Album: The House of Love, The House of Love: Deluxe Edition (Cherry Red)

Considering that Creation indie rockers The House of Love's most transcendent moments involved multiple guitar effects and wall-of-sound production, a warts-and-all triple-disc reissue of their 1988 debut, complete with flimsy demos, seems a strange spell-breaker.

Nevertheless, The House of Love stands as a document of what might have been. Good luck with figuring out any of the track titles, though: the tiny cursive font would trouble a jeweller.