The Cult release Love

Love is an album by the English rock band The Cult, released in 1985 on Beggars Banquet Records.

The record has been released in nearly 30 countries worldwide, and sold an estimated 2.5 million copies. It gave The Cult commercial success in the UK and abroad.

The album was recorded at Jacob's Studios in Farnham, Surrey, in July and August 1985.

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 and Uzbekistan. 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 will be releasing two different editions of the album:

Version one will be 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 is to be released on August 18, 2009 in the USA/Canada and September 21 in Europe.

Version two will be called the "Omnibus Edition" which will feature the first two discs from the "Expanded Edition" plus two more discs. Disc three will feature extremely rare demos from the Love album presented for the first time, and disc four will feature a live concert recorded by the BBC at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on October 31, 1985.