Ruth White ‎– Flowers Of Evil

Limelight ‎– LS 86066
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 The Clock 3:00
A2 Evening Harmony 4:02
A3 Lover's Wine 2:57
A4 Owls 2:45
A5 Mists And Rains 2:06
B1 The Irremediable 4:55
B2 The Cat 3:27
B3 Spleen 2:50
B4 The Litanies Of Satan 6:50

Companies, etc.



Music and translations © 1969 Ruth White.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side-1, stamped): LS 86066A-M2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side-2, stamped): LS 86066B-M2
  • Matrix / Runout (Both Sides, etched): MR

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Ruth White The Flowers Of Evil Plus(CDr, Unofficial) Dolor Del Estamago none US Unknown Sell This Version
BMR003 Ruth White Flowers Of Evil(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Black Mass Rising BMR003 France 2013 Sell This Version
BMR003-V2 Ruth White Flowers Of Evil(LP, Album, RE, Ltd, RP, cle) Black Mass Rising BMR003-V2 France 2014 Sell This Version
LS 86066 Ruth White Flowers Of Evil(LP, Album, Promo) Limelight LS 86066 US 1969 Sell This Version
none Ruth White Flowers Of Evil(Cass, S/Sided, RE) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version


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March 25, 2016
Limelight have a cd release too (i got it!) in a cardboard style coverart


September 1, 2015
This was included as part of a soundtrack of the game 'Space Funeral' and it totally blew me away hearing it even in that context. "Spleen" in particular still makes chills run down my spine.


February 3, 2014

One of the things that occurred to me back when I first heard this incredible LP in the mid-eighties
was that it surely must have played an important role in providing Diamanda Galas with much of
the basic inspiration and mood from which she used to craft her very first release which was
appropriately titled "The Litanies Of Satan" which I believe is one of the titles given to the
various poems that Baudelaire's "Flowers Of Evil" consist's of. Either way both artist's have
effectively captured the very essence of the dark and sinister moods which the literary
classic evokes. Now, while I highly recommend both artist's interpretations of this work as they
obviously have much in common in terms of the overall effect and mood they create for the listener. However, It is the Ruth White LP which is an absolute must hear for anyone who appreciates darker forms of
experimental electronic music the type of which is best relegated to the wee wee hours
of the night. Absolutely brilliant!


September 22, 2011
I picked this album up and I had nightmares that night after listening to it. It makes you wonder if there is hidden messages inside the songs. It is quite different and it seems that it was before its time. Definatelly a little gem of my collection.