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Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits (1977)
Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits\n1984 MCA Records, Inc.\nOriginally Released October 1977\nRe-Configured LP Version Released 1982\nCD Edition Released 1984\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: AMG REVIEW: Olivia Newton-John has had many greatest-hits compilations over the years. Since she is due for a renaissance, it will be valuable to distinguish between the ones available. Greatest Hits was first released in 1977, and compiles her early country material that predates her mainstream pop breakthrough. Three things not found anywhere on this album are the words Xanadu, "Physical," or Grease. MCA re-released this album in 1982 as the re-titled Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits so they could dedicate a second volume to the artist's mainstream radio hits. Unfortunately, the label decided to cut four songs and only add one. The cut tracks are: "Let Me Be There," "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)," "Banks of the Ohio," and a cover of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads." The only song on Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits but not Greatest Hits is "Something Better to Do." So to sensitive music critics (and Olivia Newton-John fans), Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits is a disappointing and poor album, not because the material is bad, but because of misguided judgment by the label. This is somewhat moot now. On September 11, 2001, Universal released Magic: Very Best of Olivia Newton-John, which basically combines the two volumes into one double-CD package, making it perhaps the definitive collection. But Olivia's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 was the best of the bunch for a long time (including the years when she was most popular). And remains the best choice for casual fans who only want the roller rink hits. However, all of these compilations are in print (except the 1977 collection) and (budget notwithstanding) are now lacking, if quantity of quality music is one's highest value. If you are deciding between the two "original" greatest hits albums, choose the original. -- JT Griffith\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: (Re-Configured LP Edition) Olivia Newton-John has had many greatest-hits compilations over the years. Since she is due for a renaissance, it will be valuable to distinguish between the ones available. Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits was first released in 1982 to capitalize on her newfound mainstream success. The album was released the same year as Olivia's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2. The first volume represented nine songs from Newton-John's early country material while the second can be described by the words Xanadu, Physical, and Grease. So in 1982 buyers had two choices, and obviously would pick the pop collection of songs they heard on the radio. The problem with Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits is that MCA had released a similar album called Greatest Hits in 1977 with four songs not on the 1982 version: "Let Me Be There," "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)," "Banks of the Ohio," and a cover of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads." So to sensitive music critics (and Olivia Newton-John fans) Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits is a disappointing and poor album, not because the material is bad, but because of misguided judgment by the label. This is somewhat moot. On September 11, 2001, Universal released Magic: The Very Best of Olivia Newton-John which basically combines the two volumes into one double-CD package, making it perhaps the definitive collection. But Olivia's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 was the best of the bunch for a long time (including the years when Newton-John was most popular). And it remains the best choice for casual fans who only want the roller-rink hits. However, all of these compilations are in print (except the 1977 collection) and (budget notwithstanding) lacking -- if quantity of quality music is one's highest value. (With respect to the rating of this disc, how can one approve of a re-release of a compilation with four good songs removed?) -- JT Griffith\n
This country cd contains 12 tracks and runs 39min 5sec.
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  1. Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (02:53)
  2. Olivia Newton-John - Changes (02:30)
  3. Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There (02:59)
  4. Olivia Newton-John - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (03:14)
  5. Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You (03:38)
  6. Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow (03:32)
  7. Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please (03:24)
  8. Olivia Newton-John - Something Better To Do (03:16)
  9. Olivia Newton-John - Let It Shine (02:28)
  10. Olivia Newton-John - Come On Over (03:42)
  11. Olivia Newton-John - Don't Stop Believin' (03:39)
  12. Olivia Newton-John - Sam (03:41)


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