If You Love Me, Let Me Know
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|If You Love Me, Let Me Know|
|Studio album by Olivia Newton-John|
|Recorded||1972, 1973, 1974
EMI Studios and CSS, London, England
|Producer||John Farrar, Bruce Welch|
|Olivia Newton-John chronology|
If You Love Me, Let Me Know is a United States and Canada-only album by singer Olivia Newton-John, released in May 1974. Other than the title track, all the material was from her previous albums, Olivia (1972), Music Makes My Day (1973) and Long Live Love (1974). It is the first of her albums to top the Billboard 200 pop albums chart. Two hit singles were issued from the LP in the US: the title song and "I Honestly Love You", the latter of which became Newton-John's first number-one US single.
Six of the tracks on the album are from her European and Australian release, Long Live Love, two are tracks from Olivia and one from Music Makes My Day, with the title song being the only new addition. Essentially, this is the second of the two early compilation albums released by MCA Records, the other album being the US version of Let Me Be There, released in 1973. The result of MCA picking Newton-John's stronger tracks plus newer singles in the same vein led to the album earning widespread critical acclaim and strong album sales in North America.
It was the first of two Newton-John albums to top the Billboard 200 pop albums chart, the second being Have You Never Been Mellow the following year. Two hit singles were culled from the LP in the US: the title song (No. 5) and "I Honestly Love You", the latter of which became Newton-John's first number-one single in the US after listener requests for the song prompted MCA to release it as a single, much to Newton-John's delight after she originally pleaded with the label to release it as such. Both songs reached the top 10 of the US Pop, Adult Contemporary and Country charts, affirming Newton-John's status as the top female country-crossover star of the day and continuing the chart hot streak begun with the Grammy-winning "Let Me Be There" the previous year.
The title track ranks as Newton-John's highest charting single on the country charts, reaching No. 2, although she would have more top 10 hits.
The album was certified Gold in the US.
- "If You Love Me, Let Me Know" (John Rostill)
- "Mary Skeffington" * (Gerry Rafferty)
- "Country Girl" ** (Alan Hawkshaw, Peter Gosling)
- "I Honestly Love You" ** (Peter Allen, Jeff Barry)
- "Free the People" ** (Barbara Keith)
- "The River's Too Wide" ** (Bob Morrison)
- "Home Ain't Home Anymore" ** (John Farrar, Peter Robinson)
- "God Only Knows" ** (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher)
- "Changes" * (Olivia Newton-John)
- "You Ain't Got the Right" *** (Dennis Locorriere, Ray Sawyer, Ron Haffkine, Jay David)
- (* denotes a previous release outside the US on Olivia .)
- (** denotes a previous release outside the US on Long Live Love .)
- (*** denotes a previous release outside the US on Music Makes My Day/Let Me Be There (AUS) [1973/74].)
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- Allmusic review
- "If You Love Me, Let Me Know – Olivia Newton-John | Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – If You Love Me, Let Me Know". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
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