracks on the import disc is like the tasty clean up after the fix. Music evolved a bit with this album, showing that not only psychedelic art rock can create such perfect soundscapes that draw in anyone with ears.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "saint_artaud" on September 13, 2000
Format: Audio CD
While the whole may off to some as rather inconsistent, I have to say this album is a great testament to what Bauhaus were capable of and all the possibilities of their career.
On this, we have the lightening glam-tinged rock of "third uncle" (a cover of brian eno btw), the melancholy drama of "the three shadows," or "all we ever wanted," and the bizarre experimentalism that marked just about all their work (you really must listen to the last piece).
Over all, it is an interesting album with what appears to be a theme running throughout. But then, I could be wrong. Rather sad that they were so heavily criticized in their own day. Even worse they are rarely given the credit they deserve for influencing so many and remaining so relevant. This is some great stuff.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Brown on April 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Before this album Bauhaus basically set the tone for what Gothic music was supposed to look and sound like with their first album "In the Flat Field", and then changed up styles with the spooky dance album "Mask". Leaving a listener such as myself wondering "where will they go from Mask?" this album definitely turned out to be Bauhaus' creative watermark.

This album basically bridges the gaps found between "In the Flat Field" and "Mask" while also blending the styles of some of the rarities you can find on their BBC sessions ("Swing the Heartache") and shows definite progression in song writing ability. The first half of "Sky's Gone Out" gives you a taste of older styles of Bauhaus song structure which have been updated and improved upon by this point in the game. However, the second half of this album is where the real fun begins. Starting off with "The Three Shadows Pt. 1" the album builds (almost in a prog. rock style) up to the breaking point which leads into one of the albums many keepers "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" which is followed by one of the more brilliant examples of Bauhaus at their creative best.

Even if you're not a fan of anything else in Bauhaus' (or anything in any Goth band's) discography, "Sky's Gone Out" is an album that I believe anyone can appreciate if they have an appreciation for a more ecclectic taste in musicianship.

"Sky's Gone Out" is essential if you're a fan of Bauhaus, and is definitely worth checking out if you're new to the group.

Key Tracks: "In the Night", "Spirit", "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything", "Exquisite Corpse"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Sky's Gone Out
This item: The Sky's Gone Out
Price: $8.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: vinyl pop