Chapel of Love (London Boys song)

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"Chapel of Love"
Single by London Boys
from the album Sweet Soul Music
B-side Chapel Of Love (Instrumental)
Released 1990
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Genre Europop, Euro disco
Length 3:39
Label TELDEC, EastWest
Writer(s) Ralf René Maué
Producer(s) Ralf René Maué
London Boys singles chronology
"My Love '89"
(1989)
"Chapel of Love"
(1990)
"Freedom"
(1990)

"Chapel of Love" is Europop duo London Boys' first single of 1990 from the album Sweet Soul Music. The single was written and produced by Ralf René Maué,[1] and peaked at #75 in the UK. The single wasn't available on 7" vinyl in the UK but on 12" and CD instead. 7" versions were released in Germany.

Most likely to sound more commercial, the single version features the backing lyrics "crying" whereas the album version replaces "crying" with "forever and a day".

Formats[edit]

7" Single
  1. "Chapel of Love" - 4:22
  2. "Chapel of Love (Instrumental)" - 4:00
12" Single
  1. "Chapel Of Love (Hot Mix # 1)" - 7:45
  2. "Chapel Of Love (Hot Mix # 2)" - 6:18
  3. "Chapel Of Love (7" Version)" - 3:39
12" Remix Single
  1. "Chapel Of Love (Hot Mix #3)" - 9:27
  2. "Chapel Of Love (7" Version)" - 3:39
CD Single #1
  1. "Chapel Of Love (7" Version)" - 3:3
  2. "Chapel Of Love (Hot Mix # 2)" - 6:18
  3. "Chapel Of Love (Hot Mix # 1)" - 7:45
CD Single #2
  1. "Chapel Of Love (Honeymoon Mix)" - 7:31
  2. "Chapel Of Love (Monastery Mix)" - 9:27
  3. "Chapel Of Love (Radio Mix)" - 3:58

Critical reception[edit]

Smash Hits wrote a positive review stating "Back! Yes! The rubber men in the ill-advised vests return to form with a mental Euro-stunner of "London Nights" hilarity; prepostous classical bit at the beginning, thumping chorus about crying in the chapel (enough to make Duke Elvis Priestly do cartwheels in his grave), bells bonging, cymbals freaking out completely, deep-throated huskings in the background a-plenty - not one with-it house beat happening flare in sight. Quite right, too. Their resolute unfashionableness is their genius for they are, after all, the new Abba. All hail the Kings of Chronic!"[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 75

Personnel[edit]

  • Edem Ephraim: Vocals
  • Dennis Fuller: Choreographer, backing vocals
  • Ralf René Maué: Writer, producer, remixer of "Hot Mix # 1"
  • Nigel Wright: Remixer of "Hot Mix # 2"

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