is the thirteenth Soul Kiss studio album by Australian pop, adult contemporary singer, Olivia Newton-John, which was released in October 1985. It made No. 11 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart and the Top 30 on the United States . The album was produced by long-time associate, Billboard 200 John Farrar, who also co-wrote four tracks; the cover art includes photography of Newton-John by Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts.
Reception [ edit ]
Although the album was not as commercially successful as her previous efforts it made the Top 30 on the United States
, Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by [2 ] RIAA in the US. It charted at No. 5 in [3 ] Japan; and peaked at No. 11 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. [4 ]
Singles [ edit ]
The album's title song reached No. 20 on the
and Billboard Hot 100 Adult Contemporary charts; and peaked at No. 12 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. [2 ] Newton-John's last US Top 40 Pop single to date; her second-to-last in Canada; and "Bubbled Under" on the UK singles chart at No. 100. It was also remixed into a 12" single mix, which featured a new Carib-influenced percussion overdub. [4 ] The follow-up single, "Toughen Up," (written for
Tina Turner but rejected by her as inferior) failed to chart, except for a top 70 placement in Australia. [4 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Toughen Up" (Graham Lyle, Terry Britten) 3:51
Soul Kiss" (Mark Goldenberg) 4:32 "Queen of the Publication" (
John Farrar, Stephen Kipner, Tom Snow) 3:55 "Emotional Tangle" (Farrar,
Billy Thorpe) 4:05 "Culture Shock" (Kipner, Paul Bliss) 3:52
"Moth to a Flame" (Kipner, Bliss) 3:46
"Overnight Observation" (Farrar, Snow) 4:27
"You Were Great, How Was I?" (duet with
Carl Wilson) (Farrar, Snow) 3:46 "Driving Music" (Kipner, Tommy Emmanuel) 3:41
"The Right Moment" (
Gerry Rafferty) 3:44
European and Japanese versions also contained "Electric" as the tenth track. In the US, "Electric" was the "B side" to the first single, "Soul Kiss."
Personnel [ edit ]
Olivia Newton-John: lead vocals
Christopher Cross, Katey Sagal: backing vocals
Larry Carlton, John Farrar, Steve Lukather, Lee Ritenour: guitars Mark Goldenberg, Steve Kipner,
Greg Phillinganes, Marcus Ryle, Tom Snow, Billy Thorpe: synthesisers
Nathan East, Abraham Laboriel, Sr.: bass guitars
Vinnie Colaiuta, Carlos Vega: drums
Paulinho Da Costa, Michael Fisher: percussion
Tom Scott: lyricon Ara Tokatlián:
Pan flute Jeremy Lubbock: strings arrangements
Singles [ edit ]
Soul Kiss is a compilation of music and clips from the album Soul Kiss, featuring the singer Olivia Newton-John.
Matt Lattanzi, her husband at the time, appeared in the "Soul Kiss" video.
Contents [ edit ]
The Right Moment
References [ edit ]
^ Allmusic review
^ a b c d e f ". Soul Kiss – Olivia Newton-John" Allmusic. ( Rovi Corporation) . Retrieved 15 July 2013.
^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
^ a b c d e Kent, David (1993). . Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
^ "Olivia Newton-John". Official Charts Company . Retrieved 15 July 2013.
^ "American album certifications – Newton-John, Olivia – Two of a Kind (soundtrack)". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH