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Official Review [Single]: 22. "ALL YOU GET FROM LOVE IS A LOVE SONG"/"I HAVE YOU" (1940-S)

Which side is your favorite?

  • Side A: "All You Get From Love Is A Love Song"

    Votes: 55 94.8%
  • Side B: "I Have You"

    Votes: 3 5.2%

  • Total voters
    58

GaryAlan

Well-Known Member
I must reiterate, as I was listening to this Single this morning,
this song is one of the best pieces of ear candy I have ever heard.
I remember the first time I heard it on the radio (and, that was also the last time)
and felt it was the shot-in-the-arm the duo needed to get them back on top,
unfortunately, I was wrong.....
 

goodjeans

Active Member
I must reiterate, as I was listening to this Single this morning,
this song is one of the best pieces of ear candy I have ever heard.
I remember the first time I heard it on the radio (and, that was also the last time)
and felt it was the shot-in-the-arm the duo needed to get them back on top,
unfortunately, I was wrong.....
I thought so too.
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
I must reiterate, as I was listening to this Single this morning, this song is one of the best pieces of ear candy I have ever heard. I remember the first time I heard it on the radio (and, that was also the last time) and felt it was the shot-in-the-arm the duo needed to get them back on top, unfortunately, I was wrong.....
I love the song and always have. It’s hard to believe it wasn’t a hit, even despite their gradual decline by 1977. For me, it’s pure ear candy and so right for radio. The background vocal arrangement, especially during the second half of the sax break, is just sublime and always gives me chills. Karen is up near the top of her vocal range and sounds amazing.
 

Chris May

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I love the song and always have. It’s hard to believe it wasn’t a hit, even despite their gradual decline by 1977. For me, it’s pure ear candy and so right for radio. The background vocal arrangement, especially during the second half of the sax break, is just sublime and always gives me chills. Karen is up near the top of her vocal range and sounds amazing.
Most definitely agree with everything that has been said about this. Love the vocals, the arrangement and there's quite a bit going on with it overall. It was a pretty big session - a lot of players and I believe the orch was cut in at least (2) separate sessions, not to mention the rhythm tracks.
 

Chris May

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I went through my notes and I was reminded that the horns, woodwinds, guitars and percussion were all part of the rhythm tracking session. Strings and a couple of incidental overdubs came later.
 

CraigGA

Well-Known Member
I just think djays did not want to play it. If it came the summer before in 1976 it may have fared better. I’m trying to remember back but what I most remember is how it stalled in the Top 40 not making it past 20 and was shocked!
 
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