1977 Air Supply – Love And Other Bruises

Love & Other Bruises is the third studio album by Australian soft rock band Air Supply. It was the group’s debut album in America and only released internationally. The album compiled re-recorded versions of some of their past singles, such as “What a Life”, “Feel the Breeze” and “Empty Pages”, from their self-titled debut album, and “Do It Again”, “End of the Line” and “That’s How the Whole Thing Started” from the album The Whole Thing’s Started. “Who Will Love Me Now” and Does It Matter” were new songs written for this specific album.

The album was recorded in America while the band were touring in support of Rod Stewart and designed specifically for the American market. Air Supply’s touring band was not utilized on the record. Lead vocalists Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock sang their parts to tracks laid down by American studio musicians. Jeremy Paul, Air Supply’s bass player and third lead vocalist was relegated to backing vocal duties for the recording sessions. This led to his leaving the band after the album’s release.

Tracks

1  Love And Other Bruises (Graham Russell) 03:42
2  What A Life (Graham Russell) 05:06
3  Feel The Breeze (Graham Russell) 03:56
4  Who Will Love Me Now (Graham Russell) 04:38
5  Do It Again (Graham Russell) 04:07
6  The End Of The Line (Graham Russell) 04:18
7  Ready For You (Graham Russell) 04:18
8  Empty Pages (Graham Russell) 04:20
9  Does It Matter (Graham Russell) 04:44
10  Thats How The Whole Thing Started (Graham Russell) 05:20

Musicians

BassJeff Eyrich
DrumsRoss Salomone
GuitarRick Lotempio
GuitarTony Berg
Acoustic GuitarTony Berg
ClavinetJoey Carbone
Electric PianoJoey Carbone
PianoJohn Jarvis
PianoJoey Carbone
SaxJim Horn
SaxDavid Luell
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionRoss Salomone
Background VocalsJeremy Paul
Background VocalsJoey Carbone
VocalsRussell Hitchcock
VocalsGraham Russell

Other Musicians (Solos)

2 What A Life

SaxDavid Luell


9 Does It Matter

SaxJim Horn


10 Thats How The Whole Thing Started

OrganJimmy Horowitz
PianoJimmy Horowitz

Liner Notes

Producer – Jimmy Horowitz
Arranged By – Jimmy Horowitz
Arranged By (Strings) – David Katz
Engineer – Tim Sadler

Design – Roger Carpenter, Nancy Donald
Photography – Gary Heery

Mastered At A&M Studios
Recorded At Cherokee Studios
Recorded At I.B.C. Studios
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