Temple Of Love - 20th Anniversary Release

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It's been exactly 20 years since the original "Temple Of Love" has been released.It was in October 1983.Later it reached number 2 on the UK Indie Chart hallmarking their early musical character.It broke them big all across Europe.It was also their very last independantly released single before signing the contract with the major Warner Bros's WEA label a year later.
Its 7-incher included the wonderful "Heartland" while its 12-incher completed the single with the best Rolling Stones cover ever made the haunting "Gimme Shelter".
Its black and green artwork is just splendid.One of the best singles covers I've ever seen.

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What are your opinions about it now,20 years since its release?
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opinion? it rocks a fat one. :von:

but as its already been re-recorded once (11 years ago! jesus!) i doubt even they would milk that particular cash cow again... they're not as cynical as new order you know ;) ;D
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Nancy_78 wrote: Its black and green artwork is just splendid.One of the best singles covers I've ever seen.

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Indeed. :)
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The 12-inch version still sounds better than any cd-recording I have heard ...
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13Vision13 wrote:The 12-inch version still sounds better than any cd-recording I have heard ...
yup, I got a couple of identical ones (dutch pressings, I think). One for everyday use and one for Sunday best. 8)
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13Vision13 wrote:The 12-inch version still sounds better than any cd-recording I have heard ...
Agreed - The vinyl version is far better than the Some Girls version and the song is still a "stormer" 20 years later.

AFAIK the 12" has sold enough copies in the UK, over the years, to have spent something like a month at #1 ;-)
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how can i get a copy of the 12-inch version on mp3?
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Some of you will accuse me of being abrasive, or trying to rock the boat or be awkward or something, but in all honestly I have always disliked Temple of Love.
It's just... crap, and it always makes me laugh the way Von sings 'In the Temple of love love love love love', it's just ridiculous goth nonsense, it's one of the songs that ruined Vons reputation by stereotyping him as a po-faced doommonger.

Other sisters songs that everyone else seems to love but I hate:
Good Things
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This Corrosion
No time to Cry (Cradle of Filth actually managed to improve this song!)
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claws wrote:how can i get a copy of the 12-inch version on mp3?
I'm sure you can download it from http://www.winmx.com/
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Black Shuck wrote:Some of you will accuse me of being abrasive, or trying to rock the boat or be awkward or something, but in all honestly I have always disliked Temple of Love.
It's just... crap, and it always makes me laugh the way Von sings 'In the Temple of love love love love love', it's just ridiculous goth nonsense, it's one of the songs that ruined Vons reputation by stereotyping him as a po-faced doommonger.
I would say it DEFINED "ridiculous goth nonsense". And we loved it! Unfortunately, some people started taking things a bit too seriously.
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Black Shuck, how can you hate BOTH Temple of love and This Corrosion?? Are you sure you're a sisters fan? :)

I find both songs extremely good. Try not to listen so much to the lyrics when listening and you might like it!
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Temple of Love was number 2 in the UK Independent charts for a long time in 1983, kept off the top by the biggest selling Independent single, and biggest selling 12 inch of any description, of all time. No shame there at all. The single was?
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blue monday. next question?
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Hooray! Gold star and a little sweetie for the kid at the back.
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MrChris wrote:Hooray! Gold star and a little sweetie for the kid at the back.
careful what you offer, I might hold you to that. :wink:
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whitesatin wrote:
Nancy_78 wrote: Its black and green artwork is just splendid.One of the best singles covers I've ever seen.

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Indeed. :)
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zigeunerweisen wrote:
whitesatin wrote:
Nancy_78 wrote: Its black and green artwork is just splendid.One of the best singles covers I've ever seen.

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Indeed. :)
Indeed
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Big Si wrote:
zigeunerweisen wrote:
whitesatin wrote: Indeed. :)
Indeed
Only 8 posts to go Ziggy? :twisted:
Indeed ;D
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hallucienate wrote:blue monday. next question?
Yep!

And "The Reptile House EP"(1983) which was released five months earlier had been kept off the UK Independant top spot from it too.
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zigeunerweisen wrote:
Big Si wrote:
zigeunerweisen wrote: Indeed
Only 8 posts to go Ziggy? :twisted:
Indeed ;D
Indeed!
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Am I mad, but I actually prefer the 7" version? I always thought it worked better as a short-sharp-shock, and, without wanting to overtly agree with Black Shuck (who is obviously stark raving :D ) I do find the choruses a bit wearying in the extended version.
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Nancy_78 wrote:
hallucienate wrote:blue monday. next question?
Yep!

And "The Reptile House EP"(1983) which was released five months earlier had been kept off the UK Independant top spot from it too.
yeah, don't New Order just suck :?: :innocent:
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mh wrote:Am I mad, but I actually prefer the 7" version? I always thought it worked better as a short-sharp-shock, and, without wanting to overtly agree with Black Shuck (who is obviously stark raving :D ) I do find the choruses a bit wearying in the extended version.
But if it wasn't for the 12" we wouldn't have a released version of Gimme Shelter! :D And it's good for the disco's!
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Big Si wrote:
mh wrote:Am I mad, but I actually prefer the 7" version? I always thought it worked better as a short-sharp-shock, and, without wanting to overtly agree with Black Shuck (who is obviously stark raving :D ) I do find the choruses a bit wearying in the extended version.
But if it wasn't for the 12" we wouldn't have a released version of Gimme Shelter! :D And it's good for the disco's!
for playing while the dj nips to the lav? ;)
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