For Your Love (album)

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For Your Love
Studio album by The Yardbirds
Released 13 June 1965 (1965-06-13)
Recorded London
March 1964 – April 1965
Genre Blues rock, rhythm and blues
Length 31:04
Label Epic (Cat. no.LN 24167/BN 26167)
Producer Giorgio Gomelsky
Manfred Mann: "Sweet Music"
The Yardbirds chronology
Five Live Yardbirds
(1964)
For Your Love
(1965)
Having a Rave Up
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

For Your Love is the first American album by English blues rock band The Yardbirds.[2] Released in 1965, the album is a mix of US-only tracks and previously released singles compiled by Yardbirds' producer, Giorgio Gomelsky. The album, which was released as the Yardbirds were preparing for their first American tour, reached number 96 in Billboard's Top LPs chart.

For Your Love features three songs from Jeff Beck's first recording sessions with the Yardbirds: "I'm Not Talking", "I Ain't Done Wrong", and "My Girl Sloopy" (these songs were later released in the UK on the Five Yardbirds EP). Eric Clapton provided the guitar for the remainder of the tracks, which included the three Yardbirds singles (with B-sides) released up to that time and two demos which were not released in the UK until the 1980s (see discography for singles information). Clapton, who left the band four months earlier in March 1965, is not pictured on the album cover nor mentioned in the liner notes.

Track listing[edit]

Original album[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "For Your Love"   Graham Gouldman 2:31
2. "I'm Not Talking"   Mose Allison 2:33
3. "Putty (in Your Hands)"   John Patton, Kay Rogers 2:18
4. "I Ain't Got You"   Calvin Carter 2:00
5. "Got to Hurry"   Oscar Rasputin a.k.a. Giorgio Gomelsky (The Yardbirds, group composition) 2:33
6. "I Ain't Done Wrong"   Keith Relf 3:39
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Wish You Would"   Billy Boy Arnold 2:19
2. "A Certain Girl"   Naomi Neville a.k.a. Allen Toussaint 2:18
3. "Sweet Music (stereo)"   Walter Bowie, Otis Leavill Cobb, Major Lance 2:30
4. "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"   H.G. Demarais[3] 2:46
5. "My Girl Sloopy"   Wes Farrell, Bert Russell 5:38

Album reissues[edit]

The Yardbirds' 2001 compilation album Ultimate! contains eight of the eleven tracks from the original album. For Your Love has been reissued by several record labels, including JVC, Castle, and Repertoire.[4] In addition to the eleven tracks from the original album, the Repertoire reissue includes Yardbirds' demos recorded with Eric Clapton December 1963 – November 1964 (Tracks 1–8), a demo with Indian musicians (9), a single B-side with Jeff Beck (10), and an Italian single with Beck (11 & 13) and with Chris Dreja (12).

Repertoire reissue additional material
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Baby, What's Wrong" (demo) Elmore James 2:38
2. "Boom, Boom" (demo) John Lee Hooker 2:25
3. "Honey in Your Hips" (demo) Keith Relf 2:19
4. "Talkin' 'Bout You" (demo) Chuck Berry 1:56
5. "I Wish You Would" (demo) Billy Boy Arnold 4:17
6. "A Certain Girl" (demo) Naomi Neville a.k.a. Allen Toussaint 2:21
7. "Got to Hurry" (take 4) Oscar Rasputin a.k.a. Giorgio Gomelsky (group composition) 2:35
8. "Sweet Music" (take 4) Walter Bowie, Otis Leavill Cobb, Major Lance 2:28
9. "Heart Full of Soul" (demo, sitar version) Graham Gouldman 1:54
10. "Steeled Blues"   Jeff Beck 2:38
11. "Paff Bumm" (German issue) Gian Piero Reverberi, Sergio Bardotti, Paul Samwell-Smith 2:27
12. "Questa Volta"   Roberto "Bobby Solo" Satti, Gianni "Dinamo" Marchetti, Mogol 2:33
13. "Paff Bum" (Italian issue) Gian Piero Reverberi, Sergio Bardotti, Paul Samwell-Smith 2:36

Note: Liner notes for Repertoire release actually attribute "Baby, What's Wrong" to Sonny Boy Williamson credited as "Rice Miller Williamson". However, most sources credit this song to Jimmy Reed.

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "For Your Love – album review". allmusic. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Five Live Yardbirds, the Yardbirds' first UK album, was not released in the US.
  3. ^ H.G. Demarais a.k.a. Dee Marais, a Shreveport, LA record label owner/distributor, was originally credited on the LP; see "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" article.
  4. ^ "For Your Love – overview". allmusic. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 

References[edit]

  • Russo, Greg (1998). Yardbirds: The Ultimate Rave-Up. Crossfire Publications. ISBN 0-9648157-3-7. 
  • Clayson, Alan (2002). The Yardbirds. Backbeat Books. ISBN 0-87930-724-2. 
  • Gomelsky, Giorgio; Cohen, Brian (2002). The Yardbirds Story (liner notes). Charly Records. SNAD 905 CD.