This was the only single released from Harrison's second post-Beatles solo album, Living in the Material World
. After The Beatles broke up in 1969, he had a backlog of songs that he unloaded on the 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass
. Over the next few years, he continued his spiritual pursuits and took on various charitable projects, like organizing the Concert For Bangladesh
in 1971. Around the same time he released the album, he set up the Material World Charitable Foundation, which he funded with proceeds from the from the album; all the publishing royalties to "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" go to the foundation.