18 Songs, 1 Hour, 16 Minutes


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4.5 out of 5

43 Ratings

43 Ratings

All out of Love? Quite the contrary!

Peter knockstead

The very first 45 I purchased for my new/used record player was Air Supply's "All Out of Love". At the time, I loved the song so much that I played it to death. Also, this record marked the first of many times where I supported an artist by paying for their music. My next show of support for the music industry was demonstarted by buying Elton John's 45 "Little Jeanie". However, unlike Air Supply, I stuck with Elton through all of the years and his music has made him my all time favorite performer.

So, what happened to my initial love of Air Supply? I am sorry to say that shortly after that 45, I hid my initial love for their music like a shameful secret. It didn't seem cool to listen to them and I never bought another Air Supply record again. That is, however, until today.

Tonight I was watching Kathy Griffin, "My Life on the D List" and she played Air Supply at the end of the show. It got me thinking about re-discovery and coming out of the closest (where I think most of us are when it comes to admitting that we actually love music by Air Supply and say---The Carpenters). Hearing that song and its wonderful harmony reminded me of my first record player, in my childhood bedroom with colonial fife and drum wallpapered repeated throughout in a dizzying display. I felt inspired to check out their music again and after listening to each 10 sec sample on itunes decided to proudly buy the entire album. I am sure glad I did. This album is terrific! More hits than I had remembered and a kind reminder of a gentler time in mine/our life. The best thing is that these songs are now digitally remastered and they sound terrific on my ipod.

So, if these troubling times have got you down, don't be all out of love. Buy the album and be "Lost in Love" You won't regret it!




Air Supply Definitive Album


This album has lots of good songs that I almost forgot about. I like it when they add certain versions yjat you normally son’t get to hear, that’s cool. I hope you pass the word and enjoy.

About Air Supply

With their heavily orchestrated, sweet ballads, the Australian soft rock group Air Supply became a staple of early-'80s radio, scoring a string of seven straight Top Five singles. Air Supply, for most intents and purposes, was the duo of vocalists Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell; other members came through the group over the years, yet they only functioned as backing musicians and added little to the group's sound. Hitchcock and Russell met while performing in a Sydney, Australia, production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1976. The two singers formed a partnership and with the addition of four supporting musicians -- keyboardist Frank Esler-Smith, guitarist David Moyse, bassist David Green, and drummer Ralph Cooper -- Air Supply was born.

For several years, the group gained no attention outside of Australia, earning one significant hit single, "Love and Other Bruises." Their first international exposure came in the late '70s, when Rod Stewart had them as his opening act on a North American tour. Air Supply signed a record contract with Arista in 1980, releasing their first album by the end of the year. Lost in Love, their debut, was a major success in the U.S., selling over two million copies and spawning the hit singles "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love," and "Every Woman in the World." The following year they released their second album, The One That You Love. The title track became their only number one hit and it also featured two other Top Ten hits, "Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)" and "Sweet Dreams." With their third album, 1982's Now and Forever, their popularity dipped slightly -- it only had one Top Ten hit, "Even the Nights Are Better," and the other two singles, "Young Love" and "Two Less Lonely People in the World," scraped the bottom of the Top 40. Air Supply released a Greatest Hits collection in 1983, featuring a new single, "Making Love Out of Nothing at All." The single spent two weeks at number two while the album peaked at number seven and eventually sold over four million copies.

Two years later, they released Air Supply, their fourth album. It featured the number 19 single "Just As I Am," but it was clear that their audience was shrinking -- the album was their first not to go platinum. Hearts in Motion (1986) was even less successful, peaking at number 84 and spending only nine weeks on the charts. After its disappointing performance, Air Supply broke up. Hitchcock and Russell reunited in 1991, releasing Earth Is..., but the album failed to make the charts as did 1993's Vanishing Race and 1995's News From Nowhere. The new millennium marked the band's first studio album in four years, and a summer tour in support of Yours Truly. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

    Melbourne, Australia




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