Olivia Newton-John releases a brand-new vinyl edition of her hit 1981 record Physical in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
The iconic pop star's album includes the timeless tracks "Physical" and "Landslide", and was produced by Olivia's longtime friend, songwriter, and musician, John Farrar. "Physical" was the #1 single of the 1980s, and as the tenth biggest single of all time went on to sell more than 2 million copies. The track was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.
Olivia Newton-John's appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than five decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual adored by fans around the globe. With more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia's successes include four Grammy Awards, numerous Country Music, American Music and Peoples Choice Awards, ten #1 hits including "Physical", (which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks making it the #1 single of the '80s), and over 15 top 10 singles. In November 2015, Billboard Magazine listed "Physical" at #8 on their "Top 100 Songs of All Time" list and in 2010 listed it as "The Sexiest Song of All Time." In addition, in 2015 Olivia was ranked #20 on Billboard's "Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists" and most recently was ranked #7 on Billboard's "Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Women Artists."
'Physical' became such a monster hit - not just a hit, but a pop-culture phenomenon that was impossible to escape - that it became difficult to view its accompanying album as anything other than a conduit for the single. The thing was, Physical was a damn good record, in many ways one of Olivia Newton-John's very best. Picking up where Totally Hot and Xanadu left off, Physical skillfully balances catchy yet mellow dance cuts with immaculately crafted adult contemporary pop and ballads. The title track, of course, is the best example of the dance side, but 'Landslide,' 'Make a Move on Me,' and 'Promise (Dolphin Song)' illustrate that Physical wasn't a one-hit record at all - if anything, they hold up better than the big hit. There is some filler here - none of her records were free from that curse - but it's well-made filler and helps make Physical one of the most enjoyable albums of her career.
- 40th Anniversary Limited Edition
- 180g Vinyl
- Remastered from the Original Master Tapes
- Gatefold sleeve
- Color Inner Sleeve with Lyrics
- Bonus 24"x36" Color Poster
- Made in Canada
- Stranger's Touch
- Make a Move on Me
- Love Make Me Strong
- Silvery Rain
- Carried Away
- The Promise (The Dolphin Song)