Air Supply: Russell Hitchcock (vocals); Graham Russell (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Guy Allison (piano, keyboards); Cliff Rehrig (bass, background vocals); Mark Williams (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Principally recorded live in Taipaei, Taiwan in 1995.
Personnel: Graham Russell (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Russell Hitchcock (vocals); Guy Allison (piano, keyboards); Mark Williams , Mark Anthony Williams (drums, percussion, background vocals); Clifford Rehrig (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Alejandro Rodriguez .
Recording information: Ocean Studios, L.A., CA (06/15/1995/06/16/1995); Ocean Studios, Los Angeles, CA (06/15/1995/06/16/1995); Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C (06/15/1995/06/16/1995); Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C (06/15/1995/06/16/1995).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Mitch Jacobs; Rebecca Fields; Sparky Sweatt; Michael Jones .
Air Supply are not known for their live shows, but 1996's Greatest Hits Live: Now & Forever wasn't designed as a showcase for their live act: it was designed as a way to give their new label, Warner, a collection of hits that were recorded for another label. With that in mind, the release of Greatest Hits Live seems logical, as it does serve the needs of at least one group and possibly two, as there will certainly be some devotees who find this an engaging album. And, to be fair, it's slick and professional, with Air Supply getting as close as possible to the studio recordings -- they're a little cleaner and sparer, but the intent is clearly replication, not interpretation. As these things go, it's not bad. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine