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Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]

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Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]

Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]
Country, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:57 | 362,56 Mb
Label: Festival Records Pty. Ltd. (Australia) | Released: 1993 (1971)
Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]

"If Not For You" is the debut studio album by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, released in November 1971 by Festival Records. The album was released on the Pye International label in the UK as "Olivia Newton-John", with slightly different covers. As a covers album, If Not for You features mostly songs previously recorded from contemporary artists of 1960s and early 1970s. She made several performances to promote "If Not For You" and her follow-up album, "Olivia", including an international tour with British singer Cliff Richard. It was her first album released by Festival Records, which would release all her albums in Australia until its dissolution in 2005. It also has Newton-John's first works with her long-time musical partner, John Farrar. "If Not for You", the album title track, was released as lead single. The song peaked at number six on the UK Singles Charts and number fourteen on Australia's Go-Set singles chart. It also was an unexpected hit in North America, peaking at number twenty-five on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number eighteen on Canada's RPM top singles. The single was Newton-John's first number one on the US Top Easy Listening (now Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks). The second and last single, "Banks of the Ohio", was another success in the United Kingdom (peaking at number six) and Australia (Newton-John's first number one hit in the country), but failed to reach the top forty in Canada and United States, peaking at number sixty-six and ninety-four, respectively. To promote the album and Newton-John's image, the promotional singles "If You Could Read My Mind" (with "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye" as B-side) and "Love Song" (with "If" as B-side) where released in selected European countries. A German language version of "Banks of the Ohio", titled "Unten Am Fluss, Der Ohio Heisst", also was released.
~Wikipedia

Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]

Olivia Newton-John's If Not for You covers Gordon Lightfoot, the Band, Leslie Duncan, David Gates, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Rush, and others. Though "If" is a pedestrian cover of Bread's song which hit this same year, it would be a mistake to think these are all mere "covers." The production and arrangements by Bruce Welch and John Farrar are innovative and worthwhile. The only song they contribute is a moving version of "Banks of the Ohio"; the interpretation of Richard Manuel's "In a Station" is respectful and intuitive. Music from Big Pink was only three years old when this recording was pressed, and it is one of the few albums to survive the hype and get better with age. Olivia Newton-John dipping into the Big Pink songbook was a stroke of genius. Labelmate Elton John released Leslie Duncan's "Love Song" on his Here and There live album, but that version doesn't have the sensitivity of this spiritual reading. Both Kris Kristofferson tunes, "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night," have arrangements that bring new life to what had became bar band favorites in the early '70s. "Where Are You Going to My Love?" was covered by the Brotherhood of Man and the Osmonds, but finds its niche here, as does the superb version of Duncan's "Lullaby." Tom Rush's "No Regrets" and Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" are well done, but it is Olivia Newton-John's cover of Bob Dylan by way of George Harrison's All Things Must Pass which garnered her a number one adult contemporary and Top 25 hit record. "If Not for You" brought Olivia the attention she deserved. The musicianship by Lou Reed/David Bowie sessionman Herbie Flowers along with Dave Richmond, John Farrar, and the ever present Brian Bennett is top notch. After all her own hit records, hearing this superstar sing so many familiar tunes, and performing them so well, is utterly charming.
~Review by Joe Viglione

Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]

Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]




Release of the album: 1971, November [LP UNI Records, Cat.# 73117, USA] / [LP Interfusion, Cat.# L34320, Australia], etc. (number of countries)…
Release of this CD: 1993, December [CD Festival Records Pty. Ltd. (Australia), Cat.# D 19809 / UPC: 9399601980929]
℗ 1971 Festival Records International, London; © 1993 Festival Records International, London.
Trademark owned by Festival Records Pty. Ltd. Australia and New Zealand.
Manufactured by Festival Manufacturing Pty. Ltd. Australia and New Zealand. © 1993 Festival Records Pty. Ltd. Australia.

Credits:

Bass – Dave Richmond, Herbie Flowers
Drums, Percussion – Brian Bennett
Engineer – Peter Vince
Guitar [All Guitars] – John Farrar
Keyboards, Arranged By [Strings] – Alan Hawkshaw
Produced by – John Farrar & Bruce Welch
Photography By [Front Sleeve] – David Steen
Photography By [Back Sleeve] – Doug McKenzie


Tracklist:

01. Me And Bobby McGee (03:46)
(Fred Foster / Kris Kristofferson)
02. If (02:29)
(David Gates)
03. Banks Of The Ohio (03:17)
(Traditional [Arranged by John Farrar / Bruce Welch])
04. In A Station (03:08)
(Richard Manuel)
05. Love Song (03:46)
(Lesley Duncan)
06. Help Me Make It Through The Night (02:22)
(Kris Kristofferson)
07. If Not For You (02:52)
(Bob Dylan)
08. Where Are You Going To My Love (03:22)
(Tony Hiller / John Goodison / Mike Leslie / Billy Day)
09. Lullaby (03:00)
(Lesley Duncan)
10. If You Could Read My Mind (03:39)
(Gordon Lightfoot)
11. If I Gotta Leave (02:45)
(Tony Hiller / Paul Curtis)
12. No Regrets (03:27)
(Tom Rush)

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Olivia Newton-John / If Not For You

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Analyzed: Olivia Newton-John / If Not For You
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.23 dB -14.01 dB 3:47 01-Me And Bobby McGee
DR10 -3.71 dB -16.93 dB 2:29 02-If
DR9 -2.71 dB -14.71 dB 3:17 03-Banks Of The Ohio
DR10 -1.90 dB -14.54 dB 3:08 04-In A Station
DR10 -5.55 dB -19.42 dB 3:46 05-Love Song
DR10 -2.11 dB -15.23 dB 2:22 06-Help Me Make It Through The Night
DR12 -2.02 dB -16.49 dB 2:52 07-If Not For You
DR12 -2.01 dB -17.71 dB 3:23 08-Where Are You Going To My Love
DR10 -4.10 dB -17.07 dB 3:00 09-Lullaby
DR10 -2.41 dB -15.63 dB 3:39 10-If You Could Read My Mind
DR11 -2.22 dB -16.01 dB 2:46 11-If I Gotta Leave
DR12 -1.27 dB -16.93 dB 3:28 12-No Regrets
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Official DR value: DR11

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