The Price Of Love

Album: In Our Image (1965)
Charted: 2

Songfacts®:

  • After a few years out of the spotlight, the Everly Brothers returned to the UK Top 10 with this self-penned song. However the duo found less success back home and the single stalled in America. With its heavy beat, ringing guitars, harmonica and tambourine though remaining still country at the core, the song reflected the influence of the British Invasion on the brothers.
  • The song is warning somebody that they might be in love with a girl now, but soon she will be finished with him and he won't be able to forget about her. Tears and pain are the price men pay for love.
  • The Everlys mini revival in Britain continued later in the year with "Love Is Strange," but their fortunes quickly dwindled and after 1965 they failed to return to the UK Top 40.
  • In 1976 Bryan Ferry recorded this as the lead track of his Extended Play EP peaking at #7 in the UK, with Chris Spedding on guitar. In 1989 a remixed version reached #49.
  • British band Status Quo twice covered this. First in 1969 they recorded it the first time they had gone into a recording studio to record material specifically for release as a single. It flopped, but in 1991 they re-recorded the song for inclusion on their 1991 album Rock 'Til You Drop. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above

Comments: 2

  • Jeff from Phx, ArizonaActually a great, underestimated, forgotten song that serves as the template for the classic "Pump it Up" by Elvis Costello & The Attractions 12 years later.
  • Andrea F Irawan from Jakarta, Indonesiathis song released in IN OUR IMAGE ALBUM 1966
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