Idle Lovell | Surge et Illuminare

The first official release on Blonde Vinyl Records. Considered by many to be a classic gothic album. Some even consider it to be the first Christian goth album. It was never released on CD, and copies are now hard to find.

Brian Healy became the band’s manager and “default psychiatrist” in 1984.

Review: “Idle Lovell was the first(?) of the Knott secular-deal-hopeful bands that played around LA clubs and sent around demos. Idle Lovell’s 30-minute 6-song EP, SURGE ET ILLUMINARE, was the first Blonde Vinyl release, and the only one to actually be pressed on vinyl. *FANTASTIC* album, with a more Sisters of Mercyish dark synth dance sound. (Lifesavers Dance?!? LSD??!!) Features earlier versions of “I Can’t Wait” and “Shallow.” Weird ownership technicalities make a reissue unlikely. What a shame…” Michael Toth

Other information:
“Touch Me in the Wind” was included on the Lifesavers – Poplife re-issue as a bonus track. “I Can’t Wait” (Idle Lovell version) was included on the L.S.U. – This is the Healing re-issue as a bonus track.


Idle Lovell - Surge et Illuminare Front Cover Idle Lovell - Surge et Illuminare back cover Idle Lovell - Surge et Illuminare insert 1 Idle Lovell - Surge et Illuminare insert 2


Label: Blonde Vinyl Records
Format: Vinyl
Released: 1984
Genre: Gothic / Alternative Rock
Producer: Thom Roy

Michael Knott: Vocals, Guitar
Jim Richards: Keyboards
Vince Pangrazio: Bass
Bradford J. Salamon: Drums
01) Touch Me in the Wind 5:02 Knott    1 
02) Shallow 3:55 Knott Re-recorded on LSU – This is the Healing  
03) I Can’t Wait 3:55 Knott Re-recorded on Lifesavers – Kiss of Life  2 
04) Only 4:05 Knott    
05) One-Sided Love Affair 3:52 Knott, Pangrazio    
06) Drone 5:20 Knott    

1 Also on the Lifesavers – Poplife re-issue
2 Also on the L.S.U. – This is the Healing re-issue


More Images

A rare old Idle Lovell Promo A rare old Michael Knott promo, possibly from the Idle Lovell days Idle Lovell - Surge et Illuminare vinyl side 1 Idle Lovell - Surge et Illuminare vinyl side 2


Older comments on “Idle Lovell – Surge et Illuminare”

  1. Shawn Ness on October 04, 2010 at 01:08 pm said:

    Wow cool promo pictures, hard to believe that is Mike 🙂 thanks for sharing them Matt.

  2. navfox on September 13, 2011 at 10:49 am said:

    I actually found a sealed copy of this record in Las Vegas. Had to sell it years later…


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