Lost in Love (Air Supply album)

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Lost In Love
Studio album by Air Supply
Released March 1980 (Australia)
Genre Pop, soft rock
Length 35:27
Label Arista Records
Producer Rick Chertoff
Charles Fisher
Harry Maslin
Robie Porter
Air Supply chronology
Life Support
(1979)
Lost In Love
(1980)
The One That You Love
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Lost in Love is the fifth studio album by Australian soft rock band Air Supply, released in March 1980. Their previous four albums never received much attention outside Australia, but Lost in Love was a massive success on international charts. It peaked at #22 in the US[2] with three Top 5 singles. It sold over 3 million copies, reaching multi-platinum status.

Overview[edit]

Hit singles include the title track "Lost in Love", which peaked at #3 on US charts in May 1980 and earned Graham Russell a composer award for "song of the year" and "most played song".[3] The song is considered by many to be their signature song and is admittedly Russell Hitchcock's favourite.[4] The single "All Out of Love" became the biggest hit from the album, reaching #2 in the US. It has been regarded as their most famous song, including several interpretations. The third top 5 single of the album, "Every Woman in the World", peaked at #5 in the US.[5] Although never a single, "Chances" has been included on many of the band's hits compilations.[6] "Just Another Woman", a disco song, was originally released on the album, and was also a hit in Malaysia during the 1980s Life Support.

Production[edit]

The album achieved mainstream popularity because of the work of producer Clive Davis and the band's new contract with Arista Records, introducing the band into the US. This was the first Air Supply album to crack the American charts.

Reaction[edit]

The album gave Air Supply a huge fan base by the time the album was released and gave the band recognition as "most successful pop group" and "best group of 1981".[7] Critics praised the album as their best studio album along with their follow-up album, The One That You Love.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lost in Love" (Graham Russell) - 3:51
  2. "Every Woman in the World" (Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker) - 3:33
  3. "Just Another Woman" (Graham Russell) - 3:51
  4. "Having You Near Me" (Graham Russell, Rex Goh, Clive Davis) - 3:50
  5. "American Hearts" (Graham Russell, Frank Musker, Clive Davis) - 3:13
  6. "Chances" (Graham Russell) - 3:31
  7. "Old Habits Die Hard" (Criston Barker, David Moyse) - 3:03
  8. "I Can't Get Excited" (Graham Russell) - 5:01
  9. "All Out of Love" (Graham Russell, Clive Davis) - 3:59
  10. "My Best Friend" (Graham Russell) - 2:32

Personnel[edit]

Air Supply[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Sam McNally: Keyboards
  • Criston Barker: Bass, Vocals
  • Tommy Emmanuel: Guitar
  • Karl Chandler: Tuba
  • Tommy Dassalo: Triangle, vocals

Other[edit]

  • Arranged By Air Supply, Barry Fasman, Harry Maslin & Robie Porter

Production[edit]

  • Clive Davis: Executive Producer
  • Produced By Rick Chertoff, Charles Fisher, Harry Maslin & Robie Porter
  • Engineers: Martin Harrington, Richard Lush, Peter Walker, William Wittman, Allen Zentz
  • Assistant Engineer: John VanNest
  • Mixing: Jim Hilton, Allen Zentz
  • Linda Corbin: Mixing Assistant
  • Mastering: John Golden

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lost in Love (Air Supply album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Top Music Charts; Hot 100; Billboard 200 URL accessed December 8, 2008
  3. ^ Air Supply History URL accessed December 8, 2008
  4. ^ Hitchcock, Russell. Forever Love: 36 Greatest Hits (1980–2001). 2003.
  5. ^ Lost in Love: Chart Awards: Billboard Singles Billboard 200. URL accessed December 8, 2008
  6. ^ Russell, Graham. Forever Love: 36 Greatest Hits (1980–2001). 2003.
  7. ^ Air Supply URL accessed December 8, 2008
  8. ^ Lost In Love: Overview URL accessed December 8, 2008