Love & Other Bruises

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Love & Other Bruises
Love and other bruises cover.jpg
Studio album by Air Supply
Released 1978
Recorded Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles. July–August 1977
Genre Soft rock
Label Columbia
Producer Jimmy Horowitz
Air Supply chronology
The Whole Thing Started
(1977)
Love & Other Bruises
(1978)
Life Support
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Love & Other Bruises is the third studio album by Australian soft rock band Air Supply. It was the group's debut album in America. The album met modest success in Australia, with the single "Love and Other Bruises" reaching #2 on Australian charts.[2] The album compiled re-recorded versions of some of their past singles, such as "What a Life", "Feel the Breeze" and "Empty Pages", from their self-titled debut album, and "Do It Again", "End of the Line" and "That's How the Whole Thing Started" from the album The Whole Thing's Started. "Who Will Love Me Now" and Does It Matter" were new songs written for this specific album.

The album was recorded in America while the band were touring in support of Rod Stewart and designed specifically for the American market. Air Supply's touring band was not utilized on the record. Lead vocalists Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock sang their parts to tracks laid down by American studio musicians. Jeremy Paul, Air Supply's bass player and third lead vocalist was relugated to backing vocal duties for the recording sessions. This led to his leaving the band after the album's release.

The album and single failed to chart in America and the band's next album would be recorded in Australia, as were its first two records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Graham Russell.

  1. "Love and Other Bruises"
  2. "What a Life"
  3. "Feel the Breeze"
  4. "Who Will Love Me Now"
  5. "Do It Again"
  6. "The End of the Line"
  7. "Ready for You"
  8. "Empty Pages"
  9. "Does It Matter"
  10. "That's How the Whole Thing Started"

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals: Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell
  • Backing vocals: Russell Hitchcock, Graham Russell, Jeremy Paul, Joey Carbone
  • Drums and percussion: Ross Salomone
  • Bass: Jeff Eyrich
  • Electric guitars: Rick Lo Tempio, Tony Berg
  • Acoustic guitars: Tony Berg
  • Acoustic pianos, clavinet and electric pianos: Joey Carbone
  • Acoustic piano: John Jarvis
  • Organ and piano on "That's How The Whole Thing Started": Jimmy Horowitz
  • Horns: Steve Madaio, Chuck Findley, Jim Horn, David Luell
  • Alto saxophone solo on "Does It Matter": Jim Horn
  • Tenor saxophone solo on "What A Life": David Luell
  • Strings arranged by David Katz
  • Management: Bastall Reynolds
  • Engineer: Tim Sadler
  • Producer: Jimmy Horowitz
  • Design: Roger Carpenter, Nancy Donald
  • Photography: Gary Heery

References[edit]

  1. ^ Love & Other Bruises at AllMusic
  2. ^ Biographies: Air Supply URL accessed December 8, 2008