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Mirror Moves is the fourth studio album by the English rock band the Psychedelic Furs. It was released 24 August 1984 by Columbia Records, two years after their previous album, Forever Now.

Mirror Moves
Mirror Moves (The Psychedelic Furs album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released21 August 1984 (1984-08-21)
StudioWestlake Audio, Los Angeles, California and Electric Lady Studios and Record Plant Studios, New York, United States
ProducerKeith Forsey
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
Forever Now
Mirror Moves
Midnight to Midnight
Singles from Mirror Moves
  1. "Heaven"
    Released: 1984
  2. "The Ghost in You"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Here Come Cowboys"
    Released: 1984
  4. "Heartbeat"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[3]
The Village VoiceB+[4]

The album includes the dance hit "Heartbeat" and the chart hits "Heaven" and "The Ghost in You". Despite substantial success internationally, "Heaven" was not released as a single in America. Instead, another track from the album, "Here Come Cowboys", was released, although the videos for both songs received substantial airplay on MTV.

Furs drummer Vince Ely had left the band, leaving lead singer Richard Butler, bass player Tim Butler and guitarist John Ashton to work as a trio. Producer Keith Forsey handled the majority of the drumming on the album, with session musician Tommy Price playing on two tracks. The cover artwork and design was a tribute to artist Barney Bubbles, who had died the previous year. He was acknowledged in the credits with the words "after Barney Bubbles".

The album became their second to go gold in the US.


Track listingEdit

Side 1
1."The Ghost in You"Richard Butler, Tim Butler4:17
2."Here Come Cowboys"R. Butler, T. Butler3:55
3."Heaven"R. Butler, T. Butler3:27
4."Heartbeat"John Ashton, R. Butler5:17
Side 2
5."My Time"Ashton, R. Butler4:27
6."Like a Stranger"R. Butler, T. Butler4:00
7."Alice's House"R. Butler, Ashton, T. Butler3:53
8."Only a Game"Ashton, R. Butler4:13
9."Highwire Days"Ashton, R. Butler3:58
Total length:37:27


The Psychedelic Furs
Additional personnel
Production team

Chart performanceEdit


Year Country Chart Position Citation
1984 US Billboard 200 43 [7]
1984 New Zealand NZ Album Chart 5 [8]


Year Single Country Chart Position Citation
1984 "Heartbeat" US US National Disco Action Top 80 4
1984 "The Ghost in You" US Billboard Hot 100 59 [9]
1984 "The Ghost in You" UK UK Singles Chart 68 [10]
1984 "The Ghost in You" New Zealand NZ Singles Chart 32 [11]
1984 "Heaven" UK UK Singles Chart 29 [10]
1984 "Heaven" New Zealand NZ Singles Chart 41 [12]


Organization Country Level Date Citation
RIAA US Gold 7 October 1994 [13]


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Mirror Moves – The Psychedelic Furs". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 September 2006.
  2. ^ Connelly, Christopher (7 June 1984). "The Psychedelic Furs: Mirror Moves". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2006.
  3. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "The Psychedelic Furs". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 660–61. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (26 June 1984). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  5. ^ Psychedelic Furs - All of this and Nothing (compilation) liner notes.
  6. ^ Niesel, Jeff (2014). "Psychedelic Furs Bassist Tim Butler Says the Post-Punk Band is Finally Having Fun." Cleveland Scene: Music Lead (December 31, 2014). Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Billboard 200: Psychedelic Furs". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Mirror Moves (album)". Hung Medien. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Hot 100: Psychedelic Furs". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Singles Charts: Psychedelic Furs". Official UK Charts. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  11. ^ "The Ghost in You (song)". Hung Medien. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Heaven (song)". Hung Medien. 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Gold & Platinum – RIAA: Psychedelic Furs". RIAA. 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.

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