Book Of Love

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American synth-pop band formed in 1983.

Friends since high school, Ted and Susan Ottaviano (who share the same last name but are not related) initially worked musically with Jade Lee, Susan's classmate at the Philadelphia College of Art, in the early 80s. In 1983, the trio began recording as Book Of Love; the following year, Ted recruited New York’s School of Visual Arts fellow student Lauren Roselli to round out the quartet.
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Albums

9 25355-4 Book Of Love - Book Of Love album art Book Of Love Book Of Love (Album) Sire, I Square Records, Sire, I Square Records 9 25355-4 Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
4-25700, 9-25700-4 Book Of Love - Lullaby album art Book Of Love Lullaby (Album) Sire, I Square Records 4-25700, 9-25700-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
7599-26389-1 Book Of Love - Candy Carol album art Book Of Love Candy Carol (Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, I Square Records 7599-26389-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
9 45280-2 Book Of Love - Lovebubble album art Book Of Love Lovebubble (Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, I Square Records 9 45280-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Book Of Love Gift Center (San Francisco, CA)(14xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label none US Unknown

Singles & EPs

W 8882, 928882-7, 928 882-7 Book Of Love - I Touch Roses album art Book Of Love I Touch Roses (Maxi, Single) Sire, I Square Records, Sire, I Square Records W 8882, 928882-7, 928 882-7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
7-29030 Book Of Love - Boy album art Book Of Love Boy (Maxi, Single) Sire, Sire, I Square Records, I Square Records 7-29030 US 1985 Sell This Version
PROMO 226 Book Of Love - The Heat Is On / Boy album art Glenn Frey / Book Of Love Glenn Frey / Book Of Love - The Heat Is On / Boy(12") MCA Records, Warner Bros. Records PROMO 226 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
PROMO 235 Book Of Love - Feel So Real / Boy album art Steve Arrington / Book Of Love Steve Arrington / Book Of Love - Feel So Real / Boy(7", Jukebox) Atlantic, Warner Bros. Records PROMO 235 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
92 04740 Book Of Love - You Make Me Feel So Good album art Book Of Love You Make Me Feel So Good (Maxi, Single) Sire, Sire, I Square Records, I Square Records 92 04740 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7-28320-A Book Of Love - Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes) album art Book Of Love Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes) (Single) Sire, I Square Records, Sire, I Square Records 7-28320-A US 1986 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3197 Book Of Love - Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls / Tubular Bells album art Book Of Love Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls / Tubular Bells (Maxi, Single) Sire, Sire, I Square Records, I Square Records PRO-CD-3197 US 1988 Sell This Version
7-27667-A, 7-27667-DJ Book Of Love - Lullaby album art Book Of Love Lullaby (Maxi, Single) Sire, I Square Records, Sire, I Square Records 7-27667-A, 7-27667-DJ US 1988 Sell This Version
0-21251, 9 21251-0 Book Of Love - Witchcraft album art Book Of Love Witchcraft(12", Maxi) Sire, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, I Square Records 0-21251, 9 21251-0 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-40240, 9 40240-0 Book Of Love - Counting The Rosaries album art Book Of Love Counting The Rosaries (Maxi) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, I Square Records 0-40240, 9 40240-0 US 1991 Sell This Version
4-19317 Book Of Love - Sunny Day album art Book Of Love Sunny Day (Single) Sire 4-19317 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 21767-0 Book Of Love - Alice Everyday album art Book Of Love Alice Everyday (Maxi, Single) Sire, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, I Square Records, I Square Records 9 21767-0 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
0-40806, 9 40806-0 Book Of Love - Boy Pop album art Book Of Love Boy Pop (Maxi) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Sire, Warner Bros. Records 0-40806, 9 40806-0 US 1993 Sell This Version
W0212 Book Of Love - Hunny Hunny / Chatterbox (Pt. 2) album art Book Of Love Hunny Hunny / Chatterbox (Pt. 2) (Maxi, Single) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Sire, Warner Bros. Records W0212 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Book Of Love - All Girl Band album art Book Of Love All Girl Band (EP, Maxi) Sound Umbrella none 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

9 47992-2 Book Of Love - I Touch Roses—The Best Of Book Of Love album art Book Of Love I Touch Roses—The Best Of Book Of Love (Comp, Album) Reprise Records 9 47992-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Book Of Love - MMXVI: The 30th Anniversary Collection album art Book Of Love MMXVI: The 30th Anniversary Collection (Comp) Sire none 2016
NFN-1007, OPCD-8992 Book Of Love - The Sire Years: 1985-1993 album art Book Of Love The Sire Years: 1985-1993(CD, Comp) Sire, Notefornote Music, TRUgroove Music, Rhino Custom Products NFN-1007, OPCD-8992 US 2018 Sell This Version

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JT_X

JT_X

September 13, 2018
In their “Love Letter” fanzine, Book of Love mentioned that Ted’s and Susan’s ancestors were from the same region of Italy, so they were likely very distant cousins.
MUDIMOOG

MUDIMOOG

May 10, 2016
Yep also saw them with Depeche Mode Black Celebration Tour, I caught one of the Roses thrown into the audience but that has long disappeared. BOL was very ahead of there time when they first came onto the scene and they had a very big sound.

noisefroind

noisefroind

October 26, 2014
Saw the band as support from Depeche Mode. Nice evening in Rüsselsheim...
dandraver

dandraver

August 2, 2003
I didn't realize this until I put this CD in, but if anyone is familiar with the movie "Planes, Trains, Automobiles", Modigliani is the "background" music to the movie. No vocals-just the basic tune. They use it occasionally throughout the movie, during the "emotional" moments.

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