The Return of Bruno (album)

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The Return of Bruno
Studio album by Bruce Willis
Released January 20, 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B, Pop
Length 40:34
Label Motown
Producer Robert Kraft
Bruce Willis chronology
The Return of Bruno
(1987)
If It Don't Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Return of Bruno is the debut album by actor Bruce Willis. Released by Motown in 1987, this album is an eclectic gathering of R&B music sung by Willis, with backing musicians including Booker T. Jones, Ruth Pointer and The Temptations.

The album peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200 album chart.[2] Leadoff single "Respect Yourself" received considerable airplay, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 7 in the UK. Follow-up singles "Young Blood" and "Under the Boardwalk" did not fare nearly as well, peaking at #68 and #59, respectively. However, in Britain "Under the Boardwalk" was a massive success, reaching #2 in the charts and becoming the UK's 12th best-selling single of 1987.

The album is a companion piece to an HBO special of the same name which aired shortly after the record's release. A re-issue was distributed by Razor & Tie in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Comin' Right Up" (Brock Walsh) – 3:30
  2. "Respect Yourself" (Luther Ingram, Mack Rice) – 3:53
  3. "Down in Hollywood" (Ry Cooder, Tim Drummond) – 5:20
  4. "Young Blood" (Jerry Leiber, Doc Pomus, Mike Stoller) – 4:08
  5. "Under the Boardwalk" (Kenny Young, Arthur Resnick) – 3:03
  6. "Secret Agent Man / James Bond Is Back" (Steve Barri, P.F. Sloan) / (John Barry) – 4:48
  7. "Jackpot (Bruno's Bop)" (Robert Kraft, Bruce Willis) – 4:12
  8. "Fun Time" (Allen Toussaint) – 3:38
  9. "Lose Myself" (Larry John McNally, Jon Lind) – 3:56
  10. "Flirting with Disaster" (Brock Walsh, Jeff Lorber) – 4:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Bruce Willis - The Return Of Bruno: Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 February 2013.