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Love Is All was released in 1978 and accompanied by a promo cartoon film clip (with the Butterfy Ball theme) which screened on various Countdown shows at the time which ensured a high chart placing. (The track itself was recorded a number of years prior to 1978) I will check the chart books tonight. Not sure if Rage hold the original clip in their library, but a mint copy of the film clip I possess from European contacts as it also made the charts in some European countries in 1978. It may well have screened on Rage, as it was always requested a number of years ago. Given Ronnie James Dio passed on recently I am surprised the clip did not get an airing again if they do have it in the library?
Care For Kids was an Australian custom recording (under the moniker "Kids") on Ted Alberts label done as part of the International Year of The Child - 1979. It was actually recorded by Peter Best who was prolific in jingle writing at the time (a sort of Mike Brady clone.) The song was released as a 45 and may well have charted in some areas - and the TV ad accompanying the song was screened constantly throughout the year as well. I have just checked Youtube and the track is there under "Care For Kids" Pete Best, but the TV ad does not seem to be included. Just a picture of the record sleeve.
I remember the Love Is All clip very well - in fact that's one of my first memories of watching Countdown...including seeing Michael Nesmith's 'Rio' and Manhattan Transfer's 'Chazan D'Amour' clips - meaning I probably starting watching it around 77/78 -back when I was a dear 4 year old tacker!
The animation for Love Is All is superb for the era and the song is pretty good as well - very inventive and clever.