The Sky's Gone Out

The Sky's Gone Out
Studio album by Bauhaus
Released October 19, 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre Gothic rock
Length 42:24
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer Bauhaus
Bauhaus chronology
The Sky's Gone Out
Burning from the Inside

The Sky's Gone Out is the third studio album by English gothic rock band Bauhaus, released in 1982 by record label Beggars Banquet.


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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Alternative Pressfavourable[2]
Record Collector[3]

In his retrospective review of the album, Ned Raggett of AllMusic wrote, "On balance it's quite a fine album, but unlike Mask it misses the infusion of a more positive energy, and simply doesn't gel as perfectly, more notable for individual songs than as a whole."[1]


In their feature on the album in 2001 Alternative Press described The Sky's Gone Out as one of the Top 10 essential goth albums.[2]

Track listing

All tracks written by Bauhaus (Daniel Ash, David J, Kevin Haskins and Peter Murphy), except as noted. 

1."Third Uncle" (Brian Eno cover)Eno5:14
2."Silent Hedges"   3:09
3."In the Night"   3:05
4."Swing the Heartache"   5:51
5."Spirit"   5:28
6."The Three Shadows, Part I"   4:21
7."The Three Shadows, Part II"   3:12
8."The Three Shadows, Part III"   1:36
9."All We Ever Wanted Was Everything"   3:49
10."Exquisite Corpse"   5:39




  1. 1 2 Raggett, Ned. "The Sky's Gone Out – Bauhaus | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. 1 2 "[The Sky's Gone Out review]". Alternative Press: 104. November 2001.
  3. Rigby, Paul (October 2008). "That Difficult Third Album Syndrome...". Record Collector. Diamond Publishing. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
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