The House of Love debut gets super-deluxe treatment

The House of Love

The House of Love‘s debut album has its 30th anniversary in 2018 and to mark the occcasion, Cherry Red is to issue a 5-CD package.

The set includes the band’s complete Creation recordings from 1987-1988, together with a host of rarities and previously unissued bonus material.

For the first time, the album is re-mastered from the original quarter-inch tapes. Discs 2 and 3 combine all their non-album tracks with numerous demos and early mixes. Disc 4 features various BBC radio sessions for John Peel while Disc 5 combines mostly unissued live tracks.

This 5-CD package features sleeve-notes from NME journalist Neil Taylor (with interview quotes from lead singer/guitarist Guy Chadwick and original bassist Chris Groothuizen) and rare images from the band’s photographer Suzie Gibbons.

The band tours in support:

01/11 – Bristol SWX
02/11 – Manchester Albert Hall
07/11 – Newcastle Boiler Shop
08/11 – Glasgow ABC
09/11 – Leeds Becketts
10/11 – London Roundhouse

Full tracklisting:

DISC ONE
THE ALBUM
1. CHRISTINE
2. HOPE
3. ROAD
4. SULPHUR
5. MAN TO CHILD
6. SALOME
7. LOVE IN A CAR
8. HAPPY
9. FISHERMAN’S TALE
10. TOUCH ME

BONUS TRACKS
11. SHINE ON (Demo – LP Bonus 7”)
12. CHRISTINE (Demo – LP Bonus 7”)

DISC TWO
SINGLES DEMOS & RARITIES
1. SHINE ON
2. LOVE
3. FLOW
4. REAL ANIMAL
5. PLASTIC
6. NOTHING TO ME
7. THE HILL
8. LONELINESS IS A GUN
9. THE HEDONIST
10. WELT
11. DESTROY THE HEART
12. BLIND
13. MR. JO
14. SHINE ON (Guy Chadwick Demo)
15. REAL ANIMAL (Demo)
16. TOUCH ME (Demo)
17. HAPPY (Demo)
18. ROAD (Early Mix)
19. SALOME (Early Mix)
20. FISHERMAN’S TALE (Early Mix)
21. DESTROY THE HEART (Demo)
22. SHINE ON (Fuck Version) (Flexidisc)

DISC THREE:
DEMOS AND EARLY MIXES
1. ROAD (Longer Early Mix) *
2. SULPHUR (Early Mix) *
3. HAPPY (Early Mix) *
4. FISHERMAN’S TALE (Early Mix) *
5. TOUCH ME (Early Mix) *
6. SALOME (Early Mix) *
7. SHINE ON (Band Demo)
8. REAL ANIMAL (16 Track Demo)
9. CHRISTINE (16 Track Demo)
10. HOLD ON ME (16 Track Demo)
11. HOPE (Early Mix)
12. MAN TO CHILD (Early Mix)
13. LOVE IN A CAR (Early Mix)
14. MODERN WORLD (Welt) (Demo)
15. LITTLE GIRL (Mr Jo) (Early Mix)
16. SULPHUR (Early Mix)
17. HAPPY (Early Mix)
18. TOUCH ME (Early Mix)
19. SHINE ON (Early Mix) *
20. REAL ANIMAL (Early Mix) *
21. DESTROY THE HEART (Early
Version – No Guitar) *
* previously unissued

DISC FOUR
JOHN PEEL SESSIONS
1. DESTROY THE HEART
2. NOTHING TO ME
3. PLASTIC
4. BLIND
5. THE HEDONIST
6. DON’T TURN BLUE
7. SAFE
8. LOVE IN A CAR
9. IN A ROOM
10. THE BEATLES AND THESTONES
11. CHRISTINE
12. LONELINESS IS A GUN

DISC FIVE
IN CONCERT
VREDENBURG, UTRECHT, HOLLAND
1. CHRISTINE *
2. MAN TO CHILD *
3. ROAD *
4. SHINE ON *

GRONINGEN, HOLLAND
5. PLASTIC *
6. SULPHUR *
7. TOUCH ME *
8. NOTHING TO ME *
9. I DON’T KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU BUT I DO

TOP RANK, BRIGHTON
10. NEVER *
11. SE DEST *
12. THE HEDONIST *
13. SOFT AS FIRE *

LA CIGALE, PARIS, FRANCE
14. FISHERMAN’S TALE *
15. HAPPY *
16. LOVE IN A CAR
17. DESTROY THE HEART 18. I WANNA BE YOUR DOG

* previously unissued

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