Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven

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Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven.jpg
Studio album by Love and Rockets
Released 11 October 1985
Recorded Woodbine Studios
in the town of
Leamington Spa
in Warwickshire,
England
Genre Post-punk, gothic rock, neo-psychedelia
Length 42:30
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer John A. Rivers, Love and Rockets
Love and Rockets chronology
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
(1985)
Express
(1986)Express1986
Singles from Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
  1. "If There's a Heaven Above"
    Released: 13 September 1985

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,[1] and the album's first proper single "If There's a Heaven Above" on 13 September 1985.[2]

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. [3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]

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."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Love and Rockets (Daniel Ash, David J, Kevin Haskins), except where noted.

Side A
No.TitleLyricsLength
1."If There's a Heaven Above"Ash, J4:57
2."A Private Future"Ash5:06
3."The Dog-End of a Day Gone By"J7:38
4."The Game"Ash5:09
Side B
No.TitleLyricsLength
5."Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven"Ash, J6:37
6."Haunted When the Minutes Drag"Ash, J8:03
7."Saudade" 5:00
2000 CD reissue bonus tracks[3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
8."Ball of Confusion" (UK 12" Mix)Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong7:20
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

Personnel[edit]

Love and Rockets
Additional personnel
  • John A. Rivers – keyboards, string arrangement on "Saudade", engineering, production
Technical
  • Mitch Jenkins – back cover photography

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