Olivia Newton John

Not sure I’d rely on HMV even stocking it in-store. These days their emphasis appears to be vinyl, T-shirts and other such products. Plus I’d say this release has a fairly niche market (it didn’t make the albums top 10 on its original 1981 UK release, though did go gold).

I could be wrong though, and perhaps they might have it.

I was in HMV Bristol last week and I was pleasantly surprised that their music section upstairs is really good! Well-stocked, nicely displayed and it had a nice browsing environment. I bought the Shep Pettibone boxset which was prominently displayed in the New Releases section (though strangely not in the Dance section which was where I looked first). So there is hope for them yet! (Sadly their ground floor is full of useless tat - shame as that's what passersby look at first).

I might also mention that a few years ago, Fopp in Covent Garden in London had sealed vinyl copies of Olivia's Soul Kiss for sale! I think they were the original issues from the 80s. They were displayed next to Donna Summer's The Wanderer vinyl, which also appears to be the 80s issue. Weird. I didn't get them at the time, but when I went back a few weeks later they'd disappeared.
 
I was in HMV Bristol last week and I was pleasantly surprised that their music section upstairs is really good! Well-stocked, nicely displayed and it had a nice browsing environment. I bought the Shep Pettibone boxset which was prominently displayed in the New Releases section (though strangely not in the Dance section which was where I looked first). So there is hope for them yet! (Sadly their ground floor is full of useless tat - shame as that's what passersby look at first).

I might also mention that a few years ago, Fopp in Covent Garden in London had sealed vinyl copies of Olivia's Soul Kiss for sale! I think they were the original issues from the 80s. They were displayed next to Donna Summer's The Wanderer vinyl, which also appears to be the 80s issue. Weird. I didn't get them at the time, but when I went back a few weeks later they'd disappeared.
They’d be the originals as I don’t think either of those LPs were ever repressed!
 
I was in HMV Bristol last week and I was pleasantly surprised that their music section upstairs is really good! Well-stocked, nicely displayed and it had a nice browsing environment. I bought the Shep Pettibone boxset which was prominently displayed in the New Releases section (though strangely not in the Dance section which was where I looked first). So there is hope for them yet! (Sadly their ground floor is full of useless tat - shame as that's what passersby look at first).

I might also mention that a few years ago, Fopp in Covent Garden in London had sealed vinyl copies of Olivia's Soul Kiss for sale! I think they were the original issues from the 80s. They were displayed next to Donna Summer's The Wanderer vinyl, which also appears to be the 80s issue. Weird. I didn't get them at the time, but when I went back a few weeks later they'd disappeared.
I'd have snapped up a sealed Soul Kiss for the artwork alone!
 
I was in HMV Bristol last week and I was pleasantly surprised that their music section upstairs is really good! Well-stocked, nicely displayed and it had a nice browsing environment. I bought the Shep Pettibone boxset which was prominently displayed in the New Releases section (though strangely not in the Dance section which was where I looked first). So there is hope for them yet! (Sadly their ground floor is full of useless tat - shame as that's what passersby look at first).

I might also mention that a few years ago, Fopp in Covent Garden in London had sealed vinyl copies of Olivia's Soul Kiss for sale! I think they were the original issues from the 80s. They were displayed next to Donna Summer's The Wanderer vinyl, which also appears to be the 80s issue. Weird. I didn't get them at the time, but when I went back a few weeks later they'd disappeared.
I used to live in Bristol, and found that yes the main city centre HMV, was a store of two halves shall we say! Gotten better with the re issue market though I would say.
 
I am already wondering which album they will re issue next? Sadly, somehow I think Soul Kiss might well be long day the line. Would love to be proven wrong though.
The next ‘obvious’ one would be Totally Hot.

But they’re certainly planning reissues of the 80s albums. Soul Kiss, The Rumour (which actually has some bonus material as well as an hour long TV special) and even Warm & Tender!
 
What are the chances of getting the Xanadu soundtrack remastered and expanded as part of this campaign? Too difficult due to the involvement of ELO maybe? I would love it to get a shiny new remaster!
 
What are the chances of getting the Xanadu soundtrack remastered and expanded as part of this campaign? Too difficult due to the involvement of ELO maybe? I would love it to get a shiny new remaster!
Yes, it’s a tricky one. It’s been put on a CD a few times. The last edition being in 1998. For some reason they’d don’t want to give us a special edition... Even though there are only 3 songs not already on the soundtrack album!
 
Yes, it’s a tricky one. It’s been put on a CD a few times. The last edition being in 1998. For some reason they’d don’t want to give us a special edition... Even though there are only 3 songs not already on the soundtrack album!
I've got Fool Country on Olivia Gold, what are the other 2 songs not on it?
 
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