Love in the Natural Way

Song written by Kim, Ricky and Marty Wilde. Fourth track of the album Close. Released as the fifth and last single from the album.


There are three versions of 'Love in the Natural Way': the album version, the extended version and the video edit. The latter track was released on cd for the first time in 2013, when Universal re-released 'Close' as a 2cd set.


The single was released on 7" single, limited edition 7" single with poster sleeve, a 12" single and a CD-single.
See also this page in the discography.

Music video

A music video was filmed to promote the single. It was directed by Neil Thompson.
Go to this page for more information.

Live performances

'Love in the Natural Way' was performed live during the Bad Tour in 1988, the Hits Tour in 1994, the Live 2009 Tour, the Snapshots & Greatest Hits tour in 2012 and during Christmas gigs in December 2013.

Kim about 'Love in the natural way'

This was the fifth and final single from Close and one of my personal favorite love songs. I often still sing this today in an acoustic set at my concerts; the melody and sentiment still as potent as they were back in '88... perhaps even more so. (1)


Keyboards & programming: Ricky Wilde, Tony Swain
Guitars: Steve Byrd, Ricky Wilde
Produced by Ricky Wilde and Tony Swain
Engineered by James Richards.
Mix engineered by Richard Lengyel

Highest chart positions

Ireland: 26 (2 weeks)
United Kingdom: 32 (6 weeks)

Interview source

(1) Facebook Track by Track commentary, published September 3, 2013