Come on Over (Olivia Newton-John album)


Come on Over (Olivia Newton-John album)

Infobox Album | Name = Come On Over
Type = Album
Artist = Olivia Newton-John


Released = 1976
Recorded = 1975
Genre = Country/Adult contemporary
Length =
Label = MCA
Producer = John Farrar
Reviews =
Last album = "Clearly Love"
(1975)
This album = "Come On Over"
(1976)
Next album = "Don't Stop Believin'"
(1976)

"Come On Over" was an album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1976. It peaked at #2 on the Country album charts, and #13 on the all-genre chart.

The album's first track, a cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene", was only released as a single in Japan, and it became a big hit there, peaking at #11 on the Oricon singles chart. The album itself was also a big success in the Japanese market, reaching the #2 position on the Oricon album chart.

In the U.S., the only single released from the album was the title song, written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb and originally featured on the Bee Gees' 1975 album "Main Course". It was a moderate pop hit, peaking at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100, but did much better on the country (#5) and adult contemporary (seventh of ten #1 singles) charts.

The album also included versions of the traditional song "Greensleeves" and The Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" (the ending track), as well as "Who Are You Now?", originally featured in the 1973 movie "Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30" [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070201/ IMDb] .

Track listing

Side 1
#"Jolene" (Dolly Parton)
#"Pony Ride" (Diane Berglund and Jim Phillips)
#"Come on Over" (Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb)
#"It'll Be Me" (John Farrar)
#"Greensleeves" (arranged and adapted by Olivia Newton-John)
#"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" (Fred Rose)

Side 2
#"Don't Throw It All Away" (Gary Benson & David Mindel)
#"Who Are You Now?" (Lyrics by Bruce Hart, Composed by Stephen Lawrence)
#"Smile for Me" (Rory Bourke)
#"Small Talk and Pride" (John Farrar)
#"Wrap Me in Your Arms" (Harlan Collins)
#"The Long and Winding Road" (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)

Credit

*Produced by John Farrar
*Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by Steve Grey
*Steel Guitar: B.J. Cole
*Drums: Brian Bennett
*Bass: Les Hurdle & Alan Tarney
*Electric & Acoustic Guitars: John Farrar
*Acoustic Guitar: Alan Parker
*Keyboards: Graham Todd & Steve Grey
*Vocal Group: Vicki Brown, Claire Tory, Pat Farrar, John Farrar
*Recorded at EMI, Abbey Road Studios
*Engineers: Tony Clark, John Kurlander, Alan Rouse
*Remixed at Air London
*Engineer: Michael Stavros
*Tape Operator: John Walls
*Orchestra Conductor: David Katz
*Photography: Jeff Dunas
*Art Direction: George Osaki

*(P) 1976 Olivia Newton-John


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