1988 Russell Hitchcock – Russell Hitchcock

Russell Hitchcock is the self-titled debut album by Russell Hitchcock, best known as the lead singer of Air Supply, released in 1988. The album didn’t reach the charts, though singles “Someone Who Believes in You”, “I Can’t Believe My Eyes”, “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” and “Where Did the Feeling Go?” had minor recognition.

As a solo artist, Hitchcock would later release several more singles, the most famous being “Swear to Your Heart” from the film Arachnophobia. Others include duets with Judith Durham from the I Am an Australian album, “De Todos Modos” with Ednita Nazario from the album Super Exitos (1991) and “Is It You” with Rita Coolidge (1995).

Also of note is the track “The River Cried”, which would also be featured on the debut solo album of former Scandal vocalist/songwriter Patty Smyth (the version heard here is 12 seconds shorter), and this album also featured his version of “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”.

Tracks

1  Someone Who Believes in You (Gerry Goffin; Carole King) 04:15
2  The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore) (Bob Crewe; Bob Gaudio) 03:32
3  What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (James Dean; Paul Riser; William Weatherspoon) 03:37
4  I Come Alive (Albert Hammond; Randy Kerber) 03:45
5  The River Cried (Billy Steinberg; Tom Kelly) 04:06
6  Dreams Of The Lonely (Myles Hunter) 04:53
7  Best Intentions (George Merrill; Shannon Rubicam) 04:31
8  I Can’t Believe My Eyes (Jon Lind; John Bettis) 04:32
9  Where Did the Feeling Go? (Norman Saleet) 03:48
10  Make It Feel Like Home Again (Billy Steinberg; Tom Kelly) 03:36

Musicians

1 Someone Who Believes in You

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarLaurence Juber
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
KeyboardsMichael Lloyd
KeyboardsJim Cox
SynthesizerClaude Gaudette
SynthesizerMichael Lloyd
SynthesizerJim Cox
SaxGary Herbig
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsEdie Lehmann
Background VocalsSusan Boyd
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsRussell Hitchcock


2 The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarLaurence Juber
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
KeyboardsMichael Lloyd
KeyboardsJim Cox
SynthesizerClaude Gaudette
SynthesizerMichael Lloyd
SynthesizerJim Cox
SaxGary Herbig
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsEdie Lehmann
Background VocalsSusan Boyd
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsRussell Hitchcock


3 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarLaurence Juber
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
KeyboardsMichael Lloyd
KeyboardsJim Cox
SynthesizerClaude Gaudette
SynthesizerMichael Lloyd
SynthesizerJim Cox
SaxGary Herbig
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsEdie Lehmann
Background VocalsSusan Boyd
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsRussell Hitchcock


4 I Come Alive

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarLaurence Juber
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
KeyboardsMichael Lloyd
SynthesizerClaude Gaudette
SynthesizerMichael Lloyd
Background VocalsEdie Lehmann
Background VocalsMark Hudson
Background VocalsLinda Foote
Background VocalsRandy Foote
VocalsRussell Hitchcock


5 The River Cried

BassMark Andes
DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsRussell Hitchcock


6 Dreams Of The Lonely

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
ProgrammingEric Persing
ProgrammingRobbie Buchanan
VocalsRussell Hitchcock


7 Best Intentions

BassBill Cuomo
Drums (programming)Bill Cuomo
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsCarroll Sue Hill
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
VocalsRussell Hitchcock


8 I Can’t Believe My Eyes

BassBill Cuomo
Drums (programming)Bill Cuomo
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsCarroll Sue Hill
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
VocalsRussell Hitchcock


9 Where Did The Feeling Go?

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
ProgrammingEric Persing
ProgrammingRobbie Buchanan
PercussionMike Fisher
VocalsRussell Hitchcock


10 Make It Feel Like Home Again

BassBill Cuomo
Drums (programming)Bill Cuomo
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsCarroll Sue Hill
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
VocalsRussell Hitchcock

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Lloyd (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Producer – Keith Olsen (Tracks 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Robbie Buchanan (Track 6)
Producer (Executive) – Jimmy Ienner (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Arranged By – Michael Lloyd (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Track 6)
Engineer – Carmine Rubino (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Engineer (Mix Assistant) – Ron DaSilva (Track 6)
Engineer, Mixed By – Brian Foraker (Tracks 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Mastered By (Runout Etch) – Mike Fuller
Mixed By – Carmine Rubino, Dan Nebenzal, Jimmy Ienner, Michael Lloyd (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Bob Vogt (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Recorded By (Overdubs) – Frank Wolf (Track 6)
Recorded By (Tracks) – Jack Joseph Puig (Track 6)
Remix – Frank Wolf, Jeremy Smith (Track 6)

Art Direction – Maude Gilman
Photography – Aaron Rapoport

Mastered At Fullersound
Mixed At A&M Studios
Mixed At Image Recording Studios
Overdubbed At The Bunny Hop
Recorded At Heaven Studios
Recorded At Goodnight LA Studios
Recorded At Image Recording Studios
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
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