Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Have You Never Been Mellow
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Reissue of Olivia's 1975 album for MCA, of which both it andthe title song were #1 smashes! Also features the top three hit 'Please Mr. Please' and her cover of the Hollies' 'The Air That I Breathe'. 12 tracks total, all d... more »
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Reissue of Olivia's 1975 album for MCA, of which both it andthe title song were #1 smashes! Also features the top three hit 'Please Mr. Please' and her cover of the Hollies' 'The Air That I Breathe'. 12 tracks total, all digitally remastered. 1998 Festival Records release.
One of my High School (not so) secret pleasures
G. E. Williams | California | 09/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't think my buddies ever knew about my crush on ONJ back in High School, but in the art department where I took classes and tutored most of the day, everyone knew that I demanded silence when ONJ would come on the radio (the kids would all giggle and say shhhhh! the "Newt" is on!.
Really, when I listened to this even then, I knew she was never going to be an other Linda Ronstadt, her vocals while pretty, are just a bit breathy, but like Ronstadt's "Don't Cry Now" was an album that my parents and I could agree on for dinner music. However, listening to this CD this week, I have reconsidered even that a bit, and I think the vocals still stand up as pretty good soft country, and soft pop, still making for good (as the title song suggest) "Mellow" mood music. "Please Mr. Please" has always been one of my favorite country songs, and her cover of "Air that I breathe", has always been my favorite version. One different hook she had in those early days was her great Bass back up vocalist singing counter to her angelic notes, makes for a fun sing-a-long for this old middle aged man now.
So here's the deal, if you only know the ONJ of the '80s this may be a pleasant surprise for you, however if you have a vague recollection of this great classic, you might enjoy this trip down memory lane like I do."