Love was born of a sample of Andy Williams’ You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, a happy accident of a needle dropping on a piece of vinyl and jumping backwards, for a brief few seconds creating a perfect loop of its own accord.
I wrote the song in about half an hour. It was easy, because it’s true, and the music was perfect.
The strings were recorded live by an orchestra conducted by the lady from The Communards, who had her newborn baby slung around her neck at the time. Everybody was in tears. The emotion translated to the record. It is a beautiful thing.