“The Book of Love”: Cover Songs Uncovered – The Pop Culture ExperimentThis is the th post in a weekly series. A new post about a different song is posted each Monday. You can listen to the songs in a Spotify playlist. By the end of the s, Stephin Merritt had already shown he was a versatile musician, tapping into several musical styles and traditions with numerous projects, chiefly The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes. Then I realized how long that would be. So I settled on And whoever the audience liked best at the end of the night would get paid.
Romantic Montage (The Book of Love)
The Book of Love (The Magnetic Fields song)
The three-volume album was released in , with "the Book of Love" appearing in volume 1 as track number The live recording was released on Island Def Jam Records. The Croatian musicians 2Cellos recorded an instrumental version on their album In2ition. He subsequently recorded the song for the soundtrack of the film Shall We Dance. Gabriel's version also appeared on his album Scratch My Back. However, as completion of the latter dragged out, it was instead decided to release a series of double A-sided singles with one song from each album every new full moon during on iTunes. The single charted in Belgium reaching number 10 on the Ultratop official chart.