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Yesterday's Hero

J.P. Young Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (31 July 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B000025QKH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,524 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love is in the air
2. Standing in the rain
3. Lost in your love
4. Yesterdays Hero
5. St. Louis
6. Heaven Sent
7. Pasdena
8. The love game
9. I hate the music
10. I wanna do it with you
11. Here we go
12. Keep on smilin'
13. Birmingham
14. Where the action is
15. The day that my heart caught fire
16. Hot for you baby
17. 6 5 33 5 4
18. Don't sing that song

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5.0 out of 5 stars fab 13 Oct 2013
By mattsue
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What can you say?
Exactly what you'd expect from this product!!
Absolutely great, informaive and bringing things into clarity.
Fab nn n n
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4.0 out of 5 stars The hits are great 12 Jun 2013
By Gustaf
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Fantastic nostalgia. Yesterday's hero, I hate the music, and, of course, Love is in the air, are major classics in the pop genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Yesterdays Hero - John Paul Young 6 May 2013
By Dave
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Good selection of songs from a very good artist. John Paul Young was very underrated as an artist, but I am a real fan.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  5 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars A SQUEAK FOR J.P.Y. 11 Aug 2000
By D. B. Clark - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
J.P.Y. will always get five stars in my book but when it comes to the music it is almost criminal to dissect his albums for the sake of an anthology. By no means am i saying this album is a fizzer. He consistenly put out albums so tightly woven around their genre that hearing his 'hits' could possibly make the uninitiated believe some songs weaker by comparison. That's where the crime is... but i digress. It's all about the music and you can't go far wrong with J.P.Y beltin' out his tunes. Most notoriously, 'love is in the air'. You could hear this song on every commercial, in every movie, at every wedding, on every radio station and at every street corner and never even come close to tiring of it's sentiment or for that matter it's sparkle. His songs are cut like diamonds. Sharp and flawless. Spunk and zing rolled into one big glittering mirrorball if you can imagine such a thing. Given that these songs are over twenty years old it wouldn't be an indictable offence to bask in that reflected light on the discotheque floor. On a timeline it was in the discos across europe where they first cottoned on to the fact you could indeed cut a rug to the pulse of J.P.Y. nameably 'standing in the rain'. A stand out song from an album full of outstanding songs [re: J.P.Y]. From the same record they've included here 'i hate the music' and 'keep on smilin''. These songs are so brisk and broad-minded they'll charm the pants right off of ya. In that list you can also add 'i wanna do it with you' and 'where the action is'. dynamite. It is a shame they've not yet made it possible to sample any of the tracks, then you could hear for yourself. Like i say the songs have been lifted off of a series of albums, well that would be the concept yes, thus making the task of reviewing feel like a chore. In doing so the backbone of what ol' johnny's doing is getting all twisted in my blah blah ramblings. The guy just does his own thing and does it darn tootin' well. If you don't mind a bit of a bombastic lilt, keyboards, synthsiser guitar, the seventies, pulsating rhythms, white suits, and let it be said... rock'n'roll, then this album should be invited into your collection.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One hit wonder? 5 April 2004
By "jy5wtk42" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
From this albumn, I've only heard the song, "Love is in the air." I think it's a great song. I'm anxious to hear all of the albumn eventually. When I first heard the song " Love is in the air", I really thought that Paul Mcartney was singing it. I think this was about the time that he started singing solo. Anyway, thanks to the many D.J.'s that make a habit of not telling the name of the artist after a song, I guessed and assumed that the singer was P.Mcartney. I was surprised it wasn't. Nevertheless, I really liked the song. It just has that good fine quality of a great song. It will always be one of my all time favorites.
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3.0 out of 5 stars some good pop music of its time. 19 Aug 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
John Paul Young was known for bright pop tunes and this cd covers them,excepting for one missing composition of his called "the painting"(a great ballad)which should have been on this best-of cd.All in all,an album of commercial pop tunes with a couple of disco ones thrown in.
3.0 out of 5 stars john paul young 19 Feb 2013
By marcelo - Published on Amazon.com
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JPY is not well known beyond their super mega hit "Love is in the air". If you want to have a glimpse of their music this compilation can help. It's entertaining but no other song can overcome their great success. This edition is not remastered. Its simply okay

JPY no es muy conocido mas alla de su super mega hit "love is in the air". Si queres tener un pantallazo sobre su música este compllado puede ayudarte. Es entretenido pero ninguna otra canción puede superar su gran exito. A esta edición le faltaría alguna remasterización para poder beneficiar su audición. It's okay
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Vanda/Young Fans 18 Feb 2013
By Morten Vindberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Australian John Paul Young released in the period 1975-79 five albums on Albert Records in collaboration with songwriter and producer pair Harry Vanda and George Young. These fine albums are now unfortunately very difficult to find, and in the absence of better, this compilation is a good suggestion for the next best thing.

Vanda and Young wrote the majority of JPYs material and their songwriting is usually very inspiring and competent - check out Flash and the Pan and The Easybeats. Stylistically JPYs material differs somewhat from thr normal expression of Vanda / Young by being more disco and commercially oriented. JPY had several big hits around the world - not least "Love is in the Air", which must be regarded as one of the period's great pop classics.

There were other hits in the same genre such as "Yesterday's Hero", "Lost in Your Love" and "Standing in the Rain" - actually a precursor to "Love is in the Air".

I think that JPYs music holds up fine, and his recordings are definitely new renditions worth - not least because Vanda and Young, as always, are the guarantors of quality. JPY has a nice soulful voice, but in truth, I also would like hearing Vanda and Young's own demo versions. There are places where Young's vocals seems to be still present.

JPY has in recent years released more Vanda / Young songs which I currently have not had the opportunity to hear.
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