Written by Harrison and Jeff Lynne, it was the third single released from the album.
That’s the great thing about Jeff. He wanted to help me make my record. But there’s so much in there Jeff contributed to. ‘Fab’ was a 50-50 contribution, but ‘This Is Love’ was a song where I said, ‘Why don’t you write me a tune?’ So he came down with lots of bits and pieces on cassette, and almost let me choose. I routined that song with him, and we wrote the words together. In fact, he had so many permutations of how that song is, he can still write another three songs out of the bits left.
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The original b-side was to have been ‘Handle With Care’, which was eventually released as the debut single by The Traveling Wilburys.
A promotional video for ‘This Is Love’ was filmed in Hana on the Hawaiian island of Maui, where Harrison had a holiday home. The promo was directed by Morton Jankel.