A year before The Hollies took the song to #6 in the US, Phil Everly recorded the Albert Hammond song "The Air That I Breathe" as the lead off track for his first solo album Star Spangled Springer, released in May of 1973. Despite Billboard Magazine's assurances to dealers : "As one-half of the world-known Everly Brothers act, you're assured certain built-in sales", Star Spangled Springer did not sell many copies. And that's a shame. It's a soft rock treasure with production from Duane Eddy and arrangements by Warren Zevon. One nugget is Phil's own "Snowflake Bombadier" which features some nice guitar from Eddy.
Listen to "Snowflake Bombadier" below: