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The House Of LoveThe House Of Love

Genre:Rock
Style:Indie Rock
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Tracklist

Hannah5:44
Shine On4:00
Beatles And The Stones4:23
Shake And Crawl3:40
Hedonist3:56
I Don't Know Why I Love You3:30
Never3:43
Someone's Got To Love You3:40
In A Room4:05
Blind3:44
32nd Floor4:05
Se Dest5:02

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    Cover of The House Of Love, 1989-12-20, VinylThe House Of Love
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    Fontana – 8422931UK1989UK1989
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    Cover of The House Of Love, 1990, CDThe House Of Love
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    Fontana – 842 293-2, PolyGram – 842 293-2US1990US1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-1Europe1990Europe1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-4UK1990UK1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-2UK & Europe1990UK & Europe1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-1UK1990UK1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-1, Phonogram – 842 293-1, Fontana – AG 842 293-1, Phonogram – AG 842 293-1
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    PGP RTB – 420310Yugoslavia1990Yugoslavia1990
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    Fontana – 842293-1, Fontana – 842 293-1Greece1990Greece1990
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    Fontana – PPD-1127Japan1990Japan1990
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    PGP RTB – 221430, Fontana – 842293-1Yugoslavia1990Yugoslavia1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-4UK1990UK1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-2Canada1990Canada1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-1Australasia1990Australasia1990
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    Fontana – 842293-4Greece1990Greece1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-4Canada1990Canada1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-4, PolyGram – 422 842 293-4 Q-1US1990US1990
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    PGP RTB – 521060, Fontana – 521060Yugoslavia1990Yugoslavia1990
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    Cover of The House Of Love, 1990, CDThe House Of Love
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    Fontana – 842 293-2, Phonogram – 842 293-2France1990France1990
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    Cover of The House Of Love, 1990, CDThe House Of Love
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    Fontana – 842 293-2, PolyGram – 842 293-2US1990US1990
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    Cover of The House Of Love, 1990, CassetteThe House Of Love
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    Fontana – 842 293-4Australasia1990Australasia1990
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    Cover of The House Of Love, 1990, VinylThe House Of Love
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    Fontana – 842 293-1UK1990UK1990
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    Cover of The House Of Love, 1990, CDThe House Of Love
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    Fontana – 842 293-2Canada1990Canada1990
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    Fontana – 842 293-2EuropeEurope
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    Cover of The House Of Love, , CDThe House Of Love
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    Fontana – 842 293-2UK & EuropeUK & Europe
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    Reviews

    • chunkyricesushi's avatar
      Contrary to the opinions voiced elsewhere, I believe this record was far from "over-looked" or "under-rated". It was very hotly anticipated for a long time, since their previous LP had hit home so hard. The songs are less potent, both the chord progressions and sounds more mainstream and less original. Where Chadwick's lyrics were cryptic before, they now became outre and cringe - "The Beatles and The Stones sucked the marrow out of bones, put the V in Vietnam" etc.
      The over-production on this LP smooths out too much of the friction of this band, leaving them sonically somewhere between Siouxsie and the Banshees and Dire Straits / U2. It's clear they were going for a cleaner, more "professional" sound than on the preceding album, but lost the soul of these songs in all the careful decisions and expertly applied reverb. I guess the idea was to polish the record up for chart success. Too much too soon, for what was still an indie band.
      It's a beautiful production job, but on the wrong record. This was not overlooked, it was a disappointing misfire. Not without some charm, but such a let down after the build of their singles and first LP. So precipitous in fact, that it all but finished them. Their place as heirs apparent to the Smiths, was taken by the Stone Roses, whose record was perfectly produced by John Leckie. Where the production on this record is too mature, comfortable and MOR, making the House of Love suddenly sound very middle class and safe, Leckie's gave the Stone Roses' brittle elements swagger and class, without losing their urgency and working class soul. After burning so bright, the HOL had become obsolete in just over a year.
      • gavaxeman's avatar
        gavaxeman
        My inner sleeve of butterflies is hand stamped 197739

        We’re they all numbered ?
        • rubysmate's avatar
          rubysmate
          On my Cassette side one is the listing for side two and the reverse same barcode and pg number
          • streetmouse's avatar
            streetmouse
            Edited 3 years ago
            Amazingly great groups miss the mark for a variety of reasons, but one of those reasons should never be because an album lacks a title. Such was the case for The House Of Love, who’s initial outing was self titled, as was this, their second release, which also went by the name The Butterfly Album, The Beatles & 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, that's certainly no big deal. What was a big deal was the sound that came from this unknown band, who found themselves in America in support of this outing, where they found their stride and laid claim to a space on the time line of neo-psychedelic music that belongs to them alone. Before the tensions of drugs were to shatter several of the founding members, the lineup read thus: Guy Chadwick holding down guitar and vocals, Terry Bickers also on guitar, Chris Groothuizen on bass, Andrea Heukamp pulling double duty with guitar and vocals, along with Pete Evans on Drums. Together these guy gave us some of the very best psychedelic music of all time, perhaps yes, of all time. Simply listen to "In A Room," where I'm breathless just listening to it as I write.

            The music is thick, lush, swirling, dark and deep, with a warm resonance that flows into and out of you as the record weaves it's way into your soul. Single notes have the feeling of lasting for minutes, while the lyrics grab a hold and tempt you with their complexity, demanding your attention in a comforting nurturing manner, then go on to caress you from the first to the last chord on this album. There's a contextual flow to this release, drawing deeply from the sounds, visions and sensibilities born from those heady wasted summer days and cool nights of the mid 1960’s, where House of Love have designed a record with those days in mind, yet in doing so, have created a body of work that to my way of thinking, stands equal footing when compared to my fav Beatle album Magical Mystery Tour. It’s easy to forget how good this record is, leaving me fearful of overplaying it, where this release will always have a place of prominence in my music library.

            I happened to see House of Love on tour in support of this outing, in a comfortably small club in Philadelphia. I managed to speak with them prior to the show and even so, was totally unprepared for what was to unfold on stage.  Swirling guitars meshed together will elegance and precision, blending and infusing with each other as one song moved into the next, all to a driving rhythm that while understated, certainly carried everything forward, where as if that weren't enough, the entire event was set to a dazzling light show that tripped me right back to my days at the Fillmore in San Francisco, reminding me that I was still very young at heart.

            Sometimes I have the feeling that I'd been waiting on this album for my entire life, that I simply needed to make it to that point in 1990 to have my dreams realized, where this record unfolds in response to every musical need I could have ever imagined.  

            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 ...

            *** The vinyl was never released in the States and is a rather pricey affair if one wishes an exceptionally clean copy.

            Review by Jenell Kesler
            • andyman5's avatar
              andyman5
              Edited 16 years ago
              Vastly underated offering that sounds like it was recorded in a closet (just listen with headphones on!) but is filled with some of the most gorgeous and dreamy songs recorded in the 90's. These tracks definetly deserve a reworking. Timing is everything and as this came out during the madchester phase it appears it was overlooked. A+ record.

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