Compilation producers: Rob Santos, Gretchen Brennison.
Liner Note Authors: Graham Russell; Michael Hill.
Photographers: Jody Russell; Graham Russell.
The Australian pop group led by Russel Hitchcock and Graham Russell dominated early-'80s AM radio in the U.S. with their soft, romantic ballads. Unlike many of their peers, though, they had a gift for genuinely memorable, melodically substantive songs. Main writer Graham R. handily mixed MOR with a Paul McCartney/classic-pop influence to turn out the likes of "Lost in Love" and countless others. He and Hitchcock traded off on lead vocals (often within the same song) in a totally organic, seamless way that became a trademark. This collection features smashes like the aforementioned "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love," and "The One That You Love" (are you sensing a lyrical thread here?), but also delves a bit deeper into the Air Supply story by offering such items as their cover of the Badfinger classic "Without You" and much more.