Afterglow of Your Love

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"Afterglow of Your Love"
Single by Small Faces
from the album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
B-side "Wham Bam Thank You Mam"
Released UK, 7 March 1969
Format 7"
Recorded Olympic Studios London, England
Genre Rock
Length 3:24
Label Immediate
Writer(s) Marriott, Lane
Producer(s) Marriott/Lane
Small Faces singles chronology
"The Universal"
"Afterglow of Your Love"
"Mad John"
(1969) (USA)

"Afterglow of Your Love" is the unauthorized final single released in 1969 by the English rock group Small Faces. The song managed to reach No. 36 in the UK Singles Charts. The song was originally titled just "Afterglow" on the album on which it first appeared in 1968, Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

In March 1969 the Small Faces officially broke up, with Steve Marriott going on to form Humble Pie with Peter Frampton and Greg Ridley.

Andrew Loog Oldham almost immediately released an unauthorized final single by the group called "Afterglow of Your Love", a power ballad, (in an alternate version from what had originally appeared on Ogdens) with the contrasting rock-sounding B-side, "Wham Bam Thank You Man".

The single reached No. 36 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The following November, Immediate released a final unauthorized album entitled The Autumn Stone. It included many of their hits, including unreleased material and three live tracks recorded at Newcastle City Hall.[2]

"Afterglow" was recorded at Olympic Studios, London.

"Wham Bam Thank You Mam" was released, under the title "Sparky Rides" or "Sparky Riders", as a Rod Stewart recording on several budget CD compilations.[3]

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  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 508. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Paolo Hewitt (1995). Small Faces: The Young Mods' Forgotten Story. Acid Jazz Books. p. 139. ISBN 978-0952393504. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 2015-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Rockportraits Sherbet". Retrieved 2 March 2016. 

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