Love Hurts (Elaine Paige album)

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Love Hurts
Elaine Paige-Love Hurts.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedGood Earth Studios, London 1985
GenrePop, rock
ProducerTony Visconti
Elaine Paige chronology
Love Hurts

Love Hurts is the fifth solo album by English singer Elaine Paige, released in 1985, on the Warner Music label.[1] The album peaked at #8 in the UK album chart.[2] The album has also been released on CD.

It was the third of Paige's recordings to be produced by Tony Visconti, after Stages in 1983 and Cinema in 1984. It was also recorded at Visconti's Good Earth Studios in London.

This album saw Paige return to mainstream pop and a move away from her previous two themed albums. One song only was taken from her usual musical theater career. The song "I Know Him So Well" had been released as a single in 1984 and proved very popular when it reached No.1 position in the UK chart.[3] Paige recorded the song as a duet with Barbara Dickson for the Chess concept album. Paige collaborated with Tim Rice on the lyrics for "All Things Considered", which were set to a melody by Vangelis.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Hurts" - 4.59 (Boudleaux Bryant)
  2. "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" - 3.29 (Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
  3. "This Is Where I Came In" - 3.41 (Wendy Waldman, Phil Galdston)
  4. "All Things Considered" - 3.39 (Vangelis, Tim Rice, Elaine Paige)
  5. "MacArthur Park" - 6.46 (Jimmy Webb)
  6. "For You" - 2.45 (Judie Tzuke, Mike Paxman),
  7. "My Man and Me" - 4.15 (Andy Hill, Frank Musker)
  8. "Without You" - 3.15 (Pete Ham, Tom Evans)
  9. "The Apple Tree" - 4.00 (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook)
  10. "Shaking You" - 3.50 (Paul Gordon, David Foster, Tom Keane)
  11. "I Know Him So Well" (Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson) - 4.14 (Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus)



  • Elaine Paige - vocals
  • Derek Bramble - bass guitar
  • Hugh Burns - guitar
  • Andy Duncan - drums
  • Michael J. Mullins - backing vocals
  • Ray Russell - guitar
  • Robin Smith - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Barbara Thompson - saxophone
  • Tony Visconti - banjo, recorders, backing vocals
  • Graham Ward - drums

The Mark Peterson Singers and The London Community Gospel Choir also appeared. The Astarte Session Orchestra was led by Gavyn Wright.


  • Producer - Tony Visconti
  • Assistant Engineer - Gordon Futter
  • "The Apple Tree" Assistant Engineer - Chris Porter
  • Orchestrations - Robin Smith
  • Programming - Tony Visconti