The album, which marked a return to recording for Lulu after a six-year absence, was produced by Mark London - composer of Lulu's career record "To Sir With Love" and Lem Lubin. Four of the tracks were written by Neil Harrison including the titlecut "Don't Take Love for Granted" which was issued as lead single in September 1978, both in the UK and the US, where neither it nor its parent album attracted any significant attention.
The Don't Take Love For Granted album was released in England in early 1979, with the Elton John-Gary Osborne track, "I Don't Care", being replaced by "I Love To Boogie", which was released as a single. The song was written by David Skillins and Mike Stubbs, the principal songwriters for the group Home, which Stubbs had fronted. Produced solely by Mark London, "I Love to Boogie" was released as a UK single, backed by the non-album track, "Dance to the Feeling in Your Heart" (Neil Harrison). It was not successful.
The Neil Harrison composition "I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)" would eventually be released as a single on Alfa Records and become a major hit for Lulu in 1981. "I Could Never Miss You..." and two other Harrison compositions introduced on the Don't Take Love For Granted album: the title cut and "You Are Still a Part of Me", would be included on an otherwise newly recorded 1981 album entitled Lulu.