"Love" by The Virgin Sleep is one of my favourite records from 1967. It takes me straight back to the year when music seemed to progress, change, and startle at an amazing rate. Released Sept 1, 1967, the Virgin Sleep hailed from the Richmond area of London. A four piece, they were originally Themselves, but changed to a more Kings Road sounding name, and recorded this vaguely Eastern sounding song, loosely based on a Buddhist chant. It deftly blends sitars with a string section and is musical nirvana to those of us who enjoy Psych mixed with a strong batch of pop. This song should have been a huge hit, but unfortunately, it didn't bother the charts. Fortunately, Deram gave them a 2 record deal, because The Virgin Sleep released one more single, which we will come to in due time. The B side of this record, "Halliford House" is a worthy contender itself and we will take a listen to it next. These are the kind of records that made Deram such a great label!