Afterglow (Of Your Love)

Album: Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake (1968)
Charted: 36

Songfacts®:

  • The Small Faces broke up in March 1969 with Steve Marriott going on to form Humble Pie. Their manager Andrew Loog Oldham released this power ballad as the unofficial final song by the group. The band never publicized the tune and it only managed to reach #36 in the UK charts.
  • Marrott's lyrics are a paean to his model wife, Jenny Rylance, and were played at their wedding service in May 1968. Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley commented to Mojo magazine: "Only Steve could write a beautiful love song about what it feels to have a fag after sex!"

    A previous Small Faces single, "Tin Soldier," had been written by Marriott in an attempt to woo Rylance.
  • An alternate version titled "Afterglow" originally appeared on the Small Faces' 1968 album, Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

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