With the release of Lost in Love, Air Supply led the early part of the '80s with a successful run of soft pop love songs of the sweetest variety. Graham Russell's overly poetic, overly romantic lyrics were usually accompanied by the fragile plucking of an acoustic guitar or the soft tinkling of piano, and throughout every album their insipid musical style never strayed. Air Supply's recipe was indeed rewarding, since the first three songs released from Lost in Love made it into the Top Five, with "Every Woman in the World" reaching number five and the title track hitting number four, while "All Out of Love" gave them a number two hit for four straight weeks. The rest of the tracks on Lost in Love are carbon copies of the hits, but it was this album that kicked off their illustrious career and helped their Greatest Hits album, released in 1983, earn platinum status four times over. The albums that followed, 1981's The One That You Love and 1982's Now and Forever, yielded seven Top 40 hits between the two of them, carrying on where bands such as Bread, Firefall, and England Dan & John Ford Coley left off in the '70s. Because of Air Supply's faithful allegiance to their sentimentally flavored tastes, the Greatest Hits will most certainly suffice, but Lost in Love stands as the perfect proxy.
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AllMusic Review by Mike DeGagne