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The House Of Love / Debut album expanded to 3CDs in November

The House Of Love / Debut album gets 3CD release

The critically acclaimed 1988 eponymous debut from British indie band The House Of Love will be reissued in November as in three-disc deluxe edition

Cherry Red Records have put together a package that combines the original album with a second disc crammed full of non-album singles, B-sides and rarities; along with a further disc of 19 previously unissued demo recordings (including a Guy Chadwick solo demo of Shine On).

Shine On (Demo Version) and Christine (Demo Version) append the album on disc one, having been originally available only on a bonus 7″ single that was a freebie with the first 3000 copies of the record. Similarly, another rarity in the form of Shine On (Fuck Version) – given away via flexidisc to House Of Love gig goers at the time – makes an appearance on disc two.

Apart from the demos of the third disc (all from cassette) and the vinyl described above, all other recordings are remastered from original tapes. This set will come as a Digipak.

Track listing below. 

Disc 1: The House Of Love

  • 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 – Bonus 7”)
  • 12. Christine (Demo – Bonus 7”)

Disc 2: Singles, B-Sides, 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 (Fuck Version)
  • 15. Love In A Car (Live – Previously Unissued)
  • 16. Destroy The Heart (Live – Previously Unissued)
  • 17. I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live – Previously Unissued)

Disc 3: Previously Unissued Demos

  • 1. Shine On (Guy Chadwick Solo)
  • 2. Touch Me (Version 1)
  • 3. Real Animal
  • 4. Happy (Version 1)
  • 5. Hold On Me (16 Track)
  • 6. Christine (16 Track)
  • 7. Modern World
  • 8. Salome
  • 9. Man To Child
  • 10. Hope
  • 11. Love In A Car
  • 12. Touch Me (Version 2)
  • 13. Road
  • 14. Fisherman’s Tale
  • 15. Happy (Version 2)
  • 16. Sulphur
  • 17. Real Animal (16 Track)
  • 18. Little Girl (alias Mr Jo)
  • 19. Shine On (Band Demo)

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5 responses to The House Of Love / Debut album expanded to 3CDs in November

  1. James Pigg says:

    I really hope the Fontana (Butterfly) album gets a similar treatment, as this to me was their masterpeice!

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  3. Tim says:

    In my opinion, the smaller labels are doing really well with reissues. The Demon/Edsel stuff is great and priced right. Domino’s Orange Juice complete was really nice. Keep it up! I trust Cherry Red will do this one right!

  4. graham stuart says:

    I can’t wait for this….I agree with the earlier poster and also wish that the FONTANA Butterfly album would get the same treatment

  5. Fawn Tannah says:

    I’d love to see a Fontana-era B-side compilation that includes all the many, many Fontana B-sides.

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