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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Two Strong Hearts Live CD




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Pre-order Highlights from TWO STRONG HEARTS LIVE
Sony Music Entertainment Australia is proud to announce the new live album from John Farnhamand Olivia Newton-John, TWO STRONG HEARTS LIVE, set for release on Friday June 26th.

The album will be available to pre-order starting Friday, May 28th.


Together, Farnham and Newton-John’s voices are bound up in the collective DNA of Australian music lovers. Recorded in Melbourne with the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, the twenty-one track album features fifteen duets with two of Australia’s most iconic singers.

With a 60-piece orchestra behind them, Farnham and Newton-John recently sold out houses around the country. With Chong Lim leading the orchestra, alongside Farnham’s core band and singers, audiences were treated to a thrilling series of gigs that saw each artist dig into their own personal songbook with stunning results.

Today, in 2015, Farnham and Newton-John remain our ‘King and Queen of Pop’. Both are national treasures and, together on stage, they’ve got a helluva set list between them.

Highlights on this single CD set include ‘Two Strong Hearts’, ‘Let Me Be There’, ‘Xanadu’, the Peter Allen penned ‘I Honestly Love You’ and a sublime ‘Tenterfield Saddler’, ‘Dare To Dream’ (first heard at the Sydney OLYMPICS 2000), ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, ‘Burn For You’ and the jazz/blues hybrid of ‘Hit The Road Jack’ and ‘Fever’.

“Olivia and I opened the show together,” explains John, “we finished the show together and there was lots of interaction in between. It’s terrific singing with Olivia.”

“It’s a perfect blend of songs,” continues Olivia. “The show just flowed so well. We do duet and sing parts of each other’s songs as well as our own. It was a wonderful experience.”
Throughout the CD the hits keep coming. Hearing Farnham and Newton-John work through ‘You’re The One That I Want’ and ‘Summer Nights’ from the Grease soundtrack is joyous, funny (thanks to JF’s build up to the high notes) and downright brilliant.

In the final furlong you’ll hear ‘Hearts On Fire’, ‘If Not For You’ and a re-working of John’s hit with Human Nature, ‘Every Time You Cry’. ‘Physical’ had every room the pair played whilst on tour on their feet. Throw in a powerhouse ‘You’re The Voice’ and a stunning cover of AC/DC’s ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock And Roll)’, where the mix of rock n’ roll electricity and orchestra absolutely rocks, and you’ve got a night that will remain burned into the memory banks.
Highlights From TWO STRONG HEARTS LIVE is out on June 26th.


Complete Tracklist:
1. Overture
2. Two Strong Hearts
3. Let Me Be There
4. Xanadu
5. I Honestly Love You
6. Tenterfield Saddler
7. No One Comes Close
8. Love To Shine
9. Suddenly
10. Dare To Dream
11. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
12. Burn For You
13. Hit The Road Jack/Fever
14. You’re The One That I Want
15. Summer Nights
16. Hearts On Fire
17. If Not For You
18. Every Time You Cry
19. Physical
20. You’re The Voice
21. It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock ’N’ Roll)

Olivia, Mariah & Tyson



Olivia snaps a pic with Mariah Carey and model/actor Tyson Beckford over Memorial Day weekend.


 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sia visits Olivia!

Australian singer/songwriter and video director Sia visited Olivia backstage after the Chandelier singer attended Olivia's show, Summer Nights at Flamingo Las Vegas over the weekend. According to onlookers, the hit maker was dancing her socks off the entire night!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Have You Never Been Mellow

March 15, 1975 - 40 Years Ago Today: Olivia Newton-John went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her album, "Have You Never Been Mellow." This was the second consecutive No. 1 album for Newton-John and it came one week following the No. 1 peak of its title track and leadoff single on the Hot 100 chart. Olivia Newton-John has scored 20 albums on the Billboard 200 chart which include 12 inside the Top 40 including five Top Tens and two No. 1's. On the Hot 100 chart, she has scored 41 singles which includes 28 Top 40's, 15 Top Tens and five No. 1's.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

RuPaul's Drag Race


Don't miss Olivia this Monday on RuPaul's Drag Race on the Logo television network. Olivia will be a guest judge on the show along with Jordan Sparks.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pre-Order "Summer Nights - Live In Las Vegas"

Olivia Newton-John "Summer Nights - Live In Las Vegas" is now available to pre-order. The album was recorded live at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. The recording will be available as a 2-CD set and digital download on March 3, 2015.

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2-CD Set

Amazon Digital Download

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"Summer Nights - Live In Las Vegas" CD Announced



Olivia Newton-John has announced that her acclaimed "Summer Nights - Live In Las Vegas" concerts have been recorded and will be released as a two-cd set in early 2015. Olivia began her residency at the Flamingo hotel in April 2014. It was also recently announced that the residency has been extended into 2015. More details on the CD release coming soon.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Olivia Extends Residency.



Olivia Newton-John will extend her current residency at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. The residency will extend through September 2015.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Olivia Newton-John & John Farnham Announce Joint Tour



If too much classic (and cheesy) Australian pop is barely enough, prepare for double helpings as ageless icons John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John go on  tour together next April, accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra.

Their co-headlining Two Strong Hearts tour will take place in arenas and wineries across the country over two weeks; starting April 4 in Western Australia's Margaret River, then Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, the Hunter Valley and finishing in Sydney on April 19.

Newton-John, 66, and Farnham, 65 - arguably Australia's most successful international and local artists respectively - will play together and separately on the Paul Dainty-promoted tour, which is in effect a reprise of their wildly popular The Main Event extravaganza - minus one important element. That 1998 tour, which also featured Anthony Warlow (who is not involved this time) produced a quadruple platinum DVD and 1999's biggest-selling album. It was also televised.

Our Livvy teased the announcement on Twitter, saying: "Do we dare to dream again?" Farnham (who is on Twitter, but apparently busy) didn't answer.

Warlow (who isn't on Twitter) was represented by fans, who have already been complaining on social media that he isn't involved. But Warlow's non-involvement may fuel speculation about possible involvement - at some level - with the planned 2015 Broadway run for Doctor Zhivago. Warlow, who has yet to crack Broadway, played the lead role in the ill-fated Australian performance.

Big gig observers will wryly note that Farnham has been busy retiring for 12 years now – in 2002 he announced his The Last Time Tour. Nevertheless, the show is bound to be a special event for patriotic fans of the uber-ballad which, let's face it, includes most of us.

Telstra customers can buy pre-sale tickets for two days from next Wednesday, October 15. General sales begin at 10am on October 20.

Dates and ticket infmation available here: http://www.daintygroup.com/tour/two-strong-hearts