Purple Love Balloon cover art

Purple Love Balloon

Release date August 1992

Record label A&M

Tracklisting (click on a song title for lyrics)

  1. Purple Love Balloon
  2. Remember What It Is That You Love
  3. Spanish Love Song (acoustic)


Carl Puttnam (vocals)
Mike Dunphy (guitar & keyboards)
William Potter (bass guitar)
Steve Goodwin (drums & percussion)
Jon Langford (production)
Dave Creffield (production)
Chris Sheldon (remix)
Harvey Birrell (remix)


The 12" version of this release came with a Cud mobile illustrated and designed by Philip Bond & Glyn Dillon (all working as one for the Cud Band).

The sleeve notes also provided the following useful notes for caring for your very own Purple Love Balloon:
"Use from early spring to late winter with any suitable equipment. Tranplant careully, while inder the influence, into package and store at 1821C (65-70F). Remove any side shoots and use 14 times a day. Feed regularyl and provide plenty of liquids especially in hot weather, a dry atmosphere and warm conditions. can also be used outdoors, in gardens, in parks or in the shelter of a sunny wall. Start using once inflated, fully formed and as soon as it has reached an acceptable size."

Purple Love Balloon sold circa 50,000 copies and charted at Number 27 in the UK singles chart.