1979 The Sutherland Brothers – When The Night Comes Down

The Sutherland Brothers (Gavin and Iain Sutherland) originally performed as a folk and rock music duo in the British music scene in the early 1970s, and then from 1973 to 1978 joined with rock band Quiver to record and tour as Sutherland Brothers & Quiver. Under this combined moniker, the group recorded several albums and had a significant international hit single with the song “Arms of Mary” in 1976. In North America they are primarily known for their 1973 debut single “(I Don’t Want to Love You But) You Got Me Anyway”, which was not a hit in the UK.

The Sutherland Brothers parted company with Quiver (i.e., Wilson) by 1979, but continued to release material as the Sutherland Brothers for a time. In this period they achieved one further chart success with “Easy Come Easy Go”, in June 1979. However they disbanded late in 1979 after recording a final album When The Night Comes Down on CBS, with the final single being “First Love”/”Crazy Town”.


1  Natural Thing (Iain Sutherland) 3:27
2  Have You Ever Been Hurt? (Iain Sutherland) 3:37
3  First Love (Gavin Sutherland) 3:45
4  Easy Come, Easy Go (Iain Sutherland) 3:34
5  As Long As I’ve Got You (Iain Sutherland) 3:16
6  I’m Going Home (Gavin Sutherland) 3:25
7  When The Night Comes Down (Gavin Sutherland) 3:52
8  Dreams Of You (Iain Sutherland) 4:34
9  Cruisin’ (Iain Sutherland) 4:05
10  On The Rocks (Gavin Sutherland) 3:57
11  Crazy Town (Iain Sutherland) 3:50



BassBob Glaub
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarRichie Zito
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
VocalsIain Sutherland
VocalsGavin Sutherland

Other Musicians

3 First Love

SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
HarmoniumGlen Spreen
SaxJim Horn
PercussionSteve Forman

Liner Notes

Producer – Glen Spreen
Engineer – Neil Brody
Mixed By – Glen Spreen
Remix – Gavin Sutherland, Glen Spreen, Iain Sutherland

Art Direction – Tony Lane
Photography By – Welden Andersen

Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Distributed By – Columbia
Manufactured By – Columbia
Mixed At – Cherokee Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Recorded At – Kendun Recorders
Recorded At – Elektra Studios, Hollywood
Remixed At – Studio Davout