the arkive

  •  - Hot Trip To Heaven - reissue
A1. Body and Soul Parts 1&2
A2. Ugly

B1. Trip & Glide
B2. This Heaven
B3. No Worries

C1. Hot Trip To Heaven
C2. Eclipse
C3. Voodoo Baby
C4. Be The Revolution
C5. Set Me Free

D1. Firewater * is an early version of This Heaven (unreleased)
D2. This Heaven (Experience Remix: Flying Vocal Mix) *unreleased mix
D3. Coyote * from the Body and Soul US 12" vinyl and CD single

Love and Rockets

Hot Trip To Heaven - reissue

Beggars Banquet
Released 9 June 2023

Forming in 1985 after the first split of their band Bauhaus, Love And Rockets is the seminal, groundbreaking trio of Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins which provided a clean slate and an opportunity to plumb the depths of imagination and influences.

The band’s fifth album Hot Trip To Heaven was strikingly different from anything previous and has a diverse range of influences from twisted lounge jazz to ambient trance. With additional vocals by the celebrated Egyptian-Belgian singer Natacha Atlas, the album's world music influences are evident. New York Magazine said it was "hypnotic, glistening, dark and crashing." and in 1994, The album was ahead of its time, pre-dating the electronic music revolution by a few years. Citing Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, Underworld’s Dubnobasswithmyheadman, The Orb and Aphex Twin as prime touchstones, Hot Trip To Heaven spawned two singles; the hypnotic "This Heaven” and the sprawling “Body and Soul”.

▶Out of print for 25+ years (aside from inclusion in recent box set)
▶ Expanded with 3 extra tracks*