1992 – The Love Album

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1992 – The Love Album
1992 - The Love Album.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 May 1992
StudioNotice Studios, South London
GenreAlternative dance, alternative rock, post-punk[1]
Length36:19
LabelChrysalis Records
ProducerSex Machine, Simon Painter
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine chronology
30 Something
(1991)
1992 – The Love Album
(1992)
Post Historic Monsters
(1993)
Singles from 1992 – The Love Album
  1. "Only Living Boy in New Cross"
    Released: April 1992
  2. "Do Re Me, So Far So Good"
    Released: June 1992
  3. "The Impossible Dream"
    Released: November 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
Billboard(favourable)[3]
Drowned in Sound9/10[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[5]
Select4/5 stars[6]

1992 – The Love Album is an album by Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine. Released on Chrysalis Records, following the demise of Rough Trade Records, the album achieved commercial success and became the band's first and only number 1 album in the UK album charts.[7] It also contained their only Top 10 hit, "The Only Living Boy in New Cross", which reached #7 in the UK charts. The album also included two further hit singles, "Do Re Me So Far So Good" (UK chart #22) and "The Impossible Dream" (UK chart #21). Initially, an earlier single, "After The Watershed" (UK chart #11) was also programmed to be included in the album track listing, but due to an injunction from the publishers of The Rolling Stones (who took exception to a line in the lyric quoted from their 60s hit single "Ruby Tuesday"), resulting in the band having to credit the composition to Morrison / Carter / Richards / Jagger, it was omitted from the album as they otherwise would have had to forgo publishing royalties for every copy of the album sold.

A deluxe edition was released in 2012, featuring all of the b-sides, the "After the Watershed (Early Learning the Hard Way)" single reinserted into the original running order, a song from NME's Ruby Trax compilation and live recordings from a performance at the Féile Festival, 31 July 1992.

The album was ranked at number 32 in NME's list of the top 50 "Albums of the Year" in 1992.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Morrison and Carter; except where indicated.

Original release (1992)[edit]

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."1993"3:11
2."Is Wrestling Fixed?"2:03
3."The Only Living Boy in New Cross"3:57
4."Suppose You Gave a Funeral and Nobody Came"4:08
5."England"2:35
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Do Re Me, So Far So Good" 3:06
7."Look Mum, No Hands!" 2:58
8."While You Were Out" 4:02
9."Skywest and Crooked" (featuring Ian Dury) 4:50
10."The Impossible Dream"Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion5:19

Deluxe edition (2012)[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."1993" 3:11
2."Is Wrestling Fixed?" 2:03
3."Only Living Boy in New Cross" 3:57
4."Suppose You Gave a Funeral and Nobody Came" 4:08
5."England" 2:35
6."Do Re Me, So Far So Good" 3:06
7."After the Watershed" 4:24
8."Look Mum, No Hands!" 2:58
9."While You Were Out" 4:02
10."Skywest and Crooked" (featuring Ian Dury) 4:50
11."The Impossible Dream"Mitch Leigh, Joe Darien5:19
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The 90's Revival" 2:03
2."A Nation of Shoplifters" 2:03
3."This Is How It Feels"Boon, Gill, Lambert, Walsh, Hingley3:00
4."Panic"Marr, Morrissey3:02
5."Watching the Big Apple Turn Over" 3:28
6."King Rocker"Billy Idol, Tony James2:26
7."Mannequin"Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Gotobed3:44
8."Down in the Tube Station at Midnight"Paul Weller3:59
9."Turn On, Tune in and Switch Off" 2:27
10."When Thesauruses Ruled the Earth" 3:19
11."Bring On the Girls" 2:55
12."Another Brick in the Wall"Roger Waters4:01
13."Look Mum, No Hands" 3:04
14."Anytime Anyplace Anywhere" 4:10
15."Sheriff Fatman" 4:57
16."A Prince in a Pauper's Grave" 4:20
17."While You Were Out" 4:04
18."Shopper's Paradise" 4:49
19."After the Watershed" 4:00
20."Bloodsport for All" 5:12
21."A Perfect Day to Drop the Bomb" 5:53
Disc two notes

Personnel[edit]

  • Jim "Jim Bob" Morrison - performer
  • Les "Fruitbat" Carter - performer
  • Sex Machine - producer
  • Simon Painter - producer, engineer
  • Kevin Metcalf - mastering (at the Townhouse)
  • Carter EEC - sleeve design
  • Andy G - sleeve design
  • Stuart D - sleeve design

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[7] 1
Australia (ARIA Charts)[9] 89
Sweden Sverigetopplistan[10] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Post Historic Monsters | Music Review | Album | Hot Press
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r71622
  3. ^ Billboard, 8 August 1992 issue, p. 50
  4. ^ Bass, George (31 October 2012). "Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine 1992 The Love Album (remaster)". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 17 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th edn). London, UK: Omnibus Press. p. 3101. ISBN 9780857125958.
  6. ^ Scott, Danny (June 1992). "The Vicious Boys". Select: 68. Retrieved 17 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "CARTER - THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE / Artist / Official Charts". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ 1992 - NME
  9. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  10. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Discography Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine". © 2006-2010 Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-10-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)