Home (Blessid Union of Souls album)

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Studio album by Blessid Union of Souls
Released March 21, 1995
Recorded 1994-1995, Ligosa Sound (Cincinnati), by Jerry Lane
Genre Alternative rock
Length 47:30
Label EMI
Producer Emosia; associate producer: Charles Roth
Blessid Union of Souls chronology
Blessid Union of Souls
(1997)Blessid Union of Souls1997
Singles from Home
  1. "I Believe"
    Released: February 18, 1995[1]
  2. "Let Me Be the One"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Oh Virginia"
    Released: 1996
  4. "All Along"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

Home is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Blessid Union of Souls. It was released on March 21, 1995 on the EMI label. The album contains their biggest hit single, "I Believe", which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[4][edit]

  1. "I Believe" — 4:27 (Eliot Sloan, Jeff Pence, Matt Senatore)
  2. "Let Me Be The One" — 4:38 (Sloan, Pence, Senatore)
  3. "All Along" — 3:54 (Sloan, Pence, Senatore, Charles P. "Charly" Roth, Andrea M. Sarmiento)
  4. "Oh Virginia"* — 3:59 (Sloan, Pence, Senatore)
  5. "Nora" — 4:07 (Sloan, Roth)
  6. "Would You Be There" — 4:00 (Sloan, Pence, Senatore, Sarmiento)
  7. "Home" — 3:29 (Sloan, Pence, Sarmiento)
  8. "End of the World" — 3:42 (Sloan, Pence)
  9. "Heaven" — 4:33 (Sloan, Pence, Senatore)
  10. "Forever For Tonight" — 5:08 (Sloan, Pence)
  11. "Lucky To Be Here" — 5:46 (Sloan, Pence, Senatore, Roth)
  12. "I Believe" (extended) — 4:41
  • Two versions of the album were released. The difference on the album's cover is the band having simply changed the text from having the band name on the bottom, to the top, and vice versa for the album title. The main differences in these two releases, musically, are the songs "Oh Virginia," and the extended version of "I Believe." Originally, the song "Oh Virginia" featured an electric lead guitar intro, and electric rhythm guitar throughout the track, played by Curt Benton, accompanied by his harmonica playing. The re-released album contains this song in an almost completely acoustic version, with Curt Benton only playing the harmonica. The extended version of "I Believe" is absent from the original version.


Blessid Union of Souls[edit]

  • Eliot Sloan: Piano, Vocal
  • Jeff Pence: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Synthesizers, Vocal
  • Charles P. "Charly" Roth: Electric Bass, Keyboards, Drums, String Arrangements
  • Eddie Hedges: Drums, Percussion

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Curt Benton: Guitars, Mouth Harp
  • Ted Karras: Guitars
  • Paul Patterson: Violin
  • Kevin Hupp: Drums, Percussion
  • Emosia, Mike Star: Vocal Backing


  • Produced By Emosia
  • Recording Engineered By Jerry Lane & Ashley Sheppard
  • Re-mix & Additional Production on tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 & 11 by David Kershenbaum (for John Galt Entertainment); remix engineered by Kevin W. Smith
  • Tracks 4, 6 & 9 mixed by Tony Phillips; assisted by Liz Sroka
  • Tracks 2 & 7 mixed by Jerry Lane
  • Mastered By Ted Jensen (Sterling Sound, New York City)

Liner notes[edit]

Eliot Sloan placed a note to his ex-girlfriend Lisa (who he based the song "I Believe" on) in the liner notes of the album: "Lisa, give me a call sometime just to say hello, my number is still the same."[5][6]

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