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For Your Love (album)

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Length  31:04
Release date  July 1965
Label  Epic Records
Artist  The Yardbirds
Producer  Giorgio Gomelsky
Genres  Rock music, Blues rock
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Released  13 June 1965 (1965-06-13) (US)
Recorded  London, March 1964 – April 1965
For Your Love (1965)  Having a Rave Up (1965)
Similar  The Yardbirds albums, Blues rock albums

Yardbirds for your love full album

For Your Love is the first American album by English rock band the Yardbirds. Released in June 1965, it 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. The album was unissued in the UK; similarly, the Yardbirds' debut British album, Five Live Yardbirds, was not released in the US.


Recording and composition

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 had left the band four months earlier, is not pictured on the album cover nor mentioned in the liner notes.

Charts and reception

The album reached number 96 in Billboard's Top LPs chart. It was the Yardbirds' first charting album; their British debut, Five Live Yardbirds, did not reach the UK Albums Chart and was not issued in the US.

In a retrospective review, AllMusic writer Bruce Eder gave the album three out of five stars. He noted "For Your Love wasn't a 'real' album ... Rather, it was the response of their American label, Epic, to the band's achieving a number six single with the title track, with manager Giorgio Gomelsky selecting the cuts."

Original album

Songwriter credits are taken from the original Epic LP. However, since the running times are not given, those from The Yardbirds Story (2002), produced by Gomelsky, are used instead.

Album reissues

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. In addition to the eleven tracks from the original album, the Repertoire reissue includes 13 non-album single and demo tracks.

The Yardbirds

  • Keith Relf – lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar on "Heart Full of Soul"
  • Eric Clapton – lead guitar on all tracks, except those with Beck and "Questa Volta"
  • Jeff Beck – lead guitar on "I'm Not Talking", "I Ain't Done Wrong", "My Girl Sloopy", "Steeled Blues", and "Paff...Bum"
  • Chris Dreja – rhythm guitar, lead guitar on "Questa Volta"
  • Paul Samwell-Smith – bass guitar, backing vocals, Musical Director
  • Jim McCarty – drums, backing vocals
  • Additional musicians

  • Giorgio Gomelsky – backing vocal on "A Certain Girl"
  • Brian Auger – harpsichord on "For Your Love"
  • Denny Pierce – bongos on "For Your Love"
  • Ron Prentice – bowed bass on "For Your Love", bass on "Heart Full of Soul"
  • Manfred Mann – keyboard and backing vocals on "Sweet Music"
  • Paul Jones – backing vocals on "Sweet Music"
  • Mike Hugg – vibes on "Sweet Music"
  • Tom McGuinness – guitar on "Sweet Music"
  • Mike Vickers – guitar on "Sweet Music"
  • unidentified – sitar on "Heart Full of Soul"
  • unidentified – tabla on "Heart Full of Soul"
  • unidentified – keyboards on "Paff...Bum" and "Questa Volta"
  • Songs

    1For Your Love2:30
    2I'm Not Talking2:33
    3Putty (In Your Hands)2:18


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