1992 – The Love Album

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1992 – The Love Album
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Studio album by Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
Released 4 May 1992
Studio Notice Studios, South London
Genre Alternative dance, alternative rock, post-punk[1]
Length 36:19
Label Chrysalis Records
Producer Sex 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
Billboard (favourable) [3]

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.[4] 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 forego 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.[5]

Track listing[edit]

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

Original release (1992)[edit]

Side one
No. Title 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
Side two
No. Title 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 Darien) 5:19

Deluxe edition (2012)[edit]

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[4] 1
Sweden Sverigetopplistan[6] 35

References[edit]

Preceded by
Stars by Simply Red
UK number one album
May 16–22, 1992
Succeeded by
Fear of the Dark by Iron Maiden