Stronger Than Before

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Stronger Than Before
Studio album by
Released2005
GenreNew-age
LabelSony BMG
ProducerChong Lim (Tracks 1, 2 & 5-9); Amy Sky (Tracks 3, 4 & 10); Kim Bullard (Track 3).
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Indigo: Women of Song
(2004)
Stronger Than Before
(2005)
Grace and Gratitude
(2006)

Stronger Than Before is an album of Olivia Newton-John, launched in 2005. It is an album of inspiration and encouragement to women who have dealt with cancer (Newton-John herself survived breast cancer). The track "Can I Trust Your Arms" was composed by her daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi as a gift for her mother.[1] Olivia had already composed "That's All I Know for Sure" for Chloe.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Stronger Than Before"Newton-John, Annie Roboff, Beth Nielsen Chapman3:37
2."When You Believe"Jim Marr, Wendy Page4:00
3."Phenomenal Woman"Maya Angelou, Amy Sky, David Pickell5:01
4."Under the Skin"Newton-John, Sky3:18
5."Pass It On"Randy Goodrum, Martin Sutton4:35
6."That's All I Know for Sure"Newton-John, Victoria Shaw2:53
7."When I Needed You"Ben Thomas4:59
8."Can I Trust Your Arms"Newton-John, Chloe Lattanzi3:18
9."Don't Stop Believin' (Version 2005)"John Farrar4:12
10."Serenity"Sky, Stephan Moccio4:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Olivia Newton-John – lead vocals, backing vocals (1, 3, 5, 9)
  • Chong Lim – keyboards (1, 2, 5-9), piano (1, 2, 5-9), string arrangements and conductor (1, 2, 5-9)
  • Kim Bullard – keyboards (3)
  • Chris Anderson – programming (4)
  • Rob Wells – programming (4), string programming (4)
  • Stephan Moccio – piano (10), keyboards (10), programming (10)
  • Stuart Fraser – guitar (1, 2, 5-9)
  • Brett Garsed – guitar (1, 2, 5-9)
  • Tim Pierce – guitar (3)
  • Greg Johnston – guitar (4)
  • Joe Creighton – bass guitar (1, 2, 5-8)
  • Danny Dunlop – bass guitar (3)
  • Ben Robertson – acoustic bass (9)
  • Angus Burchall – drums (1, 2, 5-9)
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums (3)
  • Kevin Fox – cello (10)
  • Rod Davies – backing vocals (1, 5, 9)
  • Lisa Edwards – backing vocals (1, 5)
  • Lindsay Field – backing vocals (1, 5)
  • Diahann Carroll – backing vocals (3)
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman – backing vocals (3)
  • Delta Goodrem – backing vocals (3)
  • Amy Holland – backing vocals (3)
  • Patti LaBelle – backing vocals (3)
  • Mindy Smith – backing vocals (3)
  • Amy Sky – backing vocals (3, 4), piano (4), string programming (4)
    • Cello (1, 2, 5-9) – Sharon Draper and Blair Harris
    • Viola (1, 2, 5-9) – Helen Ireland and Airlie Smart
    • Violin (1, 2, 5-9) – Imelda Baligod, Jessica Bell, Georgina Cameron, Alyssa Conrau, Sally Cooper and Holly Smart

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Chong Lim (Tracks 1, 2 & 5-9); Amy Sky (Tracks 3, 4 & 10); Kim Bullard (Track 10).
  • Executive Producers – Teri Brown, Mark Hartley and Ann Herrick.
  • Engineers – Doug Brady, Haydn Buxton, Robin Gray and Forrester Savell (Tracks 1, 2 & 5-9); Kim Bullard, Shannon Forrest and Vince Pizzinga (Track 3); Chris Anderson and Greg Crichtley (Track 4); Azra Hussein and Stephan Moccio (Track 10).
  • Assistant Engineer (Tracks 1, 2 & 5-9) – Mick Coleman
  • Recorded at The Barn (Tarzana, CA); Westlake Studios (Los Angeles, CA); Bingham Bend Studio (Nashville, TN); Revolution Studios (Sydney, Australia); River Studios and Allan Eaton Studios (Melbourne, Australia); Metropolis Audio (South Melbourne, Australia); Definitive Sound (Ontario, Canada); Maison de Musique (Toronto, Canada).
  • Mixing – Ed Cherney (Tracks 1, 2 & 5-9); Kim Bullard (Tracks 3, 4 & 10).
  • Mixed at The Barn
  • Editing on Track 10 by Azra Hussein and Stephan Moccio at Maison de Musique.
  • Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab (Ojai, CA).
  • Photography – Pamela Springsteen
  • Management – The Fitzgerald Hartley Co.

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