Vinyl | Pop | 22 Jun 2018
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Multiple ARIA award winner & multiplatinum singer/ songwriter Delta Goodrem’s much anticipated I HONESTLY LOVE YOU, the companion album to the Channel Seven television event Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You, is available now.
Featuring songs from all pivotal moments of Olivia Newton-John’s prestigious career, including songs from the films Grease and Xanadu, I HONESTLY LOVE YOU also features two stunning duets from Olivia Newton-John and Delta Goodrem - ‘Love is a Gift’ and ‘Let Me Be There’.
In Australia, ‘Physical’ was a #1 ARIA Single; in the U.S, it was a US Billboard Hot 100 Single for 10 weeks and is certified 2x platinum; ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’ was nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Original Song’; ‘You’re The One That I Want’ has become one of the best-selling singles of all time, with over 6 million units sold worldwide; and ‘Magic’ was a #1 US Billboard Hot 100 Single for 4 weeks.
“I couldn’t think of anyone better to play my life,” states Newton-John. “I respect Delta as a person and as an artist. I love her voice; she has an amazing range, and whoa, she does things vocally that just take my breath away.
“When we wrote ‘Love Is A Gift’, we wrote it as a love song. Now, when [Delta and I] sing it, it’s about friendship and love between friends. And so it still has the same meaning; it’s just a different time for the song.”
“Having Olivia as a friend for all these years has been such an incredible gift. From a young age, she was an artist I admired and looked up to,” Delta reveals. On the song, ‘Love Is A Gift’, Goodrem states, “I love the sentiment of this song - the lyrics just hit me and the simplicity of the message saying love is a gift.”
Delta Goodrem has amassed a multitude of hits and achievements during her career. The talented performer has achieved in excess of 23 x platinum sales, 4 #1 albums, 9 #1 singles, 17 top 10 hits, 16 ARIA Awards, a Silver Logie Award & 3 World Music Awards. Having achieved multi-platinum-selling status, over 8 million records sold worldwide and started her own label imprint with Sony Australia, The House of Oz Records, the gifted singer, songwriter, performer and pianist has, for the past 15 years, provided a soundtrack to the lives of a generation of music fans in Australia, the U.K., and around the world.
Goodrem made her theatre debut in the highly acclaimed Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS in 2015. Goodrem has also featured in the iconic Australian TV series, Neighbours, is currently mentoring for her seventh season as a coach on The Voice Australia and most recently performed ‘Welcome To Earth’ at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, a song she wrote to commemorate the event.
Review of Delta Goodrem - I Honestly Love You by Thomas Bleach
It’s been a little while since we have seen Delta Goodrem acting and that’s about to change with the singer-songwriter starring in the new TV special “Olivia: Hopelessly Devoted To You”. This 2 part television event sees Delta portraying Olivia Newton-John in a biopic that looks at her incredible and long career. To coincide with “Part 1” airing this weekend the songstress has released the highly anticipated soundtrack where she covers some of Olivia’s biggest hits. All of these tracks stay true to their original form and don’t stray too far from the vocal riffs that the singer made famous. I was hoping to hear some updated and original versions that were a little more Delta inspired because at times it does feel like a karaoke record. The strongest moments come during “Love Is A Gift” and “Let Me Be There” where Delta duets with Olivia Newton-John and delivers some very magical vocal moments. Also I must commend Delta’s vocals during “Hopelessly Devoted To You” where she absolutely just soars during the high notes so effortlessly. This is a very cute collection of tracks that will have you reminiscing over old memories once you watch the upcoming TV special.
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Title: I Honestly Love You
Release Date: 22 Jun 2018
Artist: Delta Goodrem
Catalogue No: 19075856211
1.You’re the One That I Want
2. I Honestly Love You
5. Hopelessly Devoted To You
7. Let Me Be There (Delta & ONJ)
9. Till You Say You’ll Be Mine
10. Anyone Who Had A Heart
11. If Not For You
12. Trust Yourself
13. Love is a Gift (Delta & ONJ)