Love and Affection
|"Love and Affection"|
|Single by Joan Armatrading|
|from the album Joan Armatrading|
|Joan Armatrading singles chronology|
"Love and Affection" is a song by Joan Armatrading. Her fourth single, and her third for A&M Records, it was her first chart success. It reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1976. One of her best-known recordings, it has been described as a "deceptively feisty ballad ... an instant classic." It appeared on her eponymous third album. The song has twice been used as the title track of compilation albums, for 1999's Love and Affection: The Best of Joan Armatrading and 2003's Love and Affection: Classics 1975–1983.
The male backing vocal, which has been described as a "honeyed baritone", was performed by American actor and singer Clarke Peters. The alto saxophone was by Gallagher and Lyle session player Jimmy Jewell.
In 1990 American singer Sinitta covered the song. It was produced by Barry Anthony Andrews and released as a non-album single. The single peaked at #62 in the UK.
|Chart (1976)|| Peak|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||10|
- "Love and Affection" lyrics from Joan Armatrading's official website
- Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics