Back Street Luv

1971 single by Curved Air / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Back Street Luv" is a song by British rock band Curved Air, written by band members Ian Eyre, Sonja Kristina and Darryl Way. It was included on the Second Album and released as a single in July 1971 by Warner Bros. Records.[1] It reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart on 18 September.[2] Warners also released it as a single in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Portugal. In 1975 a considerably more intense live version appeared on Curved Air – Live and was released as a single in the UK by Deram, but it failed to make any commercial impact.[1][3]

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"Back Street Luv"
Single by Curved Air
from the album Second Album
ReleasedJuly 1971
GenreArt rock
LabelWarner Bros
Songwriter(s)Ian Eyre, Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way
Producer(s)Colin Caldwell, Curved Air
Curved Air singles chronology
"It Happened Today"
"Back Street Luv"
"Sarah's Concern"

Rock critic Dave Thompson called "Back Street Luv" "one of the band's own finest moments" and "also one of the crucial singles of the early 1970s".[4]

In 1997, Salad covered the song on the Childline charity album.[5]