Something Better To Do
Seehorse72 | Danbury, Connecticut United States | 08/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had this as an LP when it first came out. I remember looking at the front picture and thinking, "Why did she cut her hair?" But this became one of my favorite records which I now own on CD. I have to say my most favorite song on this album is "Sail Into Tomorrow." I never get tired of listening to it. It's a beautiful combination of Olivia's voice and great lyrics. I also love "Something Better To Do." It's a happy upbeat song that I can't help but sing along with. Overall this is a great CD that is a fine example of Olivia's ability to sing like an angel."
One of Olivia's Loveliest Recordings
Lisa Hindmarsh | Northern New Jersey, United States | 03/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I owned several of Olivia Newton-John's albums in the 70s, and this 1975 release was the first of those. It lacks a mega-hit of the caliber she had most recently enjoyed, and yet the recording taken as a whole is a real gem that holds up even 35 years later. John Farrar was a genius at writing and arranging for Olivia's voice, and she's never sounded better than on the radiant "Sail Into Tomorrow" and the short but glorious title track, both of which show her to be a singer of substantial ability and not just a garden-variety pretty voice. A surprisingly effective cover of "He Ain't Heavy," the gentle, folksy "Marshmallow Song" and the lovely, jazz-tinged "Slow Down, Jackson" are among the other winners. Aside from the unfortunate choice of "Summertime Blues," which probably was added because the A&R guys thought there were too many ballads on the record, Olivia shines on every track. It's also worth noting that the CD booklet contains all the album's original (and exceptionally beautiful) photos of Olivia as well as all the song lyrics. Recommended listening for Olivia fans who may not own this hard-to-find release, as well as for fans of gentle, melodic, soft country/rock/folk/pop."