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is the nineteenth (2) studio album by Australian pop singer Olivia Newton-John, released on 12 November 2002 in Australia. A duets album, the majority of tracks are with Australian artists, along with two American performers ( Richard Marx and Michael McDonald). The Peter Allen and Johnny O'Keefe duets are built around archive recordings, with new vocals added by Newton-John.
Track listing [ edit ]
(with Keith Urban) Olivia Newton-John, Keith Urban
Charles Fisher 5:37
Lift Me Up" (with Darren Hayes) Darren Hayes, Nowels
Rick Nowels 3:59
"I'll Come Runnin'"
(with Tina Arena)
Diane Warren Fisher
(with Peter Allen) Peter Allen
"I Will Be Right Here"
(with David Campbell) Warren
"I Love You Crazy"
(with Human Nature)
Brooke McClymont, Robert Parde, Steve Werfel Fisher
"Bad About You"
(with Billy Thorpe)
Don Cook, James House, Newton-John Fisher
"I'm Counting on You"
(with Johnny O'Keefe) Alicia Evelyn
"Never Far Away"
(with Richard Marx) Marx, Jamey Clewer
Fisher, Richard Marx
(with Jimmy Little)
Nathan Cavaleri, Don Walker Fisher
"Act of Faith"
(with Michael McDonald) Michael McDonald, Newton-John,
Tommy Sims Fisher
Physical" (acoustic version) (bonus track)
Steve Kipner, Terry Shaddick Fisher
Release and promotion [ edit ]
The album was a great success in Australia, reaching the top 10 in the
ARIA Charts, being certified Platinum. A TV special for the album promotion, A Night with Olivia, also aired in the country, featuring John Farnham and Tina Arena as special guests.
The Australian leg of Newton-John's
Heartstrings World Tour also served in the promotion of album. These were the first solo concerts in Australia of Olivia since 1982 and were very well received by the public and critics. The magazine published an article of "the comeback of queen" in 2002, highlighting the success of the album and tour, as well as its induction into the New Idea ARIA Hall of Fame. [1 ]
The Newton-John's 2008 duets album,
, contains two songs originally released on A Celebration in Song (2): "Never Far Away" and "Sunburned Country".
Personnel [ edit ]
Peter Allen – Piano
Andrew Bojanic – Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Drum programming
Dario Bortolin – Bass
Peter Carrette – Photography
Greg Clarke – Assistant Engineer
Joe Creighton – Bass
Michelle Day – Photography
Charles Fisher – Producer
Stuart Fraser – Guitar
Val Garay – Engineer Todd Gunnerson – Assistant Engineer
Liz Hooper – Vocals (background)
Mark Kennedy – Drums
Ok Hee Kim – Mixing Assistant
Iki Levy – Drums, Drum programming
Chong Lim – Keyboards
Liz – Producer
Stephen Marcussen – Mastering
Jimi Maroudas – Assistant Engineer
Richard Marx – Keyboards, Producer
Chris McHugh – Drums
Steve Nathan – Organ
Olivia Newton-John – Executive Producer
Justin Niebank – Engineer
Rick Nowels – Keyboards, Producer Mark O'Connor – Bass, Keyboards
Tim Pierce – Guitar
Alison Prestwood – Bass
Steve Real – Vocals (background)
Adam Rhodes – Engineer
Don Smith – Mixing
Billy Thorpe – Guitar
Andy Timmons – Producer
Keith Urban – Guitar
Tony Wall – Engineer
Chart positions [ edit ]
End of year charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]