After the lineup change, the band recorded and released Ljubav (Love) in the second part of 1987, which is often considered the best EKV album as well as one of the best ever rock releases recorded in Yugoslavia. It displayed a more guitar-oriented, polished sound, partly because of new producer Theodore Yanni, along with stylized sleeve done by Magi and artist Vuk Vidor. Hits from this album include "Zemlja" (Earth), "7 Dana" (7 Days), "Pored mene" (Beside Me), "Ljudi iz gradova" (People From The Cities), and "Ljubav". It also showed the first signs of Milan's depressive lyrics, as exemplified by song "Tonemo" (We're Sinking).
The band confirmed their newfound star status with two consecutive sold out shows at Belgrade's Pionir Hall sports arena. New extensive tour commenced in early 1988, and EKV enlisted help from experienced musicians Tanja Jovićević and Zvonko Đukić to fill out the live sound. Firchie returned from the army, and promptly rejoined the band on tour, replacing Srđan Todorović, if only for a few months before moving away to New York City in May 1988. After Firchie left, Todorović rejoined again.
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