1. Twist Of Fate 2. Take A Chance 3. Livin? In Desperate Times 4. Shaking You 5. Heart Attack 6. Tied Up 7. Soul Kiss 8. Culture Shock 9. Emotional Triangle 10. Toughen ... more »Up 11. The Right Moment 12. The Rumour 13. Can?t We Talk It Over In Bed 14. Reach Out For Me 15. I Need Love 16. I Honestly Love You 17. Sam (Live) 18. Suddenly (Live) 19. You?re The One That I Want (Live) 20. Xanadu (Live)« less
"LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2005-- All of the Superstar's Video Classics from "I Honestly Love You" to "Magic," "Hopelessly Devoted To You" to "Physical"
Pop icon Olivia Newton-John was one of the first and most endearing artists of the video generation. Her clips for hits such as "Deeper Than The Night," "Twist Of Fate," "Physical," "Soul Kiss," "Magic" and others became instant MTV staples. Today, many of these highly treasured videos have found a second life on VH-1.
Now, on the heels of a new tour and the June release of her first two-CD retrospective -- Olivia Newton-John - Gold (Geffen/UMe) -- the DVDs Olivia Newton-John - Video Gold I and Video Gold II (Geffen/UMe), released August 16, 2005, bring together for the first time all of the video highlights and biggest hits of this groundbreaking music video artist. Combined, the two volumes include all of her conceptual videos from the Physical, Twist Of Fate and Soul Kiss video collections plus a handful of live videos of earlier hits as well as rarities.
Featured among the 19 selections on Video Gold I are live 1982 performances (shot on her Physical tour) of the early '70s classics "Let Me Be There" (gold, #6, Grammy winner), "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" (gold, #5) and "Please Mr. Please" (gold, #3). In 1978, she starred in Grease, the most successful movie musical in history, and this video compilation contains the video clip version of "Hopelessly Devoted To You" (#3, gold). That same year, she issued Totally Hot, which spun off the pre-MTV videos for the title track, two versions of the gold #3 "A Little More Love" and "Deeper Than The Night." Her 1980 film Xanadu yielded a blockbuster album and the #1 gold "Magic."
Video Gold I also boasts not only the videos for the best-known songs from 1981's Physical -- "Physical" (platinum, #1 for 10 weeks) and "Make A Move On Me" (#5) -- but also those for the album's eight other tracks: "Landslide," "Carried Away," "Recovery," "The Promise (The Dolphin Song)," "Love Make Me Strong," "Stranger's Touch," "Falling" and "Silvery Rain."
Video Gold II presents 20 selections, reaching back to Xanadu with live versions of "Suddenly" and the Top 10 "Xanadu" (featuring ELO), Grease's "You're The One That I Want" (#1, platinum) and '70s fan favorite "Sam" all taped live in 1982. "Heart Attack" (#3) and "Tied Up" appeared on 1982's Greatest Hits. "Livin' In Desperate Times," the John Travolta duet "Twist Of Fate" (#5), "Take A Chance" and "Shaking You" debuted on 1983's Two Of A Kind soundtrack. The 1985 album Soul Kiss contributes its title track, "Culture Shock," "Emotional Tangle," "Toughen Up" and "The Right Moment."
Also seen and heard are: from 1988's The Rumour, "Can't We Talk It Over In Bed," "Reach Out For Me" and the title track; from 1992's Back To Basics, "I Need Love;" and the 1998 #1 Adult Contemporary remake with Babyface of Olivia's double Grammy winning "I Honestly Love You" (gold, #1). "
Olivia: The Underrated Years!
Da Man | Pekin, IL | 10/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"as a long time fan of Olivia Newton-John, I have been anticipating a full-on DVD collection of her videos, and we've been blessed with TWO of them.
Video Gold I will likely sell more copies as it focuses on the hits that casual fans love, Video Gold II is by no means less worthy because it isn't loaded with as many hits. I love the bulk of these also.
The set picks up with the Twist Of Fate video collection, featuring 4 Two Of A Kind videos and goes back to the two videos she did for 1982's Greatest Hits Volume 2. Heart Attack and Twist Of Fate are the only mega-hits here and they get knocked out pretty fastly. One of my favorite underdog Olivia songs is "Tied Up" and that's on here.
Next we travel to 1985 for the Soul Kiss video collection. Soul Kiss was the album that caused Livvy's exit from the pop charts. While I wouldn't rank the album among the previous highs she had beforehand, I still love a number of tracks. The highlights from this batch are "Soul Kiss", a very sexy song and video that deserved much higher than #20, and "Toughen Up".
Next we see two videos from Olivia's criminally underrated 1988 effort "The Rumour". My main disapointment with this DVD is that Olivia filmed a video album from this song as well, which aired as an HBO special in 1988, and we only see two of the videos on here. "The Rumour" was a sexy video that had everything going for it, catchy song brought to us via Elton John and Bernie Taupin, a sexy new look for Olivia, a stylish perm and jacket, and the video was very chic. However, neither the single nor album went above #62 on the charts, both deserved better.
The videos get sparse from here on out but don't take that as meaning that same goes for her recording career, that is NOT the case. From "Warm And Tender" comes Reach Out For Me, from "Back To Basics" comes I Need Love and from "Back With A Heart" comes I Honestly Love You '98. She has done various videos in this period that are missing but beggers can't be choosers. Olivia's spent the better half of the decade recording outside of America, albums such as Gaia, (2) and Indigo never got a US release.
If you like Olivia, but think of her as Sandy and consider Physical your favorite song, get Video Gold I, but if you realize there's more than meets the eye, get Video Gold I and Video Gold II. No Olivia fan should be without these two."
OLIVIA DOES IT BETTER!
Randall C. Wiggins | COLUMBUS, GA | 10/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection is going to be a prized possession for the rest of my life. The musis is one thing, but the pleasure of watching Olivia Newton-John sing her songs is like being right there with her. My favorite on GOLD 2 is "The Rumor" because it is a fun video to watch and the music written by Elton John rocks. It's too bad he didn't have a cameo in the video. Now if Olivia & Elton would just do an actual duet together, that would be killer!"
Olivia Newton-John - Video Gold 1 & 2 combo: What a GEM!
The Lovallo's | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a treat to be able to stroll down memory lane with some of ONJ's semi-older stuff since the late 70's through about the late 80's. Many of which I had never even seen before! The video quality and sound are both excellent quality. If you're an ONJ fan, then this DVD set is a MUST-HAVE!"
ONJ-video Gold 2
Pittet Stephane | Gland, Switzerland | 10/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd is fantastic and I love it so much, I am a fan of Olivia and I have everything about her and now I have this special gold dvd ! so great ! Olivia is a sweet and lovely person. She takes care of so many things in her live. her live is so devolted to humanity and to our beautiful planet. Olivia is an icon and an exemple for all of us. Thank you Olivia, everytime I think of you, I feel better. "Happiness Always", Stéphane "