Thursday, February 7, 2008

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 1994 Let Love In

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 1994 Let Love In

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds: Nick Cave (vocals, piano, electric piano, organ, oscillator, bells); Mick Harvey (guitar, organ, drums, tambourine, shaker, bell, background vocals); Blixa Bargeld (guitar, background vocals); Conway Savage (piano, background vocals); Martyn P. Casey (bass, background vocals); Thomas Wydler (drums, shaker, triangle, tambourine, timpani, fish, background vocals).

Additional personnel: Robin Casinader, Warren Ellis (violin); Tex Perkins, Rowland S. Howard, Mick Geyer, Nick Seferi, Spencer P. Jones, David McComb, Donna McEvitt, Katherine Blake (background vocals).

Recorded at Townhouse III, London, England and Metropolis, Melbourne, Australia in September and December 1993.

LET LOVE IN is a powerful but somewhat schizophrenic effort. It alternates between frenzied tales of decadence a la TENDER PREY, and stately, Leonard Cohenesque ballad of the sort found on HENRY'S DREAM and THE GOOD SON. The one common thread, as always, is the unrelenting horror Cave takes such delight in presenting in his lyrics. From the morbid funeral setting of the gospelly "Lay Me Low" to the sexual abuse scenarios of the driving, profoundly disturbing "Do You Love Me?" LET LOVE IN is not for the timid. The album's highlight is easily the understated, subtly syncopated "Red Right Hand," a tale of a satanic figure, with appropriate horror-film backing track. LET LOVE IN itself is the audio equivalent of a particularly engrossing, ultimately unnerving horror film.

Track Listing

Song Title


Do You Love Me?


Nobody's Baby Now




Jangling Jack


Red Right Hand


I Let Love In


Thirsty Dog


Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore


Lay Me Low


Do You Love Me? (Part 2)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 1994 Let Love In

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