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Love Affair - The Best of the Good Times [CD]

Love Affair Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Sep 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00005OR3C
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,945 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Bringing On Back The Good Times (Album Version) 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Hush (Album Version) 3:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Everlasting Love 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. A Day Without Love (Album Version) 3:130.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Handbags & Gladrags (Album Version) 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Rainbow Valley 3:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. So Sorry (Album Version) 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The First Cut Is The Deepest (Album Version) 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Let Me Know (Album Version) 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday (Album Version) 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Baby I Know (Album Version) 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. 60 Minutes (Of Your Love) (Album Version) 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Someone Like Me (Album Version) 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. One Road (Album Version) 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I'm Happy (Album Version) 2:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Tobacco Road (Album Version) 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Jolly Jaunt0:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Little One (Album Version) 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Step Inside (Album Version) 4:060.99  Buy MP3 


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115 of 117 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sounds from forgotten group 27 Feb 2002
By Gary H
Format:Audio CD
At last a CD featuring all the Love Affair hits plus the best of the LP tracks.
Really a mod group along the lines of the Small Faces, the Love Affair achieved success with highly produced pop tunes often featuring vocalist Steve Ellis only. This was a departure from their original sound and led to difficulties for the group.
All the great late 60's hits are here -"Everlasting Love", "Rainbow Valley", "Day Without Love", "Bringing On Back The Good Times" "One Road" and "Baby I Know". They still sound FAB. This cd also features some worthwhile LP tracks by the original group like "Hush" and "Handbags and Gladrags" together with a few recent recordings by frontman Steve Ellis. He was still a teenager at the time of the big hits and had an incredible soulful voice, easily the equal of Marriott and Daltrey.
One negative aspect - sleeve notes are very poor. No summary of the group's career or Steve Ellis' ups and downs.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Love Affair That Lasts 16 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
I have often mentioned that the appeal of the songs that defined the 60s was in the main down to the energy and melodic structure of the tunes. Melody is something that ran through every artist from the Beatles to Presley, Marmalade to Tom Jones, Hollies to Dusty and so on.

The Love Affair was no exception and driven by a classic pop/rock voice in Steve Ellis, they had a period of success that still puts its marker down to this very day.

The 4 stand-out hits on this album are the massive selling "Everlasting Love" plus "Bringing on back the Good Times", "Rainbow Valley" and "A Day Without Love". All are as infectiously catchy today as they were then.

In the 60s, arrangers and producers had a knack of dovetailing guitars and drums with orchestration, which filled a song and made the sound so rich and powerful. All singles of this time and genre were precious 3 minute classics, not album tracks that promoted the release of their latest LP. Time and thought went into making them something special, hence the test of time for material such as this.

All 4 of these tracks are perfectly interpreted through Ellis' voice. The rest of the material is also good with a mixture of classic standards such as "Handbags and Gladrags" and "First Cut is the Deepest". I give it 4 stars because it just lacks enough tracks at the very top end of the quality scale to merit 5.

It's a shame that Ellis didn't have a longer extended career at the top. His anthology CD is superb, but he never had the lasting recognition that his talent deserved. However, when he and Love Affair did have their day in the sun, they turned out wonderful stuff.

This is an excellent disc to have on your shelf. Next time the nostalgic urge takes over, put it in the player and you'll get the warm glow of instant 1960s sunshine radiating through your speakers.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantabulous! 30 Aug 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Love Affair epitomise everything that is great about British pop music.Accordingly,this Cd collection epitomises everything that is great about the Love Affair.Essentially,they represented everything that was great about the 60s.Pure genius from start to finish,you will not be disappointed with this fine package.Buy it!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 60s music at it's best. 29 July 2008
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What a fantastic album, from, one of Englands most talented, yet less well known bands,although their music is very familiar, being used in Tv ads, and films, such as, Bridget Jone's Diary ect. that most people will recognise.

A London based band, formed in 1966, and headed by talented singer, Steve Ellis, Their music ranges from pop, to pure, Motown, Northern soul,type sounds, to, R& B, and psychedelic sounds of the late 60s.

The album is made up of,their biggest hits, Bringing on back the good times, and their No1 hit in the uk, Everlasting Love.probably their best known hit. The song writing skills of this band, are simply superb. The arrangements, and orchestration stunning. I love the Brass. The latter two songs mentioned, are sung from the heart, and get to your emotions, very uplifting,happy, and great to dance too.
This album also contains, other classic hits, and tracks, from the bands albums. The song Hush being used on at least two, recent uk TV ads. Rainbow valley, A day without you,Baby I Know,and many other great songs, feature the bands styles, and versatility.
At least two songs, have been coverd by, Rod Stewart. The first cut is the deepest, and, Handbags and gladrags. the latter being coverd by the Stereophonics.

This album is somewhat of a rarity, I love every track. It seems to cover their best work, Why this band never had the acclaim of other bands such as, The Kinks, The small faces,of that decade today, Ill never know.
as a songwriter myself, they will always be something to aspire to, but,never equaled. For this is how great music sounds like, sadly many bands today, simply don't have the talent, or originality , although there are exceptions. music lacking in haert and soul.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow this knocked me out 1 April 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The voice of Steve Ellis is laid down hear for all to hear and how fortunate we all are. I can't stop playing this C.D. at full volume in my car (sad I know). Rainbow Valley is my favorite and as a pro singer when I am asked for an encore (which is every gig I might add) I always deliver Everlasting Love and introduce it with the words from the inner sleeve of this album about how young Steve Ellis was when he recorded this fantastic song. To anyone who is not sure about the album ....buy it because it will be the best few pounds you will have ever spent on music......guaranteed
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Published 5 days ago by Chrissy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant cd. All their great records. Brings back great memories of our younger days!
Published 12 days ago by M. J. Brookbank
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Affair
Really good selection .Good sound reproduction .Really pleased with this CD
Published 21 days ago by Rick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very pleased
Published 1 month ago by tony owen
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Times is about right!
So good to be able to go back to the music we loved so much, great to hear them again without having to purchase a turntable to hear the old records.
Published 2 months ago by K. M. Wakefield
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic music
Why 5 star, what can I say other than a classic tune from a great era when music was raw and natural and not controlled and manufacturered like todays music seems to be.
Published 2 months ago by The 1960's Guitarist
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 60's band
Great greatest hits of a very underrated band- classic 60's sound- have stopped playing it- wife loves it to- Ally
Published 3 months ago by alastair stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars 60's band
This cd is a little gem I borrowed it from a friend and had to buy it. As I grew up in the 60's I remember this band and bought their stuff on vinyl. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Paul J. Clawson
4.0 out of 5 stars Mod classic
A classic CD from a band who rarely get the recognition they should've got.
Up there with classics such as Rainbow Valley, Everlasting Love as well Hush which was covered in... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr RJP Oliver
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album
Bought for my husband and he plays it all the time! delivery and packing both excellent. Highly recommend and will look to see what else I can get.
Published 6 months ago by JanA
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