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This Old Heart Of Mine by Luv': reissue on digital platforms.

Dernière mise à jour : 6 nov. 2021

Luv's single 'This Old Heart Of Mine' and its B-side 'They Say' (from 1992) have been available on digital platforms since October 12th.

Click on the links to listen to these tracks:

Casper Janssen assisted Marga Scheide (who held the copyright on this record) to reissue it on digital platforms.

Earlier this year, All You Need Is Luv' (an album initially released in 1994) was also digitally reissued by the Dutch independent label Hit It! Music (run by Casper Janssen). June 2021 saw the digital reissue of the 1991 album "Sincerely Yours" and the four singles taken from it (Hasta Mañana, Jungle Jive, The Last Song and He's My Guy).

Now the entire Luv' back catalogue is available online (except Luv' Hitpack (released in December 1989), Megamix '93 (released in April 1993) and LUV Dance-Medley (from 1993).

This Old Heart of Mine by Luv' was initially released by Dutch label JAM Records on February 21st, 1992 and distributed by CNR Multidisk. Click here and here for information about the original release.

At this time, Luv' members were Marga Scheide (who trademarked the group's name), Diana van Berlo and Carina Lemoine.

On March 16th, 1992, NCRV broadcast the special "Alternatieve Elfstedentocht op de Poolcirkel" filmed in Lapland, Finland including Luv's performance of "This Old Heart Of Mine". The ladies also sang "They say" and "He's My Guy" on the same show.

This Old Heart Of Mine was also performed on the NCRV program "G'oud en Nieuw" on March 23rd, 1992 and RTL 4's 5 Uur Show on April 7th, 1992.

Despite this promotion on TV, the track didn't chart at all. In late 1992, Luv's line-up consisting of Marga, Diana and Carina broke up. Luv's original trio (Patty Brard, José Hoebee and Marga Scheide) reunited successfully in the Spring of 1993 to put out the Luv' Gold compilation. But that's another story...

A Motown Classic

The original version of "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" is a Holland–Dozier–Holland song recorded by The Isley Brothers in 1965. Motown's Tamla label released it on January 12th, 1966. It became an instant hit. The track peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, and at number six on the Billboard R&B Singles chart in 1966. In the UK, the song originally reached number 47 in April 1966, but it re-charted in late 1968 and reached number three for two weeks in November, making it the group's highest-charting UK single.

It was originally intended for The Supremes (who later recorded their version for their 1966 album The Supremes A' Go-Go).

Tammi Terrell also recorded and released the song as a part of her Irresistible album released in January 1969.

In 1975, Rod Stewart covered the song that charted in several countries (Ireland: #3,

UK: #4, USA: #83 and Germany: #41). In 1989, he re-recorded it - this time as a duet with Ronald Isley (lead singer and founding member of The Isley Brothers) that was a bigger hit: Australia: #94, Flanders/Belgium: #29, Canada: #2, Ireland #25, Netherlands: #49, Poland #49, UK: #51, USA: #10 and Germany: #51.

Source: Official Luv' (Facebook), YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Wikipedia

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