1972 Albert Hammond – It Never Rains In Southern California

It Never Rains in Southern California is an album by Albert Hammond released by Mums Records. The album landed on the Billboard 200 chart, reaching #77.

The single title song hit #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart, #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #51 on the UK Singles Chart in 1972. The single “Down By The River” hit #38 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #91 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single “If You Gotta Break Another Heart” hit #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973.

The album was produced by Albert Hammond and Don Altfeld and was arranged by Michael Omartian.


1  Listen To The World (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 2:56
If You Wanna Break Another Heart (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 2:40
3  From Great Britain To L.A. (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 3:31
4  Brand New Day (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 3:23
5  Anyone Here In The Audience (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 3:57
It Never Rains In Southern California (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 3:53
7  Names, Tags, Numbers & Labels (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 4:29
Down By The River (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 3:04
9  The Road To Understanding (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 4:23
10  The Air That I Breathe (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) 3:48


BassJoe Osborn
BassRay Pohlman
DrumsHal Blaine
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarJay Lewis
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarAlbert Hammond
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
PercussionDon Altfeld
Background VocalsCarol Carmichael
VocalsAlbert Hammond

Liner Notes

Producer – Albert Hammond, Don Altfeld
Arranged By, Conductor – Michael Omartian
Engineer – Michael Lietz
Mastered By – Doug Sax

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
Manufactured By – COFASA