In 1983, Bauhaus broke up and Peter Murphy went on to new projects not involving Bauhaus members. After some brief dabbling with acting and dance - including a slightly odd televised performance to Bauhaus song "Hollow Hills" - he formed Dali's Car with Mick Karn, the bass player from Japan. The group recorded only one album.Murphy's solo career over time became more varied than Bauhaus, ranging from pseudo-pop to haunting ballads that showcased his deep and complex vocals, with lyrical themes that are often metaphysical or religious.
This third album is the perfect example and maybe his best solo work. It includes the hit single "Cuts you up" and also two of the best songs he ever wrote, " Marlene Dietrich's Favorite Poem" and "A Strange Kind of Love", a striking love song, with acoustic guitar and plaintive Paul Statham (ex B-Movie) keyboards supporting one of Murphy's strongest lyrics and performances.
He's even comfortable enough to do an open rewrite of bauhaus song "In the Flat Field," renamed "The Line Between the Devil's Teeth"; it has almost the same verse structure, definitely some of the same lyrics, but still, it's something he could have only done in his solo days.
"Deep" showed Murphy balancing mass appeal and his own distinct art with perfection.