January 05, 2020

Book of Love - Lullaby (1988)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Pop Rock, Pop
Label Number: 9 25700-2

© 1988 Sire, I Square Records
AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann
Book of Love's Ted Ottaviano was credited with playing "tubular bells" on the band's self-titled debut album. On their second album, Book of Love opened the proceedings with their own danceable version of the 1973 Mike Oldfield instrumental hit as a way of launching into a somewhat harder-edged album. Producer Flood (of Depeche Mode fame) brought his ominous, beat-heavy approach to the group's already street-smart disco persona, with the result that tracks like "Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls" had an urgency lacking on the more pop-oriented debut. This was not, however, the way to break Book of Love beyond the dance clubs, and Lullaby did little to advance their career.

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