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Peter Hammill - The Fall Of The House Of Usher Album

Peter Hammill - The Fall Of The House Of Usher Album
Performer: Peter Hammill
Genre: Rock
Title: The Fall Of The House Of Usher
MP3 album size: 1193 mb
FLAC album size: 2664 mb
Style: Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
Country: UK
Released: 1991
Catalog number: SBZ MC007
Label: Some Bizzare


1The Herbalist3:43
2One Thing At A Time2:50
3A Chronic Catalepsy3:15
4 Three Days Later
5The Fall3:07
6Five Years Ago3:27
7I Dared Not Speak1:45
8 The Following Morning
9She Comes Towards The Door2:29
10An Unenviable Role2:27
11Beating Of The Heart5:13
12I Shun The Light3:38
14The Haunted Palace4:20
15 The House Of Usher
16 Immediately Following
17 The Next Day
18 The Road To The House Of Usher
19No Rot2:04
21The Sleeper3:22
22Leave This House5:15
23An Influence3:20
24That Must Be The House4:52
25The Evil That Is Done3:07
26She Is Dead6:04
27It's Over Now3:44


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SBZ-LP 007Peter Hammill The Fall Of The House Of Usher ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd)Some BizzareSBZ-LP 007UK1991
SBZ-CD 007Peter Hammill The Fall Of The House Of Usher ‎(CD, Album, May)Some BizzareSBZ-CD 007UK1991
SBZ-CD 007Peter Hammill The Fall Of The House Of Usher ‎(CD, Album)Some BizzareSBZ-CD 007UK1991
FIE9121Peter Hammill The Fall Of The House Of Usher - Deconstructed & Rebuilt ‎(CD, Album)Fie! RecordsFIE9121UK1999
Stress 0106265Peter Hammill The Fall Of The House Of Usher ‎(CD, Unofficial)Stress Records Stress 0106265Russia1999


  • Arranged ByPeter Hammill
  • Artwork, Design [Sleeve]Ridout
  • Lyrics ByEdgar Allen Poe (tracks: 4, 18)
  • Performer [All Instruments]Peter Hammill
  • Recorded ByPeter Hammill
  • Recorded By [H.o.m.e.]Les Chappell
  • Recorded By [Outside]Christoph Matlok
  • Vocals [Madeline Usher]Lene Lovich
  • Vocals [Montresor]Andy Bell
  • Vocals [Roderick Usher And The Voices Of The House]Peter Hammill
  • Vocals [The Chorus]Sarah Jane Morris
  • Vocals [The Herbalis]Herbert Gronemeyer
  • Written-By [Libretto]Chris Judge Smith
  • Written-By [Music]Peter Hammill


An opera by Peter Hammill. Libretto by Chris Judge Smith from the tale by Edgar Allen Poe.

Recorded at Sofa Sound and Terra Incognita.
Parts of Ms. Lovich's performance recorded at H.O.M.E. Studios.
Mr. Gronemeyer's performance recorded at Outside Studios.
Special thanks to: all the singers, David Luckhurst, Fish, David Lord, Neil Perry, Michael Morris, David Jones, Fizle Sagar.

This work is intended as an opera so its divided in Six acts each one with its respective aria name.
Act One-The Road To The House Of Usher: songs 1-2
Act Two-Within The House Of Usher: songs 3-7
Act Three-Immediately Following: songs 8-11
Act Four-The Following Morning: songs 11-15
Act Five-Dawn The Next Day: song 16
Act Six-Three Days Later: song 17-21

Andy Bell appears by permission of Mute Records.
Herbert Gronemeyer appears by permission of EMI-Electrola.


  • Barcode: 5018251400048
  • Rights Society: MCPS


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Some Bizarre Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – MCPS Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Terra Incognita
  • Recorded At – Sofa Sound
  • Recorded At – Outside Studios
  • Recorded At – H.O.M.E. Studios



The Fall of the House of Usher is an opera by Peter Hammill music and Chris Judge Smith libretto. It is based on the 1839 short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe. Hammill and Smith, two of the co-founders of Van der Graaf Generator, worked sporadically on the opera from 1973 until its first recording was released on Some Bizzare Records the only instance of Hammill's work appearing on the label in November 1991. Peter Hammill. The Fall Of The House Of Usher. Peter Hammill - The Fall Of The House Of Usher 1991. To favorites 2 Download album. Listen album. Classic Rock. Songs in album Peter Hammill - The Fall Of The House Of Usher 1991. Peter Hammill - An Unenviable Role. Peter Hammill - That Must Be The House. Peter Hammill - Architecture. Peter Hammill - The Sleeper. Peter Hammill - One Thing At A Time. Peter Hammill - I Shun The Light. Peter Hammill - The Evil That Is Done. The Fall of the House of Usher. The Fall of the House of Usher is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839 in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, then included in the collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque in 1840. The short story, a work of Gothic fiction, includes themes of madness, family, isolation, and metaphysical identities. Band Name Peter Hammill. Album Name The Fall of the House of Usher. Type Album. Released date November 1991. Labels Some Bizzare. DISC 1. Act One : the Road to the House of Usher. An Unenviable Role. That Must Be the House. Act Two: Within the House of Usher. The Sleeper. One Thing at a Time. I Shun the Light. Leave This House. Act Three : Immediately Following. Peter Hammill - 4. Listen free to Peter Hammill The Fall of the House of Usher Act 1 the Road to the House of Usher: An Unenviable Role, Act 1 the Road to the House of Usher: That Must Be the House and more. 21 tracks 76:27. Do you know any background info about this album Start the wiki. Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill born 5 November 1948, in Ealing, West London, England is a singer-songwriter, and a founding member of progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. Most note read more. Hammill began work on The Fall of the House of Usher back in the early '70s, yet it didn't see the light of day until the early '90s as a hard-to-find European import. He didn't feel it was completely finished until 1991 hence its elongated delay. This rock opera is comprised of six acts, and is based on an Edgar Allan Poe tale with small changes to the story here and there. Unlike Hammill's other material, which is based on progressive rock, Usher has its roots in classical music. Still, it's a safe bet that longtime Hammill and prog-rock fans won't be disa. Peter Hammill, vocals Roderick Usher, The Voices of the House, guitars, keyboards, percussions only on 1991 recording, see below, arranger & producer. With: - Sarah-Jane Morris, vocals The Chorus - Andy Bell, vocals Montresor - Lene Lovich, vocals Madeleine Usher - Herbert Grnemeyer, vocals The Herbalist - Stuart Gordon, violins only on 1999 re-recording, see below. Releases information. Opera by Peter Hammill, Libretto by Chris Judge Smith, Based on the novel by Edgar Allan Poe. Listen full album. View all Peter Hammill albums. 21 tracks. Released in 1991
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