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Come On Over (1976)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60141097
UPC: 076731108223
UPC 14: 00076731108223
Release Date: 1/24/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Jolene ~ Olivia Newton-John
2. Pony Ride ~ Olivia Newton-John
3. Come On Over ~ Olivia Newton-John
4. It'll Be Me ~ Olivia Newton-John
5. Greensleeves ~ Olivia Newton-John
6. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain ~ Olivia Newton-John
7. Don't Throw It All Away ~ Olivia Newton-John
8. Who Are You Now? ~ Olivia Newton-John
9. Smile For Me ~ Olivia Newton-John
10. Small Talk And Pride ~ Olivia Newton-John
11. Wrap Me In Your Arms ~ Olivia Newton-John
12. Long And Winding Road, The ~ Olivia Newton-John

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Adapter: Olivia Newton-John.
Muze PNote Personnel: Olivia Newton-John (vocals); John Farrar (guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Alan Parker (guitar); B.J. Cole (steel guitar); Steve Grey, Graham Todd (keyboards); Brian Bennett (drums); Vicki Brown, Pat Farrar, Clare Torry (background vocals).
Muze PNote Recording information: England.
Muze PNote Arranger: Olivia Newton-John.
Muze PNote Olivia Newton John's Come on Over is country tunes, folk ballads, and more. Her own arrangement and adaptation of the traditional "Greensleeves" is exquisite, haunting, and shows Newton-John is more than just a pretty face. Her hit catalog was already nine songs deep, and "Come on Over" was the tenth of close to 30 visits to the Top 40 in a 14-year period. Fred Rose's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and a cover of Dolly Parton's classic "Jolene" open and shut side one with the country side of things while the Diane Berglund/Jim Phillips composition "Pony Ride" is more of a piano ballad, nicely bridging the Western music with the song which would go to the top of the adult contemporary charts, the brilliant title track written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. "Come on Over" came right on the heels of one of the Bee Gees' most brilliant compositions, "Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)," charting just three months prior to "Come on Over." What this record becomes is a textbook on the separation between what is good and what is great. The album is quality stuff through and through, but even a good reading of a Beatles classic like "The Long and Winding Road" pales next to the majesty of John Farrar's simple production and Olivia's direct and heart-wrenching vocal on the title track. It is so moving that every other performance becomes a supporting act to the main attraction. It is also the only song that charted on the Top 40 from this consistent and entertaining project. "It'll Be Me" is the next best thing to "Come on Over," a Hank Marvin/John Farrar composition showing Newton-John's relationship to Cliff Richard's Shadows, drummer Brian Bennett providing the backbeat. Cliff Richard had his biggest U.S. success up to this point in time with "Devil Woman" as this record was charting simultaneously. It would be four years until Olivia and Cliff's duet "Suddenly," from the Xanadu soundtrack, made its splash. "Don't Throw It All Away" and "Who Are You Now?" are beautiful middle of the road performances here, and Farrar's production is really understated and sadly underrated. His grasp of the pop format is major league and worthy of note. Farrar's "Small Talk and Pride" and Harlan Collins' "Wrap Me in Your Arms" are elegant and perfect in their construction. Olivia Newton-John was a superstar before Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, and as beautiful as those pop divas can sing, it is John Farrar's understanding of his artist which makes these albums by Olivia so heartfelt and magical. "Come on Over" is a tremendous song on a very good album. More than just the Bee Gees meets the Shadows featuring Olivia Newton-John, Come on Over is a true pop classic. ~ Joe Viglione

Producer: John Farrar; John Farrar

Engineer: Alan Rouse; John Kurlander; Tony Clark

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Pure Disco
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Muze Music Compilations Xanadu
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Muze Music Compilations Wedding Planner
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Olivia Newton John - Millennium Collection
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Muze Music Compilations Straight From The Heart
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Muze Music Compilations Me And My Friends
Muze Music Compilations Christmas Song
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Associated Artists and Works

Xanadu [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ~ Electric Light Orchestra
Travolta, John

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/12/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1976
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 3110822
Music Label Name Label : Universal Special Products
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00076731108223

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