Share Your Love

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Share Your Love
Share Your Love.jpg
Studio album by Kenny Rogers
Released 1981
Recorded 1981 at Concorde Recording Center (Los Angeles, CA) and Devonshire Studios (Burbank, CA).
Genre Country
Length 36:28
Label Liberty Records
Producer Lionel Richie
Kenny Rogers chronology
Greatest Hits
(1980)Greatest Hits1980
Share Your Love
(1981)
Christmas
(1981)Christmas1981

Share Your Love is the eleventh studio album by country singer Kenny Rogers, released in 1981. Produced by Lionel Richie, it is also Rogers' first with Liberty Records besides his Greatest Hits album. The album has sold nine million copies worldwide.

Overview[edit]

Four singles were released from this Share Your Love. "I Don't Need You" charted at number 1 on the US and Canadian country charts as well as reaching the top of the US Adult Contemporary charts, and number 3 on the US Hot 100. The title cut "Share Your Love With Me" reached number 14 on the Hot 100 and 5 in the US Country charts, though it did reach number 2 in Canada and led the US Adult Contemporary charts. Rogers then took a break to release a single from his first Christmas album. "Blaze of Glory", which featured Kin Vassy on backing vocals, was also released as a single. Although it was a lesser hit than the first two singles, it still made the top ten. The final single, "Through The Years", returned Rogers to the very top by putting him at #1 the Adult Contemporary charts once again.

The album reached #1 on the country charts and #6 on the pop charts, reaching platinum and double-platinum status in the US and Canada, respectively.

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic2.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Blaze of Glory"Danny Morrison, John Thomas Slate, Larry Keith2:37
2."I Don't Need You"Rick Christian3:27
3."The Good Life"Lionel Richie2:47
4."Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said Goodbye"Mickey Newbury2:29
5."Through the Years"Steve Dorff, Marty Panzer4:44
6."Share Your Love with Me"Al "TNT" Braggs, Deadric Malone3:19
7."So in Love with You"Richie4:17
8."Goin' Back to Alabama"Richie5:04
9."Without You in My Life"Richie, Thomas McClary5:04
10."Gray Beard"Kenny Rogers, Gene Golden, Kirby Stone2:36

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[1]

Musicians
Backing vocalists
  • Track 1: Kin Vassy, Terry Williams, Gene Marford
  • Track 2: Terry Williams, Kin Vassy, Cindy Fee, Juanice Charmain
  • Track 3: Deborah Thomas, Kin Vassy, Terry Williams, Cindy Fee
  • Track 4: Kin Vassy, Terry Williams, Cindy Fee
  • Track 5: none
  • Track 6: Gladys Knight & the Pips (Gladys Knight, William Guest, Merald "Bubba" Knight, Edward Patten), Lionel Richie
  • Track 7: Lionel Richie, Terry Williams, Cindy Fee
  • Track 8: Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson
  • Track 9: Kin Vassy, Terry Williams, Deborah Thomas, Brooks Hunnicut
  • Track 10: Lionel Richie, Terry Williams, Dorothy Sugarloaf
Technical
  • Reginald Dozier – recording and mixing engineer
  • Larry Ferguson – second engineer
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering at Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA).
  • Michael Mancini – second engineer
  • Brenda Harvey-Richie – assistant production
  • Lionel Richie – producer
  • Kenny Rogers – mixing engineer
Additional credits
  • Bill Burks – art direction, design
  • Roy R. Guzman – design
  • Ken Kragen – management
  • Gary Register – photography

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 6
Canadian RPM Top Albums 11

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Share Your Love (LP liner). Kenny Rogers. Liberty Records. 1981. 134416.