Food of Love is a 1973 album by Yvonne Elliman, produced by Rupert Hine, released on Purple Records in England and MCA Records in America.
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Yvonne Elliman arrived in London from Hawaii having graduated from college, and was cast by Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice in their musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Her big song in the rock opera, "I Don't Know How To Love Him", made her a star, and the song is referred to in a song on this album, "I Don't Know How to Love Him Blues", written by David MacIver and Rupert Hine. Musicians who appear on Food of Love include keyboardist Peter Robinson, bass player John Gustafson, guitarists Caleb Quaye and Mick Grabham, and also Pete Townshend of The Who (Elliman covers their debut hit "I Can't Explain" on the album). Elliman also covers Robbie Robertson's "The Moon Struck One" from Cahoots. A song by the, at the time, virtually unknown Jim Steinman, "Happy Ending", also appears.
- "Casserole Me Over" (David MacIver, Rupert Hine) - 2:49
- "More than one, less than Five" (MacIver, Hine) - 3:52
- "I Want to Make you Laugh, I Want to Make you Cry" (James Rado) - 4:24
- "Muesli Dreams" (MacIver, Hine) - 3:48
- "I Can't Explain" (Pete Townshend) - 3:12
- "Sunshine" (MacIver, Hine) - 3:46
- "Hawaii" (Elliman) - 3:12
- "I Don't Know How To Love Him Blues" (MacIver, Hine) - 2:57
- "The Moon Struck One" (Robbie Robertson) - 4:24
- "Happy Ending" (Jim Steinman) - 3:57
- "Love's Been Bringing Me Down" (MacIver, Hine) - 5:13
- Sleeve notes from CD re-release of album, by John Tobler