The Beloved

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The Beloved is a British electronica band founded by core member: Jon Marsh.

The band initially formed as The Journey Through in 1983 by Jon Marsh & Steve Waddington, who soon recruited Tim Havard on bass.
Renamed The Beloved in 1984 as Guy Gausden joined on drums, the band began to play live. After 2 Peel Sessions in 1985 and 4 single releases in 86/7 they reemerged in early 88 reverting back to the original duo of Marsh & Waddington.
Now on a major label record releases recommenced with the barely-noticed "Loving Feeling", followed by "Your Love Takes Me Higher", a significant club hit, then "The Sun Rising", their breakthrough record, reaching #26 in the UK Charts in autumn 1989.
After releasing "Happiness" and its sister remix album "Blissed Out" in 1990, Waddington left the band the following year.
The Beloved returned in 1993 as a duo of Jon & his wife Helena with the single "Sweet Harmony", a major hit in the UK and across Europe. The album "Conscience" followed and 2 more singles. Followed in 1996 by the album "X" with the top 20 hit "Satellite".

Having neither split nor ceased the band is now dormant.

Line ups:
1984 -1987:
Jon Marsh - Steve Waddington - Tim Havard - Guy Gausden
1987 - 1990:
Jon Marsh - Steve Waddington
1992 - 1996 :
Jon Marsh - Helena Marsh
1997 - ... :
Jon Marsh
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Albums

none The Beloved - .... So Messed Up album art The Beloved .... So Messed Up(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (The Beloved Self-released) none UK 1986 Sell This Version
none The Beloved Led By The Nose(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (The Beloved Self-released) none UK 1987 Sell This Version
CPNI-6943 The Beloved - Happiness album art The Beloved Happiness (Album) WEA, WEA, WEA, WEA CPNI-6943 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
4509-91483-4 The Beloved - Conscience album art The Beloved Conscience (Album) EastWest, EastWest 4509-91483-4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none The Beloved - X album art The Beloved X (Album) EastWest none Europe 1996 Sell This Version
none The Beloved Unreleased Flim Flam Album(10xFile, MP3, Album, 128) Not On Label (The Beloved Self-released) none UK 2005

Singles & EPs

HARP 3T The Beloved - This Means War album art The Beloved This Means War (Single) Flim Flam Productions, Flim Flam Productions HARP 3T UK 1986 Sell This Version
HARP 2T The Beloved - A Hundred Words album art The Beloved A Hundred Words (Single) Flim Flam Productions HARP 2T UK 1986 Sell This Version
HARP 5T The Beloved - Happy Now album art The Beloved Happy Now (EP, Single) Flim Flam Productions HARP 5T UK 1987 Sell This Version
30015 The Beloved - Forever Dancing album art The Beloved Forever Dancing (Maxi, Single) Flim Flam Productions, Just'In Distribution 30015 France 1987 Sell This Version
FREE B-1 The Beloved 7" Demo E.P.(7", EP, W/Lbl) Flim Flam Productions FREE B-1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SAM 481 The Beloved - Acid Love album art Beloved* Acid Love WEA SAM 481 UK 1988 Sell This Version
247 618-2, YZ311CD The Beloved - Loving Feeling album art Beloved* Loving Feeling (Single, Maxi) WEA, WEA 247 618-2, YZ311CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
YZ414SAM The Beloved - The Sun Rising album art Beloved* The Sun Rising (Single, EP, Maxi) WEA, WEA YZ414SAM UK 1989 Sell This Version
YZ 357SAM The Beloved - Your Love Takes Me Higher album art Beloved* Your Love Takes Me Higher (Single, EP) WEA, WEA YZ 357SAM UK 1988 Sell This Version
YZ541CD, 9031-72792-2 The Beloved - It's Alright Now album art Beloved* It's Alright Now (Single) EastWest, EastWest YZ541CD, 9031-72792-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7 4-87911 The Beloved - Time After Time album art The Beloved Time After Time (Single, EP, Maxi) EastWest, EastWest 7 4-87911 US 1990 Sell This Version
PR 3163-2 The Beloved - Hello album art The Beloved Hello (Single, EP) WEA, WEA PR 3163-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
sam 726 The Beloved - Blissed Out album art Beloved* Blissed Out(12", Promo) EastWest sam 726 UK 1990 Sell This Version
PRO 14 The Beloved - The Remix E.P. album art The Beloved The Remix E.P.(12", S/Sided, Promo) EastWest PRO 14 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
YZ709CDDJ The Beloved - Sweet Harmony album art The Beloved Sweet Harmony (Single, Maxi) EastWest, EastWest, EastWest YZ709CDDJ UK 1992 Sell This Version
DMD 2055 The Beloved - Rock To The Rhythm Of Love album art The Beloved Rock To The Rhythm Of Love (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic DMD 2055 US 1993 Sell This Version
YZ726, 4509-92106-7 The Beloved - Outer Space Girl album art The Beloved Outer Space Girl (Single) EastWest, EastWest YZ726, 4509-92106-7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
YZ738C, 4509-92263-4 The Beloved - Celebrate Your Life /  You've Got Me Thinking  album art The Beloved Celebrate Your Life / You've Got Me Thinking (Single, Maxi) EastWest, EastWest YZ738C, 4509-92263-4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
060000778-7 The Beloved - Il Battito Animale / Sweet Harmony album art RAF (5) / The Beloved RAF (5) / The Beloved - Il Battito Animale / Sweet Harmony(7", Jukebox) CGD, EastWest 060000778-7 Italy 1993 Sell This Version

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remixrecordshop

remixrecordshop

May 18, 2020
Jon can you hear us?! Repress all the ALBUMS! We need the vinyl! Some amazing limited edition colored vinyl would be awesome!
djphineart

djphineart

March 15, 2020
Another band whose trajectory was fundamentally shifted by the Acid House scene. Original Shoomers (Danny Rampling's Club Shoom) Jon Marsh and his wife Helena Marsh used the former indie band shell to create a club sound that totally captures the moment of post Ibiza London 1988. I would suggest that they were a very important bridge to what later became the Indie Dance cross-over. Last I heard Jon Marsh was ploughing a career as a DJ... The album X is criminally underrated IMO
plcrewe

plcrewe

April 29, 2018
'Where It Is' is one of my favourite albums. I saw The Beloved play live only once and they were incredible. 'This Means War', 'A Hundred Words' and 'In Trouble and Shame' are superb songs which are on regular rotation on my turntable all these years later. I struggled to enjoy their sound from 'Loving Feeling' onwards, but their early material is magical.
Bobskies27

Bobskies27

August 8, 2011
Hands down, one of my biggest influences. Call it acid house, house, techouse, pop...it is in a genre unto its own. Jon Marsh's voice oozes soul and passion. In addition to making amazing music, Jon is a talented DJ and one hell of a nice guy.
trancephorm

trancephorm

February 10, 2004
I'm surprised almost no one gave his opinion about Beloved. The band is definitely worth mentioning. It's a fairly unique mixture of house, techno and commercial music. Really fantastic in some moments, driven by clear ideas of love, freedom... etc... :)

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