Long Live Love is a studio album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1974 by EMI Records. It was not released in the US.

Long Live Love
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Studio album by
Released1974
Recorded1973 at Abbey Road Studios and CSS Studios, London[1]
Length36:46
LabelEMI
ProducerJohn Farrar & Bruce Welch
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Let Me Be There
(1973)
Long Live Love
(1974)
If You Love Me, Let Me Know
(1974)

SinglesEdit

The song "I Honestly Love You" was her first number 1 single in the US, released on the album If You Love Me, Let Me Know.

The title track was the song Newton-John performed for the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest when she represented the UK. The song was first released as a 45 RPM single by Pye International, her first UK label before switching to EMI later in that year with a nod given to her Australian label as "A Festival International Production (England)", a mention which was given for most of her early releases from 1971–74. Along with the title track, five other tracks from the LP had been the six shortlisted songs for the UK selection for Eurovision, broadcast as A Song for Europe, 1974. The song that placed second, "Angel Eyes", was also released as the B-side of the "Long Live Love" single. (The other four songs were "Someday", "Loving You Ain't Easy", "Have Love, Will Travel", and "Hands Across the Sea".)

"The River's Too Wide" was also recorded by Jim Mundy, whose version was a Top 20 hit on Hot Country Songs in 1973.[citation needed]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic      link

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  1. "Free the People" (Barbara Keith)
  2. "Angel Eyes" (Tony Macaulay, Keith Potger)
  3. "Country Girl" (Alan Hawkshaw, Peter Gosling)
  4. "Someday" (Gary Benson, David Mindel)
  5. "God Only Knows" (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher)
  6. "Loving You Ain't Easy" (Stuart Leathwood, Bob Saker, Gary Sulsh)

Side twoEdit

  1. "Home Ain't Home Anymore" (John Farrar, Peter Robinson)
  2. "Have Love, Will Travel" (Roger Greenaway, Geoff Stephens)
  3. "I Honestly Love You" (Peter Allen, Jeff Barry)
  4. "Hands Across the Sea" (Ben Findon, Geoff Wilkins)
  5. "The River's Too Wide" (Bob Morrison)
  6. "Long Live Love" (Valerie Avon, Harold Spiro)

Japanese bonus tracksEdit

  1. "Mon Amour, Mon Impossible Amour" – 3:40
  2. "Long Live Love" (German version) – 2:48

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olivia Newton-John - Long Live Love". Discogs. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Olivia Newton-John | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2 November 2014.