Love Story

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It stands to reason that a Lloyd Cole album called Love Story would not have a happy beginning or middle, much less ending. Actually, though, it does start out happy, "Trigger Happy," that is, and later on, Cole is "Happy for You," in which he sings, "If you love him, you should leave me." In between, things get no sunnier, as Cole and his characters drink and despair, but carry on. That determination is very much part of Cole's negative world-view: "Everybody knows this is nowhere," he says, to coin a phrase, "but you've gotta be there." Except, one supposes, for Lucy, who jumps from the 39th floor in the rollicking "Let's Get Lost." Typically, Cole couches these ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It stands to reason that a Lloyd Cole album called Love Story would not have a happy beginning or middle, much less ending. Actually, though, it does start out happy, "Trigger Happy," that is, and later on, Cole is "Happy for You," in which he sings, "If you love him, you should leave me." In between, things get no sunnier, as Cole and his characters drink and despair, but carry on. That determination is very much part of Cole's negative world-view: "Everybody knows this is nowhere," he says, to coin a phrase, "but you've gotta be there." Except, one supposes, for Lucy, who jumps from the 39th floor in the rollicking "Let's Get Lost." Typically, Cole couches these sentiments in melodic folk-rock, such that, with the volume low and just following the attractive lilt of his voice, a listener might find this a far more soothing piece of music than it turns out to be on closer examination.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/1995
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • UPC: 014431032721
  • Catalog Number: 10327

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trigger Happy (3:01)
  2. 2 Sentimental Fool (3:24)
  3. 3 I Didn't Know That You Cared (4:11)
  4. 4 Love Ruins Everything (3:20)
  5. 5 Baby (3:57)
  6. 6 Be There (4:48)
  7. 7 Unhappy Song (3:41)
  8. 8 Like Lovers Do (3:59)
  9. 9 Happy for You (3:50)
  10. 10 Traffic (2:50)
  11. 11 Let's Get Lost (2:02)
  12. 12 For Crying out Loud (4:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lloyd Cole Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Robert Quine Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Neil Clark Electric Guitar, Guitar (Leslie)
Brian Jones Vocals
Steven Lindsay Vocals
Fred Maher Percussion
Adam Peters Percussion, Cello, Keyboards
Mark E. Nevin Guitar
Brandi Stewart Vocals
Joey "Skinslaya" Lee Vocals
Technical Credits
Lloyd Cole Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Louise Fuller Contributor
Mick Glossop Engineer
Chris Hughes Executive Producer
Fred Maher Programming
Ivan McCready Contributor
John Metcalfe Contributor, String Arrangements
Phil Painson Engineer
Adam Peters Programming, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Christopher Shaw Engineer
Stephen Street Producer, Engineer
Michael Nash Contributor
Rick Koster Contributor
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