Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven is the debut studio album by English alternative rock band Love and Rockets. It was released on 11 October 1985, through record label Beggars Banquet. Seventh Dream was preceded by the non-album single "Ball of Confusion" on 17 May 1985,[1] and the album's first proper single "If There's a Heaven Above" on 13 September 1985.[2]

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
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Studio album by
Released11 October 1985
RecordedWoodbine Studios
in the town of
Leamington Spa
in Warwickshire,
GenrePost-punk, gothic rock, neo-psychedelia
LabelBeggars Banquet
ProducerJohn A. Rivers, Love and Rockets
Love and Rockets chronology
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
Singles from Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
  1. "If There's a Heaven Above"
    Released: 13 September 1985

The album was remastered in October 1999 and reissued in the year 2000 with six bonus tracks (four B-sides and two alternate mixes) and new album cover artwork.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]

AllMusic wrote, "Though the years have deadened its impact somewhat, there is still a visceral thrill to be drawn from replaying the first Love and Rockets album, a sense of the first step taken towards a brave new world", calling the album "as profound an experience as any of the lauded trips of the original psychedelic era."[3]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Love and Rockets (Daniel Ash, David J, Kevin Haskins), except where noted.

Side A
1."If There's a Heaven Above"Ash, J4:57
2."A Private Future"Ash5:06
3."The Dog-End of a Day Gone By"J7:38
4."The Game"Ash5:09
Side B
5."Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven"Ash, J6:37
6."Haunted When the Minutes Drag"Ash, J8:03
7."Saudade" 5:00
2000 CD reissue bonus tracks
8."Ball of Confusion" (UK 12" Mix)Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong7:20
9."Inside the Outside" 4:22
10."If There's a Heaven Above" (UK 12" Mix) 7:00
11."God and Mr. Smith" 4:49
12."Haunted When the Minutes Drag" (USA Mix) 4:32
13."If There's a Heaven Above" (Canada Mix) 4:26


Love and Rockets
Additional personnel
  • John A. Rivers – keyboards, string arrangement on "Saudade", engineering, production
  • Mitch Jenkins – back cover photography


  1. ^ "Love and Rockets - 1985-05-17 - Ball of Confusion". Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Love and Rockets - 1985-09-13 - If There's a Heaven Above". Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b Thompson, Dave. "Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven – Love and Rockets : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 November 2015.

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