The Love Parade (song)

"The Love Parade" is the fourth single released by The Dream Academy. It was a more "edgy" song than their previous singles, made so by the inclusion of implied themes of adultery and erotic temptation in the lyrics.[1], and was arranged to a brisk bossa nova-esque beat which was in stark contrast to the style of the group's first single Life In A Northern Town . There were two additional singles released in the UK by Blanco y Negro, a 7" shaped picture disc and a second limited edition release.

"The Love Parade"
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Single by The Dream Academy
from the album The Dream Academy
Released1985 (UK)
1986 (United States)
FormatVinyl record (7" and 12"), cassette tape and CD
LabelReprise / Blanco Y Negro
Songwriter(s)Gilbert Gabriel
Nick Laird-Clowes
Producer(s)Alan Tarney
The Dream Academy singles chronology
"This World"
"The Love Parade"
"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"

There were high hopes for the single, especially from Warners, and there was some degree of promotion of the song (such as a live performance on American Bandstand). However, the single failed to live up to the expectations of their debut single, "Life in a Northern Town", just making the top 40 (#36) in the US but reaching #68 in the UK.

Track listingEdit

7" version

  1. "The Love Parade" - 3:50
  2. "Girl in a Million" (for Edie Sedgwick) - 3:50

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