- Released: September 19, 1995
- Label: Rykodisc
Entertainment Weekly - 11/10/95, p.66
"...his best effort since '84s RATTLESNAKES." - Rating: B+
- 1.Trigger Happy
- 2.Sentimental Fool
- 3.I Didn't Know That You Cared
- 4.Love Ruins Everything
- 6.Be There
- 7.Unhappy Song
- 8.Like Lovers Do
- 9.Happy for You
- 11.Let's Get Lost
- 12.For Crying Out Loud
Personnel: Lloyd Cole (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, keyboards, programming, percussion); Steve Lindsay, Carla Berger, Joey Lee, Brian Jones, Brandi Stewart (vocals); Robert Quine (acoustic & electric guitars); Neil Clarke (electric guitar); Mark Nevin (guitar); Adam Peters (cello, keyboards, percussion, programming); Fred Maher (percussion, programming); Bashiri Johnson (percussion).
The Duke Quartet: Lousisa Fuller, Rick Koster, John Metcalfe, Ivan McCready.
Producers: Lloyd Cole, Adam Peters; Stephen Street.
Engineers include: Adam Peters, Stephen Street, Lloyd Cole.
Recorded at Green Street and Dangerous Studios, New York; Townhouse and Master Rock, London, England.
Composer: Lloyd Cole.
Personnel: Lloyd Cole (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, percussion, programming); Brandi Stewart, Joey "Skinslaya" Lee, Brian Jones , Steven Lindsay (vocals); Mark E. Nevin (guitar); Robert Quine (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Neil Clark (electric guitar); Adam Peters (cello, keyboards, percussion, programming); Fred Maher (percussion, programming); Bashiri Johnson (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Mick Glossop.
Recording information: Dangerous Music Studios, New York, NY; Green Street, NY, NY; Greene Street Recording Studio, New York, NY; Master Rock, London, England; Townhouse & Master Rock, London, England; Townhouse, London, England.
Photographer: Norman Watson.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Michael Nash; Louise Fuller; Ivan McCready; Richard Koster; John Metcalfe.
Lloyd Cole's last album before an extended vacation spent raising his growing family in Manhattan and western Massachusetts, 1995's LOVE STORY is in many ways a return to the style of his three '80s albums with the Commotions. (That two key Commotions, guitarist Neil Clark and keyboardist Blair Cowan, play on the album makes the connection clear.)
After the stylistic experiments of his previous three solo records, LOVE STORY feels like the work of the same hyper-literate--at time self-consciously so--tunesmith who made neo-folk-rock delights like RATTLESNAKES and MAINSTREAM. The wry, at times wistful, lyrics are mature reflections on love and relationships, as befitting the title. A graceful cover of the Chet Baker standard "Let's Get Lost" works better than you might expect, but it's the originals, among Cole's finest, which are the real treat.