Let Me Love You (album)

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Let Me Love You
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1976 (1976-10)
GenrePop, Pop rock
LabelEMI Music
Mark Holden chronology
Dawn in Darkness
Let Me Love You
Singles from Let Me Love You
  1. "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"
    Released: April 1976 (1976-04)
  2. "I Wanna Make You My Lady"
    Released: August 1976 (1976-08)
  3. "Last Romance"
    Released: November 1976 (1976-11)

Let Me Love You is the second studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Mark Holden. The album was released in October 1976 and peaked at number 20 on The Australian Charts. The album was certified Gold for more than 50,000 copies in Australia.[1][2]

Background and release[edit]

In early 1976, Holden received a call from Colin Petersen, EMI Music Australia's A&R representative, who suggested he cover Eric Carmen's "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again". In his 2017 autobiography, Holden said "This was a watershed moment, the opportunity to do covers versus originals. I didn't have a lot of new material. I was a greasy-haired folkie hippie, and the first album had sucked up everything I'd done... Recording "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" was a chance for me to have a hit".[3] The song peaked at number 13 on the Australian Kent Music Report, which was followed up by "I Wanna Make You My Lady", an English-version of the Swedish song "Jag ska fånga en ängel" by Ted Gärdestad, which peaked at number 11.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."I Wanna Make You My Lady"Ted Gärdestad, Ken Gärdestad, Gary Osborne 
2."Let Me Forgive You, You Forgive Me"Ian Mason 
3."You"Randy Edelman 
5."White Sport Coat (And a Red Carnation)"Robbins 
6."Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"Eric Carmen 
Side two
1."Hurricane Rider"Holden 
2."Never Ever Monday"Holden 
3."Last Romance"Beeb Birtles2:50
4."Let Me Love You Once Before You Go"Molly-Ann Leikin, Stephen Doff 
5."Favourite Entertainer"Phil Cody, Neil Sedaka 


Chart (1976/77) Peak
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report) 20


  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Mark Holden'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 26 August 2004. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ Holden, Mark (May 2017). My Idol Years. Melbourne, Australia: Transit Lounge. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-9953594-7-5.