Love: And a Million Other Things

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Love: And a Million Other Things
Studio album by Claudia Brücken
Released February 1991 (1991-02)
Recorded 1990-1991
Genre Synth-pop
Length 47:00
Label Island
Producer Pascal Gabriel, Steve Nye
Singles from Love And A Million Other Things
  1. "Absolut(e)"
    Released: July 30, 1990 (1990-07-30)
  2. "Kiss Like Ether"
    Released: February 4, 1991 (1991-02-04)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
Record Collector 3/5 stars [2]

Love: And a Million Other Things is Claudia Brücken's only solo album, released in February 1991 and produced by Pascal Gabriel and Steve Nye.

The UK singles from the album were "Absolut(e)" and "Kiss Like Ether". Despite favourable reviews, neither of the singles reached the UK Top 40 ("Absolut(e)" peaked at No. 71, and "Kiss Like Ether" at No. 63[3]), and the album itself also failed to chart. Brücken later blamed the album's lack of success on a change of managing director and the promotional team at Island Records just as she was completing the recording of the album.[4][5] A third track from the album, "Fanatic (The Nail in My Soul)", was only released as a promotional 7" single in France.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Claudia Brücken and John Uriel, except where indicated. 

No. Title Length
1. "Kiss Like Ether"   5:29
2. "Baby Sigh"   4:50
3. "Absolut(e)"   4:02
4. "Suicide - Song For a Ghost"   4:04
5. "Unforgivable"   4:42
6. "Moments of Joy"   5:18
7. "Fanatic (The Nail in My Soul)" (Claudia Brücken/Thomas Leer) 4:20
8. "Love: In Another World"   3:59
9. "Always..."   4:07
10. "Surprise"   6:00

2010 re-issue[edit]

The album was re-issued on 27 September 2010 in the UK on the Cherry Red record label as a two-CD set, containing the original ten-track album on the first CD and a second CD entitled Love: And the B-sides and the Remixes.

Disc one

As original album

Disc two

All songs written and composed by Claudia Brücken and John Uriel. 

Love: And the B-sides and the Remixes
No. Title Length
1. "Kiss Like Ether (Electrical Embrace)"   6:41
2. "Whisper" (B-side of "Absolut(e)") 5:06
3. "Kiss Like Ether (Earth Mood Magic)"   3:22
4. "I, Dream" (B-side of "Kiss Like Ether") 4:26
5. "Absolut(e) (Shooting Star)"   7:28
6. "Absolut(e) (Bastille Mix)"   5:37
7. "I, Dream (Recurring)"   5:46
8. "Kiss Like Ether (As Pure)"   3:48
9. "Kiss Like Ether (Earth Mood Magic in a Present Tense)"   7:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayes, Kelvin. Love: And a Million Other Things at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  2. ^ Waring, Charles (Xmas 2010). Love: And a Million Other Things > Review (383). Record Collector. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (ed.) (2 June 2007). British Hit Singles and Albums (20th (revised) ed.). London: Guinness World Records Ltd. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Chi Ming Lai (29 August 2010). "Another Hope Feeds Another Dream". The Electricity Club. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Profile on www.discogs.com