The Epic 2017 Project #018: 170118
Bauhaus – The sky’s gone out (1982)
The Sky’s Gone Out was released in October 1982 by record label Beggars Banquet.
The initial limited edition of the LP included the live album Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape as a bonus. The compact disc reissue of the album dropped the run-out audio from the final track “Exquisite Corpse” and the vinyl edition contains a short recording of drummer Kevin Haskins reading from the play Baal. The Canadian edition of this album also contained a free 12″ vinyl single featuring “Ziggy Stardust”, “Kick in the Eye” and “Lagartija Nick”. This version did not have the distinctive artwork from the US and UK editions, but was instead an enlargement of the cover art from the “Terror Couple Kill Colonel” single.
Suffice to say that I’ve got the original vinyl release complete with the live album. And (although not pictured here) I’m also really proud to have a very limited edition and numbered pressing of the 1983 double vinyl ‘Best Of (1979-1983). Only 500 of these numbered versions were printed. Mine is No. 467.