Conscience (The Beloved album)

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Studio album by The Beloved
Released 8 February 1993 (album)
1992 (EP)
Recorded by Ren Swan and Paul Wright
@Sarm West Studios +
Wolf Studio and Abbey Road
in March–July 1992
Length 57:06
Label EastWest Records (album)
Atlantic (EP and U.S. album)
Producer Jon Marsh and Helena Marsh
The Beloved chronology
Blissed Out
(1991)Blissed Out1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Conscience is a 1993 album by British pop band The Beloved. The album reached #2 on the UK Albums Chart on its release and includes "Sweet Harmony", the first single taken from it, being the first single from the band which entered the UK Top Ten, peaking at number 8. Both are the highest positions ever reached by The Beloved in the UK with an album and with a single release.

Album information[edit]

The band faced some controversy for the video of the first single, "Sweet Harmony," which consisted of singer Jon Marsh naked among a group of women who were also naked (although it was shot and edited so as not to show anything which might cause it to be censored). One of the nude stars of this video was British model Tess Daly, who went on to become a television presenter. By this time, the project had dropped the definite article from its name, and was now simply called Beloved.[citation needed] Still a duo, Jon had recruited his wife Helena after fellow band member Steve Waddington left, after the release of the 1991 remix album Blissed Out. Jon and Helena composed all of the songs on Conscience, but Helena rarely appeared at live promotional gigs, though she did feature on some videos for the album's singles, but not on "Sweet Harmony." This song, which was originally used to promote the second season of the popular American primetime soap opera Melrose Place in some European countries, including Italy, has since been used in Homebase advertising too.

The album produced other singles too, but none of them were as successful as "Sweet Harmony" which went on to become their biggest hit in the UK, reaching number 8 in January 1993. The other four singles taken from the album were a double A-side of "Celebrate Your Life" and "You've Got Me Thinking", which peaked at number 23, "Outerspace Girl", which reached number 38 and the final single, "Rock to the Rhythm of Love," which was released in USA only. The latter song was performed live at the London Gay Pride in 1994 during the afternoon hours of a concert which was then closed by Boy George late at night. Both Boy George with his project Jesus Loves You and Jon Marsh with his Beloved are regarded amongst the first acts to have started the so-called 'dance revolution' of the early 1990s[citation needed]. Many musicians who participated in the Jesus Loves You project are also featured on Conscience, such as keyboardist Richard Cottle and, most notably, guitarist John Themis, who authored much of Boy George's solo works after the Jesus Loves You project.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jon Marsh and Helena Marsh.

  1. "Spirit" – 4:44
  2. "Sweet Harmony" – 5:00
  3. "Outerspace Girl" – 4:46
  4. "Lose Yourself in Me" – 4:32
  5. "Paradise Found" – 7:16
  6. "You've Got Me Thinking" – 4:07
  7. "Celebrate Your Life" – 5:31
  8. "Rock to the Rhythm of Love" – 4:30
  9. "Let the Music Take You" – 5:01
  10. "1000 Years from Today" – 5:17
  11. "Dream On" – 6:22

EP "Sweet Harmony"[edit]

  1. "Sweet Harmony" («Conscience» Radio Edit)
  2. "Sweet Harmony" («Live the Dream» Mix)
  3. "Sweet Harmony" («Come Together and Consolidate» Radio Edit) *
  4. "Sweet Harmony" («Come Together and Consolidate» Extended Mix) *
  5. "Sweet Harmony" («Sweet Sensation» Mix) +
  6. "Sweet Harmony" («Tout de Suite» Dub Mix) +
  7. "Dream On" (LP version)

Singles from the album[edit]

  • 18 January 1993 – "Sweet Harmony" (UK #8)
  • 2 March 1993 – "Celebrate Your Life"/"You've Got Me Thinking" [double A-side single] (UK #23)
  • 14 August 1993 – "Outerspace Girl" (UK #38)
  • 1993 – "Rock to the Rhythm of Love" (USA Only)




Recording and production[edit]

Other staff[edit]


Chart (1993) Peak
UK Albums Chart 2

Release details[edit]


Country Date Label Format Catalog
Germany 1993 EastWest CD 4509-91483-2
France CA 851
U.S. Atlantic CD/MC 82457


Country Date Label Format Catalog
U.S. 1992 Atlantic EP 85759-2