It Never Rains in Southern California (album)

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It Never Rains in Southern California
Studio album by Albert Hammond
Released 1972
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Label Mums Records 31905
Producer Albert Hammond, Don Altfeld
Albert Hammond chronology
It Never Rains in Southern California
(1972)
The Free Electric Band
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

It Never Rains in Southern California is an album by Albert Hammond released by Mums Records.[2] The album landed on the Billboard 200 chart, reaching #77.[3]

The single title song hit #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart, #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #51 on the UK Singles Chart in 1972. The single "Down By The River" hit #38 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #91 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single "If You Gotta Break Another Heart" hit #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973.[4]

The album was produced by Albert Hammond and Don Altfeld and was arranged by Michael Omartian.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood

  1. "Listen to the World"
  2. "If You Gotta Break Another Heart"
  3. "From Great Britain to L.A."
  4. "Brand New Day"
  5. "Anyone Here in the Audience"
  6. "It Never Rains in Southern California"
  7. "Names, Tags, Numbers and Labels"
  8. "Down by the River"
  9. "The Road to Understanding"
  10. "The Air That I Breathe"

Session personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak Position
1972 Billboard 200 77

Singles

Year Single Chart Peak Position
1972 "Down By The River" Billboard Hot 100 91
1972 "Down By The River" Adult Contemporary Chart 38
1972 "It Never Rains in Southern California" Billboard Hot 100 5
1972 "It Never Rains in Southern California" Adult Contemporary Chart 2
1972 "It Never Rains in Southern California" UK Singles Chart 51
1973 "If You Gotta Break Another Heart" Billboard Hot 100 63

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