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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.

Lost In Love
Lost in love album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1980 (Australia)
GenrePop, soft rock
Length35:27
LabelArista Records
ProducerRick 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
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The building used as the backdrop for the album cover

Contents

OverviewEdit

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 Life Support, and was also a hit in Malaysia during the 1980s.

Cover artEdit

The album cover was photographed in front of the now-demolished tropical center in the Sydney Botanic Gardens.[7]

ProductionEdit

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. This was also the first Air Supply album to feature songs not written by guitarist/vocalist Graham Russell.

ReactionEdit

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".[8] Critics praised the album as their best studio album along with their follow-up album, The One That You Love.[9]

Track listingEdit

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

PersonnelEdit

Air SupplyEdit

Additional MusiciansEdit

  • Sam McNally: keyboards
  • Criston Barker: bass, backing vocals
  • Tommy Emmanuel: guitar
  • Karl Chandler: tuba
  • Tommy Dassalo: triangle, backing vocals
  • Robie Porter: orchestration
  • Barry Fasman: orchestration (3, 6)

ArrangementsEdit

  • Air Supply (1, 2, 5, 7-10)
  • Barry Fasman (3, 6)
  • Harry Maslin (3, 6)
  • Robie Porter (1-10)

ProductionEdit

  • Executive Producer: Clive Davis
  • Producers: Rick Chertoff (Track 1); Charles Fisher (Tracks 1 & 4); Robie Porter (Tracks 2, 5 & 7-10); Harry Maslin (Tracks 3 & 6).
  • Engineers: Martin Harrington, Richard Lush and Peter Walker.
  • Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Paradise Studios and EMI Studios 301 (Sydney, Australia); Allen Zentz Recording (San Clemente, CA);
  • Mixing: William Wittman (Track 1); Jim Hilton (Tracks 2, 4, 5 & 7-10; Harry Maslin (Tracks 3 & 6).
  • Mix Assistants: Linda Corbin (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7-10); John Van Nest (Tracks 3 & 6).
  • Mixed at Allen Zentz Recording; Larrabee Sound Studios (Hollywood, CA); Sound Mixers (New York, NY).
  • Mastered by John Golden at Kendun Recorders (Burbank, CA).
  • Design: Howard Fritzon
  • Photography: Patrick Jones

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lost in Love at AllMusic
  2. ^ Top Music Charts; Hot 100; Billboard 200 URL accessed December 8, 2008
  3. ^ Air Supply History Archived 2008-04-21 at the Wayback Machine 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. ^ "It's Australia to Nashville for Air Supply singer". Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. What's that pyramid-looking structure you and the band are standing in front of on the Lost in Love sleeve? That's a greenhouse in the botanical gardens in Sydney
  8. ^ Air Supply URL accessed December 8, 2008
  9. ^ Lost In Love: Overview URL accessed December 8, 2008