The Fall of the House of Usher

Title The Fall of the House of Usher
Artist Peter Hammill
Released
Type Studio

Track list

  1. An Unenviable Role 2:29
  2. That Must be the House 4:56
  3. Architecture 3:40
  4. The Sleeper 3:19
  5. One Thing at a Time 2:50
  6. I Shun the Light 3:46
  7. Leave this House 5:05
  8. Dreaming 3:30
  9. A Chronic Catalepsy 3:16
  10. The Herbalist 3:32
  11. The Evil that is Done 3:46
  12. Five Years Ago 3:51
  13. It’s Over Now 3:32
  14. An Influence 3:18
  15. No Rot 2:27
  16. She is Dead 3:51
  17. Beating of the Heart 5:20
  18. The Haunted Palace 4:22
  19. I Dared Not Speak 2:57
  20. She Comes Towards the Door 1:07
  21. The Fall 3:20

Tracks 1–2 are entitled “Act One – The Road to the House of Usher”, Tracks 3–7 are entitled “Act Two – Within the House of Usher”, Tracks 8–11 are entitled “Act Three – Immediately Following”, Tracks 12–15 are entitled “Act Four – The Following Morning”, Track 16 is entitled “Act Five – Dawn the Next Day”, Tracks 17–21 are entitled “Act Six – Three Days Later”

Credits

  • Peter Hammill – Vocals (“Roderick Usher”), Guitars, Keyboards, and Opera

Supporting credits

  • Andy Bell – Vocals (“Montresor”)
  • Chris Judge Smith – Original Libretto
  • Herbert Grönemeyer – Vocals (“The Herbalist”)
  • Lene Lovich – Vocals (“Madeleine Usher”)
  • Sarah-Jane Morris – Vocals (“The Chorus”)
  • Stuart Gordon – Violins

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