The House of Love’s Creation Records debut to receive 30th anniversary 5CD box set

Cherry Red Records will celebrate the 30th anniversary of The House of Love’s self-titled debut album on Creation Records — the second of three eponymous releases from the U.K. indie band — with a newly expanded 5CD set featuring a new remastering of the original record.

The new anniversary edition, due out Sept. 28, is actually an expansion of the label’s 3CD reissue of the album that came out in 2012, collecting “the band’s complete Creation recordings from 1987 to 1988.” The  original 10-song album is fleshed out with 74 additional tracks, including early demos and mixes, Peel Session recordings and live takes — including 23 unreleased cuts.

The first disc will feature the original album — remastered for the first time from the original quarter-inch tapes, according to Cherry Red — with two extra tracks: demos of “Shine On” and “Christine” originally released on a bonus 7-inch that came with initial copies of the record. Discs 2 and 3 include all of the era’s non-album tracks, with numerous demos and early takes. Disc 4 is a collection of Peel Session recordings, and the fifth disc is a collection of mostly unreleased live tracks.

The set is contained in a hardback book with new liner notes by NME journalist Neil Taylor and interviews with frontman Guy Chadwick and original bassist Chris Groohuizen.

Check out the full tracklist below.

 

Tracklist: The House of Love, The House of Love: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Hardback Edition

CD 1: Original Album
1. “Christine”
2. “Hope”
3. “Road”
4. “Sulphur”
5. “Man To Child”
6. “Salome”
7. “Love In A Car”
6. “Happy”
9. “Fisherman’s Tale”
10. “Touch Me”
Bonus tracks:
11. “Shine On” (Demo – Bonus 7”)
12. “Christine” (Demo – Bonus 7”)

CD 2: Singles, Demos and 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” (Guy Chadwick Demo)
15. “Real Animal” (Demo)
16. “Touch Me” (Demo)
17. “Happy” (Demo)
18. “Road” (Early Mix)
19. “Salome” (Early Mix)
20. “Fisherman’s Tale” (Early Mix)
21. “Shine On” (Fuck Version) (Flexidisc)

CD 3: Demos and Early Mixes
1. “Road” (Longer Early Mix) *
2. “Sulphur” (Early Mix) *
3. “Happy” (Early Mix) *
4. “Fisherman’s Tale” (Early Mix) *
5. “Touch Me” (Early Mix) *
6. “Salome” (Early Mix) *
7. “Shine On” (Band Demo)
8. “Real Animal” (16 Track Demo)
9. “Christine” (16 Track Demo)
10. “Hold On Me” (16 Track Demo)
11. “Hope” (Early Mix)
12. “Man To Child” (Early Mix)
13. “Love In A Car” (Early Mix)
14. “Modern World” (Welt) (Demo)
15. “Little Girl” (Mr Jo) (Early Mix)
16. “Sulphur” (Early Mix)
17. “Happy” (Early Mix)
18. “Touch Me” (Early Mix)
19. “Shine On” (Early Mix) *
20. “Real Animal” (Early Mix) *
21. “Destroy The Heart” (Early Version – No Guitar) *
* Previously unreleased

CD 4: John Peel Sessions
1. “Destroy The Heart”
2. “Nothing To Me”
3. “Plastic”
4. “Blind”
5. “The Hedonist”
6. “Don’t Turn Blue”
7. “Safe”
8. “Love In A Car”
9. “In A Room”
10. “The Beatles and the Stones”
11. “Christine”
12. “Loneliness Is A Gun”

CD 5: In Concert
Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland
1. “Christine” *
2. “Man To Child” *
3. “Road” *
4. “Shine On” *
Groningen, Holland
5. “Plastic” *
6. “Sulphur” *
7. “Touch Me” *
8. “Nothing To Me” *
9. “I Don’t Know Why I Love You But I Do”
Top Rank, Brighton
10. “Never” *
11. “Se Dest” *
12. “The Hedonist” *
13. “Soft As Fire” *
La Cigale, Paris, France
14. “Fisherman’s Tale” *
15. “Happy” *
16. “Love In A Car”
17. “Destroy The Heart”
18. “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
* Previously unreleased

 

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