Song of the Day #816
Song of the Day: Spirit, music, lyrics, and performance by Bauhaus, first appeared on the album, "The Sky's Gone Out" (audio clip at that link). A music video of the song is included on the video compilation, "Shadow of Light" (video clip on YouTube). But my favorite renditions, capped by the energetic performances of Peter Murphy, are those featured on "Gotham" (audio clip at that link) and the guitar-laced, percussive version from 1982 at the Old Vic, in London, featured under the title of "We Love Our Audience" on "Archive" (video clip on YouTube). "Shadow of Light" and "Archive" were coupled as a 2005 DVD release. "Strip your feet of lead my friend ... Lift your heart with soaring song ... Change the lows to highs ..." Happy anniversary, Sweetie!