Lovecraft & Witch Hearts

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Lovecraft & Witch Hearts
Cradle of Filth - Lovecraft & Witch Hearts.jpg
Cover art by John Coulthart
Compilation album by Cradle of Filth
Released 13 May 2002
Recorded 1996–2000
Genre Extreme metal
Length 72:52
Label Music for Nations
Producer Various
Cradle of Filth chronology
Bitter Suites to Succubi
Lovecraft & Witch Hearts
Live Bait for the Dead
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! favourable[2]

Lovecraft & Witch Hearts is a compilation album by English extreme metal band Cradle of Filth, released on 13 May 2002 by record label Music for Nations.


It is described in Dani Filth's sleeve notes as "a favoured grimoire of tracks coupled with the rare and unreleased; rather a 'mess of' than a 'best of'..." It was designed to round off Cradle of Filth's contract with Music for Nations before their short-lived signing to Sony Records.

Disc one (Lovecraft) consists of album tracks from their Music for Nations back catalogue. Disc two (Witch Hearts) consists of extra tracks culled from limited and import editions of their MFN releases (e.g. the two-disc version of Cruelty and the Beast; however, the versions on here are slightly altered), along with some remixes.


Lovecraft & Witch Hearts was released on 13 May 2002. It reached number 95 in the UK Albums Chart.[3]

The album was reissued in 2012 by record label The End.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one: Lovecraft
No. Title Originally from Length
1. "Creatures That Kissed in Cold Mirrors" Midian 3:01
2. "Dusk and Her Embrace" Dusk... and Her Embrace 6:08
3. "Beneath the Howling Stars" Cruelty and the Beast 7:37
4. "Her Ghost in the Fog" Midian 6:25
5. "Funeral in Carpathia (Be Quick or Be Dead Version)" From the Cradle to Enslave 8:07
6. "The Twisted Nails of Faith" Cruelty and the Beast 6:49
7. "From the Cradle to Enslave" From the Cradle to Enslave 6:34
8. "Saffron's Curse" Midian 6:22
9. "Malice Through the Looking Glass" Dusk... and Her Embrace 5:30
10. "Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids" Cruelty and the Beast 7:18
11. "Lord Abortion" Midian 6:51
Disc two: Witch Hearts
No. Title Length
1. "Once upon Atrocity" (originally from Cruelty and the Beast) 1:46
2. "Thirteen Autumns and a Widow (Red October Mix)" 7:14
3. "For Those Who Died (Return to the Sabbat Mix)" (Sabbat cover) 6:15
4. "Sodomy and Lust" (Sodom cover) 4:42
5. "Twisting Further Nails (The Cruci-Fiction Mix)" 5:30
6. "Amor e Morte (Lycanthropy Mix)" 7:14
7. "Carmilla's Masque" 2:52
8. "Lustmord and Wargasm II (The Relicking of Cadaverous Wounds)" 7:46
9. "Dawn of Eternity" (Massacre cover) 6:18
10. "Of Dark Blood and Fucking (Stripped to the Bone Mix)" 5:59
11. "Dance Macabre" ("Tortured Soul Asylum" remix) 4:27
12. "Hell Awaits" (Slayer cover) 5:39
13. "Hallowed Be Thy Name (Shallow Be My Grave)" (Iron Maiden cover) 7:10


Year Chart Position
2002 Top Independent Albums (USA) 45[5]
German Albums Chart 96[6]


  1. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Lovecraft & Witch Hearts - Cradle of Filth : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Laura (August 2002). "Cradle of Filth - Lovecraft & Witch Hearts • Metal Reviews •". Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cradle of Filth | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Woodley, Laura (20 June 2012). "Cradle of Filth to Release Eight Album Reissues - Cradle of Filth". Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lovecraft & Witch Hearts Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Album – Cradle of Filth, Lovecraft & Witch Hearts". (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 

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