Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man

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Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man
Studio album by Brotherhood of Man
Released 2 April 1976
Genre Pop, MOR, Soul
Length 35:51
Label Pye
Producer Tony Hiller
Brotherhood of Man chronology
Good Things Happening
(1974)
Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man
(1976)
Oh Boy!
(1977)
Alternative cover
Non-UK version of the album. Titled Save Your Kisses for Me
Singles from Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man
  1. "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby"
    Released: May 1975
  2. "Be My Loving Baby"
    Released: 1975 (France, Belgium only)
  3. "Save Your Kisses for Me"
    Released: March 1976
  4. "Sweet Lady from Georgia"
    Released: 1976 (US only)

Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man (usually referred to as simply Love and Kisses) is the second album released by the new line-up of British pop group Brotherhood of Man. It was released in the UK the day before their 1976 Eurovision win with "Save Your Kisses for Me", which the album contained. In some European countries the album was released in October 1975 with a slightly different tracklisting.

Background[edit]

In line with their previous album, the style of the album's tracks was more soul-based than the pure pop for which the group would become famous. Due to this, the single "Save Your Kisses for Me" is somewhat out of place on the album, although pop is also present on the track "Cry Thief". Like the group's other albums, the songs were produced by manager Tony Hiller.

During recording sessions for the previous album, member Lee Sheriden had come up with a song called "Save Your Kisses for Me", which was then reworked into "Ocean of Love". Sheriden was unhappy with the changes and shelved the song. During writing sessions for this album, they discovered they needed one more song and Sheriden presented this song again in its original form. This time it was accepted and Sheriden himself sang lead vocals. The decision was then taken for other male member Martin Lee to sing it, which Sheriden was satisfied with.[1]

The album was released in the UK the day before their win in the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest, and became the group's first hit album, reaching No.20 in the UK.[2] It also reached No.6 in Norway and No.24 in Sweden.[3] It was certified silver in the UK for sales of over 60,000.[4]

This album was originally released in Europe in 1975, without "Save Your Kisses for Me", but with another song, "Tugging" in its place. In some countries it was released as Save Your Kisses for Me in 1976, with "Tugging", but without "Love Me for What I Am"[5][6]

The album was released in April 1976 on Pye Records and featured the singles "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" and "Save Your Kisses for Me". Album track "Be My Loving Baby" was released as a single in Belgium and France in 1975. In the US, "Sweet Lady from Georgia" was released as the follow-up to "Save Your Kisses for Me". This was the only country to release a follow-up from this album.[7]

Somewhat curiously, the UK version of this album contained the same cover photo as had been on their first album, released two years previously.

Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man was released on Compact disc for the first time in May 2009. This was in a double-pack with Good Things Happening.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Save Your Kisses for Me" (3.06)
  2. "Now" (3.23)
  3. "Cry Thief" (2.44)
  4. "Nothing in the World" (2.51)
  5. "Sweet Lady from Georgia" (2.46)
  6. "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" (3.06)

Side Two

  1. "Shame on You Baby" (2.51)
  2. "Be My Loving Baby" (3.18)
  3. "Dream On" (2.57)
  4. "Love Me for What I Am" (3.11)
  5. "I'm so Much in Love" (2.38)
  6. "You Are Love" (3.00)

CD Bonus tracks:

  1. "Tugging" (3.35)
  2. "Put Out the Fire" (2.16)
  3. "Let's Love Together" (2.54)
  • All tracks written by Hiller / Sheriden / Lee, except "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" by Barry Blue

Personnel[edit]

  • Martin Lee: Lead vocals on "Save Your Kisses for Me", "Nothing in the World", "Be My Loving Baby", "Dream On"(, "Tugging"). Joint lead vocals on "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby", "Shame on You Baby", "You are Love"
  • Lee Sheriden: Musical Director, lead vocals on "Sweet Lady from Georgia". Joint lead vocals on "You are Love"
  • Nicky Stevens: Lead vocals on "Love Me for What I Am", "I'm so Much in Love". Joint lead vocals on "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby", "Shame on You Baby"
  • Sandra Stevens: Lead vocals on "Cry Thief"
  • Tony Hiller: Producer
  • Graham Prescott: Musical Director on "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby"

Chart performance[edit]

Release date Single title UK Charts Netherlands
[9]
Belgium
[7]
Austria
[9]
New Zealand
[9]
Sweden
[9]
Norway
[9]
June 1975 "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" - 2 1 10 27 - -
March 1976 "Save Your Kisses for Me" 1 1 1 3 9 6 1
Release date Album title UK
[2]
Norway
[3]
Sweden
[3]
April 1976 Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man 20 6 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee Sheriden recalls the song's origins, Becon Theatre, Beaconsfield, 23 March 2007
  2. ^ a b Chartstats. "UK album charts - Love and Kisses". Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  3. ^ a b c Charts.org. "Norwegian and Swedish chart positions". Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  4. ^ BPI. "Certifications - Brotherhood of Man". Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  5. ^ Rate your music. "Save Your Kisses for Me album". Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  6. ^ Austrian charts. "Album details". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  7. ^ a b Dutch Brotherhood of Man site. "European singles discography". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  8. ^ Play.com. "Good Things Happening CD re-issue". Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Norweigian charts. org. ""Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" / "Save Your Kisses for Me"". Retrieved 17 September 2011.