Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
|Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven|
|Studio album by|
|Released||11 October 1985|
|Recorded||Woodbine Studios |
in the town of
|Genre||Post-punk, gothic rock, neo-psychedelia|
|Producer||John A. Rivers, Love and Rockets|
|Love and Rockets chronology|
|Singles from Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven|
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven is the debut studio album by English alternative rock band Love and Rockets. It was released on 11 October 1985, through record label Beggars Banquet. Seventh Dream was preceded by the non-album single "Ball of Confusion" on 17 May 1985, and the album's first proper single "If There's a Heaven Above" on 13 September 1985.
The album was remastered in October 1999 and reissued in the year 2000 with six bonus tracks (four B-sides and two alternate mixes) and new album cover artwork.
AllMusic wrote, "Though the years have deadened its impact somewhat, there is still a visceral thrill to be drawn from replaying the first Love and Rockets album, a sense of the first step taken towards a brave new world", calling the album "as profound an experience as any of the lauded trips of the original psychedelic era."
|1.||"If There's a Heaven Above"||Ash, J||4:57|
|2.||"A Private Future"||Ash||5:06|
|3.||"The Dog-End of a Day Gone By"||J||7:38|
|5.||"Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven"||Ash, J||6:37|
|6.||"Haunted When the Minutes Drag"||Ash, J||8:03|
|2000 CD reissue bonus tracks|
|8.||"Ball of Confusion" (UK 12" Mix)||Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong||7:20|
|9.||"Inside the Outside"||4:22|
|10.||"If There's a Heaven Above" (UK 12" Mix)||7:00|
|11.||"God and Mr. Smith"||4:49|
|12.||"Haunted When the Minutes Drag" (USA Mix)||4:32|
|13.||"If There's a Heaven Above" (Canada Mix)||4:26|
- Love and Rockets
- Daniel Ash – vocals, guitar, keyboards, production, sleeve design
- David J – vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, electric guitar on "Saudade", production, sleeve design
- Kevin Haskins – drums and keyboards, production, sleeve design
- Additional personnel
- John A. Rivers – keyboards, string arrangement on "Saudade", engineering, production
- Mitch Jenkins – back cover photography
- "Love and Rockets - 1985-05-17 - Ball of Confusion". Retrieved 25 October 2016.
- "Love and Rockets - 1985-09-13 - If There's a Heaven Above". Retrieved 25 October 2016.
- Thompson, Dave. "Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven – Love and Rockets : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 November 2015.