War Games/She Made A Fool Out Of You/System Overload/Call The Night/Soldier Of Fortune/Cryin' Eyes/Body Heat/Love Is For Heroes/Television Girl/LA Sunset
Released in 1984 and the again on CD in 1992 as War Games with 7 bonus tracks his first since Singer 3 years earlier where he sang the hits, it was JPY's stab at recording a relevant album for the times. The new album was a major step forward in style for John, featuring a distinctly ‘adult-oriented' style and a “contemporary electro-pop sound”. Most of the material had been co-written by Capek and Canadian Marc Jordan, plus one Young/Morgan composition "Cryin' Eyes". "Soldier of Fortune" returned JPY to the Australian Top 20 for the first time in five years when it reached #15 in December. The song gained further prominence when it was picked as the theme song for the 1984 Disabled Olympics held in New York, and it also went on to be a hit in Germany. The single and album put Young back in the spotlight for a while, but it proved to be his last hurrah as a chart performer and apart from two more one-off singles, "Spain" (EMI, October 1986) and "Don't Sing that Song" (CBS, June 1989), he essentially retired from recording and performing, although he continued to work on and off as a radio DJ.