Love You More than Football

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Love You More Than Football
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2000 (promotional CD-R copies)
8 November 2019 (The Anthology boxset)
Recorded1998-2000
GenreIndie pop
LabelGut Records
ProducerEdwyn Collins, Jeremy Wheatley & Space
Space chronology
Tin Planet
(1998)
Love You More Than Football
(2000)
Suburban Rock 'n' Roll
(2004)

Love You More Than Football was a previously unreleased Space album from 2000. Originally scheduled for release in July 2000, the album was intended to be their third studio album, following 1998’s Tin Planet.[1] The album, briefly known as Bulletproof, was later rescheduled for 4 December 2001 but was never released.[2][3] Most of the 14 tracks on the album were short love songs. The album was produced by Edwyn Collins.[1]

Only one single "Diary of a Wimp", was released from the intended album, reaching #49 in the UK.[4]

For many years, the album was set as license free, due to an early promo, CD-R, so it could be freely downloaded from the internet if a copy can be found. This was confirmed by the singer Tommy Scott, who when asked in Bristol in October 2009, apparently told a fan: "Oh God, that was meant to be released about ten years ago... If you got a copy of it, then it's yours, I've chucked that project away since Gut [records] screwed us over."[citation needed].

As well as "Diary of a Wimp", three other tracks from the album later surfaced on compilations by Gut. "Gravity" appeared on Greatest Hits, and as a digital single in 2002, whilst "Good Times" and "I Love You More Than Football" appeared on Greatest Hits & Unheard Bits.

On November 8, 2019, a remixed Love You More than Football was finally officially released as part of The Anthology, a CD boxset containing the band's first five studio albums plus a disc of bonus and previously unreleased tracks. The album was also released separately on streaming services.

Track listing[edit]

2000 bootleg[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Everybody in the Madhouse" 
2."Diary of a Wimp" 
3."Good Times" 
4."I Love You More than Football" 
5."Evil Things" 
6."Steal My Love" 
7."Gravity" 
8."More than a Friend" 
9."Voices" 
10."Supersonic Jetplane" 
11."Despise" 
12."Thank You" 
13."Juno 54" 
14."Yes You Do" 

2019 remix[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Everybody in the Madhouse" 
2."Diary of a Wimp" 
3."Good Times" 
4."I Love You More than Football" 
5."Evil Things" 
6."No One's Gonna Steal My Love" 
7."Gravity" 
8."Raymond" 
9."Voices" 
10."Supersonic Jetplane" 
11."Despise" 
12."Thank You" 
13."Juno 54" 
14."Yes You Do" 
15."If I Ever" 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Space Play 'Ball in London". NME. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. ^ "amazon.ca > Love You More Than Football Import". Amazon. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Space Discography > Others > Love You More Than Football". spacetheband.com. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Official Charts > Space". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 November 2019.