Olivia Newton John

What packaging did Toys & Film use?
It’s a box of sorts, but only big enough to hold the item. It does look a bit crushed on one side. They’ve offered me a replacement so I’m going to send it back. They say none left there damaged. I could see spine damage through the cellophane (which I could have lived with) but once I opened it the bits of plastic emerged…
 
It’s a box of sorts, but only big enough to hold the item. It does look a bit crushed on one side. They’ve offered me a replacement so I’m going to send it back. They say none left there damaged. I could see spine damage through the cellophane (which I could have lived with) but once I opened it the bits of plastic emerged…
Now you mention it, I think Physical came in a small box from them.
 
Now you mention it, I think Physical came in a small box from them.
Hopefully yours will arrive undamaged. I got the Physical one undamaged from Amazon, normally their packaging isn’t strong enough. I asked Toys and Films if they could send the replacement in sturdier packaging but they’ve replied to say it’s the best they have. I’ll just have to hope it’s in a better state.
 
Hopefully yours will arrive undamaged. I got the Physical one undamaged from Amazon, normally their packaging isn’t strong enough. I asked Toys and Films if they could send the replacement in sturdier packaging but they’ve replied to say it’s the best they have. I’ll just have to hope it’s in a better state.
Amazon packaging seems to be different every time. You never know what you’re going to get!
 
Just wondered if yours has arrived yet? Just as mine is on its way back!
No sign yet. I checked the tracking number and it’s not been updated since last Friday!

Did you happen to notice if yours was sent first or second class? I’m guessing it’s the latter!
 
My copy of If Not For You was waiting for me when I got home today, and only slightly bashed! It’s less “my” genre than the other albums I’ve tried (Physical and Totally Hot). But she does have one of those special voices that grabs you, whatever genre she’s working in. She’s a pop communicator. Also very touching reading Olivia’s little essay on the album, written back in March. I wonder if she’s written one for each LP, in advance…?
 
My copy of If Not For You was waiting for me when I got home today, and only slightly bashed! It’s less “my” genre than the other albums I’ve tried (Physical and Totally Hot). But she does have one of those special voices that grabs you, whatever genre she’s working in. She’s a pop communicator. Also very touching reading Olivia’s little essay on the album, written back in March. I wonder if she’s written one for each LP, in advance…?
Supposedly she has written more essays for future editions.

It’s quite the leap from If Not For You to Physical! Just be aware her next few albums after INFY are more in this vein than the rockier sound she’d do later.
 
Supposedly she has written more essays for future editions.

It’s quite the leap from If Not For You to Physical! Just be aware her next few albums after INFY are more in this vein than the rockier sound she’d do later.

Thanks for the warning. I do feel vaguely inclined to just get them all. I like her that much! Amazing that, for me, she’s gone from “shrug” a couple of months ago to being on a par with ABBA / Human League / Fleetwood Mac / Kate Bush / Pet Shop Boys (etc). It’s funny how you can accidentally miss engaging properly with someone you’d love, even though some of their records have long been part of your everyday life - the same has happened with a-ha and Dead Or Alive, which I got into long after the event. I’d like to blame my parents for not buying Physical (what were they thinking??) but I can’t, really - they at least shoved a load of ABBA, Fleetwood Mac and Diana Ross in my direction.
 
Thanks for the warning. I do feel vaguely inclined to just get them all. I like her that much! Amazing that, for me, she’s gone from “shrug” a couple of months ago to being on a par with ABBA / Human League / Fleetwood Mac / Kate Bush / Pet Shop Boys (etc). It’s funny how you can accidentally miss engaging properly with someone you’d love, even though some of their records have long been part of your everyday life - the same has happened with a-ha and Dead Or Alive, which I got into long after the event. I’d like to blame my parents for not buying Physical (what were they thinking??) but I can’t, really - they at least shoved a load of ABBA, Fleetwood Mac and Diana Ross in my direction.
Have you heard Soul Kiss? Probably her most extreme pop album. You’d never believe it was the same person who recorded If Not For You!

The great thing about Olivia is that if you love her voice, you can pretty much accept anything she did.
 
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