Sandie Shaw was a British vocalist born Dagenham, Essex in 1947. Her rise to prominence was mainly due to the song writing talents of Chris Andrews, who had a major hit record of his own – Yesterday Man
Sandie was the first British female vocalist to have three number one singles. “Long Live Love” (produced by Andrews) was her second UK single to reach the top for three weeks within a 14 week run on the chart. This was a massive hit all over Europe. It also charted in Australia and was top ten in Canada. It reached #1 in Ireland and New Zealand. It was released in the US where the peak position was #97.
There is very small element of “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones to parts of the brass backing track, a song it is said that Sandie turned down in order to record this track as she liked it so much. As the title suggests its story of a young girl telling the world about her new found love.
“We meet everynight at eight, and I don’t get home till late, I say to myself each day, oh baby, long long live love”.
This is a recent purchase in October 2014. Whilst having a rummage at Birmingham’s longest running independent record store, The Diskery, I came across this. I also purchased another couple of her records at the same time. For this I paid £2 and its condition is very good. The B side “I Heard About Him” is another Chris Andrews track.
Sandie retired from singing in 2013.