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  • Love Is in the Air [Scotti Bros., 1978] C-

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Love Is in the Air [Scotti Bros., 1978]
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. C-