Love and Rockets: Master Tape Monday 004 and Unboxed 003
After Sunday is Monday and we’re all currently on eighth one this year in 2018. But it’s only our fourth one for Master Tapes Monday 004 and the second for 003 for Unboxed!

This week’s reel rolling out from our archive, is a 2 inch reel with 2 recordings by Love and Rockets. ‘So Alive’ and ‘The Teardrop collector’ were recorded at Blackwing Studios, a notable studio for early recordings including Depeche Mode, and at Jacobs Studio, known for recordings from Paul McCartney to the The Smiths. As you can see, ‘So Alive’ was originally titled as ‘I’m Alive’. ‘So Alive’ when released as a single in 1989, it was number 3 on the Billboard's Hot 100 and lasted 5 weeks on the US Modern Rock Chart.

These two tracks on this reel became the B Side of Love and Rockets’s fourth album self –titled as ‘Love and Rockets’. The album was reissued again in 2002 by Beggars Banquet as an expanded, remastered double CD edition accompanied with bonus tracks and the unissued Swing EP. The reissue can be bought via our US store here:

We can only assume that the recording sessions were so hot that somebody left a note ‘DO NOT TOUCH DESK THANKS’!
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And here's the album award disc for 500,000 sale's.😎🤗😉😊

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Just keep any eye out for the complete Numan 1980 live at Hammersmith tape! Nice one!

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