In a 2012 interview with Vintage Rock, Lake explained how this song came to be recorded after the break up of Emerson, Lake & Palmer: "I was in Abbey Road recording. Funny enough, I had kind of written a song with Bob Dylan. We didn't actually sit down and write it together. I wanted to do a Bob Dylan song, but I didn't want to do one that everyone else had done. I wanted to do one that was obscure. What happened was he sent me over a tape of a half-finished song and said, 'Look, you finish the song off and then you can do this with that one, and that way it's something original.' I finished the song and it was called 'I Love You Too Much.'"
Having recorded the song, Lake wasn't satisfied with the guitar solo; he wanted "something blistering," which was not his style, so his manager (he thought, remembering back 30 years) said he would give Gary Moore a call.
The Irishman walked into the studio wearing a long black leather coat with his Stratocaster in a case, took it out, plugged it in, and "what you hear on the record is Gary Moore playing for the first time he ever heard the song."
"Love You Too Much" runs to 4 minutes 55 seconds. Backed by "Someone" and produced by Lake himself, it is credited to him, Dylan, and backing singer Heather Springs.
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The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.