Love is the second album by British rock band The Cult, released in 1985 on Beggars Banquet Records. The album was the band's commercial breakthrough, reaching number four in the UK and staying on the chart for 22 weeks. It produced three Top 40 singles in the UK, "She Sells Sanctuary", "Rain" and "Revolution". It has been released in nearly 30 countries and sold an estimated . million copies. Love was recorded at Jacob's Studios in Farnham, Surrey, in July and August 1985.
Love is an album by English rock band The Cult, released in 1985 on Beggars Banquet Records. The record has been released in nearly 30 countries worldwide, and sold an estimated . It gave The Cult commercial success in the UK and abroad. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. Love is an album by English rock band The Cult, released in 1985 on Beggars Banquet Records.
1985's Love displayed a marked improvement over the Cult's early material, and though it remains underappreciated in America (worldwide it was a smash), this exceptional record has actually aged better than the band's more notorious (and equally important) releases: Electric and Sonic Temple. Equal parts psychedelic hard rock and new wave goth, the songs on Love emanate a bright guitar sheen, tight arrangements, crisp drumming, and a command performance from vocalist Ian Astbury, who as usual says a lot more with less than most singers.
The Cult's first album, 1984’s Dreamtime, was a moderate success in their native . but, while a solid effort, it lacked an identifiable sonic clarity. The follow-up Love arrived on Oct. 18, 1985, changing that in one fell swoop. Both Astbury and Duffy dispensed with the trappings of early-'80s fashion – check out the Dreamtime outfits, which looked suspiciously Duran Duran-ish – and created something which not only established the Cult as forerunners of the burgeoning hard-rock movement of the mid-'80s, but set them decidedly apart from the coming hair-metal craze.
The inside story of how the Love album divided The Cult's audience, confounded their critics and created a hit single that would come to define their careers. The story of The Cult is well documented, of course. Few of you will need to be reminded of frontman Ian Astbury’s early days as vocalist for Southern Death Cult or that, in 1982, he teamed up with ex-Theatre Of Hate guitarist Billy Duffy and embarked on a new and more ambitious creative endeavour
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