Let Love In (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album)

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Let Love In
Studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Released 18 April 1994
Recorded September–December 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:24
Label Mute
Producer Tony Cohen
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds chronology
Live Seeds
(1993)
Let Love In
(1994)
Murder Ballads
(1996)

Let Love In is the eighth studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on 18 April 1994 on Mute Records.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars link
Pitchfork (8.5/10) link
Record Collector 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
Red Right Hand audio sample

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Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Cave unless otherwise stated.

  1. "Do You Love Me?" – 5:56 (Words: Cave. Music: Cave/Casey)
  2. "Nobody's Baby Now" – 3:52
    • Nick Cave – Vocals
    • Mick Harvey – Guitar, Organ
    • Blixa Bargeld – Guitar
    • Martyn P. Casey – Bass
    • Thomas Wydler – Drums
    • Conway Savage – Piano
  3. "Loverman" – 6:21
    • Nick Cave – Vocals, Organ, Bells
    • Mick Harvey – Guitar, Backing Vocal
    • Blixa Bargeld – Guitar, Backing Vocal
    • Conway Savage – Piano
    • Martyn P. Casey – Bass
    • Thomas Wydler – Drums, Shaker, Triangle
  4. "Jangling Jack" – 2:47
    • Nick Cave – Vocals
    • Mick Harvey – Guitar, Organ, Drums
    • Blixa Bargeld – Guitar, Extra Voices
    • Martyn P. Casey – Bass
    • Thomas Wydler – Tambourine
    • Conway Savage – Piano
    • Mick Geyer – Backing Vocal
    • Nick Seferi – Backing Vocal
    • Bad Seeds – Backing Vocals
  5. "Red Right Hand" – 6:10 (Words: Cave. Music: Harvey/Wydler/Cave)
    • Nick Cave – Vocals, Organ, Oscillator
    • Mick Harvey – Guitar, Shaker, Bell
    • Blixa Bargeld – Guitar
    • Martyn P. Casey – Bass
    • Thomas Wydler – Drums, Timpani, Fish
  6. "I Let Love In" – 4:14
    • Nick Cave – Vocals
    • Mick Harvey – Guitars, Tambourine, Organ
    • Blixa Bargeld – Guitar
    • Martyn P. Casey – Bass
    • Conway Savage – Piano, Backing Vocal
    • Thomas Wydler – Drums
  7. "Thirsty Dog" – 3:48
    • Nick Cave – Vocals, Organ
    • Mick Harvey – Guitar
    • Blixa Bargeld – Guitar
    • Martyn P. Casey – Bass
    • Thomas Wydler – Drums
    • Bad Seeds – Backing Vocals
  8. "Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore" – 3:46
    • Nick Cave – Vocals, Piano, Organ
    • Mick Harvey – Guitar, String Arrangement
    • Blixa Bargeld – Guitar, Backing Vocal
    • Conway Savage – Backing Vocal
    • Martyn P. Casey – Bass
    • Thomas Wydler – Drums, Tambourine
    • Spencer P. Jones – Backing Vocal
    • Robin Casinader – Violin
    • Warren Ellis – Violin
  9. "Lay Me Low" – 5:08
    • Nick Cave – Vocals, Organ
    • Mick Harvey – Guitar, Extra Drums
    • Blixa Bargeld – Guitar
    • Conway Savage – Piano
    • Martyn P. Casey – Bass
    • Thomas Wydler – Drums
    • David McComb – Backing Vocal
    • Bad Seeds – Backing Vocals
  10. "Do You Love Me? (Part 2)" – 6:12 (Words: Cave. Music: Cave/Casey)
    • Nick Cave – Vocals, Electric Piano
    • Mick Harvey – String Arrangement, Backing Vocal
    • Blixa Bargeld – Guitar, Backing Vocal
    • Martyn P. Casey – Bass
    • Thomas Wydler – Drums
    • Robin Casinader – Violin
    • Warren Ellis – Violin
    • Donna McEvitt – Backing Vocal
    • Katharine Blake – Backing Vocal

Singles[edit]

  • "Do You Love Me?" (MUTE 160) (28 March 1994)
    • b/w: "Cassiel's Song"/"Sail Away"
  • "Loverman" (MUTE 169) (4 July 1994)
    • b/w: "B-Side"/"(I'll Love You) Till the End of the World"
  • "Red Right Hand" (MUTE 172) (24 October 1994)
    • b/w: "That's What Jazz Is to Me"/"Where the Action Is"

Credits[edit]

The Bad Seeds[edit]

Guests[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

"Do You Love Me" was covered by the band New Waver as "Do You Hate Me" in 1996. The song "Loverman" was covered by Metallica on Garage Inc. (1998) and Depeche Mode's Martin Gore on his solo album Counterfeit² (2003). The song "Red Right Hand" was covered by Arctic Monkeys as a B-side to their single "Crying Lightning" and as a bonus track on the Japanese version of their third album Humbug (2009); it was also covered by Giant Sand on their album "Cover Magazine". Red Right Hand was covered by PJ Harvey as the theme song for the English television show, Peaky Blinders.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[1] 8
Austrian Top 40[2] 14
Dutch Top 100[3] 57
German Albums Chart[4] 34
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[5] 35
Norwegian Albums Chart[6] 18
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 10
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart[8] 43
UK Albums Chart[9] 12

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
UK
[9]
1994 "Do You Love Me?" 68

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "charts.de". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "charts.org.nz – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "norwegiancharts.com – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "swedishcharts.com – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In – hitparade.ch". Hitparade. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart/UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2012.