Recording information: Blackfoot South, Toronto; Crompton Songs Studio, Miami, FL; Freight Train Studio, Sydney; Groovy Drums, Toronto; Platinum Sound Recordings, New York, NY; Rockinghorse, Byron Bay; Soleil Studio; Sydney; The Drive Shed, Toronto; The Sound Kitchen, Franklin; Wide Studios, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Chad Allen Smith.
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN AND FRIENDS: A CELEBRATION IN SONG is a duets album with a difference: far from being simply an attempt to reignite the now largely retired pop star's career, this is a benefit record for Newton-John's pet project, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. The 12 songs here are new recordings, although "Find A Little Faith" (with Cliff Richard) and "The Heart Knows" (with Barry Gibb) find Newton-John back with two of her best known collaborators. Other collaborators include fellow Australian Keith Urban on the twangy "Sunburned Country," young country star Delta Goodrem, alternative rock singer-songwriter Jann Arden, and 1980s pop star Richard Marx.