Celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of the 80’s, Cherry Red Records have put together a mammoth reissue of The House Of Love’s self-titled debut.
Spread over five discs, the debut album appears here in remastered form for the first time, taken from the original quarter-inch tapes. Two discs are given over to non-album tracks including numerous demos and early mixes, many of which were never released, while the final two bring together various BBC radio sessions and largely unissued live tracks with the band showcasing the album across Europe.
The package is housed in a stylish hardback book set with fresh sleeve-notes from NME journalist Neil Taylor (with interview quotes from lead singer/guitarist Guy Chadwick and original bassist Chris Groothuizen) and rare images from the band’s photographer Suzie Gibbons.
In this recently released clip below, Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers reflect on the album.
The reissue will be released on September 28 and can be purchased via Cherry Red on either 5CD or 2LP here.
To coincide with the reissue, the band are embarking on a brief UK tour, playing the following dates:
01 November – Bristol – SWX
02 November – Manchester – Albert Hall
07 November – Newcastle – Boiler Shop
08 November – Glasgow – ABC
09 November – Leeds – Becketts
10 November – London – Roundhouse