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Olivia Newton John

Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by ysaferrer, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Wow thanks for this!

    I think I will be avoiding the children's album ha ha.

    I will definitely check out the Physical and Rumour albums.

    I think it's a real shame she didn't capitalise on the success of Twist of Fate and Livin' In Desperate Times and release a pop/rock album in that style around 1985. It might have given her a chance of competing in the charts in a post-Madonna/Cyndi world. Soul Kiss doesn't really do it for me, other than Toughen Up and the ridiculously saucy Culture Shock!
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  2. Culture Shock should have been the lead single. Soul Kiss is supposedly about oral sex, but nobody picked up on it at the time! I agree about an album with music like TOF and LIDT. David Foster produced those and she really should have stuck with him. As I said before, she was losing heart with her career at this time. She wanted to start a family. Of course, when she had a baby she wanted her career back but nobody cared by then!

    Hope you like my suggestions.
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  3. Tommy has opened up my eyes to how many brilliaint songs Miss Newton John has actually done. Have you heard The Rumour @idratherjack? Can't recommend it enough!
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  4. If he has the 'Gold' comp, he should know the song as it's on it. It's a great 2CD comp that covers her work from the 70s to the late 90s.
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  5. I'm posting a song from just before Grease. It's a nice song and quite typical of her early years. You'll be pleased to know it's not country!

    Let me know what you think of it.
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  6. Oh yes of course! Sorry it's been a long day at work ha Ha! I don't have the GOLD album, but love the cover art for it. She looks utterly beautiful.
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  7. They used the cover photo of another album for 'Gold' for some reason. I think it looks even better in this shot.

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  8. Indeed it does! Very very lovely, she looks truly Farah Fawcet esque here. I shall check out that track in just a month, currently blasting out Kylie's Breathe atm!!!
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  9. The ONJ song has a nice message and a catchy chorus. She sings it very well too.

    But it's no Twist Of Fate....!
  10. Don't Stop Believing, well, what a lovely, touching track it is. It's a nice mid tempo ballad and one That she carries off with ease. Love how she says Don't Stop in the chorus, very catchy but simple hook.
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  11. I've never been a big fan of The Rumour (the song) sadly @WhatKindOfKylie? - whenever I try and listen to it I always end up playing Twist of Fate again ha ha. I can't stress enough how much I love that song! It is definitely one of my most played songs of all time.

    Have you seen Xanadu? I can't recommend it enough - it's a 1980 musical starring Olivia as a Greek goddess on rollerskates and legwarmers with an amazing soundtrack. What's not to love?! It's total camp heaven!
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    This is one of my fave ONJ album covers. It was a gorgeous vinyl gatefold.

    Xanadu is great if you like Olivia. The plot is mental, but she looks fantastic in it.
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  13. Glad you liked it. Thought it might be a bit slow for you!
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  14. Xanadu is one of my favourite films and I make a point of watching it once a year. Never fails to put me in a good mood!
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  15. Ha ha, it's ok, just got hooked on it as soon as I heard it. Should have been huge!!! Living In Desperate Times is the best of the Twist Of Fate soundtrack songs for me though, another one that should have been #1 for a billion weeks. No, I haven't seen the film, but it does sound like total camp fun so may have to check it out!!
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  16. No, far from it. It's really touching and you can still gently bop along to it.
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  17. It was absolutely slaughtered by critics when it was released. The soundtrack album was a big hit though. I haven't seen the movie in a while, but you're right, it does cheer you up.

  18. I don't want to overload you with Olivia oldies, but try this one when you have a moment. A US #1 for her.
  19. I was reading that Magic is one of her own personal favourites. It's not one I've overly gelled with but she again shines on it.
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  20. Magic is a grower. It's more subtle than some of her songs. One of her biggest hits too.
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