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Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]

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Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]

Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Country | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 42:27 | 538,19 Mb
Label: Warner Music Australia (AU) | Cat.# D36277 (D21040) | Released: 1998-10-05 (1977)
Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]

"Making a Good Thing Better" is an album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1977. The album peaked at #34 on the US Pop chart and #13 on the Country chart. It was Newton-John's first album not to reach the Country Top 10. The album also ended Olivia's streak of six consecutive Gold albums from 1974's "Let Me Be There" through 1976's "Don't Stop Believin'". In the Netherlands, it became her fourth chart-topping album. The soul-sounding title track was the album single (with "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" and "Sad Songs") only reached #87 on the Pop chart and #20 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was Newton-John's first single not to reach the AC Top 10 since 1972's "What Is Life". Newton-John was in a dispute with MCA Records at the time of the recording and was in negotiations to be released from MCA, thus the label did not promote the album. At the time, Newton-John sued for her release from MCA, claiming they had not promoted her music, resulting in diminished chart placement. She attempted to promote the album and single, appearing on the cover of Us Weekly on 23 August 1977 and making a promotional clip of the song that aired on NBC's The Midnight Special. Olivia Newton-John went on to sign on to do the movie Grease, and came to an agreement to stay with MCA Records, though her recordings from the movie were on RSO Records.
~Wikipedia

Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]

Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]

Newton-John has actually made a good thing blander on her 1977 release, in which she milks her tender innocence and soft vocals until all that is left is a drought-driven yearning for substance. She would later learn the rules of rock on Grease and Physical, but here she makes you suffer through an array of drippy ballads and folk music. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" has been turned from soaring death-bed proclamation to bone-thin ballad. It is rare that a musical artist of Newton-John's stature would turn out an album that is completely bad, and indeed there are still some songs that make a showcase for her. Johnny Cash admirers will probably cringe at her version of "Ring of Fire," but it is great fun. "I Think I'll Say Goodbye" is upbeat country-pop in tradition of her hit "If You Love Me Let Me Know." Newton-John, whose voice is overtly feminine, works best with songs that are raw and untamed. It does not mean she should keep away from ballads, but on this selection of monotonously low-key ballads, she would at least benefit from less whimpering.
~Review by Peter Fawthrop

Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]

Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]




Release of the album: 1977 [LP EMI Records Ltd., Cat.# EMC 3192, UK]
Release of this CD: 1998, October, 5 [CD Warner Music Australia (AU), Cat.# D36277 (D21040) / UPC: 9399602104027]
℗ 1977 EMI Records Ltd, England
© 1998 Festival Records Pty Ltd. (Aust)
Manufactured and Distributed by Warner Music Australia
A Warner Music Group Company


Notes: Re-Mastering 1998 Festival Records Australia.
Re-Mastering Supervisor - Glenn "MAGOO" Aird.
Re-Mastering Engineer - William Bowden.

Olivia Newton-John - Making A Good Thing Better (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]

Credits:

Art Direction – George Osaki
Engineer – Armin Steiner, Linda Tyler, Tom Bush
Engineer, Remix – Bill Schnee
Producer – John Farrar
Remix – Elliot Scheiner


Tracklist:

01. Making A Good Thing Better (03:47)
(Peter Wingfield)
02. Slow Dancing (04:01)
(Jack Tempchin)
03. Ring Of Fire (03:19)
(June Carter, Merle Kilgore)
04. Coolin' Down (03:58)
(John Farrar)
05. Don't Cry For Me Argentina (06:04)
(Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice)
06. Sad Songs (03:39)
(Billy Alessi, Bobby Alessi)
07. You Won't See Me Cry (03:03)
(Joe Falsia, Stephen Sinclair)
08. So Easy To Begin (03:33)
(Jules Shear)
09. I Think I'll Say Goodbye (02:42)
(Jim Rushing, Marshall Chapman)
10. Don't Ask A Friend (03:47)
(Olivia Newton-John)
11. If Love Is Real (04:34)
(Randy Edelman)

Exact Audio Copy V1.3 from 2. September 2016

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Olivia Newton-John / Making A Good Thing Better

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DR11 -0.69 dB -14.87 dB 4:01 02-Slow Dancing
DR11 -0.10 dB -15.35 dB 3:19 03-Ring Of Fire
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