Love Is in the Air (album)

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Love Is in the Air
Love Is In The Air (Album Cover).jpg
Studio album by
Released30 October 1978
Recorded1977−78
GenrePop, disco
Length34:51
LabelAlbert Productions/Ariola
ProducerHarry Vanda, George Young
John Paul Young chronology
Love Is in the Air
(1978)
Love Is in the Air
(1978)
Heaven Sent
(1979)
Singles from Love Is in the Air
  1. "Love Is in the Air"
    Released: December 1977
  2. "The Day That My Heart Caught Fire"
    Released: August 1978
  3. "Lost in Your Love"
    Released: October 1978
  4. "Fool in Love"
    Released: November 1978
Lost in Your Love cover
International edition
International edition

Love Is in the Air is the fourth studio album by Australian pop singer John Paul Young, released in 1978. The album was produced by Vanda & Young and released through Albert Productions. It peaked at number 32 on the ARIA Charts.The album spawned the singles: "Love Is in the Air", "The Day That My Heart Caught Fire", "Lost in Your Love" and "Fool in Love".[1][2]

In Europe, the album was titled Lost in Your Love, so as not to be confused with the compilation album released earlier in 1978.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Christgau's Record GuideC–[4]

Village Voice critic Robert Christgau wrote: "If the title tune seems familiar it's because you tuned it out along with 'Kiss You All Over' a few months ago. The culprits are ex-Easybeats Harry Vanda and George 'No Relation' Young, the power-pop production heroes whose first LP with this singer actually did offer much of the bright thrust claimed for the style—not to mention the triviality that goes along with it. It didn't sell, though, and here V&Y prove their depth of aesthetic principle by mellowing and syncopating their boy into MOR AOR fodder, four leisurely tunes to the side."[4]

Whitney Z. Gomes from AllMusic gave the album 3 out of 5 saying, "Except for his mellow cool and a few Rod Stewart moves, Young does not bring much to the party. Which doesn't matter since Aussie powerhouses Vanda & Young are the toastmasters; the brains from The Easybeats obviously knew they were onto something with the breezy lead single, because both "The Day That My Heart Caught Fire" and "Lost in Your Love" seem like the same song with different titles. "Open Doors" sports Supertramp keys... but otherwise this platter settles for smooth '70s sailing, and nothing's wrong with that." [5]

Track listing[edit]

Australia[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Day That My Heart Caught Fire"Harry Vanda / George Young2:55
2."Fool in Love"Harry Vanda / George Young3:00
3."Open Doors"Harry Vanda / George Young5:00
4."Lost in Your Love"Harry Vanda / George Young3:05
5."Red Hot Ragtime Band"Harry Vanda / George Young4:34
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."12° Celsius"John Paul Young3:51
2."Lazy Days"Harry Vanda / George Young3:29
3."Love Is in the Air"Harry Vanda / George Young3:28
4."It's All Over"Harry Vanda / George Young2:45
5."Lovin' in Your Soul"John Paul Young4:14

International[edit]

Side A

  1. "Lost in Your Love" – 3:05
  2. "Fool in Love" – 3:00
  3. "Red Hot Ragtime Band" – 4:34
  4. "Open Doors" – 5:00
  5. "Lovin' Your Soul" – 4:14

Side B

  1. "The Day That My Heart Caught Fire" – 2:55
  2. "Lazy Days" – 3:29
  3. "Good Good Good" – 3:59
  4. "12 Degrees Celcius" – 3:51
  5. "It's All Over" – 2:42
  6. "Love Is in the Air" – 3:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Position
Australian Kent Music Report[6] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (Album)". Discogs. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Love is in the Air by John Paul Young". Australian Music Database. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ John Paul Young - Lost In Your Love (German Cover)
  4. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: Y". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 23 March 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  5. ^ "Love is in the Air album review". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.