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A Celebration In Song

A Celebration in Song
Olivia Newton-John
Released 3 June 2008
Genre Pop, adult contemporary
Length 45:59
Label EMI (worldwide)
Warner Bros. (Australia)
Producer Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky (also exec.), Mike Clute, Melinda Schneider, Barry Gibb, Eddie Schwartz, Charles Fisher, Richard Marx, John Farrar, Greg Johnson, Daniel Denholm, Phil Buckie
Olivia Newton-John chronology

Christmas Wish
(2007)
A Celebration in Song
(2008)
A Few Best Men
(2012)

A Celebration in Song is the twenty-fourth studio album by Australian pop singer Olivia Newton-John, released in 3 June 2008 by Warner Bros. in Australia.[1] The worldwide release of album was by EMI, in 2 September 2008.[2] It's her second duets album, following the 2002 release (2), released in 2002 by Festival Mushroom.[3]

In 25 January 2011 the album was re-released by Spring Hill with a new cover.[4]

Background

The album was released in conjunction with Newton-John's walk to Beijing which, together with this album, raises funds for the future The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in Melbourne, Australia.[5]

The songs "Never Far Away" (with Richard Marx) and "Sunburned Country" (with Keith Urban) originally belong to Newton-John's 2002 duets album, (2).[3] The song "Beautiful Thing" was extracted from Belinda Emmett's album So I Am and the track is "dedicated with love" to her.[5]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Right Here with You" (with Delta Goodrem)Newton-John, Delta GoodremAmy Sky 4:02
2. "Find a Little Faith" (with Cliff Richard)SkySky 4:13
3. "Courageous" (with Melinda Schneider)Newton-John, SchneiderMike Clute, Melinda Schneider, Olivia Newton-John (co.), Sky (co.) 3:37
4. "The Heart Knows" (with Barry Gibb)Barry Gibb, Ashley Gibb, Stephen GibbBarry Gibb 3:31
5. "Everything Love Is" (with Jimmy Barnes)Sky, SchwartzEddie Schwartz, Sky (co.) 3:58
6. "Isn't It Amazing" (with Sun)Newton-John, SunSky 4:08
7. "Never Far Away" (with Richard Marx)Marx, Jamey ClewerCharles Fisher, Richard Marx 4:47
8. "Sunburned Country" (with Keith Urban)Newton-John, Keith UrbanFisher 5:39
9. "Reckless" (with John Farrar)FarrarJohn Farrar 3:20
10. "Angel in the Wings" (with Jann Arden)SkyGreg Johnson, Sky (co.) 3:21
11. "The Water is Wide" (with Amy Sky and RyanDan)TraditionalSky (also arranged) 3:26
12. "Beautiful Thing" (performed by Belinda Emmett)Belinda Emmett, BuckieDaniel Denholm, Phil Buckie 3:57

Personnel

From the album booklet[5]:

  • David Anderson – photography
  • Elvis Aponte – assistant
  • Jon Bailey – engineer, mixing
  • Juli Balla – cover photo
  • Cory Barnes – digital editing
  • Bill Bell – bass, guitar, engineer
  • Bruce Bouton – pedal steel
  • Steve Brewster – drums
  • Dane Bryant – keyboards
  • Phil Buckle – producer
  • Michal Bukovic – guitar
  • Michael Caprio – cover design
  • Ethan Carlson – engineer, mixing, assistant
  • Joao Carvalho – mastering
  • Martin Landin Chapman – backing vocals
  • Mike Clute – producer
  • Ian Cooper – strings
  • Daniel Denholm – producer
  • Andy Downer – keyboards
  • Doug Emery – keyboards
  • John Farrar – guitar, keyboards, producer
  • Attila Fias – keyboards
  • Charles Fisher – producer
  • Victor Florencia – engineer, mixing
  • James Freeman – engineer, mixing, overdub engineer
  • Barry Gibb – producer
  • Steve Gibb – guitar
  • Todd Gunnerson – assistant
  • Sam Hannan – engineer
  • Tony Harrell – hammond organ
  • Andy Hunt – engineer
  • Greg Johnston – bass, guitar, programming, producer, engineer
  • Mark Kelso – drums, engineer
  • Gordon Kennedy – electric guitar
  • Mike Klute – producer
  • Fred Knobloch – acoustic guitar
  • Amy Laing – cello
  • Paul Leim – drums
  • Lee Levin – drums
  • Steve Markantonio – engineer
  • Richard Marx – keyboards, programming
  • Chris McHugh – drums
  • Steve Nathan – organ
  • Olivia Newton-John – producer
  • Justin Niebank – engineer
  • Noah Passovay – vocal engineer
  • Alison Prestwood – bass
  • Gary Prim – keyboards
  • Mark Punch – acoustic guitar
  • Steve Real – backing vocals
  • Hal Roland – keyboards
  • RyanDan – vocal harmony
  • Dave Sanders – drums
  • Melinda Schneider – producer
  • Eddie Schwartz – producer
  • Michael Severs – electric guitar
  • Amy Sky – piano, arranger, keyboards, producer, executive producer
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass
  • Kelly David Smith – design
  • Chuck Turner – mixing
  • Keith Urban – guitar
  • Anthony Vanderburgh – keyboards
  • Alonzo Vargas – assistant
  • Peter Wolf – programming
  • Jonathan Yudkin – fiddle, cello

Concert

Olivia Newton-John and Friends: Gala Fundraising Concert
Concert by Olivia Newton-John
File:Olivia&Friends.jpg
Venue State Theatre
Associated album A Celebration in Song
Date(s) 30 September 2008


The Olivia Newton-John and Friends: Gala Fundraising Concert was a one night only concert based in the album. The concert held at the State Theatre in Sydney, on the date of 30 September 2008, to raised funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre Appeal.[6]

Songs performed

References

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