The House Of Love ‎– The House Of Love

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Fontana ‎– 842 293-2
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1 Hannah
Producer – Dave Meegan, The House Of Love
5:44
2 Shine On
Producer – Tim Palmer
4:00
3 Beatles And The Stones
Producer – Dave Meegan, The House Of Love
4:23
4 Shake And Crawl
Producer – Dave Meegan, The House Of Love
3:40
5 Hedonist
Producer – Paul Staveley O'Duffy
3:36
6 I Don't Know Why I Love You
Producer – Dave Meegan, Stephen Hague
3:30
7 Never
Producer – Tim Palmer
3:43
8 Someone's Got To Love You
Producer – Dave Meegan, The House Of Love
3:40
9 In A Room
Producer – Dave Meegan, The House Of Love
4:05
10 Blind
Producer – Dave Meegan, The House Of Love
3:44
11 32nd Floor
Producer – Dave Meegan, The House Of Love
4:05
12 Se Dest
Producer – Dave Meegan, The House Of Love
5:02

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Thanks: Tim Friese-Green, Steve Walters, Daniel Miller & Gareth Jones.

On the CD
℗ 1990 except tracks 6 & 7 ℗ 1989 Phonogram Ltd (London).
Original sound recording made by Phonogram Ltd (London).
© 1990 Phonogram Ltd (London).
On the tray insert
℗ 1990 Phonogram Ltd. (London) All rights reserved. © 1990 Phonogram Ltd. (London).

First German press with full print on CD.
Made in W.Germany by PDO (disc matrix)

There are other versions listed on Discogs
W. German pressing with variations in some track titles printed on the disc.
Universal M&L repress.
PMDC repress.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 42284 22932 6
  • Barcode: 042284229326
  • Label Code: LC 0211
  • Rights Society: BIEM STEMRA
  • Distribution Code: PG 900
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 842 293-2 01 #
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring): MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 842 293-2 01 # V
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, inner ring): MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
842 293-2 The House Of Love The House Of Love(CD, Album) Fontana, PolyGram 842 293-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
842 293-2 The House Of Love The House Of Love(CD, Album, RP) Fontana 842 293-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 293-4 The House Of Love The House Of Love(Cass, Album) Fontana 842 293-4 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
842 293-2 The House Of Love The House Of Love(CD, Album) Fontana 842 293-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 293-2 The House Of Love The House Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RP) Fontana 842 293-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

February 15, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

Amazingly great groups miss the mark for a variety of reasons, but one of those reasons should never be because an album has no name. Such is the tragic case of The House Of Love, who’s initial outing was self titled, as was their second release ... which also went by the name “The Butterfly Album,” “The Beatles And Stones Album,” and if that weren’t enough, it was also referred to as the “Fontana Album,” which was the name of their recording label.

So they missed the mark with the name thing ... no big deal. What was a big deal was the sound that came from this unknown band, who here on their second outing found their stride, and laid out a space on the time line of neo psychedelic music that belongs to them alone. Before the tensions of drugs were to shatter the founding members of this band, the lineup read thus, Guy Chadwick on [Guitar and Vocals], Terry Bickers [on Guitar], Chris Groothuizen [on Bass], Andrea Heukamp [on Guitar and Vocals] and Pete Evans [on Drums]. Together, these guy gave us some of the very best psychedelic music of all time ... yes, of all time ... listen to "In A Room," I'm breathless just listening to it as I write.

The music is thick, lush, swirling, tempting, dark and deep, with a resonance that flows into and out of you at the same time. Single notes have the feel of lasting for minutes, while the lyrics grab a hold and tempt you with their complexity, demanding your attention, and holding it from the first to the last chord on this album. There is a contextual flow to this release, drawing deeply from the sounds, visions, and sensibilities born from those heady warm summer days and cool nights of the mid 1960’s. It’s easy to forget how good this record is ... that’s why it will always have a place of prominence in my music library.

I happened to see them on tour, in support of this album, in a really small club in Philadelphia, I managed to speak with them prior to the show and was totally unprepared for what was to come. Their swirling guitars, overlaid with other swirling guitars, blending and bending one song into the next, all to a driving rhythm that just won't stop ... and if that weren't enough, it was all set to a dazzling light show that tripped me right back to my days at the Fillmore in San Francisco during the 60's.

Sometimes I feel that I was waiting for this album my whole life, I just had to get to that point in 1990 to have it all realized ... this album answers every musical need I ever had.

The Beatles and the Stones
Sucked the marrow out of bone
Put the V in Vietnam
The Beatles and the Stones
Made it good to be alone
To be alone ...

Review by Jenell Kesler