Stronger Than Before
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||When You Believe||Olivia Newton-John||4:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Phenomenal Woman||Olivia Newton-John||5:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Under the Skin||Olivia Newton-John||3:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pass It On||Olivia Newton-John||4:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||That's All I Know for Sure||Olivia Newton-John||2:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||When I Needed You||Olivia Newton-John||4:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Can I Trust Your Arms||Olivia Newton-John||3:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Don't Stop Believin'||Olivia Newton-John||4:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Serenity||Olivia Newton-John||4:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Earthy and Beautiful
Olivia returns to form with this gorgeous album of original songs, remakes and tracks from those who have influenced her career from Randy Goodrum to Amy Sky. The production is light - leaving the focus on her VOICE - which is stronger than ever. The emotions run the gamut - from the fight to survive to lost loves to faith in one's self. All in all - a lovely album.
A Fine Return to Form
Olivia originally released this album exclusively at Hallmark stores to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. It followed a not-quite-good-enough duets album (about half is good) and a covers album that was, in this reviewers opinion, OK. The main problem with the latter, for me, anyway, was that Olivia's voice seemed strained and tired and the production was simply adequate. Not so here. Her voice sounds amazing and the heartfelt songs are beautifully produced. Yes, it's mostly mellow but there are a couple mid/up-tempo tracks and the whole thing works well as a collection. The one miss is a bossa-nova cover of her own hit, Don't Stop Believin', which is a great concept but not quite a home run. The strong tracks are really strong and even though the album is somewhat messagey, the pop sensibility is maintained throughout. My personal favorite is the gorgeous "When I Needed You." It is a definite highlight. Others include, "Serenity," and the beautiful "Under the Skin." Olivia may not be on the top of the charts any more but she's still got it and she's certainly got more than most of those who we are permitted to hear on the radio. Thank goodness for iTunes and the opportunity to explore and discover. Also check out her latest release "Grace and Grattitude."
Absolutely beautiful CD
By far one of Olivia's best albums!!! I was at a loss the first time I listened to this CD, especially the first two tracks. The genuineness with which she sings these songs speaks directly to the heart of the listener. If you are a HUGE Olivia fan or just enjoy a few of her songs, this album is a MUST HAVE!
Born: September 26, 1948 in Cambridge, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s