It’s Only Love is a duet with Bryan Adams from his 1984 Reckless album, released as a single in 1985. In addition the the regular single, it was also released with a gatefold cover with additional pictures from Tina and Bryan in the UK. While Bryan was the opening act for Tina’s Private Dancer Tour in 1985, they performed this song together on stage. The video was taken from one of this performances and is available on the Private Dancer Tour home video. While Tina was on her Break Every Rule Tour in 1987/88, the song was still on the setlist as a duet with John Miles. In 1993 at the „Rainforest Concert“ and once again in 1999 at Tina’s birthday special Celebrate! Tina and Bryan performed „It’s Only Love“ live again. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category „Best Rock Vocals by a Group“ and won a MTV Video Music Award for „Best Stage Performance in a Video“ in 1986.
Written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance / Produced by Bryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain
Recorded live in Birmingham, NEC in 1985 / Live sound recorded and mixed by John Hudson / Produced by Terry Britten
Front cover photography: Paul Cox
Back cover photography: Mike Putland, Paul Cox
November 16, 1985
Double whammy of a rock tune teams two of the most potent voices that ever growled a harmony; from „Reckless," which celebrates its first anniversary on the LP chart this week