Australian singles charts:
Sweet Sweet Love entered the Kent charts on 12 July 1971 and peaked at #7. It was #37 on the Top 100 of 1971.
The song is on Bloodstone which entered the Kent album chart on 23 August 1971 and peaked at #12.
Record label of Australian release:
BELOW: Russell singing Sweet Sweet Love on Happening 71, introduced by Jeff Phillips on ATV-0 Melbourne
Sweet, Sweet Love was written and recorded by Russell Morris and produced by Howard Gable. It was released as the lead single from his debut album Bloodstone.
Australian music journalist Ian McFarlane said; “Sweet, Sweet Love is just a great pop ballad with a terrific arrangement. It starts out in a gentle, minor key way and then about halfway through the pay off comes when Morris changes key, ups the tempo and the whole thing just takes off – as good a pop song as any in 1971.”
In a performance of the song in 2007, Morris said he originally wrote it for John Farnham, who turned it down saying “it takes too long to get to the chorus”.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet,_Sweet_Love
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