This House (Alison Moyet song)

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"This House"
Alison-Moyet-This-House-Single-1991.jpg
Single by Alison Moyet
from the album Hoodoo
B-side "Come Back Home"
Released 30 September 1991
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:56
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Alison Moyet
Producer(s) Dave Dix
Alison Moyet singles chronology
"Wishing You Were Here"
(1991)
"This House"
(1991)
"Hoodoo"
(1991)
"Wishing You Were Here"
(1991)
"This House"
(1991)
"Hoodoo"
(1991)

"This House" is a song by English singer Alison Moyet, released in 1991 as the fourth single from her third studio album Hoodoo. It was written by Moyet and produced by Dave Dix.

"This House" was originally recorded during sessions for Moyet's second studio album Raindancing in 1987, however it was not included on the album. Instead, it had been released as the B-Side to the 1987 non-album single "Love Letters". The 7" version included a shorter edit of the track, whereas the "Love Letters" maxi single included a longer version.

"This House" was re-recorded for the Hoodoo album, and was the most successful single from it, reaching number 40 in the UK, and remaining within the Top 100 for five weeks.[1]

A promotional video was filmed for the single. Later in 2009, Moyet would perform the song on The Paul O'Grady Show to help promote her compilation The Best of: 25 Years Revisited.[2]

The single's B-Side is "Come Back Home", which was exclusive to the single. It was written by Moyet and Dave Dix. The two bonus B-Sides for the 12" vinyl and CD versions of the single were "Love Letters" and "That Ole Devil Called Love". Both tracks had previously been released by Moyet as successful singles.[1]

Formats[edit]

7" Single
  1. "This House" – 3:53
  2. "Come Back Home" – 3:20
7" Single (Spanish promo)
  1. "This House" – 3:53
  2. "This House" – 3:53
12" Single
  1. "This House" – 3:53
  2. "Come Back Home" – 3:20
  3. "Love Letters" – 2:50
  4. "That Ole Devil Called Love" – 3:02
CD Single
  1. "This House" – 3:53
  2. "Come Back Home" – 3:20
  3. "Love Letters" – 2:50
  4. "That Ole Devil Called Love" – 3:02

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 32
UK Singles Chart[1] 40

Personnel[edit]

  • Mixer on "This House" – Dave Dix, Pete Glenister
  • Producer on "This House" – Dave Dix
  • Mixer on "Come Back Home" – Steve Lillywhite
  • Producer on "Come Back Home" – Pete Glenister
  • Engineer on "Come Back Home" – Neil Brockbank
  • Producer on "Love Letters" – Alison Moyet, Steve Brown
  • Producer on "That Ole Devil Called Love" – Pete Wingfield
  • Writer of "This House" – Alison Moyet
  • Writers of "Come Back Home" – Alison Moyet, Dave Dix
  • Writers of "Love Letters" – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
  • Writers of "That Ole Devil Called Love" – Allan Roberts, Doris Fisher

Cover versions[edit]

Gwyneth Herbert sings the song on Janette Mason's 2014 album D’Ranged.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Alison Moyet – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Alison Moyet This House October 2009". YouTube. 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Alison Moyet – This House". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ "D'Ranged". Janette Mason. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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