When Love Affair hit the charts in 1968 with ‘Everlasting Love’, it was the start of a hectic career. The debut single went straight to Number One in the UK, and was a hit all over Europe. Yet, by their time second album ‘New Day’ was released in 1970, the group had undergone drastic change.
Eighteen-year-old singer Steve Ellis had quit to go solo in October 1969 and was replaced by talented singer/songwriter Gus Eadon. The original LP had ten tracks and the band members eschewed ‘cover’ versions in favour of original material.
Eadon’s Jagger-inspired vocals are well to the fore on such numbers as ‘Goodbye Brother, Farewell Friend’ and ‘Speak of Peace, Sing Of Joy‘. We have added ten bonus tracks, including A & B-sides written for the group by Philip Goodhand-Tait and two further special bonus items, featuring a rare Italian language version of their 1968 hit single ‘Rainbow Valley’.