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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Rewind: 1985 Love - The Cult

The follow-up to their 1984 debut Dreamtime catapulted The Cult high up the Rock ladder. I think this is their best album, wasn't overly keen when they decided to turn into some kind of parody of a heavy metal band (though Love Removal Machine was a fantastic single).

Love - The Cult
Beggars Banquet
Produced by Steve Brown
Released 18th October 1985
UK Chart #4
US Chart #87

The Cult:
    Ian Astbury – vocals
    Billy Duffy – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals on "The Hollow Man"
    Jamie Stewart – bass, keyboards, strings, backing vocals on "The Hollow Man"

Additional personnel:
    Mark Brzezicki – drums on all tracks except "She Sells Sanctuary"
    Simon Kliney – Fairlight programming
    Nigel Preston – drums on "She Sells Sanctuary"
    The Soultanas (Mae McKenna, Lorenza Johnson, Jackie Challenor) – backing vocals on "Rain" and "Revolution"

Bonus Versions
* Last two songs were actually recorded in Holland. This was Disc 4 of the Love Omnibus Edition released in 2009.
The Snake.
All Souls Avenue.

Singles From Love
  1. "She Sells Sanctuary"
    Released: 17 May 1985 UK Chart #15
  2. "Rain"
    Released: 27 September 1985
    UK Chart #17
  3. "Revolution"
    Released: 22 November 1985 UK Chart #30

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