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Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heave [Original recording remastered, Import]

Love and Rockets Audio CD
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1. If There's A Heaven Above
2. A Private Future
3. The Dog-End Of A Day Gone By
4. The Game
5. Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
6. Haunted When The Minutes Drag
7. Saudade
8. Ball Of Confusion (12in UK Mix)
9. Inside The Outside
10. If There's A Heaven Above (12in UK Mix)
11. God And Mr. Smith
12. Haunted When The Minutes Drag (USA Mix)
13. If There's A Heaven Above (Canada Mix)

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Formed from the ashes of Bauhaus, Love And Rockets took their inspiration not from former Goth front man Peter Murphy, but from the psychedelic visions of Pink Floyd main man Syd Barrett. Arriving, as they did, in the mid-1980s, Love And Rockets were able to employ contemporary technology and studio wizardry to update the original concept, and this debut album found them at their creative zenith, conjuring strange sounds--just listen to the scratchy, rasping solo that shatters the flow of the opening track "If There's A Heaven Above"--with an unmistakably English vibe. The time probably wasn't right for their particular brand of spaced-out rock but, in retrospect, Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven comes across not as a simple act of homage, but as a genuinely new hybrid, informed by an awareness of soul, pop, prog-rock (and yes, Goth), pre-dating the genre-mixing that became so common in the decade that followed. Making this re-issue even more appealing is the inclusion of four UK single mixes, and a brace of transatlantic mixes that would otherwise take months to track down in the world's rare record emporiums. --Johnny Black

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UK reissue of their classic 1985 debut album, lovingly remastered by the original producer John A. Rivers. Includes 20page book with expanded artwork and new notes by David J and six bonus tracks, 'Ball Of Confusion 12'' (UK Mix), 'Inside The Outside' (B-side BOC), 'If There's A Heaven Above' (UK12'), 'God And Mr. Smith' (B-side Heaven), 'Haunted When The Minutes Drag' (USA Mix) and 'If There's A Heaven Above' (Canada Mix). Standard jewelcase. 2000 release.

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Someone in the Love and Rockets camp has a habilt of fine-tuning their albums and adding new songs after the initial album release date. This is cheating, but no matter. I've fine tuned my own version of what the album should sound like. At least this current release has the original line-up of songs, followed by the bonus material. The following is MY running order for the album:
"If There's A Heaven Above" - "Throw the world off your shoulders tonight Mr. Smith . . ." This joyously hopeful song dives right into the main themes of the album, namely - youth, the mystery of religion, the nature of human existence and the progression of time. *****
"A Private Future" - Starts off as a pretty, idyllic song that progresses into a more ominous exploration of religious beliefs. Culminates in the line "Live the life you love/ Use a god you trust/ And don't take it all too seriously" which instantly brings their sermonizing back down to earth. ****
("Snuff out the ") -- "Dog-end Of A Day Gone By" - A steady rock workout drenched in omnipresent guitars, organ and rumbling drums. ****
"The Game" - This one sounds like being caught in some Twilight Zone timewarp. Ticks along at a deliberate pace like a clock that intensifies as the song progresses. ****1/2
"Inside The Outside" - This one's a cool rocker. Dominated by drums that tumble all over the place and tortured single-note shreds of fury on guitar. ****
"God And Mr. Smith" - a wigged-out remix of "If There's A Heaven Above" sans words. Strange Middle Eastern vocal distortions and other effects swirl around to trippy effect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut? by a Great Band Feb. 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Well it isn't really a debut, it's just the first one under the L&R name. The sound on this album didn't change that much from Tones on Tail or Bauhaus.
Anyway this really is a great album with lots of good stuff. "Dog End of a Day Gone By", "If There's a Heaven Above" and "God and Mr. Smith" are all excellent downbeat pop songs. "The Game" is more dark and strange, feeling like it could have come straight from a Bauhaus session; you can hear this song's main hook sampled on Snog's "Reigning Terror". "Saudade" is a wonderful instrumental piece. "Private Future" is excellent as well.
There is a slight issue though... the album is very slow overall. With the exception of the up-tempo "Inside the Outisde" the entire CD runs at about the same pace. (Note: "Ball of Confusion" is faster too, but it wasn't on this album originally and I don't know why it's here now - it was released with "Express"). I love the album but I think this lack of differentiation hurts the way the album is remembered and maybe even is part of the reason this band's legacy is not a powerful as it deserves to be. My guess is that had these great songs been sprinkled in throughout the L&R collection, placed side-by-side with the upbeat, catchy songs that not only would these songs be more remembered but the band as well. Hey, maybe that's why they threw "Ball of Confusion" in - still not appropriate to revise history like that.
Love and Rockets ought to be in the pantheon of great 80's/alternative/post-punk (pick your cliche) bands with the likes of The Cure, The Smiths or whomever. For some reason they are overlooked a bit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cool debut July 16 2002
Format:Audio CD
this is a great album. private future still remains one of my favorite songs.i can't really describe it. it is neat the way they combine daniel's threatening style with david's melody, even though all three of them are wonderful musicians. all of them contribute a different sound to the band. it is what makes them special. they both have beautiful voices in two different ways. wow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Improved sound for a good record Nov. 13 2001
Format:Audio CD
It's surprising that both "Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven" and "Express" will only be reissued in Europe, and not the United States. Love & Rockets have never been popular in Britain, we need these CDs HERE!
This edition consolidates 4 fairly different remixes from 3 different markets. (UK, USA, Canada). It doesn't include the (superior?) US mix of 'Dog-End of A Day Gone By', a major oversight. Oops! The budget for 'remastering' the album may not have been high - the new sound is louder but not as detailed as I hoped. That said - it sounds far better than the old mid-'80s CD master.
The real test will be the remastered "Express" - a much more exciting album. Except for 'Inside the Outside', most of this album is slow-tempo in the Bauhaus style, with a small hint of the 'poppy' melodies they would soon adapt. Still, a good record from a band that seems to be slipping through the cracks in recent music history.
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