Let Love In (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album)

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Let Love In
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Studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Released 18 April 1994
Recorded September–December 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:24
Label Mute
Producer Tony Cohen
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds chronology
Live Seeds
(1993)
Let Love In
(1994)
Murder Ballads
(1996)

Let Love In is the eighth studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on 18 April 1994 on Mute Records.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound 10/10[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[4]
NME 9/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 8.5/10[6]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[9]
Select 4/5[10]
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Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Cave unless otherwise stated.

  1. "Do You Love Me?" – 5:56
  2. "Nobody's Baby Now" – 3:52
  3. "Loverman" – 6:21
  4. "Jangling Jack" – 2:47
  5. "Red Right Hand" – 6:10
  6. "I Let Love In" – 4:14
  7. "Thirsty Dog" – 3:48
  8. "Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore" – 3:46
  9. "Lay Me Low" – 5:08
  10. "Do You Love Me? (Part 2)" – 6:12 (Words: Cave. Music: Cave/Casey)

Singles[edit]

  • "Do You Love Me?" (MUTE 160) (28 March 1994)
    • b/w: "Cassiel's Song"/"Sail Away"
  • "Loverman" (MUTE 169) (4 July 1994)
    • b/w: "B-Side"/"(I'll Love You) Till the End of the World"
  • "Red Right Hand" (MUTE 172) (24 October 1994)
    • b/w: "That's What Jazz Is to Me"/"Where the Action Is"

Credits[edit]

The Bad Seeds[edit]

Guests[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

"Do You Love Me" was covered by the band New Waver as "Do You Hate Me" in 1996. The song "Loverman" was covered by Metallica on Garage Inc. (1998) and Depeche Mode's Martin Gore on his solo album Counterfeit² (2003). The song "Red Right Hand" was covered by Arctic Monkeys as a B-side to their single "Crying Lightning" and as a bonus track on the Japanese version of their third album Humbug (2009); it was also covered by Giant Sand on their album "Cover Magazine". Red Right Hand was covered by PJ Harvey as the theme song for the English television show, Peaky Blinders.[11]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[12] 8
Austrian Top 40[13] 14
Dutch Top 100[14] 57
German Albums Chart[15] 34
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[16] 35
Norwegian Albums Chart[17] 18
Swedish Albums Chart[18] 10
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart[19] 43
UK Albums Chart[20] 12

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
UK
[20]
1994 "Do You Love Me?" 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Let Love In – Nick Cave / Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Kinchin-Smith, Sam (20 May 2011). "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In, Murder Ballads, The Boatman's Call, No More Shall We Part (reissues)". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8. 
  4. ^ Cromelin, Richard (29 May 1994). "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, 'Let Love In'; Mute/Elektra". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Mulvey, John (16 April 1994). "Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Let Love In". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Berman, Stuart (25 May 2011). "Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Let Love In / Murder Ballads / The Boatman's Call / No More Shall We Part". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Needs, Kris; Harvey, Mick (April 2009). "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds". Record Collector (361): 83. Retrieved 31 October 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ O'Connor, Rob (16 June 1994). "Nick Cave: Let Love In". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 151–52. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  10. ^ Higginbotham, Adam (May 1994). "Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Let Love In". Select (47): 90. 
  11. ^ "PJ Harvey Covers Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand"". australian-charts.com. Pitchfork. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "australian-charts.com – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In – austriancharts.at". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "charts.de". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "charts.org.nz – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "norwegiancharts.com – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "swedishcharts.com – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In – hitparade.ch". Hitparade. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart/UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2012.