Love Story

Love Story

by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions


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Love Story

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/1995
Label: Rykodisc
UPC: 0014431032721
catalogNumber: 10327

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions   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 and the Commotions   Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Louise Fuller   Contributor
Mick Glossop   Engineer
Chris Hughes   Executive Producer
Fred Maher   Programming
Ivan McCready   Contributor
Phil Painson   Engineer
Adam Peters   Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Christopher Shaw   Engineer
Stephen Street   Producer,Engineer
John Metcalfe   Contributor,String Arrangements
Michael Nash   Contributor
Rick Koster   Contributor

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