* taken from FB @officialcult
The Cult recorded their second album, Love in July and August 1985. The band's music and image shifted from their punk-oriented roots to 1960s psychedelia influences. Love was a chart success, peaking at No. 4 in the UK and selling 100,000 copies there towards a total of 500,000 copies throughout Europe, as well as 100,000 in Australia and 500,000 copies in the United States. To date, the record has sold over two and a half million copies worldwide.
LOVE - Rare official 1986 Canadian CRIA certified GOLD award issued to commemorate sales in excess of 50,000 units of the Vertigo/Beggars Banquet album. The award features a golden record, above a custom engraved presentation plaque which is dated February 1986 and a 'Certified Gold' plaque with CRIA logo. (* very special thanks to Tanja for donating this special piece, and Adi, for making it possible.)
LOVE - RIAA American music industry Gold Award for 500,000 sales of the album. It was presented to the band’s record label in the early 1990s, as the album wasn’t certified gold in the US until 4 years after its release. The award measures 17x21 inches (44x54cms). It features the RIAA hologram to indicate its authenticity, and a plaque that includes the following text: PRESENTED TO SIRE RECORDS TO COMMEMORATE THE SALE OF MORE THAN 500,000 COPIES OF THE SIRE RECORDS ALBUM, CASSETTE AND C.D.
Love, LP, TLP-70021, ARG, backsleeve, tracklist in Spanish
Love, LP, BEGA65, AUS, promo w/ stamped labels
Love, LP, 718 8013, BRA, gatefold cover
Love, LP, 718 8013, BRA, gatefold cover, promo w/ stamped backsleeve and promo insert
Love, LP, VOG 1-3365, CAN, w/ sticker 'includes … + 3 love symbols'
Love, LP, 207 388, GER, gatefold
Love, LP, VG50147, GRE, gatefold, green/red Virgin labels plus lyric sheet
Love, LP, VG50147, GRE, gatefold, white Virgin labels plus lyric sheet
Love, LP, BEGA65, ISR, by CBS Records, Israel
Love, LP, BEGA65, ITA, grey labels and plain inner sleeve w/ attached lyric sheet
Love, LP, K25P577, JAP, w/ obi, lyric sheet and poster
Love, LP, LSBEG, 11149, JUG
Love, LP, YVPL102, KOR, omits 'big neon glitter' and 'revolution' for some reason
Love, LP, BEGA65, N-ZEA
Love, LP, V-4655, PHIL, shorter version BWSM 5:18
Love, LP, 637105, POR
Love, LP, E207388, SPA, label cara B I 207388 Eurogram S.A.
Love, LP, BEGA65, UK
Love, LP, BEGA65, UK, embossesed wings
Love, LP, BEGA65, UK, white label test pressing with ´label copy-sheet´ and press release sheet
Love, LP, 925359-1, USA
Love, LP, 925359-1/R134608, USA, manufactured by RCA Music Service under license
Love, LP, 925359-1/R134608, USA, partially printed white label A-side/regular B-side (mispress)
Love, LP, VIN180LP014, UK, remastered
Love, LP, VIN180LP013, UK, 2LP remastered w/ bonus 12" She Sells Sanctuary Remixes
Love, LP, BBQLP 2065, USA, 2010 re-release: remastered from original tapes
Love, LP, BBQLP 2065, USA, test pressing, AtoZ Media
Love, CD, 6662-2, ARG, promo ´difusion - prohibida su venta´
Love, CD, 257388, GER
Love, CD, VDP-1285, JAP, 1st press w/ extra track ´the snake´, w/ obi
Love, CD, TKCB-70505, JAP
Love, CD, TECI-24249, JAP, re-issue, lp gatefold paper sleeve w/ obi + lyric sheet, 2 bonustracks
Love, CD, MOFR 00358, RUS, 14-tracks incl. Faith Healer and Edie (acoustic)
Love, CD, BEGA 65 CD, UK, 12-tracks
Love, CD, 925359 2, USA Love, CD, 925359 2/D 102651, USA, manufactured for BMG, Inc. under license
Love, CD, 925359 2, USA, longbox, 10 tracks
Love, CD, BBL65CD, USA,10 tracks, remastered
Love - expanded edition, CD, BBQCD 2065, UK, 2CD
Love - omnibus edition, CD, BBOX2064, UK, 4CD remastered album/singles/demos/live in london 31 oct 1985
Love - omnibus edition, CD, UK, promo set 4 cd-r in plastic sleeves w/ inserts, released 7 sept 2009
Many European CD pressings, as well as Canadian and Australian pressings, include two bonus tracks: "Little Face" as track four, and "Judith" as track eleven. Various other foreign pressings have several other bonus tracks. For unknown reasons, the Korean vinyl and cassette tape editions omitted the songs "Big Neon Glitter" and "Revolution". Also inexplicably, in the Philippines a considerably shorter version of the song "Brother Wolf, Sister Moon" was used; it lasts only 5:18, omitting most of the guitar solos in the second half of the song.
In 2000, the album was remastered and reissued on CD, with only the ten original songs and different artwork. "Big Neon Glitter" and "Hollow Man" are alternately listed with and without the article "The" in their title, respectively.
In 2003, the record was issued on CD in Russia, Belarus and Lithuania, formerly being available only as a bootleg LP in the Soviet Union. These 2003 Eastern European releases came with the bonus tracks "Faith Healer" and "Edie (Ciao Baby)" (acoustic) as tracks 13 and 14, and the word acoustic is misspelled as "accoustic"; the pressings also use a different font for the lettering. There is also an Indonesian cassette tape version which rearranges the track listing, and includes "Dreamtime" and "Bad Medicine Waltz", from the previous Cult record Dreamtime.
To coincide with the band's Love Live Tour in August 2009, the band released two different editions of the album:
Version one is the "Expanded Edition", a 2-CD set consisting of the album on one disc as well as extended versions of album cuts, remixes, and b-sides on the second disc. This set was released on August 18, 2009 in the USA/Canada and September 21 in Europe.
Version two is called the "Omnibus Edition" which features the first two discs from the "Expanded Edition" plus two more discs. Disc three features extremely rare demos from the Love album presented for the first time, and disc four features a live concert recorded by the BBC at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on October 31, 1985.
Love, TAPE, BEG65C, UK
Love, TAPE, VOG4-3365, CAN
Love, TAPE, 300654 PM 462, FRA, bonus tracks: A. She Sells Sanctuary (remix) B. Rain (remix)
Love, TAPE, 1654 TAKT MUSIC, POL, blank tape
Love, TAPE, YVPC 102/BEGA 65, S-KOR, YEH EUM label w/ slip cover
Love, TAPE ,925359 4, USA
* large promo poster