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This is the track 'The Back Of Love' by Echo and The Bunnymen taken from the Secret Records DVD 'Dancing Horses: Live At The Shepherds Bush Empire'. Recorded on 1st November 2005 this performance features many of the band's classic songs including 'Rescue', 'The Cutter', 'The Killing Moon', 'Bring On The Dancing Horses' and many more. The DVD also includes an exclusive interview with singer Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant.

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The Back of Love on Wikipedia
"The Back of Love"
Bunnymen backoflove.jpg
Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
from the album Porcupine
B-side"The Subject" / "Fuel"
Released21 May 1982
Format7", 12"
RecordedTrident Studios, London / Square One Studios, Liverpool
LabelKorova / WEA
Writer(s)Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
Producer(s)Ian Broudie
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology

"The Back of Love" is a single which was released by Echo & the Bunnymen on 21 May 1982. It reached number nineteen on the UK Singles Chart the same month.[1] It was subsequently added to the album Porcupine which was released on 4 February 1983.

The single was produced by Ian Broudie under the pseudonym Kingbird. The a-side of the single was recorded at Trident Studios in London, while the b-side was recorded at Square One Studios in Liverpool.[2] The b-side to both the 7" and 12" versions of the single is "The Subject". The 12" has an extra track on the b-side, "Fuel".

The cover of both the 7" and 12" versions is painting by Henry Scott Tuke called "The Promise" which was on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

The song was covered by the American rock group Burning Airlines on the 1998 "Always Something There to Remind Me / Back of Love" single, a split release with Braid who performed "Always Something There to Remind Me".


  • 1 Track listings
  • 2 Chart positions
  • 3 Personnel
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Track listings

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

7" release
  1. "The Back of Love" – 3:13
  2. "The Subject" – 5:06
12" release
  1. "The Back of Love"
  2. "The Subject"
  3. "Fuel"


  • Ian McCulloch – vocals, guitar
  • Will Sergeant – lead guitar
  • Les Pattinson – bass
  • Pete de Freitas – drums
  • Ian Broudie – producer


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Bell, Max (2003). "Wayo! And up they go.". Porcupine (CD booklet). Echo & the Bunnymen. Warner Music UK. 2564-61163-2. 
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". IRMA. 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  • "Echo & The Bunnymen at". Retrieved 1 April 2008. 
  • "Villiers The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Discography". Retrieved 1 April 2008. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


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