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House Of Lords – House Of Lords [1988]

■ Genre: Melodic Hard Rock/Hair Metal
■ Audio Format: FLAC level 8, v1.2.1 / mp3 VBR V0, LAME v3.98.2
■ Included: nfo, log, sfv, m3u, Booklet, CD, Tray card
■ Playing Time: 00:44:34
■ Size: 306,90 MB/88,91 MB
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  1. November 8th, 2009 at 22:30 | #1

    WARNING: Long text ahead!

    The main reason you see House Of Lord‘s debut posted here is their recent -last Monday- live performance in Athens.
    Under normal circumstances I would have been there which means that apart from this CD-rip you would be looking at some photos taken from the gig as well as a ticket scan.
    The venue may be small-sized [the *stage* is so narrow that unless the band stands still, they bump one another! Ask Mike Tramp, I saw White Lion there 2 years ago or so] but the price was decent (€23).
    Besides, it’s relatively close to my house – convenience above all 😉

    BUT… it was one of those days when everything goes wrong:
    Nasty headache (migraine actually) that won’t go away no matter what – When the painkillers finally kicked in, it was nearly time for the show to start and I was still lying in bed.
    I could have still made it but then I started having second thoughts:
    Nothing worse than attending a show while being ill, the chances are you won’t enjoy it.

    I’ve had a really bad experience nearly a decade ago permanently imprinted in my memory.
    It was Blackmore’s Night first visit in Greece; I arrived at the (open) theatre with a slight headache, a minor nuisance up to that point.
    Well, by the time Ritchie got on stage the pain had increased so much it was unbearable.
    Needless to say it COMPLETELY ruined the evening for me.
    And I’m talking about an outdoor concert [lots of space, hanging loose, cool breeze blowing, you get the picture] in conjunction with a low dB acoustic set, not a tiny poorly ventilated [this old chap is NOT a smoker] club where you may find yourself next to the PA!
    Yes I know, it’s House Of Lords not Slayer, still…

    Now, regarding the album:
    Released during the late 80s when Melodic Hard Rock/Hair Metal was thriving, you could say the prospects were favourable.
    It achieved huge sales/received extended airplay and so on. Surely you MUST have heard a few of the songs featured here.
    My only objection is the *outside help* the band had, it always bugs me when the label (?) intervenes – I’ve never liked *hired guns* either :
    The best two songs, and smashing hits, “I wanna be loved” and “Love don’t lie” were written by Mandy Meyer/Steve Johnstad and Stan Bush respectively.
    Other highlights include “Pleasure palace” and “Slip of the tongue”, part of their live set-list too if I’m not mistaken.
    Overall a pleasurable album to listen to, typical of the era and genre.

    This is the first edition, got it from a second-hand shop for peanuts 15 years ago or more.
    It had already been marked for “clearance”, hence the drill hole [you can clearly spot it near the upper right corner of the tray card]
    The bad news is that my copy was exposed to moisture for a period enough to affect its condition [due to lack of space my CDs are scattered all over the house].
    Pages have turned yellow, colour balance has been disturbed, even faded to some extent and everything looks a bit skewed 🙁
    Luckily the disc remained intact, not a speck of dust inside which is surprising given the state of the case.
    I tried my best to enhance the scanned images, cropping them more than usual/using filters etc but it still is far from perfect [for my standards anyhow]

    House Of Lords at Wikipedia
    “House Of Lords” at RateYourMusic
    “House Of Lords” at Discogs

    Record Label: Simmons Records/BMG Music/RCA
    Catalogue Number: 8530-2-R
    UPC: 078635853025
    Mastering SID Code: n/a
    Matrix/Runout: W.O. 10664-1 85302 (H)
    Mould SID Code: n/a

    01. Pleasure palace [6:21]
    02. I wanna be loved [3:22]
    03. Edge of your life [5:20]
    04. Lookin’ for strange [4:04]
    05. Love don’t lie [4:19]
    06. Slip of the tongue [3:30]
    07. Hearts of the world [4:17]
    08. Under blue skies [4:36]
    09. Call my name [5:00]
    10. Jealous heart [3:43]
    FLAC CD-rip nfo
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Filecloud.io]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Filefactory.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Fileserve.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Gamefront.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Mega.co.nz] [05/03/2013]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Megaupload.com]
    FLAC level 8 | v1.2.1 [Solidfiles.com] [27/06/2015]

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    CRC32: 1b70e81e
    MD5: 4afbf90c90ca620b7a1d7ef6a9623e03
    SHA-1: 2fa56b889d4e93a9832eed20150c2d6c1afb59b6

    mp3 CD-rip nfo
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Filecloud.io]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Filefactory]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Fileserve.com]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Mega.co.nz] [05/03/2013]
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    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Rapidshare]
    mp3 VBR V0 | LAME v3.98.2 [Solidfiles.com] [05/03/2013]

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    CRC32: b92c2f59
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    SHA-1: 7b5e073d61fff09c9d2d170ddb5c8adaa204b6ef


    Steve Johnstad & Mandy Meyer – “I wanna be loved” [Demo]



    Concert poster

    and finally a report -in Greek- published today: Live report

  2. jdr
    November 9th, 2009 at 00:55 | #2

    Thanks for the upload 🙂

  3. August 27th, 2010 at 17:45 | #3

    Thanks very much for this CD.

  4. brazilian Stoner
    November 3rd, 2010 at 06:15 | #4

    Thanks for posting House Of Lords début, nice addition to any good music collection.
    Regards from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  5. AzoresOne
    November 18th, 2014 at 18:55 | #5

    Great upload, thanks a lot!
    A fan from the Azores, Portugal.

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